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NY State Sheep and Wool, a recap.

Natalia WilsonComment

I want to start by saying my first trip to the NY State Sheep and Wool festival will not be my last! What a great fiber festival! I cannot thank Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press enough for inviting Malojos to partner with them in their booth. (And I got to buy a copy of Larissa Brown's, Beautiful Wreck, which I am having a really hard time putting down. I highly recommend this book!)

My little corner of the Cooperative Press booth. The display is made out of an old telephone stand. Neeto!

My little corner of the Cooperative Press booth. The display is made out of an old telephone stand. Neeto!

The response to the rings, dinosaur necklaces and bracelets was great! Thanks for all the love (and sales!)

The festival itself was amazing. Right after enjoying a delicious cup of clam chowder at the Clam Box, I heard a bell ring, and what followed was an alpaca parade! 

Alpaca parade!

Alpaca parade!

The rest was really just a feast for the senses. Between the colors of the leaves outside, and the yarn and all things fiber inside, it was almost too much to take in. The first day I wasn't even sure if I had seen it all (I hadn't.) The sheepy smells, the lotions, and mmmmm... the food, it was all so good. And the pan-flute band. You can cover a lot of songs in pan-flute.

That is one seriously huge (and delicious) cream puff.

That is one seriously huge (and delicious) cream puff.

I met lots of people I have admired from afar for a long time (and they were all wonderful, how cool is that?), and saw so much great work. I came home inspired and ready to work! And, thanks to good sales, I finally bought a good camera, so I can take better pictures for the store! Thank you!