Monday, October 1, 2012

Very Vermont

I'm picking up the pieces after a delightful weekend at Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival.  Mondays can be cruel.  

I give you a Vermont weekend in pictures.

All things maple.

Boots.  A must-have for Vermont mud.

Hunter's Wool Vest from Mountain Fiber Folk.  A felted face full of expression.

Spinning wheel from Green Mountain Spinning Wheels.  Follow the link to read more about their wheels.

Bobbin lace, anyone?

Evelyn Grant of Fine Threads was on hand with a beautiful display and demonstration of bobbin lace.

She also has a fantastic story to tell.

She designed and made the lace for this wedding dress.  This picture doesn't do the dress justice.  It took her 500 hours to make the lace for this dress.  The lace includes references to the theater, the date of the wedding, initials of the bride and groom and much more.  A masterpiece.  Kudos to Evelyn for keeping alive the art of making lace by hand.

And of course it wouldn't be a fall weekend in Vermont without some color.

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