I was greeted by an email yesterday saying there wasn't enough students to run the class : (
I was so looking forward to it this year. Over the summer, with the help of my sister, I collected numerous samples of fibre, kid mohair, old goat mohair, angora, tussah silk, bombyx silk, silk worms still in their cocoons, bamboo, alpaca, oh yeah and wool, romney wool an entire pillow case full!
The fun stuff this year was:
- I'll plan a trip to visit River Bend Alpaca farm, where I helped sheer at the end of last May.
- I'll have a young weaver to come in for a discussion.
- I'll have them visit the local guilds
- and a local, non-operational, textile mill. It was to be a glorious class.
I would have successfully turned another group of students onto textiles.
Maybe next year.