Toddled off to Bowland Guild in Gisburne yesterday, to teach my workshop on Spinning & Knitting with Beads to them. Mark didn't want to miss another Saturday morning at the gym, so I took Mum for the lovely drive up.
I know quite a few people at the guild, as does Ma, because of the Alston Hall gatherings. Ma hung around for a bit and then wandered away for a potter; she ended up at the Auction Mart, chatting to farmers and learning about cows and sheep!
I sold a bit of fibre too - rather alarming but at least I have more money to invest in more undyed stock.
I couldn't do the workshop quite as planned, as there were a few novice spinners, but everyone produced a couple of tiny skeins of beaded yarn before lunch and a bit of beaded knitting afterwards. Then a few people asked me to demonstrate long-draw spinning - it ended up looking like Jackanory, as I say on a chair making rolags with 8 or so people sitting cross-legged on the floor around me. Much inspiration was shared and it was brilliant.
I got a lovely strawberry cream meringue too!
And last night Mark and I went to see Nordic Fiddlers Bloc at Otley Courthouse - brilliant far Northern fiddle music, and I got lots of knitting done on the Bohus Guld too.