It was fairly hot for most of the day, but that didn't seem to deter anyone.
|There was a pretty good crowd on Saturday!|
|I'm in heaven!|
I think I did a pretty good job. My first purchase was 8 oz. of undyed Organic Polwarth from Gale's Art (click here to view her Etsy shop) which I might try dyeing as roving before I spin it up:
After surveying both vendor buildings, I decided to head back to the Hearthside Fibers booth (click here to view their Etsy shop), which had some lovely breed-specific yarns and fibers - but what really caught my eye was the show special for 10% off 3 or more braids of dyed roving! I purchased three Falkland braids, the first two which I'll be plying together.
|Left: Salsa |
|Outside braid: Hearthside Falkland roving in Ghost Story; |
inside braid: Pumpkinhouse Falkland roving in Cloudy Night.
Of course, we were mainly there for the sheep. Oh, the sheep! We visited the pens of the sheep who were being shown...
The Hall of Breeds.....
The newborn lambs...
And, finally, we watched the sheep shearing demonstration, which I'd missed the previous year. I'm so glad I made a point to check it out, because it was really fantastic and informative!
You can view more of Tyler's photo from the sheep shearing demonstration here.
We also had to make a stop to pick up some tasty New Glarus beer - no trip to Wisconsin would be complete without a beer run!
Spinzilla Updatejoin Team Louet. Don't have a Louet spindle or wheel? Don't have any Louet fibers in your stash? Not a problem - use what you have and you might even win some fiber along the way!
We'll be randomly selecting one lucky team member to win a half pound of carded alpaca later this month.
Again, registration is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Needle Arts Mentoring Program to foster the spinners of tomorrow!