I’m sitting in my AirBnB room after finishing up my first visit to New York Sheep and Wool. I’d love to write a newsy post about all the things to do and see at this illustrious sheep show, but I rarely left my classroom and at some level there was no need.
I had the MOST amazing group of students. Whether they were tackling weaving for the first time, pushing the boundaries of their looms, or creating their own yarns for weaving, each and everyone was a delight. The moments when I ducked out of the classroom I bumped into friends that I haven’t seen in years.
I was attracted to my craft by the tool, but I’ve stayed for the people. Social media allows me to cultivate friendship in new and very real ways and there is still nothing like being to catch up with an old (or new) friend in person.
My only regret, I hugged not one sheep.