We had a healthy high-fiber experience, a glorious autumn day in the Adirondacks!
Not this kind of fiber, silly!
by Richard Cocks
The Southern Adirondacks Fiber Festival took place this weekend and was a gathering of wool-loving, fiber-lusting hands at home.
The focus was on all things wool, for all wool fanatics.
Lots of sheep:
And other wool-bearing animals:
Dogs that keep the sheep under control:
Shearing, provided by Jim McRae, professional shepherd. He owns the dogs, too!
Before and after shot
Traditional felted shearing shoes
The shearer’s grandson is cranking, to provide power for the shears
The sheep looks comfortable
Cotswold sheep–she kept her topknot
What do love most about fiber?
To spin it?
Spinning with a drop spindle
Spinning on a wheel
Or my favorite spinning technique!
The folks at woolambia.com, creating lovely yarn . . .
on a husband-designed and created combination exercise bike and spinning wheel!
She says she can spin all day!
For weavers, knitters, felters, crocheters, rug hookers . . . for us all. So much wool, so much pretty, so very many loving hands!
Fabulous rug hooking from thepaisleystudio.com!
It was a fall festival, after all!
A woolly guy, crafted of wool
Another woolly guy
The obligatory yarn-bombed bike
Flaunting his fibers!
Weaving on rigid heddle loom