Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Madrona Report

What fun! I had a terrific time but then again what "fiber lover" would not have a good time at a Fiber Arts Winter Retreat?

Seattle my first stop and one more time the sunshine from Southern California seemed to follow me and the skies were clear and the sun was brightly shining on the famous Space Needle. I've never gone up there but one of these days I would like to visit the Space Needle.

On to Tacoma, WA the view from our hotel room. Puffy clouds the air was crisp and the blue skies peeked through. A beautiful day but I was inside taking my first class in spinning.

Fiber preparation by Judith McKenzie McCuin. Wow what a great class! Everything I've heard about Judith was true. She has a wealth of knowledge about fiber and spinning and life, she was soft spoken and gentle and the class was a pleasure.

I sometimes get very "antsy" in an all day class, I get tired and overwhelmed with all the information. Not in this class I was there early and I left late. I really got a lot of great information about how to prepare fiber for spinning. I can't say enough about Judith she is the "Spinning Goddess" and she is very nice.

I got her book with a dvd and brought her home with me. And yes I got her to sign my book and will treasure it in my library.

My Pocket Wheel was perfect for this class and she fit into my suitcase really nicely. BTW there was 3 Pocket Wheels in the class. Here is Judith trying out one of the older Pocket Wheels made by Doug Dodd the original designer of this little gem of a wheel.
".....the Pocket Wheel is 18 inches tall, weighs 6 pounds, and easily disassembles to fit into a tote bag. Ideal for fiber events, spinning in the car or RV, or anyone who prefers a compact ultra-portable spinning wheel."

I'll share more as time permits.......


Sandi said...

Love reading your blog. Sounds like you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Marla said...

You getting antsy and restless never. It sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Joanne said...

I'm looking forward to visiting Madrona vicariously through your blog!