Monday, August 20, 2012

fiber festival

I wait all year for the day that I can go to the Michigan Fiber Festival.  It's so fun -- there are tons of vendors both local and non-local, lots of amazing fiber animals, and tons of like-minded craft folk. Whether you're a spinner, weaver, knitter, crocheter, or just a fiber arts enthusiast, there is definitely something for you at MFF!

Since my craft closet is still overflowing with last years' fiber festival purchases, I went a little lighter this year, since I've begun to realize that there is just no way that I can spin and knit through all of the fiber I get in one years' time. It's sort of like going to a restaurant when you're hungry -- your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

With that in mind, I snagged some awesome wool! Last year I was really into very soft fiber like alpaca, merino, cormo, etc.  This year, however, I thought I'd try some coarser wools.

From L to R:  Jacobs sheep, Coopworth, Mohair skein, Cormo (from my friend Anne's sheep), CVM/Alpaca, unmarked wool, unmarked wool, raw Romney fleece

Between all of this fleece, plus last years' fleece, plus the wool that our angora bunnies give, I will be very busy! 

Happy spinning and knitting, craftfolk! 


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