These are two traveling members from Hannah’s Farm Alpacas. They are the mellow showmen of Jay & Jan Hannah’s group – and are loyal brand ambassadors for Jan’s woven, hand-knit and felted alpaca pieces. Check their site – they are usually at several R.I. Farmers Markets starting soon!
I had the pleasure of shooting some new work for knitwear designer Helen Bingham. She is a very talented designer with a great eye for color. Her pieces have the winning combination of being wearable, fashionable and joyful. We had a beautiful day, near the State House & train station in Providence – the colors were glowing!
Isn’t this just the color of fun?
The Slater Mill Spinners Guild was there in full force, working their magic. David Westcott patiently gave me a lesson on a drop spindle. He very quickly demonstrated, had me do it and magically worked it into a bracelet tied around my wrist. Don’t ask me how, or to repeat it. It was hypnotic!
Prolific authors and designers, Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre were on hand Saturday to sign their books New England Knits & Weekend Hats. They had samples of their beautiful work and individual patterns as well. I had not seen The Plucky Knitter yarn in person before this, and it is absolutely phenomenal. Melissa had a beret and scarf made up with it. Instant covet! They are amazingly talented each on their own – and the two in collaboration are unbeatable!