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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Massachussetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

A brief pictorial history of a gorgeous Sunday, May 25th, 2008. Cummington, MA.

Above and below, naturally dyed yarn from New England sheep farmers, by Tidal Yarns.
Needless to say some of that went home with me. I also had a lovely conversation with the dyer, Patricia Fortinsky.

Here's a little princess petting the royal Angora bunny.

Beautiful horns on a sheep whose breed I was unable to determine. Anyone?

A really tall (but aren't they all?) Suffolk ram. This one was quite the ham and loved getting attention from all the passers-by.

A well cared for Tunis sheep.

A little Cotswold.

Here's Lynda Holt of Ancient Threads Fibers, listening intently to a customer.

Her yarn is dyed with natural dyestuffs also. Remember I got some at Wool n Word the other day? More went home with me from the fest. Lynda's etsy shop is all sold out right now, but you could call Stephanie at Wool n Word.
This is all sock yarn.

Here's some shots of some lovely handspun angora blend yarn. I left it there, because angora makes my nose itch.

There were some 4H classes; Crafty Girl made a pompom hairtie.
Spunky Eclectic was there! Two braids of handdyed BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) fiber and some sockblockers made by her dad jumped into my bag.

Crafty Girl and Dear Husband and I had a wonderful time.
Thanks for letting me share.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Karin! Even tho I "only" crochet, I can appreciate a bitchin' lot of yarn, too! Gets me wanting to hook more! xoCheryl from Kingston...

AlisonH said...

Very, very, very cool. Thank you for all the pictures so I could go vicariously!

magnusmog said...

I am so envious - all that yarn and sheep and fleece in the same place.....

leah said...

oh yeah you lucky lady ! i think the big horned sheep are merinos. i could be way off base but that's what those sheepies over at morehouse look like.