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Fall into Winter Spinning Retreat

Polwarth Roving dyed up in Gills Rock colorway

Montana retreat was a blast! I’ve never taken a formal spinning or fiber class before so it was my first time as a student. I LOVED it! The retreat was a Yarn and Yoga, put on by Kate Larson. It was held at the Boulder Hot Springs resort in Boulder Montana. I flew out of Green Bay to switch planes in Minneapolis and then Minneapolis to Helena. I packed light for the trip as all I needed was yoga clothing and swim suit and my spinning wheel.   The hotel is fantastic, old world charm and great healing vibes. We had access to the outdoor hot spings swimming pool and the indoor plunge and cold water plunge. WOW !!! I found out how I can turn into total mush after a massage session. Oh yea, there are massage therapists on staff and my mother treated me to an hour and a half massage! Thank you Mom!!

The food was great, healthy, organic and wonderfully tasty. I wore slippers all day long and totally got relaxed in the hot springs. Our wonderful Yoga instructor Kelly really did her research on what muscles we needed to work and relax and made the class so nice to be in.

Needless to say, I learned a lot from Kate on spinning the different fibers and why and how to . Each student also created a journal of their spinning fibers with personalized notes and pictures.

I made some new friends at the retreat, and will enjoy seeing how they grow in their spinning also.

What a wonderful way to start off the fall time.

Got home just in time to pack up and head for North Carolina . We do a fiber show there called SAFF. I LOVE this show. My customers come in year after year to show me what project they made with my yarns and I love seeing them.

 

Jim had a good time giving out trick or treat candy to the kids and beaded bracelet kits to the adults. This year we rented a house with friends and enjoyed that too.

Now it’s back to work for me, no more shows until February. I’ve been dyeing up all sorts of yarns and making warp chains and socks. I’ll post them in a bit.

 

We have our kids coming home for Turkey day so I’m getting ready for that too. My little B. likes to get into MiMi’s spinning stuff and knitting so I’ll put it up outta reach and save me the worrry (and him the temptation) and as my daughter once said, “Happy Birthday Turkey!”

We had some crazy summer, huh?

Hi everyone! We had some crazy summer, huh?

Montana colorway created for my yoga and yarn retreat

I have to say I am glad it’s not so hot and humid now. When it’s 90 degrees outside it’s unbelievably unbearable in my dye studio. Our new website is up and running and shows you a couple new yarn/items. We have added Hand dyed combed top in Falkland Island Polwarth and a Superwash Merino. Both spin wonderfully and dye vibrant colors. Our roving is available in all of our standard colorways and semi solids just like the yarns.

I’m headed to Boulder HotSprings Montana for a yoga and yarn spinning retreat with Kate Larson teaching! Pretty excited for that adventure you can imagine. I have been making socks again on my antique sock machine, and love the way it cranks out the new Toasty Toes yarn and Tippy Toes yarn.

We also have a few changes coming up this next year, with the biggest one being that Jim will be retiring and joining me in the business more. We would love to add a few shows
Or festivals, and add some trunk shows , with me teaching a few more classes again. Our shops will be able to order on the website now, just email me for your access code.

Happy fall ya’ll! Tracey