Sunday, March 30, 2014

Growing Wool in Central Oregon: Fiber Market Day 2014

My own booth! New Berit's Double Hearts finished in time... more about this later
 Fiber Market Day for High Desert Wool Growers of Central Oregon
was a huge success. Vendors were kept very busy with patrons buying
fiber in all its forms, roving, bats, spun yarn, woven pieces and some felted.
Some hand dyed and some natural.  Fiber from alpacas, lamas, sheep
and mohair or pygora goats were available. I had my own booth for
Norsk Needlework    

Michele's booth    Frolic Fibers with Ginger spinning
Michele's Kromski Symphony wheel
This really nice wheel is still for sale. Contact me for info!

Mohair/ merino bats and handspun, hand dyed yarn

Hand carded bats of Mohair from Michele's goats
I carded the navy/green one lower right.... fun to do
Ginger's wonderful woven rugs   all fiber hand-spun!
Toots LeBlanc... all natural fibers and colors

Michele Le Blanc had a wonderful booth. Her yarn is fabulous, angora, pygora, and
different blended wools. No dye! Super fine quality. Her site: Toots LeBlanc
You can buy yarn on her site. I love the angora blends!
Barb Peters: Baabaara's Handspun and Rugs
 Her site for Baabaara's Handspun
Yummy rugs woven by Barb from Pendleton wool

great hand spun colors and fiber

Kalamath River Alpacas/  cool hats!

market booths

My friends Mollie (my new model!) and Helen in the NWRSA booth
 This was the booth of my spinning guild in Redmond. Nicest women ever!!! Talented too.
Shaggy Bear Farm's wonderful yarn

Lovely Fiber Market Day. Cute Alpaca outside too with friends. 
Weather wasn't too bad.
I loved participating in this market and will do so again! 
It is fun to meet my customers face to face.
I will do a blog about my new patterns soon!