September is quickly passing and we are looking at World Wide Spin in Public Day on Saturday 21 September. A group of my spinning and weaving friends will be spinning in the garden of Tea on 23, 23 Carbis Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, from 9am to 12noon. Despite the lack of rain the garden will be lovely and we will have a great time especially as Carrie (the restaurant owner) is a keen crocheter and has a wonderful staff who will keep us fed and watered all morning.
This year, for the first time, my spinning/weaving/knitting group was at the Garden & Leisure Show at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg demonstrating spinning (with wheels and drop spindles) and weaving. There were examples of fleece, batts, roving, spun wool, small looms and some finished items to show the end results. We were in the Craft Hall with lacemakers and woodturners and the Station Cafe which was busy keeping both our visitors and ourselves fed and watered for the 3 day event. Despite the rain on the Friday we had a good number of visitors and Saturday and Sunday were beautiful and the visitors kept us busy talking almost non-stop for both days! It was also lovely to see many of our crafty and gardening friends and family!
The temperature is going to be 33 degrees celsius tomorrow so the dye pots will be gently bubbling and the solar dyeing will be happening as well!