Episode Two finds us in Boulder, Colorado,
at Gypsy Wools, a fiber arts gem in the heart of historic downtown. Next door to the beautiful Hotel Boulderado, the petite, sunlit shop is a welcoming spot for finding lovely hand-dyed yarn and great spinning fibers.
The spinning treats are what really brought me in. Proprietor, spinner, and dyer, Barb Day, does a great job of stocking things that you just don't find elsewhere in Colorado. Like long wool roving, extremely easy and satisfying to spin, and a varying array of beautiful natural colored fleeces and locks. If you, like me, are interested in breed specific fiber and heritage breeds, the staff here has hands on experience with the fiber and will gladly share their expertise.
|Natural colored Long wools. So many breeds to try!|
|Barb tends shop while award-winning spinner, Michele, gives an assist|
As frosting on the cake, Gyspy Wools also carries fine embroidery and needlepoint supplies including lovely linen fabrics and hand-painted canvases. The hand-dyed embroidery thread display is itself a work of art.
And what, pray tell, did I add to my own collection? This spindle winked at me as I walked by and then joined some long wool in my basket.
I said I came in for the spinning goods. And glad I am for it.