Sunday, May 11, 2014

More from NH Sheep and Wool!

Here are photos of the things I found at the Festival in NH...from Ellen's Half Pint Farm in Norwich, VT, a beaded lace shawl knit and pattern in a soft springtime color way....pinks, greens, lavenders, grays and yellows, with dark pink seed beads, and a very interesting book on knitting beaded jewelry and other small items. Can't wait to get this one started.
The next photo is a beautiful dyed BFL 4 oz. hank of wool top for spinning from "Friends in Fiber" in free, eggplant, turquoise and mustard....
AAnd some dyed BFL roving 4oz. Each, for spinning from Painted Knoll Farm in New Hampton, NH. This is very silky feeling, and would make beautiful shawlette a in a lace pattern. The colors are very rich.

NH Sheep and Wool 2

A few more photos of the show barn was the "Alpaca Fest"--I bought a beautiful true black 4 pound fleece for $35, us skirted....can't wait to get it cleaned up and ready to use for blending with other fibers.....

New Hampshire State Sheep and Wool Festival

What a great day at the Festival! A nice, mid-sized show, lots of vendors, plenty of parking, and food available. Not much in the healthy foods choices--only one vendor with chicken and veggie wraps, and the line was a mile long! The rest were burgers, fried dough and cheese steak subs. No matter, the weather held, it poured rain all the way up, stopped while we were at the fair, and poured all the way home. Lucky for us! I took photos of a few booths, here is one....I liked the New England look--antique country pieces and knitted items with a dyed in the wool look, muted country colors in a natural tonality. Wooly Beers sells hand dyed yarns, rug hooking and needle punch supplies and kits, knitted goods and yarn/patterns. Like the barn board backing, and the country furnishings!