On the Road: The Gathering

Do you really need to see anything more than that photo? The Gathering this year was held at Lake George, New York in the Adirondacks. Look at that lake! The Gathering is the Northeast Handspinners' Biennial retreat and I was a lucky-duck to get to teach there.

Beth Smith taught this year too and we traveled together, which of course meant the hunt for superior hot chocolate and fountain pens and ink. We found both in Buffalo, New York.

I taught Colorplay and Fractal Frolic and had some of the nimblest spinners I've had yet. They asked fantastic questions that are sending me back to sampling and are the first group I've had to spin all the way through their Fractal Frolic fiber.

There was a spin in with live music and a tasty marketplace. I finally got to meet Casey from Port Fiber. I had a fan girl moment and might have done a bit of shopping at her booth. I saw several Devices in action, including Device #1. I drooled a little, but I really don't need another wheel. There was even a wedding at our hotel. It took place looking our at the view of the top photos.

I visited with some old friends and met so many new people at this event. I know I need to get back to New England soon. Thank you for having me Northeast Handspinners!