Yesterday I spent the day in Surrey participating in my very first competitive "Sheep To Shawl". There were only three teams. Ours, "The Spinning Jennys", came in second.
In four hours (with a 30 minute lunch break) we took a washed fleece,
prepared it by "flicking" or "combing" it,
spun it, plyed it, and used it as weft in a shawl that had to measure no less than 20 inches by 72 inches.....
.....while our spokesperson answered the questions of the judge and entertained the public in a friendly and knowledgeable way.
Here's the team, minus one member who had to slip away a bit early. As you can see by all the smiling faces, we really had a good time!
From left to right we have Ann, Babe, Jenny, Marilyn, Jenny, Marlene (me), and Carol. And below is a picture of Vonny, before she rushed off to another event.
There are many more pictures to see, including ones of the finished shawl. Check them out at the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild photo site.