Saturday, May 27, 2006

Great Lakes Fiber Show




Report and Photos from today's Great Lakes Fiber Show at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in
Wooster, Ohio
I tried SPINDLE SPINNING and received a complimentary free spindle and fiber.
Of course each time I tried to spin it, the fibers ripped apart and the spindle went flying to the floor!! Now I know why it's called a "DROP SPINDLE" !!

I also got to hand-dye a skein of wool to take home.....

I tried out a Louet Spinning wheel......


There was a SKEIN COMPETITION......


adorable ALPACAS for show and sale.....


MY YARN PURCHACES......

One skein Hand-Dyed 100% sheep wool (for my One Skein Secret Pal)

from

AMAZING GRACE FARM in Perrysville, Ohio

AND


One skein 425 yards of

J J's Montage 8 ply color Karamea

for my next LUCY BAG

purchased from local yarn shop


YARN KNITS BY SUE

Check out these beautiful hand dyed skeins from one of my favorite vendors:

Maple Creek Farm in Telford, PA

I would love to take a Needle Felting Hat class from:



MORNING STAR FIBER

The foam forms and beautiful roving fibers look like so much fun!

Check out the website and amazing designs of these hand knits by:

JAN, THE VILLAGE WEAVER

OTHER NOTEWORTHY VENDORS WITH WEBSITES TO EXPLORE......


DZINED

"distinctive hand-dyed knitting and weaving yarns in wool/hemp blends"


MIDWEST FIBER COMPANY :

"fiber artists, 2 free scarf patterns and more"

MOONLIGHT MEADOW FARM :

"Alpaca from a local producer in Chardon, Ohio"

SANDY'S PALATTE :

"hand dyed yarns and roving for knitters and spinners"

Fabulous knit felted hats....

tons of ROVING for spinners....

a weaving demo.....

PLUS more IDEAS to try:

FELT ON BUBBLE WRAP...

FELT ON SOAP....

and MUCH MUCH MORE !!!

4 comments:

Ashley said...

yup... great fiber... i bought more than I'll use before the next one comes around.

Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

Wow, Judy! Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing! We (to my knowledge), don't seem to get shows like that around here. I might have to phone around to find out if we do...

cathych said...

I love soft soft alpaca. Stop by for a visit sometime!

Anonymous said...

one day, i'd love to check out a fiber show, and maybe even get a pet alpaca! i found a knitting group recently and one of the members offered to teach me to spin. I'm very excited about that. Sounds like you had fun. Also, I'll be sending your June surprise box today--hitting the post office at lunch hour :) your secret pal