Knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, dyers, and fiber-enthusiasts: it is the most wonderful time of the year.
Wearing and displaying our amazing fiber projects in the autumn air, we embrace the cold so we can showcase our fibers and talent in the public. The stash has thinned from the previous winter, spring, and summer projects, and it’s time to plump up our collections of wool and cashmere for the cozy days of crafting ahead.
Fiber folks … it is fiber festival season.
Grab your brioche cowl, Fair Isle sweater, cabled mitts, and bobbled cap, now is the time to …
Attending a fiber festival is so much more than buying yarn. It’s experiencing your crafting community in person. You can meet the dyer of your favorite colorway and ask her for her favorite pattern recommendation. You can pet the adorable cria (a baby alpaca, seriously, MY HEART, a BABY ALPACA) whose first fleece made your favorite pair of mittens. You can witness the spinner forge the most delicate lace weight single right in front of your eyes.
So, what do you bring? What do you wear? How much yarn is too much to buy? (The last one was a trick question; there is no such thing as “too much yarn.”)
What to Bring:
What to Wear:
And most importantly, enjoy it! Take your time to browse the yarns and fibers. Relish in the atmosphere of a crafting community and let yourself become inspired by new patterns, colors, and more.
I wish you all the best for the upcoming fiber festivals, and I hope you will stumble upon homemade apple cider or a warm pumpkin donut while you are there.
This blog is my open diary to anyone and everyone about my life and my crafts. Life can be difficult, but it's always beautiful, and I want to share that love of life and making.