Fiber Fair Season has begun!

I know this past weekend at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, Indiana, isn’t the first fiber fair of the season, but it is for me. 

Sandy and I drove down to The Fiber Event on Saturday, the second and final day of the fair.  Our main goal was to look at fleeces, buy fleeces and talk to breeders about looking at and buying fleeces.  We had a lot of fun and came home with a beautiful alpaca fleece (Sandy bought this for herself) and a stunningly beautiful Coopworth fleece for the Fiber Binder Club.  My, oh, my…  I cannot wait to get this fleece washed up and ready to send out to the members of the club. 

I apologize for not having any pictures of the fair.  I took my camera, but absolutely forgot to take it out.  I can be such a dunce at times.

Let’s just suffice it to say that Sandy and I met some wonderful people, caught up with old friends, and touched our way through three hours of fibery goodness. 

Once we left there, we drove to Bloomington, Indiana, to visit Oliver Winery (where Sandy got a slight buzz from taste-testing wines) and Worm’s Way.  And from there, we drove on to Sheep Street in Morgantown, Indiana, to visit that wonderful shop.  All said and done, just under 250 miles were added to my PT Cruiser.  It rained off and on, the wind was being malicious, but it was so much fun.

And, in two weeks, depending on the weather, we’ll either be attending a shearing of Shetland and Fresian sheep in southern Indiana, or attending the shearing of suri alpaca in north central Indiana.  If it is nice, the sheep, and if it rains, the suri alpacas.  Either way, it promises to be a very fun day.

Sandy and I have been accused of starting the Fiber Binder Club just so we can travel around and buy up the nicest fleeces.  I’m not going to say yes, but I’m not going to deny that this has been a very good side effect of running this fiber club.  Fiber animal owners and breeders are fascinating people, love what they do and are more than ready to impart information on their animals.  The education Sandy and I have received has gone so much deeper than just the wool, fur and hair that will be sent out for the club members.  It’s a whole way of life that we are leaning about, and, you know, we are enjoying every minute of it.

4 Responses

  1. Roxie Says:

    What a grand weekend! And if you gotta travel 250 miles, at least the gas is a business expense!

  2. Cindy in FL Says:

    What a wonderful trip-love the fruits of your labors, I have to admit!

  3. Leigh Says:

    Even without teaching, it sounds like your still going to be busy, busy, busy!

  4. Judy Says:

    It sounds like you had a grand time looking at fleeces and visiting interesting shops. The area where you are has such neat fiber festivals. I miss that!

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