Jan Smiley created the Carolina Fiber Frolic last year. She set it at The Inn at Middleton Plantation which, I now know, shows she is a genius. She saw a need for an event in South Carolina which would bring together spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, etc., to practice and share and learn. And eat and drink and walk and just laugh a lot. This year I was honored to be asked to teach some knitting classes and it was amazing.
I had so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of much that was wonderful. Sorry. But . . .This is the property where we stayed. I took these about 7am Saturday morning. Inspiring doesn’t begin to describe it.
First the river—
The marsh grass—
Benches to just look at it, and knit of course—
The sky and the lowcountry Spanish moss—
The Lodge where Kyle served free beer, wine, and great cheeses each night—
The Lakehouse where we ate and learned and got to know each other so well—
Activities for husbands who tagged along—
And, if you read the Australia entries, you were expecting a few tree trunks—
As peaceful and serene as the setting was, it didn’t even dint the energy and craziness of 25 fiber lovers getting together to share. I’ll show you those tomorrow. I don’t want to break the spell of the pictures today.
Just one more thing. Each bathroom contained a 150 gallon tub. You could host a party in it. Or wash 10 fleeces at once. Worth the trip just to see it.
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