Monday, July 11, 2011

My Latest Discovery: The Eugene Textile Center!

During my recent visit to the Black Sheep Gathering, I wandered into the booth of the Eugene Textile Center.  I was ecstatic to find out that they offer workshops in hand spinning, especially since I had just purchased a drop spindle and have big dreams of creating my own yarn one day.  

They also offer workshops in carding, feltmaking, needlework, weaving, dyeing, knitting, shibori, and surface design.  I only wish I had enough time to take one of their beginner workshops before I return to Kuwait.  Now that I know about the them, I will be able to plan on a course next summer.  Maybe that will encourage me to make good progress with the drop spindle.  In the meanwhile, I am busy collecting links to spinning tutorials so I will be ready to give it a try when I get home.

It also says on their card, that they can arrange birthday parties for children and adults.  What a fresh and fun idea for a party!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shelby! I've unintentionally neglected your blog. And in doing so did not notice you were in Eugene! I have not been down there since (gasp) December. But I may be there soon(ish) long you sticking around? You gonna be there awhile longer?