Support your local artists! Shop local! Sunday November 27th

You are invited to the Windrush Farm Holiday Art Sale!!

Sunday November 27th , from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where? At Windrush Farm 2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Once again, Mimi is hosting this wonderful event with local artists and crafters and she will have her outdoor oven baking delicious hand made pizzas, so make sure to come hungry! Mimi has invited me again to join the crowd and I will be bringing for sale my hand dyed wool and silk. Rain or Shine!!

Art Fair

 

Patricia

First Annual Fiber Flea Market & Spin In!

Sunday, October 9th, 10am-4pm

Join us this Sunday for a day of fiber and fun!

At Windrush Farm in Chileno Valley
2263 Chileno Valley Road
Petaluma, CA 94952

Shop from local vendors who will be selling carders, spinning wheels, roving, yarn, knit wear, and more. Bring your spinning wheel or knitting project, and join the spin in. There will be goodie bags for participating spinners. Don’t worry if you can’t bring your wheel, there will be extra spinning wheels and carders to use for the spin in.

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Bring a yummy dish to share at the lunch pot luck. The apple tree is full and needs to be picked, so bring a bag and take home some fresh apples.
It will be a fun day to do some shopping, spinning, knitting, and hang out with other fiber enthusiasts.

Looking forward to seeing you on the farm.

Check out Windrushfarm.wordpress.com for details.

Patricia

 

After all it was really lamb’s day at Windrush Farm!

This lamb was born the very same day of the fair!

Lamb day

As always, I had a great time at Mimi’s farm. It got a bit windy, and for a moment, I thought it would rain, so I started frantically looking for a safe place to hide my woollies, but luckily, it wasn’t more than a few big droplets of water.

Beesybee's sock yarn

Great pizzas from Mike the Baker…

Pizza guy

Lots of yummy yarn from Mimi’s stash.

Yarn

Needle felted mushrooms

Dolls

Dolls

Having a good old time

Of course, I came back home with a nice Corridale fleece for my felting projects. My plan is to make a furry scarf sometime this weekend. I hope I don’t forget to post pictures here…

xo

Patricia

Great weather at the Craft Fair

The weather was in fact wonderful! Whew! I was nervous about having a rainy and cold day, but the day was sunny with a nice warmth during the day and afternoon. We received visitors of all ages and from all over the Bay Area. One of the most fun aspects of doing these fairs is meeting people that support handmade, but not necessarily know much about fiber, so they come up with the most interesting questions.

I really love these ceramic coffee mugs made by Dana Hooper.

Ceramic bowls by Marlie DeSwart

I have one more show to go. The next show will be held in San Francisco at the Bazaar Bizarre at the Concourse Exhibition Center. More info to come…

And the quote of the day:

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!

Spinning at the Farm

  What a pleasure it was to meet my friends to do nothing but spin and talk about fibers for the whole day. We met at Windrush Farm on Wednesday morning and set our spinning wheels near the swimming pool. It was a great way to enjoy one of the lasts day of summer. The day was warm and beautiful, so we made sure that we had plenty of drinks near by.

This looked very promising…

Mimi has yarn hanging just about anywhere you look… Not that is unfamiliar to me.

Yes… Spinners also have to eat like the rest of the world…

My friend Mimi…

Oh, yes… we got to spin some yarn…

And feed the animals…

This fellow seemed a bit mischievous to me.

Getting ready for dinner.

I was able to spin a couple skeins of Suri Alpaca.

And got to see how Mimi and Charmaine prepare an Indigo vat.

Looking forward to our next meeting…

Pretty day, pretty fibers

At Winrush Farm on Chileno Valley. I met so many nice people…because fiber people are nice, I mean really nice…Thanks everyone who came to celebrate with us at the Second Annual Fiber Fest. We missed some folks, like Mike the Baker, but we managed to have some munchies for the hungry and drinks for the thirsty. Although…Mike’s pizzas are irreplaceable.  But let’s start from the beginning. I got to Mimi’s farm early in the morning, to unload my car and set up my booth. I immediately felt the warm greeting of a couple of alpacas with a curious gaze. As soon as I got my camera ready to take some shots they gave me the cold shoulder and walked away. I still managed to get a couple of pictures of them though.

 

Is there a glimpse of a smile? Or it is just my imagination?

 

 

Marlie and Charmaine had their beautiful fibers for sale

 

Some dyed with indigo

 

Just eye candy…even for the non fiber enthusiast.

 

 

Awww! And Mim’s yarn. Made out of her own flock of sheep.

Dyed with plants like marigolds, walnuts, madder, onion skins…

 

 

And of course I had my fibers for sale…

 

I got to meet a fiber fairy that gave me a couple of beautiful batts that are in my spinning wheel right now. Sorry, pictures later…I just couldn’t resist the temptation of spinning them before taking pictures. However,  I did take pictures of her basket of fibers and spindles!

 

 

Thanks to Mimi and her generosity for letting use her farm as a fiber playground.

 

“You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It’s your life.”

~Ethan Embry