Anyway, my pal Lauren and I roadtripped to Milwaukee on Saturday to check out the Convergence marketplace and see some old friends - we both have spun on Team Louet for Spinzilla for the past 3 years, so of course we had to say hello to Dave from Louet:
|L-R: Dave, Lauren, and Me. Gotta love convention center lighting.|
|The Convergence 2016 Marketplace|
Schacht held a shuttle race earlier in the week which featured creatively decorated shuttles - these were the "People's Choice" awards on display in the HGA booth:
|Shoal by Donna Kallner|
|Dragons and Winds by Sally Anaya|
|The Tao of Cats by Tien Chiu|
|Lossy Format #1 by Hallie Meltzer|
|L'heure Bleue by Deanna Deeds|
handmade baskets that Susan Preuss has had for sale at various regional events I've attended, I finally bought myself a small spinning wheel basket for my Ladybug. I am so tired of hunting around for my orifice hook, which has a habit of disappearing right when I need it!
I also wanted to pick up some dyestuffs for some experiments and tutorials to share on this blog later this summer/early fall, and when I spied this small bag of "Instant Indigo" in the Eugene Textile Center booth, I was intrigued. I am definitely thinking of an ikat/indigo dye experiment.
My first purchase at the show was this pair of sheep socks in the HGA booth - they are really thick and I am sure they will be warm for the winter time! I couldn't resist adding to my fun/silly sock collection.
I'm glad I got the chance to go to my first-ever Convergence; I'm not sure where the next one will be in 2018, but maybe next time it's near Chicago I can take a class!