My friend Syne Mitchell, the absurdly talented person behind WeaveCast, was invited to speak to the Whidbey Weavers Guild at their February meeting. I’d been wanting to visit the Whidbey Guild for some time, so this was a great excuse to pack a bag for the day and head out. Syne picked me up at 8:30 and we drove up to the Mukilteo ferry landing, getting there just in time for the 9am sailing. It was a perfect day, cold and sunny. The drive up to Fort Casey was lovely, through the rolling hills and past the sea views of this lovely, semi-rural island. We passed a herd of camelids — Syne thought they were alpacas — and thought about offering to help the owners get rid of any wool overage they might be suffering, but decided to press on to our destination.
The Whidbey Guild has a lovely meeting space at Fort Casey, with a spacious anteroom, great library, and a kitchen as stuffed full of goodies as I’d always heard. These ladies know how to be hospitable! Syne had forgotten to pack a lunch, but there was ample to choose from. Her talk was great, and she cleverly played a few excerpts from WeaveCast so that people who hadn’t listened to it yet could get a taste. With a listenership that literally spans the globe (US, UK, Europe, Australia), great and informative guests, a little music, and the charming Syne as host, why aren’t you listening too?