Saturday, July 19, 2008

holy fiber art!

I went up to the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair today with Ben. This is pretty much the first time I've been able to meet real live spinners and let me tell you, it was awesome. Not only to be surrounded by everything I loved, but finally see my hobby outside of my living room and the internet. It made it that much more REAL! I did pretty well, all things considered, and only managed to buy some stuff that is really new to me:

loot from the fiber fair!

From top left: Sari silk, organic cotton roving, cotton and ecospun roving, loosely carded ecospun (all from Little Barn); merino-sea cell roving from Creatively Dyed, a handful of freshly sheared alpaca, and silk hankies from Lone Tree Wools.

We almost came into owning a "fiber rabbit" too:
ben w/ fiber rabbit
I honestly don't know if I've ever seen Ben happier than when he was holding that bunny!! Only $30 too; I thought they were so much more (I know the pedigree ones are.) Maybe when I get that farm house...

I also got to meet some fellow Etsyians- KittyGrrlz, My Favorite Thing, and Spinundrum. We may even meet up and have a spinny session or two in the future! Yay!

All in all, a really great event. If I'm anywhere near Illinois next year, I will definitely consider participating as a vendor.

Off to watch the old school "Batman" and to spin up some of this loot!


laila said...

omg i was home in chicago this weekend and i missed it! i wasnt even aware it existed. your loot looks super fab, though and i cant wait to see what you whip up. :)

Tara said...

Oh, I'm pretty jealous! I would have LOVED to have been there!

liz aka hobbledehoy said...

aw, the bunny looks so cute! They're really not that pricey, especially if you're not planning on registering/breeding them.

looks like a great time!