Friday, August 11, 2006

Fair Enough

The past several days have been spent at the County Fair, helping with setup and display, then demonstrating. There were lots of weaving and knitting entries, handspun skeins, and fleeces. We had two judges: Nancy Grundy from Carson Valley, and Stephenie Gaustad, from Jackson. Both were delightful, and I hope, enjoyed the day as much as we did.

There was weaving:

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Dee's woven and embellished vest

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Dianna's shawl

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A collaborative handspun tweed fabric from Beryl, Igor and Sue

There was knitting:

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Sue's vest

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Dee's felted bag

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Lisa's hat

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A collaborative handspun, indigo dyed, cotton knitted face cloth from Sue and Beryl (yikes)

And there was demonstrating:

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oops. Maybe there was chatting and waving of hands.

I borrowed these photos from our guild site, there are many more photos here. The Fair goes on, for three more days. Come out if you can!


Blogger Cathy said...

Lovely. I am always impressed and inspired by other people's accomplishments. You look cool and happy.

M and I went over to the Larimer Cty Fair last weekend - really to watch the 4-H alpaca/llama obstacle course. Too much fun. The Interweave crew did great job with their handspun.

Coming to CO this weekend?

8:27 AM  
Blogger sheepshepherdess said...

It was nice to see you at the N.C. fair. we are so lucky to have a dedicated group in our area that allows the public to become aware of what seems is becoming a lost art. especially weaving. There were some beautiful displays of work. got there in time to watch the wool breed sheep show which is also rare at the fairs unless one travels to a show that is specifically for the wool breed. now i am inspired!!!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Wonderful! I can't wait for our county fair next week.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Sorry I missed you at the fair! It is a great show of work, many guild members, and the best fun was watching young children learn a bit of spinning or weaving.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Beryl Moody said...

Thanks for helping with judging, set up and demonstrations and for putting our fiber work in the public's eye. I think (pretty much) that a good time was had by all!

7:41 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

*Of course* there is waving of the hands. There can be no talking without hands.

I really wish that I could come to the fair.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Angi said...

Beautiful things! Is there a commercial pattern for the facecloth? I've never seen one that pretty before.

4:39 PM  

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