Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I'm Baaack From Bethel, The World Sheep and Fiber Arts Competion

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This is a small town! With a BIG festival! It looked like the circus had come to town. Several large tents, food and fiber vendors. sheep, rabbits, goats, sheep dog demonstrations. Spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, lucet users, needle felters, and fiber enthusiasts of all flavors. There was every type of fiber processing tool, felting supplies, BEADS! Fibers galore, it was so tempting to buy everything I saw. I did get one corridale fleece, (stop rolling your eyes, it could have been much worse!) some very nice corridale roving, alpaca and silk roving, mohair silk roving, from Littlefarm Enterprises. Linda was right next to me with her fibers and finished items. A good neighbor. I will be in spinning heaven for quite some time.

I camped out at the old high school with a group from Iowa. The four women and Bob welcomed me to their campfire and shared coffee in the morning. Bob had purchased a rug hooking kit, he was at his booth learning how to hook. He was amused when I pointed out that he is now a hooker.
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There were spinners, spinning dudleyspinner roving! Just look at the beautiful job of spinning, it is exciting to see what dudley's becomes in the hands of an expert spinner.
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Both of the weavers for the Sheep to Shawl competition were men.

I got to meet Susan from Susan's Fiber Shop She is a great gal, high energy and fun to be around. A get-er-done kind of woman. Sue had a whole lot of enticing things to buy. The assortment of books was the best I have ever seen at a show. I got a book about bags that I am excited about. One of Sue's customers showed me a bullion stitch and I had to have the book.


At 4:22 PM, Blogger Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

Hope you had a great time.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Diana said...

It must have been exciting to see people spinning with some of your rovings. I've always been interested in having a loom, but my husband would probably leave me if I brought one of those in the house. The dining room is already overflowing with yarns, knitting projects and patterns.

Did you have a terrific time at the festival?

At 2:59 AM, Blogger CraftyCritter said...

Welcome home Deb...you sound like you had a lovely time!

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

It is great fun to be around people whos eyes don't glaze over when you start talking about fiber!
I met some wonderful people, found some places to have fiber processed, and had a lot of fun with the other vendors and customers. I hope to go back next year!

At 5:47 AM, Blogger goldi said...

Wow - that sounds like so much fun, Deb! And that spun roving is to die for! How gratifying it must feel to see that! Maybe someday I will get a chance to attend one of these festivals, if I think I can control myself that is. Tee Hee! I can just see me coming home with my own sheep or alpaca, Meeps would kill me - not to mention my landlord and neighbors!

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Liz said...

i jeolous. glad for you though, and great rovings. happy new year, liz


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