I am usually here to post about my card makes but this time around I am here to share some photos from a Heritage Day that I participated in last weekend (April 22nd) This day was held at Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum and myself and fellow members of the Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artisans of Ipswich displayed at this event.
We got dressed up in Pioneer Costumes for the day but we brought along our more modern spinning wheels and I brought along my travel loom. During the day many people stopped by and commented that they remembered family members – usually a grandmother doing these kinds of activities.
Part of the demonstrations that happened that day was some sheep shearing. I volunteered to do some spinning on Dorothy’s older Ashford Spinning Wheel so that she could explain to the crowd about what was going on.
It was interesting hearing the crowds reaction when told that from raw wool to a Size 14 Ladies Jumper would take around 800 hours of work. So my fellow members from SWFAoI have been part of the slow movement for many years.
I love spinning, crocheting and weaving because it does take time and does make me slow down. It helps me to feel at peace again – this is why I do my crafty pursuits. I love making things either for Family, Friends or even people that I don’t know because I get a benefit from it as well.
So I will continue to go after my crafty pursuits and I hope to share some of my projects on here as well. I want to celebrate being crafty and taking time to slow my pace down and create beautiful projects for others to enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at a different post from me. I hope that you will look to find a way to slow down a little – even if it is with my other favourite past time of reading or playing board games.
Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.