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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spinning around

Paulette and I headed to Clyde, Ohio this afternoon. Sherwood Anderson's novel,Winesburg, Ohio, written in 1919,is based upon the author's memories of his hometown of Clyde. The spinning shop is on a farm started in 1909, a few years before Anderson's novel was published. One can't help but think that Sherwood Anderson was well aquainted with the farm of our destination.
   The Little House is a  spinning shop run by Margaret Bouyack on her farm. She learned to spin when her husband raised sheep and she thought she should take advantage of the crop, so to speak. This is when Margaret was about 60 years old. In a little house on the farm where her inlaws used to live, she set up a little shop in which she sells spinning wheels, looms and other supplies for the fiber artist.This is where Paulette bought her wheel, the Kromski Sonata a few months ago. We came today to purchase an extra large bobbin for her wheel.


This lovely kitty was sitting on the porch as we shopped and chatted with Margaret. Paulie bought some lovely roving that Margaret had dyed in her crockpot a few days ago.  Clyde is about 30 minutes and 100 years away from our homes in Sandusky.