Today was the Newport Past and Present event. This was art from folks who have strong connections with our village, art from the past such as quilting, a blacksmith, and spinning; paintings and framed art; a Little theater production; a pig picking with home made sides and desserts, all to support the recreation center in the old school in the village.
With a spinner friend, we set up an educational, hands on display of various fibers, spun yarns and we demonstrated the art of spinning with drop spindles and two different styles of spinning wheels. It was a full day, full of fun, full of educational opportunities.
Hubby caught me spinning on my Kromski Sonata when he dropped by for lunch and to buy me lunch. I was spinning Dorset wool from Glenrose Farm in Newport. It seemed only right to spin local fiber as the event was to support the local community center.
More of our display.
Friends from out of Newport stopped by, neighbors were greeted, new neighbors met, and many opportunities to instruct others on the art of spinning.