My Heartfelt Silks Adventure Begins

I’m off to Yorkshire today, to the Skeeby Old Mill Centre, for a workshop with Robbin Firth of Heartfelt Silks.  I am unbelievably excited about this because I have wanted to attend one of Robbin’s workshops for years, but she lives in the USA, and this is the first time she’s come to the UK.  I chose this particular workshop, from the ones available in the North of England, because it is residential, so I can manage my fatigue better.  MS fatigue is difficult to manage as even getting plenty of rest and sleep doesn’t guarantee that fatigue will be lessened, however being able to avoid driving 60 miles on the day the workshop begins will be beneficial.  We have two days of making a very special wet felted shawl with Robbin using the Heartfelt Silks special palm washboards, which cuts out the rolling process that had made making felt impossible for me for a few years as it is too physically demanding. I bought a set a palm washboards from Robbin and Harry’s Etsy shop two years ago, and they are a joy to use. They are also beautiful objects in their own right, as Harry handcrafts them himself from wood.  Now, I just need to go and pack my bag.  I’ll be back on Saturday to tell you all about it.

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