Posted on July 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Surely you’ve heard that Abby Franquemont is a terrific teacher.

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“Who are you and what are you doing here?”

Her classes are a lot of fun too, as I can attest. Random Kelly got the spinners email list together and organized a whole weekend of Franquemont frolics:

We learned how to spindle like the pros:

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Students demonstrating correct butterfly technique (Kelly’s photo)

We picked up handy Abbyisms like “Twist lock”, “yarnular”, and “the full Judith”.

We did stupid yarn tricks:

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I never thought I could do this without ruining a spindle (another pic from Kelly)

We played Truth or Dare and overcame our fears, or simply showed that we had none:

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Lynn shows nerves of steel

We played spindle conkers with the Bosworths:

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High Whorl verses Low Whorl

And we ate cake, but you kinda had to be there for that one. There was shopping, thanks to the vendors who had come to take classes: Kim of Woolen Rabbit, Heather of Mad Color, and Josette of Enchanted Knoll Farm.

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Buckets of Woolen Rabbit, braids of Mad Color

What a great way to kick off the month of Tour de Fleece. Thanks to everyone who came, spun, and laughed. I hope you’ll come back soon.