Thursday, September 11, 2014

Spinning Retreat of "Tweenies" at Prarie City Oregon

Some of us from our NWRSA spinning guild get together for
a Retreat in between the normally scheduled meetings, thus the "Tweenies"
was formed. This time we drove east to the lovely little town of Prairie City
to visit our friend Ginger. She is part of a co-op that is "Roan". It is a 
sweet little coffee shop with house hold decorative items and hand woven/
hand spun items woven by Ginger right in the shop. I have pictures of some
of her special garments below. She can't keep them in stock! but will
take orders.  What a special place to work!!!
The weather couldn't have been nicer.

Spinning in front of "Roan"
Old church becomes new Community Center for Quilt Show

This Saturday was also a Quilt show at the above picturesque church in
 front of the Strawberry mountains.

Handwoven/ hand spun shrug by Ginger

Her loom right in front draws the customers!!!!

Another wonderful one of a kind wrap
Teresa of "Skeins" knitshop in John Day ran away to be with us for the afternoon!
Skeins Yarn store and Kromsky Dealer

Nice article about this shop!

Spinning inside Roan

Still spinning at Ginger's house
For once I did get a LOT of spining done!

Wee "Z" supervising the spinning

We had a wonderful relaxing weekend. I only had to cook one meal! Yeah.
(much rather be knitting or spinning!!!)
I recommend Prairie City for a fun vacation get away. Lovely
quaint old town with quite a lot to see.

Progress on my new "Big Red Ship of Life"   the newest pattern by Tracy Horner
Ink Circles
 I started this embroidery only at the beginning of August. Warning!!!
 it is addictive. I just can't put it down. Using Gloriana Schoolhouse red
and a few other colors on Vintage Sand 40 ct by Lakeside linens. Tracy
designed it after the early 19th Century Tampan ship cloths of Sumatra.
1st Pretty much as the pattern below
 Here is what I just finished and am now working on:
2nd with new colors

3rd teppe where I made up the pattern from an old photo in Norway

1st made Telemarksteppe   Pattern by Laura DeMuth in Handwoven
My finished, framed, Past and Present after Karen Kluba's pattern

My version of Pot 4 Dickie
Julia Line/ Long Dog Framed!!!!