My friend Shaina over at Yumi Yarns was very kind and posted an article about my nalbinding and dyeing and the classes I’ll be teaching at NCFF! (Thanks Shaina!) http://www.yumiyarns.com/single-post/2016/08/31/Untitled
Oh my GOODNESS, I had the best time I’ve ever had at NCFF! I wasn’t sure I wanted to come home, even though I was dead tired after it was over.
I taught 2 Beginning Nalbinding classes and a Beginning Sashiko class. The students really made it a pleasure to be there teaching! I was also able to take 2 classes – Photography for Fiber Artists and Long Draw Spinning. Excellent classes. Thanks to the spinning class, I’m starting to spin thick lopi style singles. Love it!
At the dinner on Saturday night I participated in the fashion show with my nalbound poncho. We found that I make a terrible model. Must ask someone more flamboyant to model for me next time. But many people seemed to appreciate the poncho.
So many of my friends came up and we were able to hang out and catch up with each other and I made many new friends. This event can only be compared to a fiber arts party and sleep over (
I could not do justice to the event with my pictures. But here are a few to give to the feel of this incredible little fiber fair.
Just sharing some of my giddiness today!
I just taught my first beginning nalbinding class to a small group of friends (who agreed to be my guinea pigs). It was fun! I learned at least as much as they did. I wanted to show them so many things – but they were kind and helped me figure out that I need to do only a little at a time and offered great feedback! (There were so many things I wanted to show them – but little bits at a time for teaching beginners to do nalbinding is better.) So I think I can teach this at NCFF and do well!
When I come out of a tough to teach class and I’m still flying high as a kite – then you know it was a great time! Woot!