Monday, May 24, 2010

Acadia Fiber Faire 2010!

Knitting Out Loud was at the first ever Acadia Fiber Faire festival last Saturday in the lovely town of Southwest Harbor, Maine. The vendors were in the gymnasium of the Pemetic Elementary school, and in the lobby I discovered this wonderful exhibit of student weaving and felting.

This last one was a group effort.
Hanging in the gym where we vendors were, was this huge quilt of the flag. I've never seen a flag I liked as well as this one. Evidently the whole town participated in it's making.
I'm looking forward to being at this event in 2011!

Our next fiber events will be Granite State Knit-in (Loon Mountain, Lincoln, New Hampshire, 603.898.6931) on Saturday June 5th and Maine Fiber Frolic, on Saturday and Sunday June 5th and 6th. How can we be in two places at the same time? My husband, Scott Moore, has kindly offered to man the booth at Loon Mountain. He will be with his friend of over forty years, Jeff Jelenfy, whose wife Karen is my vendor buddy. Jeff will have some of Karen's fiber books from her charming book store Village Books.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Village Books said...

Love these pictures! And I thought this fair was charming & well-run. Looking forward to next year! And to Fiber Frolic!

Diana Troldahl said...

Ooohhh thanks for all the shots of student weaving! I remember I was abut that age when I caught the fiber bug for good.
Looking at all those wonderful pieces has me itching to take some time off from pattern design and weave again.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Yes, I thought the student work charming. And so many done by boys. My daughter went to a Waldorf school in which boys and girls are taught to knit.

Diane Duda said...

Great work by the kids!
LOVE the flag quilt!!!

raining sheep said...

I used to LOVE weaving as a kid. There was just something so satisfying about putting a bunch of colors together. I love the fiber granny people!

Knitting Out Loud said...

I loved the felted fiber people too. And was so happy that this little elementary school was so crafty.

The flag quilt, well it was homey, and made by the community, filled with items from the town. Kate Braestrup, a Mainer and knitter who wrote the wonderful book Here If You Need Me, said in a blog post that in small communities we are held together by "the memory of who we are to one another."