Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Help One-Another Weaving Weekend X

This was sponsored by Prairie Fiber Arts Guild in Groton, SD and this was their tenth anniversary. Candy and I went (finally – I’d been invited to join them for several years and never had the weekend free!) on Friday afternoon.

There are mostly pictures with this post. We got to the “Guest House,” which can sleep fifteen people. Candy and I had a room with a double bed and a bathroom in it … actually all of the three bedrooms on the main floor have bathrooms in them. There is sleeping upstairs (I never made it up there) and there is sleeping downstairs in the basement (didn’t go there, either). There is a dining room and a very spacious kitchen.

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We had twelve gals come – some I knew from Rendezvous and History Fairs and some were new people. We had spinners, weavers and knitters. Some did several different skills during the weekend.


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This is a triangle loom that I was GOING to work on and decided not to. This will be a nice shawl when finished.

One gal, Annikki, is a knitter and a weaver and has an Etsy store. She is from Finland and is a fascinating person.


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Kelly and Marie (daughter and mother) have a store in Groton. They do mail-order, too, if you are interested. They have processed wool for spinning, yarns, patterns, books, completed items and tools for all crafts. It’s a fascinating place. Both Candy and I were told distinctly that we would bring home NO wool! I was threatened with the burning or burial of any wool I have stored in my storage closet if any new stuff was brought home. So we followed orders – we only brought home yarn (that’s not technically “wool” as it is already spun!).

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I spent most of my time helping Audrey dress her new loom and teaching her how to weave. She did a great job for a first timer and was very excited.

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It was a great time. Candy and I had to leave early, as did several other gals because of the storm – not just threatening, but also actually happening. The second half of our four-hour drive home was with nasty visibility and not-nice roads. But Candy was driving and she is an excellent driver, so I was not nervous and she got us home safely.

Here is a list of the girls that were there – maybe you know some of them!

Marie and Kelly - Groton, SD
Rose, Deb and Andrea - Aberdeen, SD
Annikki - Frederick, SD
Christi - Barrett, MN
Diane - Slayton, MN
Shay - Lake Benton, MN
Marty - Sioux Falls, SD
Connie and Candy - Storden, MN

It was a beautiful weekend. It was a beautiful day today. You have a beautiful day.

Kelly and sister Christi

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3 comments:

Candy Duell said...

What a wonderful sounding weekend Connie. Good for you and Candy. I hope you both had a wonderful weekend. That triangle loom looks intresting.

Jan said...

You get to do the MOST interesting things, Connie!

Small Pines said...

Lppk at all those weavers in one place! That's so cool. The triangle loom is so interesting - never seen anything like it before. And that wool shop looks like a little bit of Heaven. What a neat place. You know, Connie, NO ONE could ever accuse you of not being busy!