One of favorite parts of the day is show and tell.
it is a chance for anyone to flaunt their talents.
Since the theme was "Go Green in 17", we had several
who took advantage of the color to give us a true showing.
Here we see a handspun vest and hat
How about a project that took a couple of years?
Hurray! All done and lovely to look at and wear
How about this handspun natural colored fleece--
Rosemary is always energetic and shows off her finished
This is not handspun, but one of her favorite patterns to knit
Leslie model her wonderful soft handspun wool
afghan! Can you believe? Ready to wear over body or
Ruth loves to do colorwork--she knit the sweater she was wearing
plus the two hats that are really warm
Kim is very knowledgeable about antique spinning distaffs.
She has made her distaffs from 3D printer--definitely true to
ancient designs. Kim is known around the world for her
distaffs--she recently was asked to give lecture at Italian conference.
Here is the shawl she knit from her handspun alpaca/silk fiber
that was spun from her distaff
Here we have her first handspun silk, which
she wove into this beaded bag
Handspun wool woven on her loom gave her
this wonderful shawl
Sparkly scarf! Oh, yeah! This is so wonderful
up close and personal.
Now, let's shop! The fiber that abounds
among all the vendors.
Fun fibers to spiin
Colorful plied rovings
Even eco dyed wearables
we can see all the fruits of the fibers that
are created by participants
Natural colors are your favor--there are plenty
Of course, green green!
Here is the back of Ruth's colorwork
Woodworker has given us wonderful natural wood
Who wouldn't want to spin with these hand carved spindles?
Oh, my--how can one choose?
Here is one booth that features patterns to use for your handspun
natural wools = lovely knitted scarves
Estonian shawls from handspun--
What a Day! And we have just begun!