It has been a very busy couple of days! So not much in the way of words, but plenty of pictures!
I was driven here by Steve and Cathy – Cathy is the nurse on Flotta, and both she and Steve are keen spinners. We came up on the overnight ferry, and once we had had breakfast, we went straight to J&S to look at fleeces. There we met Jane Cooper, an old friend. Fortunately Steve has a big car – we each ended up with a large black poly bag of fleece…
We are staying in a B&B in Sandwick, close to where we’re doing the workshops. The view from my room is stunning:
This island is Mousa and it has the most complete broch anywhere. (A broch is and iron age fortified house, basically!)
I spent most of the rest of Monday and Tuesday getting ready for the workshops Niela and I are leading…
The Tuesday evening was my first ‘event’ – the meet up in J&S of the J&S Lovers Ravelry group. Over 30 people were able to come along.
They enjoyed goody bags..
And exploring Cathy Scott’s Stitch Mastery charting program…
… and knitting….
… and talking….
… and buying.
Then today was my first workshop. My friend Niela and I agreed to do one dyeing workshop and one drum carding workshop. But the dyeing one sold out so quickly we agreed to do a repeat. So today was the first of two.
This is Niela, on the right…
And here are some pix of the hard work which went on:
And some of the ‘show’ at the end of the day:
Didn’t they do well??