We left site briefly to take a very, very tired little boy to his gramps. When we returned Yurt Angels were in the process of taking down the yurt. I can’t tell you how thankful we were for the huge help! This is the spirit of the SCA that we’ve loved for years.
This past weekend our local SCA group put on our yearly Newcomer’s event, Flight of the Falcon. I was absolutely tickled to have the opportunity to set up a fiber display and have the chance to share my slight obsession with fiber. One of the really fun points of the day was getting to see another fiber artist’s handcarved, stone Viking spindle while another point was having a fellow sit down and let me help him refine his techniques for worsted and woolen. At one point I was delighted to entertain two little girls who I sent off with wool samples and sticks to play with the wool. On the other side of the event we set up our yurt and had it available for folks to walk inside and examine. Sadly we have a few broken places and our aged yurt needs to be replaced soon. On the good side this gives us the opportunity to do some great research and really get it right:>.
This article, pointed out by a fiber friend, has a lot of info and pictures that inspire me:>.