Michigan Fiber Festival

Last weekend was Michigan Fiber Festival and we had a blast!  First, it wasn’t as hot as in previous years, it didn’t rain (at least while we were there), and there were no tornadoes.

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If you haven’t had the chance to see our new booth set up, I have to say we are pretty proud of it, and it works much better than previous ones.  Each year, we try to make it easier and better and we nailed it this year.  And we think our merchandise mix is better than ever as well.

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This shows our new sample cards, which have more information on them than the old ones did.  As you can tell, I still have work to do one them, since those in the bottom right have nothing on them at all, and there are several not complete.  I intend to add felted samples as well, so I have my work cut out for me between now and the Fiber Expo the last weekend in October.

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For most of Saturday, we were pretty swamped, which is a good thing.  Sandy and I really enjoyed talking to, laughing with and meeting everyone who stopped by.  Thank you everyone for coming to see us!!  I got lots of hugs, which I love.

Lincolnfolk sweater

This sweater was made from Lincolnfolk fiber, which we sell.  Isn’t it stunning?!?  No wonder the creator is so proud of it.  It definitely will keep her warm this winter – and stylish, too.

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Sandy and I did get to do some shopping on Sunday.  Loop was at Michigan Fiber Festival for the first time ever, and they were just two booths down from us.  We both bought our first bull’s-eye bumps.  Sandy’s was called Shenanigans, which is pretty fitting, if you ask me.  You’ll have to wait until my podcast to see what all I brought home.

We did get some more fleeces, though.  We bought 5 Polypay fleeces from own normal source (basically what they brought for us), and a very special fleece from Richert Ranch.

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This is a true black (so hard to photograph, but take my word for it) from a Lincolnfolk ewe lamb named Agnes.  It is absolutely gorgeous!!  It’s going to the front of the pack for washing and processing.  Seriously, this fleece is silky and glossy and everyone who saw it had the same reaction, “Oh my!”  Oh my is right!  We have dibs on her fleece as long as she stays black.  In fact, I put in dibs on all their black fleeces.  Lordy, I love Lincolnfolk fleeces.

The Dyed in the Wool site is back on line, now.  I do have several new fibers to upload, but those will have to wait until I have taken photos of them.  I am hoping to have them in the shop by the end of the week.

Now to get ready for the Fiber Expo!

One Response

  1. DelightedHands Says:

    Great job on the booth arrangement-nice and roomy with lots of product!
    The fiber bump looks yummy! Glad to see the dark Lincolnfolk; it will get snatched right up!

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