The End – R.I. Wool & Fiber Festival

This young lady may not think it’s the best idea to be trying on a hand-knit/felted hat on a warm day, but Linda Perry of Thistledown Yarns in Hope Valley RI does such beautiful work that Mom just couldn’t resist the purchase! Plus, the hat was on display at the Consignment Table, where 20% of the proceeds went to help support Coggeshall Farm Museum.
A final assortment of photos from the Festival – a lovely small-scale event – really well done!

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Bette’s Garden Bag

I’m always amazed at the talent and creativity of my fellow knitters. My friend Bette: knits, quilts, sews, gardens, cooks, golfs, does needlepoint & fly-fishing – and those are only the ones I can remember! In the knitting realm, I always referred to her as “The Queen of Colorwork” – to see the beauty of the fabric she creates in Fair Isle or Intarsia – is truly beyond the beyond. This felted bag was based on her own garden. I remember her telling me she literally dreamt of ways to knit and felt the flowers. The details are exquisite – custom satin lining – a little bee, hand tied by her husband, a beaded closure. Ahh… the joys of knitting.

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