And just like that, it’s over! Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the Autumn Fiber Festival on Saturday. It was a rainy day, but the building was full of shoppers. Hooray! And a special thanks to all of you who helped me with my “studio clean-up project” by purchasing any items from the destash table. Having a larger space than usual — 10×12 rather than 10×10 — allows for that extra table, so I think it will become a regular feature. Everyone needs to go through their stash now and then to give it a good scrubbing!
Getting to the event on Saturday was a little nutty. Unfortunately I left my house 15 minutes later than I planned and then found out the event was 15 minutes farther away than I thought. That meant we arrived half an hour later than I expected. I only had one hour to unload and set up. It was crazy, but a few other people helped my dad bring in boxes while I started laying things out. In the end we got it done. I used a different configuration than I have in the past. It might not have had the best flow, but it worked well enough.
It was great visiting with so many friends this weekend and talking to several returning customers. Some even brought projects to share! It is so exciting to see what people do with the fibers I dye. I get them started, but you make them into something special. Do you spin them? Felt them? Knit them? Crochet them? Keep bringing your projects to shows – I couldn’t be happier to see them.
I am so pleased to share a series of photos from a friend and customer of mine, Amber. She purchased my stock of chunky grey alpaca on Thursday and has already created a stunning crocheted cowl. It has suddenly gotten chilly here in Ohio, so she was pleased to wear it this morning.
Amber is a keeper of bees and maker of body products. You can find her luscious goods online at the Square Market and in her Etsy shop. Buy them live at the B&O Night Market every Thursday through September. Find out more about her by reading her blog or browsing her Instagram photos.
Other people are making things with my fibers too!
Check out Jamie’s Chunky Yet Funky Mittens & Hat. She bought several Fantasy Batts at Indie Knit & Spin, created a fun yarn and then knitted this wonderful set. The hat is a great example of what to do when you may not have quite enough yarn for an entire project. She used the remaining handspun yarn for the brim, but found another complimentary yarn for the body. Great job and thank you for sharing! Read all about her project on her blog.
P.S. This is the FIRST project I have seen made with the Fantasy Batts!
One of my customers from the Pgh Knit & Crochet Festival has already created something with the yarn that she bought. Emily purchased a skein of 2-ply Falkland called Cascading and knitted Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur. Check out her project details and additional photos on Ravelry.
I didn’t get any photos of this yarn before taking it to the show, but it looks great knitted up. I can’t tell you how exciting it is for me to see my yarns in use. Thanks for sharing, Emily!
Also, my yarn brand is now connected to my Ravelry profile. Next time you use one of my yarns or fibers in a project, you will find it in the database. Check it out here! I had a bit of trouble setting it up – wasn’t sure how to categorize things. Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement.