Thursday, May 29, 2014

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Last weekend Queen Bee Fibers vended at the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair. It was the fair's 40th anniversary! We had a little bit of rain on and off but that didn't keep the true fiber and wool lovers from showing up. We had a fantastic time and met a bunch of people. I thought I would share some pictures of the sheep (which I spent a lot of time with) and our booth. Enjoy!

This one made me laugh. They always look surprised.

This was Francis and his ladies. He was the size of a pony and such a love. I wanted to take him home but he would not fit in the Civic. :( 

Oh gosh I wanted to take her home too. She wagged her little nub of a tail when you pet her. 

The three amigos
Wool mustache 

We only ride really large tractors at Queen Bee Fibers! 

Monday, May 26, 2014

My journey to becoming a master spinner

At the end of this month I will begin my journey to becoming a master spinner and I would like to take all of you with me! The course is 6 years, but because I'm a crazy woman I've decided to take levels one and two this year.  I am hoping to complete the course in 5 years. The Master Spinners Course is offered through Olds College in Alberta, Canada. My husband and I will be driving from NJ to Alberta, Canada! While I'm taking my week-long course he will be out in the Canadian wilderness camping.  I am taking level 2 on Long Island in July with my old spinning guild in Smithtown. I am so excited about this journey. I will be trying to do a weekly update with everything I studied that week. This will help me catalog my progress and hopefully everyone will also be able to learn a little through my adventure. I never thought I would want to go back to school but I guess you never know where your journey will take you so 
enjoy the ride! 

Program Description

The Master Spinner Program consists of six progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of fibers, yarns and the end use of the spun yarns.  At all levels, students are evaluated on the basis of written assignments, practical projects, oral presentations and skill development.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Hoboken Art and Music Festival!

Hoboken, NJ and NYC people! Come visit us this Sunday at the Hoboken Art and Music Festival. It's a great day with so many talented artist. Come support your local artist!!