Valentine's weekend was a little different for me this year. My friend Emma finally tempted me to join her at a spinning retreat at Plas Tan Y Bwlch in Snowdonia and we spent the weekend nurturing our love of yarn...not sure it was really necessary but boy was it fun!
We arrived on Friday afternoon and met the six other "students" we were to spend the weekend with, over our evening meal. There was time for some fibre play before bed and Ann Campbell and Chris Jukes, our tutors for the retreat, spent some time introducing themselves and getting to know us better. Saturday was packed full of spinning, learning and laughter (and lots of amazing food too!) and ended with a quiz...where Em and I won a prize for coming last! Sunday included a few more challenging techniques and we kept on spinning right until the last moment, when we almost had to be dragged away from our wheels to drive back to reality...
It was a magical weekend.
It was a wekkend full of laughter and giggles.
It was a weekend full of amazing people, who were knowledgable, funny and kind.
I really didn't want the weekend to end (so much so I booked myself on next years retreat before we left!)
We spun lots and lots of yarn and I'll be back soon to show you some of what I made...just as soon as I can drag myself away from the wheel long enough to take some photos...