Best of the Southwest Fiber Festival
Well, as always I didn't take hardly any, or very good, pictures of the fiber festival. But, this is what I have!
Pam Dyer's booth; she's the founder of our local spinning guild and raises Churro sheep and herbs about 9 miles up the road from me. She specializes in Australian locker hooking, something I'd also like to try one day! And spinning...of course...
(That's my wheel in the foreground next to my new red knitting bag...and her Lendrum on the right.)
We kinda sat together for a while spinning, and there were four Navajo women who hung out with us. This woman was weaving a ceremonial sash on a homemade loom (very cool), one woman was carding Churro into rolags, and another was spinning on a Navajo spindle (you can see them in the pic below).
Part of our group...I'm in the back there, knitting some socks.
Overall, it was small, but nice. I watched the fleece judging and learned quite a bit (especially about Churro fleece, and wool/fleeces for weaving, bought a bunch of new wool types from a woman out of Moab who had interesting breeds at good prices, and enjoyed hanging out with the other spinners from the guild.
I'll go back!