I made it to the Fiber Revival in Newbury, MA on Saturday. I think this is the first time I've attended this particular event! It was small, but fun. I saw several unusual (to me) wheels, and had a brief sit & chat with some spinning friends. I didn't have a lot of time to spend there, but enjoyed the time I had!
I got to spend time with my friend Diane, and a couple of other people, at the NOBO Handweavers display.
I haven't done any weaving in several years and have, in fact, sold off my floor looms; unfortunately, I no longer have room for them. I have recently been exploring alternatives, however, which include card weaving (shown in the picture above, on the left); table looms (above, on the right), backstrap weaving, and inkle weaving (more on that in my next post). All of those take up very little space, and/or can be put away easily.
Here are a couple of the special wheels I saw!
This is a Pocket Wheel. These are made on the west coast, and very few of them are seen this far east! I think this is the first one I've ever actually seen in person.
This is a Carson Cooper travel wheel. It is so cute!
This is a wheel constructed by Jonathan Bosworth of Journey Wheel. It is a combination of ancient Chinese charkha design, with what I believe is a Journey Wheel flyer added. Quite a construction!
And this is a Hansen mini-spinner! Right now this one lives at the top of my wishlist. It is an electric spinning wheel. It has huge bobbins, can run on a small rechargeable battery for portability, and is so quiet!
After my time at the Fiber Revival, I only bought one thing (besides lunch). This Star Wars project bag, from Stitched by JessaLu.