Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Upcoming Events

I'm going to be offering handspun and handdyed yarn and fiber for sale at two fairs this spring/summer: Sewanee's Mayfair on May 12, 2007 and the Black Sheep Gathering, June 22-24 2007.

Mayfair is our local spring craft fair. It's a small event with many different kinds of crafts (pottery, painting, wrought iron, quilts, etc), so it isn't a fiber fair as such. But if you are located near Nashville or Atlanta and you can't make it to Maryland Sheep and Wool this weekend, consider dropping by. The booth will be loaded with gorgeous handspun, plus sock yarns galore. Many of the handspun yarns are superwash, great for socks. Yarns above are in groups clockwise from top: merino tencel sock yarn, merino/bamboo sock yarn, kid mohair boucle and assorted variegated handspun yarns. There will be fiber also, including blue faced leicester wool, merino/bamboo top, merino/tencel top, all great for felting as well as spinning. We'll even have some gorgeous handspindles by Georgia Spindlemaker Janet Yost. If you've ever been to SAFF, you will know Janet's work.

Mayfair is located in Managault Park on the campus of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. If you click on the above link, Managault Park lies between the star and the blue shaded area on the map. Fair hours are 9:00 to 5:00, rain or shine. This is an outdoor fair.

The Black Sheep Gathering needs no introduction. One of the largest fiber fairs on the west coast, Black Sheep draws vendors and fiber enthusiasts from many western states. Visit Sandy Sitzman's Woolgatherings booth to see gorgeous fiber and yarn by Sandy, Lori Lawson of Capistrano Fiber Arts and work of yours truly. We'll have Janet Yost's spindles there too.

Look and drool.