While I was at the Snake River Fiber Festival I was able to take a couple of classes. This first one was on Plying called Twist and Shout! Plying techniques for perfect yarns by Judie Overbeek. If you ever get the chance to take a class from her I would suggest it. She is a very good teacher. Sometimes the sign of a good teacher is how they deal with a problem student. I'm happy to say that I wasn't the problem student, but I did sit by her. I don't know if this every happens to you or if its just me. But when I take a class it seems there is always someone in the class who has no idea what they are doing. In the class description it clearly stated that you needed to be an intermediate spinner. Now I'm not sure I would call my self that but I do feel very comfortable with what I'm doing. Well this poor gal next to me could not get her wheel going in the right direction for anything. Judie was so patent with her. I do think I was able to improve my plying skills. I plan to work on some of the things I learned in the next few weeks.
The other class I took was needle felting. Now when I signed up I wasn't so sure I really wanted to do this, but I have had several people talk about wanting some classes on the subject, so I thought I guess I better. Well I had so much fun that I can't wait to do more. My end result is this troll kind of guy. I have always had trouble making faces in just about any medium, but I think felt is more forgiving. The best part was I left class with out the need for a band-aid, some were not so lucky.