Lambtown USA

Mark your calendars!

I will be vending this year at the Dixon Fiber Festival. Boot # 65. Come and say hi and meet my products in person. This is a great opportunity to visit a great variety of vendors that offer from raw fleeces to already processed fiber, ready to be spun. There will be demonstrations, classes “sheep to shawl” competitions and more.

The Dixon Lambtown is an annual festival celebrating the rich agriculture and lamb industry of the local region.  The festival will be held at The Dixon May Fair Grounds, 655 South 1st St., Dixon. Click here for a map.  Just an hour away from San Francisco.

We are also trying to beat the Guinnese Book of World Records record for the most knitters knitting in one place at one time. So, if you are planning to attend, please bring your knitting needles and help to break the record, we need 1200 knitters to knit at the same time for 15 minutes.

I hope to see you!

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Yarnival in pictures… and a few words.

I’m ready to start my week after being away for a few days. Yarnival was a lot of fun! The location itself was beautiful. My booth was nestled amongst pear tress and big redwoods. The weather was hot enough for me and everyone around was excited and happy to be at the event. I met several people there, some were spinners, knitters, farmers, vendors, and those that are genuinely appreciative of the work we do, but for the most important part, we all were there to have a good time.

And I’m not kidding when I say having a good time!

The carding station

These masks were incredible!

This is Lexi’s Studio which was dedicated to showcase the work of several fiber artists that were featured at the fair. Some of them came from Japan specially to attend the event.

This is the famous giant skein. This is one 10.5 mile long strand of yarn comprised of individual sections spun by different spinners from around the globe. My yarn is somewhere in there!

Lexi giving her lecture about art yarn.

My wheel

Hopefully I’ll be able to attend again, next year.

The gathering of fiber lovers…

The Fiber Fair at Windrush Farm was a success! I’m not talking about the amount of sales here, I’m referring to the fact that this event attracted spinners, knitters and many, many fiber enthusiasts that came from far away to visit us. It was nice meeting people that told me that have been reading the blog (thank you) and watch spinners arrive with their wheels, spindles, carders (we had a man arriving with a carder and a whole fleece), knitting needles at full speed and a Celtic Harp! The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative with us. Every year it just gets better and better!

A knitting prank

I had to share this video about a prank that Tom Hanks played on Julia Roberts. She has mentioned how much she likes to knit, and Tom took the opportunity to put the entire crew to knit before Julia walks into the set. It is so funny to watch that some of them don’t know what to do with the needles. : ) But they had a good laugh.