This year, the Pavilion is in a better location (as part of an easement that Atlantia Royal has granted to artisans) and will be having many get-togethers on a variety of topics. I highly recommend that those interested in fiber arts stop by and check it out.
Particularly of interest to me are two classes offered by THLady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn, from the Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Midrealm:
Monday, August 8th, 10AM - 12 Noon: Preparing Flax for Spinning - Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn
We'll take freshly-retted flax and process it for spinning: Break the flax, Scutch the plant material and get rid of as much as possible, Hackle the fibers to get rid of the tow and more plant material, and finally clean the last of the plant material out using hand combs. (You'll be surprised how clean you can get flax!)
Thursday, August 11th, 10AM - 12 Noon: Preparing Wool for Spinning - Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn
We'll take freshly-washed wool (depending on conditions, we may wash some wool there), and using both hand combs and hand cards (and a drum carder, if we have time), we'll get the wool cleaned and ready for spinning. (And we may even do some spinning, if we have time.)
If you want to see more about what will be happening in the Pavilion before war you can check out the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1692833997614226/
I also recommend just dropping by during war to see what all the artisans are doing!