Thursday, October 2, 2014

My Midwestern Adventure- Part 2 (South Dakota)

The North Country Fiber Fair...


                                         ...featured yarn in beautiful colourways...



                                            ...and dyed fiber in nearly every hue!



                                                                 Wool fabric...   




                                           ...and patterns for making hooked rugs.




                                                         Unique felted items...



                                          ...and rovings made from exotic fibers!



                                                  Tracy Miller, dog trainer...



                                                       ...gave an interesting...



                                               ...and fast-paced presentation...



                                    ...of her personalized herd dog training methods.



                                   There was also plenty of well-lit space available...



                              ...for quiet spinning,  knitting or catching up with friends.



                              Some of the fiber was just too irresistible to leave at the Fair...



                              ...(and, after all, I did have new pottery that needed cushioning!) ;)



                                                Items that were new to me?

                              Blended karakul/medium wool roving, grown in Minnesota..


                       ...and a super soft and intensely-colored wool, silk noil and nylon blend.



                                               Next time: indigo dyeing!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Absolutely irresistible, indeed!

Sandra Knapp said...

It looks like you had a most wonderful time, but then how could you not. From the photos, you were in a gorgeous location, and I love the pottery and the wood carving both. Really lovely and so well done. And all that fiber!!! Talk about a rush! LOL

FeltersJourney said...

ooo interesting fibres you have there! I like the look of the multicoloured braided ones ('specially the one on the right :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

I'm looking forward to trying out some of my new supplies!! :)