Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival - day 1

Last Saturday was a most perfect beautiful September day. What could be better than be at a Fiber Festival? It was the first time this one was ever held. The location: the Washington County (NY) Fairgrounds.

All in all there were 90 vendors. We were all indoors in solid buildings, which was perfect because the next day turned out to be rainy.

Can you see all this space? Vendors and customers alike were very happy to have this much space to walk around in. Strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, whole entire families? No problem.

Here's Laurie (l) and Kay (r), setting up before show time.

Our sock yarns side by side....thanks guys for giving me an entire rack to display my yarn on!

We also had with us a tremendously talented basket maker, felter, and weaver. And llama yarn from a local farm.

Yeah, it got kinda busy there for a while. Who can resist all the fiber-y goodness?

Catie (ctr) comes to see us every year at Rhinebeck. Here she is with her mom and daughter. Her mom is wearing Catie's first lace project ever, an Icarus Shawl.

We were admiring Catie's self-designed purple shawl - she had gotten the yarn from us last year. It was exquisite. I believe it is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi shawl. She added beads to the edging.

Later in the day I got to wander around our barn for a while.

I'll leave you today with this amazing needle felted work of art, which was about five feet tall:


  1. Wow!!!! Looks like a great show!

  2. DANG!I wish i had known about this...Rhinebeck is so crowded and this looks so nice....


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