Raising Finnish Landrace, Cotswold, Border Leicester, and Romeldales, in the Heart of Illinois, as well as working with rescue llamas.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

This week is Bishop Hill Fiber Guild's SPIN IN!!

SQUEEEEEE!!! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!! This coming weekend  is the one that I wait for every year!!! Bishop Hill Fiber guild Spin In will always be an event close to my heart!! So many lovely memories have been made for me at this event. My children and I have attended many a workshop and learned many new skills at the Spin In. We've learned to use the drop spindle together, learned to dye silk, played with needle felting, locker hooking, learned to use the triangle loom,  learned to use our spinning wheels, and learned how to ply on said spinning wheels. We have had great conversations on the ride to and from the Spin In and had lovely quality time lunches. But the best thing we have all found at the Bishop Hill Fiber guild has been fabulous fiber friends who understand how my fiber filled brain works because their brains are obsessed with fiber too!  This is the event that I go to to fill my fiber being up. I usually come home exhausted and energized at the same time. Exhausted because I learn so much, energized for the exact same reason. It was a few years ago after a Spin In that I was emboldened to post our fleeces for sale on Ravelry, this site and  many new fiber friends have grown from that.

Last year, we decided to host a booth and we will be hosting a booth this again this year. We are still connecting with those fiber friends but in a different way! This way we get to share our passion, our wool farming! We will be offering raw fleeces (both sheep and llama) and several of our wools as rovings processed at Frankenmuth fiber mill.  COME SEE US! We are looking forward to seeing you there!! 

Bishop Hill Fiber Guild's yearly SPIN IN is October 19, 2013 at Embassy Suites in East Peoria!!!  The BHFG SPIN IN now in it's 33rd year has been redesigned for this year and has much more to offer in terms of making those fiber friend connections and sharing of skills!!

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