On September 20, 2014 the 2nd Annual Blackland Prairie Artisan and Fibre Fair was held in Denison, TX. What fun! My friend Pat and I had a great time wandering from vendor to vendor.
Just sorry Pat B. and Michael Cook could not be there. You can find Pat B. at her blog Confessions of a Fiber Enthusiast and Michael Cook at Wormspit. Pat is into all things fiber and Michael produces his own silk.. from worms.. hence “Wormspit”.. 🙂
I was thrilled to see a real Jensen production spinning wheel. Ameda Holmes was warm, welcoming and full of information about her wheel. You can find her at Feather Creek Designs blog.
There was no one at this tri-loom vendor as Pat and I made our rounds. This was one of the demonstrations that occurred.. and we missed.. 😦 It is probably a REALLY good thing since I have wanted one of these for a long time. The urge to get one is working on me hard..lol
This basket is called a “Bolga” Basket is handwoven from elephant grass in Ghana. I couldn’t resist. And the wool roving is a mix of wool and silk with a little bling every now and then. There’s a little hint of blue in places that I think will give the finished yarn a tweed look… but we’ll see about that.
The blue silk scarf was hand dyed by Leef Bloomenstiel of Apple Leef Farm in Van Alstyne, TX. If you’ve never been there and are in the North Texas area there is only one thing to do… GO! 🙂 Leef is an integral part of the fiber scene here in North Texas and holds Classes, has Spin In Saturdays, and carries loads of fiber supplies that “we” can’t resist.. lol
There will be more on BPAFF in a day or so. It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I find that there is much I want to say now.. 🙂
Summer is winding down and I bought some irises at one of our local fairs the other day… must get them planted. Hope you have a wonderful day… 🙂