What an entertaining and informative evening. Amy was so needlessly nervous. She has an easy, funny, public speaking manner and was totally rocking the Power Point display. I expected the talk to be interesting but I did not expect to learn so much. Some educational highlights:
- Rayon is made from wood chips.
- Bamboo yarn is not spun from the fibre but processed and extruded OR as Amy would say, cooked into Goop, mixed in the spinny thing and SPIT out into strands.
- The difference between vegan and non-vegan silk.
- The fibre from cattails aka bull rushes is used for stuffing.
And on and on. She, at times, reminded me of the cool professor at university - the one whose lectures you never missed. Right on girl!
Informative visual aids abounded.
The trunk show was awesome. I admit to not really appreciating the patterns when first looking through the book. Then seeing them knit up, and touching those gorgeous yarns, made me fall in love with quite a few. My favourite was River Rocks, a Syvia Harding designed scarf. Too bad I didn't manage a decent photo of the sample.