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Beth shows off her wall of wool

Beth shows off her wall of wool

Last week I needed a rescue — the silk I ordered couldn’t be here in time for my class. What is a teacher to do (beside plan better???)? Well, instead of paying exhorbitant shipping fees, I decided to see if Beth at the Spinning Loft could help out. I was relieved to learn that she could so Anneliese and I went on a field trip to Howell. Bless Beth for seeing us “by appointment.”

When we arrived, we discovered the cutest little shop nestled into the first floor of a craftmen-era home on the edge of the business district. How could a spinner not be in heaven surrounded by wheels & spindles & roving & top & fleeces & batts & fluff? Everything is touchable and colorful. Her 7-year old daughter, Maggie (who attended SOAR on a scholarship) makes batts for sale in the shop and is already a spinner. Yes, we brought a Maggie Batt home with us. Beth is also active in the on-line spinning community — check out her work at Spindlicity. I had the pleasure of spending three days with Beth and Janel (founder of Spindlicity) at SOAR – watch for a write up on that soon. At any rate, it was good to see Beth again and especially to see her shop. Visit Beth’s website to sign up for her newsletter and you’ll read about all the terrific spinning instructors she brings to town (don’t be surprised to see me there when Abby Frankuemont comes to town).  if you are feeling in need of a wool fix, stop and see Beth. Heck, make it a road trip and come and see us, too!

Last month my grandson (and his mom and dad) came for a visit. Here’s a couple shots of Luke enjoying first Saturday spinning – and his first look at a wheel. It’s never early to fall in love with spinning!


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