Spinning, SweetGeorgia

Spinning round and round.

It’s another one of those oddly creative days again where I’m running between spinning these scrumptious silk and merino singles, natural dyeing in a zillion pots on the stove in the kitchen, and doing my accounting.

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From left to right: Wensleydale, Merino + Silk… and more Merino + Silk. Almost ready for plying back on itself.

Then I look up and realize that there is a half-dressed loom staring at me. I’m also thinking about what to weave next and how to get the current projects off the looms so that we can begin the Weaving Workshop sessions in a weeks time (yikes!). And finally, I’m going to be speaking for the Coquitlam Spinners & Weavers Guild on Thursday, May 14th about what I have been doing here in the studio with natural dyes, naturally dyed yarns, and weaving. So over the next three months, I’m going to be taking all new photographs of the studio space and the daily work I am doing at the dye pot and loom. It’s exciting to have something to work towards.

Waaay further down the road, I’m hoping to attend Interweave’s SOAR fall retreat for the first time. It’s being held at Sunriver Resort in Oregon from October 25 to November 1st. Oregon is pretty close to Vancouver and I’m thinking about driving down… maybe a stop for a bit of surf along the way. Anybody else planning on going to SOAR this year?

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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16 thoughts on “Spinning round and round.

  1. Mai says:

    Lovely bobbins full of color.

  2. Mai says:

    Lovely bobbins full of color.

  3. Yvonne says:

    I’m planning on going to SOAR! I’m so excited about it being so close to home!

  4. Yvonne says:

    I’m planning on going to SOAR! I’m so excited about it being so close to home!

  5. Dani says:

    Wow, your schedule sounds packed, but totally fun1

    You know, funny story about SOAR. We were heading to a wedding in PA last fall, and ended up on the same plane as all the interweave people (flying out of Denver). I went to sit down in my seat and someone had left knitting needles there. Its funny how things just sort of fall into your lap. Anyways, I met all the women from Interweave and they were just so sweet. Now I am thinking of heading there this year….

  6. Dani says:

    Wow, your schedule sounds packed, but totally fun1

    You know, funny story about SOAR. We were heading to a wedding in PA last fall, and ended up on the same plane as all the interweave people (flying out of Denver). I went to sit down in my seat and someone had left knitting needles there. Its funny how things just sort of fall into your lap. Anyways, I met all the women from Interweave and they were just so sweet. Now I am thinking of heading there this year….

  7. Carla says:

    Beautifull colors! Funny thing the reason you are going to SOAR this year is the reason I may not go:-) I live in the East Coast of the US, and just the thought of packing Gertrude, the spinning wheel, for a cross country trip makes me queasy.

  8. Carla says:

    Beautifull colors! Funny thing the reason you are going to SOAR this year is the reason I may not go:-) I live in the East Coast of the US, and just the thought of packing Gertrude, the spinning wheel, for a cross country trip makes me queasy.

  9. Susan says:

    I’m hoping to go, but heading up rather than down. Finally closeish to go!

  10. Susan says:

    I’m hoping to go, but heading up rather than down. Finally closeish to go!

  11. jacey says:

    wow, look at the bobbins! so wonderful!

  12. jacey says:

    wow, look at the bobbins! so wonderful!

  13. monkeygravity says:

    love the middle bobbin… reminds me of gypsies!

  14. monkeygravity says:

    love the middle bobbin… reminds me of gypsies!

  15. judy says:

    The colours are beautiful. They look amazing

  16. judy says:

    The colours are beautiful. They look amazing

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