Monday, September 29, 2008

Come stroll with me

The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival is held the third weekend of September every year at the Fairgrounds in Hemlock, NY.   A small group of dedicated spinners from the Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild take on this enormous task and carry it off beautifully.  Thanks to each and every one of you who makes this so comfortable for us.

The Festival, which has about 80 vendors,  is laid out all over the Fairgrounds in 4 barns plus individual canopied booths, leaving lots of room for strolling, looking, chatting and especially for carrying away large bags of score.

We are located in Barn A which is guarded by, of course, a Llama.

Across from us and a bit down is Phillery's booth.  She has fibers, yarns, books and 

sweet pygoras.

Then if we saunter out and over we get to the smaller metal barn where music plays most of the day. They even strolled into our barn on Sunday afternoon.

This woman looks as if she just won the lottery.  I think she either just found out she won a prize or else scored a great bit of fiber.

Just outside this metal barn are demos.  Basketry was fascinating.

Then by walking over and up the hill a bit is the largest booth (20' x 30') at the fair--  Winderwood Farm -- run by my adopted brother Bob and his partner Patrick.  That's Bob on the right in the jazzy pants.

At any time you can jump aboard the free wagon ride just for the fun of it or to get you to another section of the fair.

We are getting off across from the larger metal barn where the prize winning yarn and FO's were on display.

This is my favorite picture.  Makes me think of  a nudist camp where you can wear anything or nothing and no one minds.

See ya next year at the Fair.

Thanks to Carol for taking all these shots while I was busy in our booth.


Anonymous said...

You are my inspirations I'm from Poland and I love knitting too, I'm inviting

fleegle said...

Thanks for your compliments on Triinu! I had a lot of fun making blueberry pie out of lemons :)

Wish I could have been at that festival--it looks fantastic!