Sunday, April 22, 2012
Well, it was a rainy day today and we were all moved inside. It was cozy, guests did not have to walk far to move to the next vendor and the vendors got to see each other's skills and items without having to leave their own stalls. I'm pretty sure my spinning by spindle helped the others pass the time when we had lulls in guests. My first ever workshop went well and I've even thought of a few things I'll improve upon. I sold three spindles, Hubby-Guy sold one of my hats and between us we taught a whole bunch of people how to spin. Plus there were a few frustrated knitters who stopped by and when we chatted, I directed them toward the continental style. All three were lefties who struggled with "throwing the stitch." YouTube is a great resource for this because you can replay the videos over and over as you learn it. It is a bit late now, I need to unpack the bins, move stuff about and then get to bed because I have school in the morning. We are going into the last week of April and SOL testing starts the first week of May.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
My first Earth Day event and it went really well. I sold three spindles and a bunch of roving. I should have tracked how many people I taught to spin, including the teenager who brought her friend over after she learned how and wanted to make another bracelet from her yarn. Several people asked me to host workshops on spinning with the option to sell as well. I'll need to follow up on the opportunities. I'll do EarthDay on the Greenway again next year, it was a lot of fun. I need to eat, prep more roving and pamphlets for tomorrow and get some sleep.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This coming weekend I am going to be taking part in two EarthDay events. The first is Saturday, EarthDay on the Greenway, in Luray, VA. The next is Sunday, The Valley EarthFest in Berryville, VA. I am excited and apprehensive. The Greenway event will be my regular show and sale. This will get me back in practice for Sunday and my workshop in Berryville. Right now I am knitting on a t-shirt rug for my sister to stand on while she is at market on Saturdays. I may show off the rug at both events.