A few weeks back, I joined a little association of local producers and hand crafters. Earlier in the week, we were each invited to set up a little stand at our village's annual "Fête du Mouton".
Although I was a little nervous at first (it's not easy to spin good yarn when your hands are shaking!) I soon got into the swing on things.
My little stand pulled a large crowd throughout the evening. I took onlookers through the processes of fibre production from sorting to carding to spinning on both spindle and wheel. It was a wonderful experience to be able to share my craft with locals and visitors of all ages and nationalities. At one point we even had a ball of my yarn and a pair of needles going round the assembled crowd with onlookers doing a row or two here and there.
And to think I've only been a spinster since mid-March.
(Photo credit: Marie-Bernard Hourtané)