Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Llanasa Scarecrow Fest

Two of us demonstrated wheel and drop spindle
spinning last Saturday. The village had put on an
impressive show of scarecrows, in gardens, along
walkways, and leaning against fence posts. They
were eye-catching and very creatively made.
Children, as usual, were full of questions about
our spinning. Ashley found he could master the basic
techniques of drop spindle and stayed to practise.
His interest was rewarded with a gift of a Peruvian
spindle and some rollags.
We had to improvise somewhat with our display
as we had no walls to hang the banners and board.
A communal tent has advantages though: good
company and a good neighbour, Rod, who mended
my spinning wheel.
Thanks, Llanasa for inviting us.

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