It's Monday morning, and I'm trying to orchestrate a quick turnaround. After spending the weekend at Slater Mill, I have just a couple days before I head up to Freeport and SPA Weekend. Fiber events seem to come in bunches. After this little flurry of activity, I won't be on the road again until April.
Before I tackle my SPA master list, here's a quick recap of the weekend. Fiber events at Slater Mill are always a delight, and this past weekend was no exception.
The mill has been restored into a museum and community space.
No matter how many times I've been in the museum, I always seem to spot something new.
I'm fascinated with mills, textiles and the impact they had on the New England economy.
I know bits and pieces of the Slater Mill story from reading the various museum display notes.
I've decided that one of these days I'll have to take a tour of the mill. Hearing the whole story will put all the pieces together.
The class list for Knitting Weekend was very impressive - Icelandic knitting, Shetland lace, set in sleeves.
The vendor market was just as diverse - repurposed clothing, felted items, jewelry, colorful yarn and fiber. There was even qiviut. No, it didn't come home with me, but it's nice to know there's a local source.
It was great fun to spend the weekend with the enthusiastic Rhode Island fiber community. And now I'm off to channel some of that energy as I get ready for my next road trip.