Whew…what a weekend! We arrived on Thursday for set-up and spent every waking hour there until Sunday night. This is such a fun weekend for us and this year didn’t disappoint. As usual, I will break the weekend down into several blog posts…so much to share!
I love the colors in this rug and it represents all the colors that can be found in the vendor buildings – everything from the lovely natural shades to the vibrant jewel tones.
This booth was very interesting – all of these scarves have been dyed with mushrooms! The lady was informative and I was surprised to find out that it is difficult to use mushrooms because the colors can be quite different and hard to duplicate.
My Spinner’s Lead entry didn’t pan our this year. I didn’t allow for enough time, so I was determined to find inspiration for next year’s event before I left this year’s event. I really like this item and am going to try to make it in felt. I WILL allow enough time this year 🙂
Here are a few of the bags I made for this event at the front of our vendor booth. In addition to having the vendor booth and showing sheep, I agreed to giving two herding demos on Saturday. This seemed a little much for one person to take on, so I rounded up some help. My sister was a huge help on Friday and my sister-in-law was fun to have in the booth on Saturday and Sunday.
Julia, my sister-in-law. It was so nice to know our booth was in good hands. While I was there, I was delighted to meet several blog readers and fans of the farm – very fun!
The Fiber Arts division had a some amazing pieces this year, but there were two that really grabbed me…
I have always said that felting is like painting with wool, but this takes that to a whole new level – STUNNING!
I don’t even know where to start on this piece…absolutely amazing work.
The details are what really grabbed me. My son immediately asked if I could make him one – gotta love him!
I love all of the breeds at this event. This guy reminds me of the classic, wooly sheep. He is a Perendale and had a LOT of wool!
This big boy created a lot of double takes.
and the other breed I would love to have if we had more land. The beautiful Bluefaced Leicester.
Not a sheep, but a fiber producer with super cool horns!
The next post will be all about the Jacobs. This handsome boy is owned by bide a wee farm.