BeesyBee Fibers Wherabouts

Fall is here again and Mimi Luebberman is hosting once again her Fiber Fest! Please mark your calendar. I think this makes it the Forth Annual Fiber Fest! I will be doing a small felting demo at 1:30 pm. Bring your spinning wheel or something to knit if you wish. Is always nice to have a spinning circle there.

Forth Annual

I spent last weekend vending at the Dixon Fiber Festival.

It was hot, hot, hot. I guess I’m getting used to the cool weather of the coast. I was glad that the AC was on all the time, so it wasn’t bad at all. Well, except when it was time to go home. We drove with the sun blasting in front of us most of the way back and my old beat up truck doesn’t provide anything else other that move my precious body from one place to another without any of the amenities that newer cars can provide. Little price to pay for having so much fun. What do you think about this guy?

Rainbow Mohair

I got to see my first Teeswater ram. I was surprised at how big they are. It’s such a beautiful sheep. It was nice to meet Natalie Redding of Namaste Farm and of course I had to get some of her colorful wool that she had for sale. It will be eventually mixed with some angora that I purchased from the booth across from her.

Teeswater Sheep

Now I have to get ready for Mimi’s Fair and I hope that the sunshine stays put this week. See you later!!

Patricia

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Spinners Day on the Farm

Spinners Day on the Farm

Mark your Calendars! I will be there selling my wares!

17th ANNUAL!!

This event is  SPONSORED BY: SONOMA COUNTY FIBERTRAILS

When:  SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

Hours:  10 AM  TO 4 PM  

Where:  HESSEL GRANGE

                5400 BLANK RD

                SEBASTOPOL CA

 

Dear hand spinners, knitters, fiber producers, and vendors,

 We invite you to participate in Spinners’ Day on the Farm.  This event is intended to promote, showcase, and sell fiber, fiber arts, and related crafts, produced by the members of Sonoma County Fibertrails and other vendors.

 Hessel Grange offers it’s shady picnic grounds in a rural setting, for our use.

 Come, relax, spin, visit, eat, and buy from a wonderful array of fiber, yarns, tools, supplies, artwork, and other supplies.

 A potluck lunch will be shared,  Please bring a dish, your own cutlery, plate, and beverages (no alcohol, please).

 Fibers ** roving ** yarn ** dyes ** sheepskins ** spinning & weaving equipment

 A great raffle with lots of items donated by your vendors will also be held.  If you want to further support us and please your friends, bring something to donate to the silent auction/raffle yourself.

 Demonstrations and other learning opportunities will occur during the day.

 Directions:  From Hwy 101 take the 116 exit (at Cotati) and go west towards Sebastopol.

For information contact JoAnn at (707)874-3374/ info@wyammyranch.com

I always come back from this fair with a nice fleece from one of the vendors and I get to see amazing spinning wheels!

Patricia

  

 

Art by the Water – Recapitulation

We did it again! Our Second “Art by the Water” event was a success once again. The food cooked by my friend Mirta was as always, delicious. She made mole negro with chocolate sauce. Yum! And my friends and I had a great time hanging out together and with our visitors. I got to “unveiled” my latest felt work, which is always fun explaining people about the process. Thanks everyone (patrons and artists) for making this event every year more and more fun and for all your help. And now, it’s picture time…

Pauline's Soap

Pauline's Soap

Hats

Felting by Patricia

Knits by Erica and Gina

Weavings

Quilt by Erica

Hat rack

Hats by Patricia

Face creams by Lee

Yarn by Charmaine

Knits by Barbara

Our favorite visitor

Fair

Patricia

Summer is just around the corner!

I can’t believe it! Where the time has gone? I just realized it after I got a friendly reminder from a client about our next SAL (Spin Along). So I started right away coming up with colors and working on my graphics. And here it is!

Summer of Love SAL

The SAL will be run at our Ravelry group. There is a designated thread, where we will post our pictures, chat a little bit, post questions, but more important, we will have fun and inspire each other. We will also combine it with the annual Tour de Fleece. This year, the Tour de Fleece starts Saturday June 29th and runs until Sunday July 21st, 2013. Yes, of course, we also have our own official group going (thanks Rachael) and so far we have a few participants already joining in our team! I still have a few spaces for our SAL listed in my Etsy shopif you are interested in join us.

Summer also comes along some with fun fiber related fairs. I will be going to Healdsburg for a small, but nicely put ANNUAL SPINNER’S DAY ON THE FARM event, organized by JoAnn Slissman and sponsored by SONOMA COUNTY FIBERTRAILS.

Spinner's day at Healdsburg

The setting is beautiful and last year the weather was perfect. The fair will be held on Saturday June 8th, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm. Spinners gather under the canopies of Redwood trees and of course, being in Sonoma County, among beautiful vineyards.

Spinner's day

Spinner's Day

Spinner's Day

The venue might be changed for future events, since the farm has been sold to a new owner, so if you have the time to visit, don’t miss this opportunity and bring your spindle or spinning wheel with you. The address is: WESTSIDE FARMS, 7097 WESTSIDE ROAD, HEALDSBURG, CA. You can google the address for directions. A pot-luck lunch will be shared.  If you feel like, please bring a dish, your own cutlery, plate, and beverages.

Spinner's Day

But it doesn’t end here when it comes to fairs. I will be also going to Yarnival from July 19th to the 21st, organized by Lexy Boeger and held at the Boeger Winery. I’m doble excited, because I also signed up for a workshop with Michelle Snowdon AKA The Wool Dancer. I will post more details about Yarnival as the time gets closer.

Patricia

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!

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.