Maritime Fibre Arts Retreat - Photos


Spinners and knitters from Cape Breton who adopted me.


Sandra wove a beautiful scarf over the weekend.


I found my dream spinning wheel: Majacraft Suzie Pro (Alpaca edition)


Sharon Orpin, founder of the Retreat and my drop spindle teacher, started me Saturday morning on her Journey Wheel (see Though it took me most of the day to coordinate my hands and feet, it did manage to spin some usable yarn.


Another spinning circle


A lovely quilt


Finally turned the heel of my first sock, with the help of Donna, Anne, Sharon, and others

The weekend included lots of knitting, good conversation, helpful encouragement, wonder weather and views of the bay, good food, and new friends. Gregory, Jeff, and I were the only male participants among the 200+ attendees. Sharon and her husband Richard put on a wonderful event. Thanks all.