Workshop and Fairs

I feel such a dummy! I had my felting workshop at WindRush Farm yesterday and everything went uneventful. Mimi was very generous to let me teach my first workshop at her beautiful farm. I had a great time teaching nuno felting and everyone had a great time. But… the whole time I was shooting pictures was useless because I forgot to put the memory card into my camera! sad emoticon

I did take one picture with the Ipad, but I’m still so bummed. Oh, well, lesson learn to ALWAYS check the camera before leaving home.

Felting Workshop

I’ve been also busy attending fairs (and dyeing in between) which is also a lot of fun. The First Fiber and Wool Festival held at Valley Ford was a total success and Mimi’s Fair at Windrush Farm is always exciting.

Fibershed Booth

My Booth

Valley Ford Festival

Woven Blankets

 

And the Spinners Day at the Farm in Sebastopol was a mellow and nice event. My friend Gina and I decided to set up the booth under a tree and enjoy the day hanging out with the spinners and the other vendors.

Spinners having a good time

Colorful Wool

Spinners by the Farm

Colorful Socks

Handspun yarn

Today I will be decompressing a little and indulge with some Chocolate.

See you soon!

 

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

  

 

Play day

A few days ago, I decided to visit Judy in Sebastopol, who raise angora goats. I wanted to buy about 5 pounds of washed mohair that I needed for a project I have in mind. I called my friend Charmaine, to see if she needs some and Charmaine called Marlie of Black Mountain Weavers in Point Reyes, Marlie called Mimi Luebbermann of Chileno Valley. Any way, the four of us decided to go on Thursday mornig. Mimi has a beautiful farm in Chileno Valley and is such a joy to visit her and be around her goats, chickens and wool.

goat

Beautiful wisteria in bloom

Wisteria in bloom

I always drool at her wool beautifully displayed in her barn.

wool

So then we headed towards Sebastopol to see Judy. To get “some” wool. When we got there, Judy took us to her barn where she stores bags full of fleece. We literally had to dive into those bags, and we did find  lots of wonderful  fleeces. Well, to make the story short, we ended up with 45 pounds of raw fleece! YIKES! It was hard to make up our minds,  about what to take back with us.Raw fleece

So, we took it all!

This is Marlie that cannot hide her joy after shopping.

Marlie

And a little happy goat

Mohar goat

Did I get my mohair? No, but I think I will go again for some!  He, he, he. These kind of trips can be dangerous sometimes.