From Friday October 11th until Monday October 14th I attended the Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference (EGLFC). The class that I signed up for was Colorful Crimp,
Preparing & Spinning Dyed Locks class with Kate Larson. I have to say that Kate was an amazing instructor, she had such a wide width and breadth of knowledge that she freely shared. She not only explained the notebook that she uses to keep track of her projects, she provided all of the materials (Which can be ordered from her website) so that we were able to create our own notebooks with samples and information about the fleece and spinning construction.
During lunch the second day we were given a lovely set of magnets, provided by Heddlecraft.
During the final banquet we had a lovely centerpiece consisting of amazing chainmaille around a wine goblet that I was lucky enough to win. They also gifted us with coasters and little purses that were provided by the Rochester Weaving Guild. During the fashion show, which made me positively green with envy for all of the remarkable pieces, we were given cookies.
I will get into details in later posts, but I did want to mention that after the fashion show I spent a lovely evening with several members of my class and the teacher. Some of the ladies had wine, I caved in and tried the champagne. This was the first alcohol, other than a bit of Midori, that I have actively enjoyed. I took the bottle back to my room to photograph the label.
Next post will focus on my arrival, the room, as well as our first day of classes. Until then, remember to live life A Little More Abstract!