Monday, April 18, 2011


Here's a quick re-cap of the weekend.


Fiber festivals are great places to get a good overview of what kinds of things people are doing in the fiber world.   There were spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, basket weavers, rug hookers, felters, tatters, bobbin lace makers, beader, dyers, and on and on and on.   There were sheep and goats and fleeces of all kinds.   There were books and patterns.   There was every kind of equipment that you would ever need to do anything fiber:   looms, wheels, carders, needles, punches, hooks, frames and on and on and on. 

Here are a couple pics of our booth.

We have a lot of yarn.    You could probably tell that.

And yes, I do dye it all, myself.    If it has color on it, I put it there. 

One of the great things about a Spring show is that the weather is cool, so people wear layers.  We always see a lot of beautiful handmade clothing walking around and it's fun to talk to the people who made it.   It makes me want to knit more sweaters and weave more shawls.

When I was packing up to go to the show, I came across a skein of handspun that I thought turned out really well.  Instead of selling it, I entered it into the skein competition.  [Category:  Experienced spinner; Novelty yarn]
I was very pleasantly surprised as there are some great spinners out there making some amazing novelty yarns - far better than mine.

The next show I'll be at is the Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival on June 3-4, 2011 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin, Indiana.    I hope to see you there!


  1. Congratulations on the novelty yarn category win! It's beautiful. Will you make something with that skein or will you sell it now?

  2. It all looks so wonderful!!! Congrats on the winning yarn too!


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