Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vermont Workshop

I just returned from a great trip to Vermont. Traveling companion, Amy Tyler from Interlocken, Michigan, and I were both invited to teach three workshops at the biennial retreat of the Northeastern Handspinners Association. This 3-day event was held at the Grand Summit Resort and Conference Center on Mount Snow near West Dover, VT.

With Amy's Subaru packed with a spinning wheel, fiber and class materials, we took the northern route through Canada, to reach the beautiful Green Mountains of southern Vermont. Amy and I had never really met before, but we hit it off great, and were even roomies at the resort. The wonderful and memorable thing about this event was that for 3 days we didn't have to leave the resort. Meals were served buffet-style and were excellent. I used the guest laundry to felt the class braids, so I didn't even have to dash to a laundromat, I even got to eat lunch.

The good/bad result of this trip was that I sold all the books that I had. Our book is now OUT-OF-PRINT!