Posted on November 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm

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Kelly's Flex wagon on its way to Michigan.

The two of us loaded up her car last Thursday, met Marcy quickly in Springfield to pick up her Alden Amos wheel, then drove all the way to Howell, Michigan to help host the Dreamwheel Weekend at Beth Smith's glorious Spinning Loft.

There is much to share about the company and the fun of such a weekend, but I'll let the pictures tell most of the story.

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Beth's shop is a gem, even in a town full of darling storefronts, you can't miss her.

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When you walk in, you immediately smile, because the colors are bright, and the spindles and wheels are right there to greet you.  There's shelves of hand dyers' goodies,

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baskets of roving and exotic fibers line the walls, and of course, there's naturally colored cottons

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and little surprises everywhere, like this fresh off the carder hand delivered by Emily from Bricolage Studio

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And if that isn't enough

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there's the menu of what waits in the back room, the storied wall of fleeces.

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Actually it's more like three walls of fleeces, and a pile in the corner to boot. Here's the Rick Reeves Norwegian that came out with us, in its element.

I actually fell for one of them myself, and brought home a Bond fleece that Beth has tutored me for the spinning. Isn't it lovely?

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There's so much more, but I'll let you rest your eyes. I will tell you more in the next post.