I just spent an AWESOME weekend with Jacey Boggs in her spinning workshop. It was an amazing weekend & also a very challenging one for me.
I knew that this workshop will be beyond my spinning capabilities as I have only started spinning 10 months ago but I did not want to miss this excellent opportunity, so I enrolled.
Jacey is an amazing teacher & she makes everything looks so easy. On the 1st day, we had to spin thin & thick yarn & I was struggling to do it as I have only been spinning thin yarn eversince I started spinning. We were taught different hand movements & trying to co-ordinate the hands & the feet was a difficult task.
It was also an experience walking around & admiring the different wheels in the workshop. There were 5 Ladybugs (including mine) & there were several Ashfords, Majacrafts & even 3 e-spinners. We also had a demo on Jacey's wheel which is a Lendrum & it is an amazing wheel.
I went home after the 1st day with aches all over the body. The 2nd day went better as I slowly managed some of the techniques & was able to produce some results. I never realised that spinning can be so technical & innovative.
I came home with these mini skeins of my handspun .....
..... coils, corespin, auto wrap, cocoons.
I love the look of these coils .... they are not perfect but they look good to me.
but my favorite are these cocoons as it's one technique that I managed to do well.
Although I may not have learnt everything that Jacey taught in the 2 days but I have gained an invaluable insight to some amazing spinning techniques. I am so glad that I went for this workshop as it is AWESOME ! Jacey mentioned that she may come back again next year & I hope so as I want to go to her workshop again.