Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Fiber Maine-ia 2010!
Fiber Maine-ia is an annual fiber Festival and Conference held at the University of Maine in the fall with demonstrations, workshops and presentations on Maine's textile history, spinning, farming (and more) and of course us vendors.
The photos above and below are new hand-dyed yarns from Purple Fleece. I bought a skein of that yummy orange yarn.
I love the Purple Fleece colors! And have fun with owner Debbie Bergman at fiber festivals. Debbie is my neighbor, friend, LYS owner and knitter, dyer, spinner and weaver extraordinaire.
Below is Heather from Highland Handmades. Heather is wicked funny. I laugh way too much when I am next to Heather.
Look at her gorgeous hand-dyed fiber!
I bought a skein of orange yarn from Heather, too, which was irresistibly called "Catcher in the Rye".
Here's Knitting Out Loud.
My dear friend Karen was a vendor too, and she has wonderful knitting and fiber books at Village Books. She sells fiber now!
Karen also makes me laugh too much. So naturally I take her everywhere, and next we will be at the Fiber Festival of New England, Springfield, Massachusetts.
The lovely yarn below is from Wandering Moose Fiber Farm in Argyle Township, Maine. A "township" in Maine is an area way up north with too few people to be a town. Sounds heavenly.
And below is gorgeous yarn from End of the World Farm. In Fayette, Maine.
Pictured below is gorgeous undyed yarn from Betty Hauger's Romney and Navajo Churro sheep. She is in Winterport, Maine.
I think of this as "my" shawl. I loved it so much I bought some of Betty's yarn and started my own shawl. This shawl is cast on at the top and knit downwards.
Rug hooking with Hope Wood Crafts. See, we are not just about knitting at these events.
There were beautiful soaps.
And lovely woven things.
Above and below are from Rose Whitehead Fiber Fabrications. Her website has some wonderful sheep shearing photos.
The gorgeous yarns above and below are from Good Karma Farm. Wonderful family owned business, great website.
German Angora rabbits from Barber's Bunnies.
Here's a stunning angora cape.
And angora yarns.
And felted bunnies!
Another wonderful fiber event!
Next week I will be speaking at the Seacoast Knitter's Guild in Rye, New Hampshire on Tuesday, October 26th, and in Attleboro Massachusetts Council on Aging on Wednesday the 27th.