Friday, March 16, 2007

Shepherd's Harvest is coming!

I am officially registered for my classes at the Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival. Last year I had a delightful time learning how to hook rugs and weave on a rigid heddle loom.

This year, I'm diving in to dying by taking both the To Dye or Not to Dye class and the Live and Let's Dye class. I've dabbled in dying with drink mixes with my kids and I helped DD#1 and a friend with a homeschool project by dying wool yarn with onion skins but I've never done anything with acid dyes. I'm am totally stoked about this.

Yesterday I found this fantastic article on Fiber Festival survival by none other the Yarn Harlot herself, so hopefully, I'll come home a little less burdened with stuff and a little more flush with cash than last year. As long as I avoid the spinning wheel salespeople, those she labels "enablers" or anyone else who will weaken my already shaky resolve to NOT purchase a wheel until I've actually got the funds to afford it, I should be fine.

So, is anyone else going to the Festival this year? Anyone?


Sheepish Annie said...

Sadly, the festival is a bit out of my driving range, but it sounds like a great time. I love dyeing even though I am quite horrible at it. Playing with color is just such fun!

Ellen said...

Yes, I'll be there. It's one of my favorite trips - but I haven't had the time to take a class there yet. Usually, my family is clamoring to go to "Llamapalooza" or get some KettleKorn!