Since the Tour de France (Fleece) Mr S and I have been fully engaged in our various hobbies. Knitting, spinning, bag making and quilting - just to name a few..
After the workshop in May I have rediscovered my weaving mojo. The loom has been in use almost daily and Mr S made me the most amazing winding station..
Since then he has a commission for four more and that has kept him busy!
September saw us on our usual month long break, and this year we began in London, then spent 10 days in the Peak District before a 12 day stay in the fantastically spectacular Yorkshire Dales (there are loads and loads of photos on my Instagram feed thesassyspinner - will put a link in if I can work out how to on the iPad) finishing off with a few days on our favourite CL in Ruskington.
During this sojourn we painted crockery at Emma Bridgewater's factory,
and The Masham Sheep Fair - where Mr S got roped into showing (and winning) with a Border Leicester ewe!
We returned home just in time to take part in Spinzilla 2015 - this was a week long spinning challenge and I was a member Team Handspinning News UK - my total was a tad under six miles - that is in Spinzilla yards - you get credit for each single spun and for plying.
So if you, as I did, make a 3 plied yarn and it comes in at 1000 yards you get credited with 4000 yards (the three singles and the ply) - easy yes?
From the top two skeins of 3 plied fawn Bond, 2 skeins of Shetland, Troubled Water from SCF, Deep Orchid again a SCF fibre, the greens from After the Rains (BFL) and a couple of smaller skeins, a sample from Into The Whirle and one of black Cormo, which I spun while doing the weekly shop!
We are still waiting for the total yardage from the team but hopefully we will have beaten last years winning total of 17,000 yards - will keep you posted...