Unlike the New Hampshire S&WF and Rhinebeck, this was held indoors. At the same venue where our Great Commonwealth holds the Big E (more or less a state fair) in early fall, this occupied one building on the fairgrounds. A big building. Huge. Ginourmous. Wicked big. And a good thing, too, since there were hundreds of yarn vendors, fibre animals galore, spinners, weavers, demonstrations, and food that was, well, not to put too fine a point on it, vomitrocious. But other than that, it was an excellent day of yarn, alpacas, sheep, and bunnies. And hats.
|Lisa modelling a felted hat with needle-felted bunny,|
by Laurel Ledge Farm Fibers. Alas, she did not buy it.
|A llama Mama, with her babies. Love her noble Roman nose!|
|This wee sheep we saw was a mixed breed of Soay and something else.|
I wish I'd thought to photograph the sign.
|Recently sheared alpacas. I love that there are all sorts of colours in this herd.|
|Giant bag o' fleece!|
|The yarns of the Jan Marek Raczkowski Studio. Alas, still no website.|
|I love the yarns of A Hundred Ravens. I didn't buy anything this time around,|
but took pictures of some of their colourways for a future project.
I spent a good long time speaking with the dyer, and as soon as I can afford it,
I shall buy some of their gorgeous yarns.
|The Periwinkle Sheep had some absolutely wonderful yarns,|
saturated colours, and made me part with some of my cash.
|This is Death of the Moon, by Josh Ryks. It can be bought on Ravelry.|
I shall buy it and make it for someone for next Christmas.
It was very cool to watch while the sheep was sheared. He actually almost never moved his legs, but rotated the sheep around while he sheared it.
I had such a terrific time at the Fiber Festival, and only bought seven skeins of yarn, a subject for another post.