If you are new to being a DSW follower let me give a short intro to what this site is about:
You will notice that the tagline for this site is ” Traditional skills in a Modern World”, this is a one line sum up of what the goal of this site is. The intent is to explore traditional lost arts or skills that can still benefit us today. Some of them are accomplished differently then they were long ago. Such as, today we have modern tools that make it easy to bake bread with electricity and already ground wheat.
There is a special connection we can find with our heritage as we explore skills that modern productions have replaced. Those who are seeking a simpler, greener, more holistic way to live will benefit from learning these lost arts. Others who are just curious will learn that it is possible to do more for ourselves. We might even discover hidden talents and desires!
That is what has happened to me. Two years ago if someone had mentioned a “spinning wheel” the only thing that would have come to my mind is the fairytale stories of Sleeping Beauty and Rumpelstiltskin. Now, my wheel is one of my cherished possessions and something that I feel is an important tool. The first spool of yarn that I had hand spun wasn’t pretty, but it made me feel as if something I had lost had been found. It seemed as if spinning was something I had done before.
Try enriching your life a little by learning some new skills. You can do it on your own or follow along here to see what interest you.
Local workshops are still available and the calendar is waiting to be filled! This year is bringing with it additional workshops to the knitting ones that have already been available. Check out the drop menu on the top of the page to find a list of new workshop topics! These are offered in the Boise/Treasure Valley area of Idaho. Email to ask questions or set up a workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for being a friend!
To read more about when I discovered a love for spinning yarn visit the sister-site and read “I Heart Spinning”