I am loving this. The stand for the Kromski Harp should arrive today and you can bet that there will be a path worn in the carpet from my trips back and forth to the front door to see if it has arrived..lol There will be an 8 dent heddle also, but I have to wonder if I would really like this scarf with the wider warp and looser weave…hmmm
There was a celebration downtown on the square on Sunday to celebrate the date of the Butterfield Stage’s first stop here in town. This will be an annual event evidently showcasing what the town was like…everyone dressed in period clothes and taking stagecoach rides.
There was a lady there that was spinning… from her German Angora bunny. Everyone was enthralled. I was so thrilled that there was someone else who actually did spinning that I could hardly stand myself only to find that after she learned that I was a spinner she had nothing else to say to me. And after her husband found that I was a weaver, he had nothing else to say to me….sigh
But…the day was saved..lol
I did not get a picture, but as we were walking away what did I spy but a lady using a spindle!!! And a Golding spindle at that! It was the first Golding spindle I had ever seen and when I spoke to her she even let me try it out. What a joy that was…it just seemed to spin forever… And the wool she was using… OH MY GOODNESS.. WHAT HEAVEN THAT WAS…. And then the topper… Her name is Gail White and she and her husband have a carding mill in Durant, OK… right up the road! Ozark Carding Mill, LLC… I can hardly wait to visit…
This is the stagecoach that was giving rides. I don’t know if they were charging or not for the rides..I don’t think so. If there had not been a line that went around the block, I would have taken a ride. There was a lot going on for such a small beginning celebration and some of it was really quality stuff… As time goes on, this should become a celebration everyone will look forward to each year.