We explored the wool, camel, yak, bison, goat (cashmere!!), silk, cotton, rayon, blends - you name it, we fondled it as roving. We got totally lost in the experience and her wealth of knowledge. Holding a cotton plant and seeing how the fibers grow around a seed was new to me. And I had never seen a carding machine before. We talked about different spinning wheels. I saw some lovely patterns I want to try when my knitting is better. And the handspun yarns are to die (dye?) for. Just standing there surrounded by all the amazing colors was heavenly.
What a wonderful adventure. Here. On our little island. An unexpected gift. Not at all what you get when you wander into a commercial craft store on the mainland. Lucky us!