Saturday, January 16, 2010

Roc Day Fiber Sandwich

Never mind that the overnight temperature was 30 degrees below zero. On Saturday, January 9, Roc Day at Groton's Community Center went on as scheduled. 29 fiber artists from North and South Dakota and Minnesota gathered at the Groton Community Center for a day of spinning, great eats, and visiting.

I've always wanted to be part of a "fiber sandwich" creation, and this was my opportunity. Thirteen of us brought fiber in roving, batts, and spinners web to be layered into the sandwich. Here Jessica and company layer the many colors of fiber.

After the sandwich was complete, it was layered into 13 sections. Each contributor brought home 5 colorful ounces. Can't wait to spin mine!

A highlight of Roc Day was a side trip to Kelly Knispel's Dakota Carding and Wool. Kelly has a fabulous new building on her farm to house her commercial carder and provide space for scouring and dyeing natural fibers. Kelly has a wonderful eye for color, demonstrated in her house blends of spinning webs and handspun yarns. We are fortunate to have such a great business close by.

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