Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Welcome HOME again
I went on a 4 day road trip with my two good friends from college for the start of our spring break. We went, of all places, to colonial Williamsburg! It was so much fun, and since we were college students there on our own everyone who worked there could tell we were there because we were interested and excited, so they were all so friendly and generous.
I talked to the weaver for about 35 minutes, it was fantastic! She showed me her enormous looms (weaving, the next things I want to learn to do!) and told me all about how she dyes her wool - all of the things that they make in Williamsburg are made the same way that they made things in colonial times. I was just itching to try out the beautiful old spinning wheels... SO PRETTY! and then I was eyeballing her hand carders, because I do not have any and have been so curious about them. She showed me how they work, and then let me try them out! (I kept the little piece I carded in my pocket, it was so soft and fluffy)