Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Great Retreat

The spring retreat at Dumas Bay was an outstanding success, thanks to Jeanne, who organized it, and to the participants who gathered for fun, learning, and sharing.

Morgan from All Points Yarn talked about his Des Moines shop and the popular ruffle scarves. Yes, there was a field trip to visit the shop.

Barb and Cary introduced us to the concepts of spinning, different types of fibers, and the decisions the spinner makes along the way to producing yarn.

Joan D. excelled at spinning from a cotton ball with a paper clip.

Barb and Cary invited expert spinner, knitter, and designer Brian to bring his great wheel.

Can you guess what Naomi knit?

Nita and Joan C. finished their headbands based on the Quincy hat.

Joan D. and Pat compared their socks.

These are only a few of the many highlights from the spring retreat. Thanks again to Jeanne and the retreaters. And many thanks to the staff at Dumas Bay for providing an outstanding facility.