Sunday, September 29, 2013

She Did It Again!

My fiber art buddy, Kimmie Cornerstone, entered several skeins into the spindle spun skein competition at the Fingerlakes Fiber Festival last week.  Yes, she took first place, grand champion skein.  She always does.  Kim is an expert spinner and spindles are her specialty.  Spindles are the hanging devices that turn around and twist the fiber.   Prehistoric people spun fibers, probably grasses, with spindles.  When wannabe spinners sign up for spinning lessons most instructors make them learn to do it on a spindle first.  It can be maddening let me tell you.  I was very relieved when allowed to move on to the wheel.  Congratulations to Kim who now moves on to the big time show at NY State Sheep and Wool at Rhinebeck in three weeks.  We are rooting for you

Kimmie Cornerstone enter

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