Dear <<First Name>>,

Greetings from Cynthia Wood Spinner!
You are invited to my Open House for Cynthia Wood Spinner including Thomas Haney, my father's, Fine Art

Please join us on 2020's extra day February 29th from 10 to 5. 

Location:  Tye River, VA  **Not suitable for children** 
  Tour the workshop, see finished work, and learn what a spindle does.  This is your opportunity to visit, ask questions, and purchase if desired. 
  Open to the public, free admission and parking.
Address: 1601 Falling Rock Dr.  Amherst, VA 24521
More information including directions, accessibility, and snow date see CynthiaWoodSpinner's News or contact me by replying to this email or  434-282-8461
  If you own a Cynthia Wood Spinner feel free to bring a small project and show it off.  You can also try the spindles and other fiber tools during the open house.
No Gifts, this is not a birthday party.  I am just using my birthday to share what I do with everyone I know.
Some Wrap Per Inch Tools I recently finished.  Similar ones will be on the website, once I edit the pictures and write descriptions.  Each tool features rounded ends and concave separations between the measuring areas, providing a comfortable grip.  The idea is that you wrap the yarn you are measuring by rolling the tool (like winding a roll of paper) so that you don't change the twist.  Guide each wrap next to the previous one until the section is full.    You can choose to use the 1/2", 1", or 2" section for your measuring.  When you count your wraps in the 1" section the total is your wraps per inch or WPI.  When using the 1/2" section, for thin yarn, multiply by 2.  With the 2" section divide by 2, this is best for thick or irregular yarn.  To secure the end when you start wrapping you can use the notch or for thin yarn the hole on the opposite end, or just tie a knot in a section you are not using.   There is a guide notch, easier to see in the second picture, on each side of the section to make it easy to find the starting point.
I finished the "How-to_?" portion of the website, and made future updates easier.  The Niddy-Noddy video can now be viewed there, some of you may remember it from an early newsletter.  There is progress behind the scenes on more videos.  My goal is a new, nicely edited, video for the February newsletter.

February, 29 Open House see above.
April 25 Powhatan's Festival of Fiber just West of Richmond, VA
October 3 & 4 Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials at James Madison's Montpelier just outside Orange, VA
October 25 -27 Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair near Asheville, NC

I will be traveling with Unplanned Peacock Studio bringing spindles to:
  May 16 & 17 Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival in Lexington, KY
  September 19 & 20 Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  and demonstrating March 20 - 22 at Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival.

June 5, Friday afternoon, I will be teaching at Blue Ridge Fiber Fest in Sparta, NC.  They are still getting class details listed on the website.  The short version of the course name is Choosing a Spindle.  The purpose of the class is to learn the best combination of spindle and fiber for your projects.  You will learn what size and shape spindle spins best for different fibers and yarn thicknesses.  

Thank you for letting me turn your fiber arts tools.

Cynthia D. Haney

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I make tools to be used and enjoyed, as well as look pretty.  I would like to know if your tool has suffered damage or is giving you difficulty, I may be able to help.  

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