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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ewe-per Fiber Fair- Finale

By all accounts the first annual Ewe-per Fiber Fair was a success!

People could get there because Judith and her husband Jim made signs.

The Chamber of Commerce was happy to advertise for us.

And I fixed the sign at the school.  Twice, because someone at the school took it down (two days before the event!)

Here are some of the vendors and their wares:

Woolderness from Hessel, MI

Winter Sky Wool Co., from Naguanee, MI
(I love the display!)

Hand turned wooden Yarn Bowls by Jim Engle of Lakefield Township

Triple R Ranch- Chatham, MI

Spinners End Farm, Curtis MI

Handwoven split reed baskets by Susan and handwoven shawls by Jane

Handwoven Rag Rugs by Carol- Engadine, MI

Lavender Cottage Quilt shop- Curtis, MI

Here are some photos from the Demonstrations:

Kool-Aid Dyeing

Wet felting around a plastic egg

Locker hooking a rug



Weaving on a table loom

Weaving on a triangle loom

Drop spindling
  I did a demonstration of spinning from a rabbit but no one took photos!   Too bad because Bigwig behaved so nicely on my lap and he is such a handsome fellow.

We probably had 100-125 people drop by and most people were very interested in the demonstrations and learning events, especially the children.  Not bad for a first year fair with little advertising exposure and we hope to reach a broader audience next year...we'll start planning MUCH earlier for next year.

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