Today I attended a Women in Agriculture meeting entitled All About Wool. I freely admit I know practically nothing about sheep and wool. I’ve used wool from the roving stage in crafts including my wool covered soap “stones”, my wet felting of slippers, mittens, and a hat, my needle felting wool on felted wool Christmas stockings and a few other minor items. That’s all. So I learned a great deal today!
Guest speaker was Dr. Alison Crane, Executive Director of the Wyoming Wool Growers Association. I will have to write another post about sheep, probably one of my “Ten Things You Don’t Know About…” ones.
We also had another guest, Victoria Bales, who demonstrated spinning. She was using roving or “top” from my favorite Mountain Meadow Wool Mill over in Buffalo. I’ve written about them before. Spinning is simply mesmerizing. I can see its appeal. I imagine you could just zone into the process, much like when I worked my bee hives. Not that I want a new hobby… but it is simply sooooo interesting.
There were just as many women behind me as in front. It was a good turnout.
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