Monday, September 27, 2010

Fiber Twist

It was a busy weekend with Dirty Water DyeWorks vending at Fiber Twist, an event that promotes local fiber artists.  There was a little bit of everything - needle felting, rug hooking, plant dyed fiber, hand dyed yarn and wool fabric, ready made garments.  It was impressive and inspiring.

I realized all too late that I didn't take many pictures.  I do have this shot of the bag display in the Dirty Water DyeWorks booth.

These are project bags from Michele at Three Bags Full.  Michele uses fun, colorful fabrics and coordinates them with clever linings. Each bag has a beaded zipper pull.  The larger bags come with a small accessory bag.  Stop by Michele's Etsy shop to see more.

Gail Callahan, aka The Kangaroo Dyer, was there with her beautiful hand dyed yarn and copies of her book, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece.

Kristin Nicholas, the goddess of color knitting, had a booth with her books and more.  Kristin is now offering patterns available in .pdf format.  And she has some adorable sheep postcards.  Be sure to check her website.

Woollies of Shirkshire Farm was on hand.  Sorry, no website.  They offer Coopworth wool both natural and plant dyed.  If you ever get a chance, be sure to visit their booth.  They have some beautiful colors. I fell for the pumpkin - probably because of the season - but could easily have selected any of others.  The indigo is still on my mind.

On the needles . . . I'm picking up steam with les Abeilles.

I'm almost done with the hem and have made enough decreases that the rows seem to be zipping right along.  Yes, that's another one of Michele's bags serving as prop.

Well, it's Monday and time to get organized.  I'm on the road again this coming weekend.