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. Continue reading
More Why We Love Yarn
As part of my on-going fascination with yarn, I bring you these photos from the picturesque Coggeshall Farm setting. Thank you to all the Indie fiber growers, dyers and fellow enthusiasts – you all make our Yarn World the richer.
The 6th Annual Wool & Fiber Festival was held at the Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol RI on Saturday May 19th. Bucolic setting, one horse & a long-horned cow grazing in their huge stone-walled field, postcard clouds, enough working breeze to keep the mosquitoes at bay, and FIBER in all its permutations! The next few posts will showcase some of the highlights I found.
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!
The quality of hand knit garments at VK Live was inspirational – it’s just one of the many reasons why these events are so valuable to knitters of all levels. We come away with a head full of ideas – energized to move on-ward and up-ward.
Bijou Basin Ranch displayed their “Valle di Susa Cabled Wrap“ by Marly Bird at their spacious corner booth. Beautiful shape to the garment – also fabulous yarn and stitch choices. Wish I had one right now.
So, which is it? The color or texture that drive us mad for these yarns? Look at that turquoise! But then there’s the amazing bas-relief surface of the yellow swatch. It certainly makes a case for not blocking lace. And the Yarn Love goes on…