We had a new girl in our spinning class yesterday. Her name is Lucy. She is six weeks old. Talk about a picture of pretty pink perfection! At 2.5 kg, she's hardly newborn size.Our tutors found themselves with a new responsibility: taking turns to settle and hold this little one while her Mum had a chance to get some spinning done in between feeds. The library doubled as a nursing mothers room. I got to hold little Lucy while Mum had some lunch. I must say we were all more than a little distracted.
Our topic for the day was silk. We worked with silk caps and tops and had a demonstration of stretching out coccoons to make a silk hanky. I spent the last part of the afternoon blending mulberry silk tops with merino. I now have about 40 g of lustrous luxury to spin up.