Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine & knitting in the tasting room at Dablon Vineyards. Led by Suzy Barnes of The Sandpiper in Bridgman, MI, this event is free to all who are interested and all levels are welcome! Suzy will have some supplies & tools available for purchase, too.
About The Sandpiper & Suzy Barnes
Suzy Barnes and Rick Fuller are the owners of The Sandpiper Shop in Bridgman and also owners of the soon to be "Hoof-To-Hanger" woolen mill.
Suzy’s love for all fiber arts began with her purchase of a very small cottage in Ireland more than 20 years ago. Her thought was to use this cottage as a retirement haven. Looking around for how she might spend retirement time, she was inspired by the thousands of sheep surrounding her to learn about the woolen process. She started by learning how to clean and process the clipped wool and prepare it for use. That led to learning the spinning of the fiber into yarn and then finally to knitting and felting with it. Suzy’s past careers as a nurse and high school teacher provided a natural bridge to teaching these arts and seemed the perfect way to blend the past with the future.
This progression is the foundation for teaching classes and sharing her love of protein fibers with others. With the future opening of the fiber mill, her teaching and education opportunities will be even more fun!