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!)
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!
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.
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!