Know what's in these boxes?Last week I was invited to a friend's house/studio. It was such a treat. Joanne has several awesome spinning wheels including an operating great wheel. She let me spin on two wheels, a Schacht and a Majacraft. I got along well with the Schacht, probably because it is single treadle like my Polonaise. The Majacraft and I would take a little getting used to one another, she is double treadle. Joanne also has lots of fiber preparation tools that she graciously demonstrated for me. (Joanne, I'm still fighting with the "handles together" thingy!!!!)
I had lots of fun feeling her various fibers, Romney, Jacob, Shetland, Southland Down(?), Cormo, camel, etc., etc., etc. You think you got lots of fiber/yarn? You ain't seen nothin!!!! But, to her defense, she does do quite a bit of design work for various yarn companies, web-sites and for her own publication. It was interesting hearing about her upcoming book to be released in 2008 I believe.
Joanne sent me home with some lovely fibers to try, Cormo locks, llama, and some other stuff I can't remember. Plus, I purchased some wonderful Romney roving from her. Eight pounds to be exact!!!!!! I bought 3 lbs of a deep, deep brown, 3lbs of white and 2 lbs of a grayish brown. They are all very nice and softer than other Romney I have dealt with. You know how I love Romney, such a friendly, friendly fiber.