Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Recap of Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta 2012

Whew! What a whirlwind weekend! I've been hard at work getting reorganized after the wonderful weekend in Seguin, Texas. If you have never been to a festival before, this would have been an excellent one to start with.

My mother actually came with me for the first time. I have been doing festivals for several years, but she had never attended with me before. Being retired now, it was the perfect opportunity to join in the fun! Besides, having someone there to help is always wonderful. Even if it is just watching the booth for a minute. I believe she was blown away by just how many people love fiber as much as I do. I've included some random shots of everything so you can get an idea of what was available. A pictures worth a thousand words!

Gritty Knits
Knitting Lagniappe
Royal Oak Alpacas

Dawning Dreams

Oh, and we were in for a treat! Sheri of brought one of her goats for a visit. For some who have never seen an angora goat, it was a big eye opener as the where this fiber comes from. That poor little guy was so worn out by the time they left. I truly appreciate them bringing him though. 

Of course, the best time I had was with my fiber friends such as Emily of BuenaSuerte, Andrea of Natural Obsessions, and Laurel of Spinatude as show below. We all met at the Phat Fiber Reunion last year and were lucky enough to get together this weekend to share stories, jokes, and ideas over dinner. Nest year we have plan to create an awesome booth for everyone to join in the hilarity that is us! You can see more on Ravelry at

 On Sunday I had the pleasure of using the Felt Loom machine to create something
 that has been in my head for years. One of my local alpaca farms purchased one of these machines, but I haven't had the chance to use it. Luckily, I had some time to run over and create this beauty before the masses hit. It's massive at about a yard wide and two long. I enjoyed laying out the fiber and creating my logo. Several of us employed the machine. I know Gritty Knits made an awesome textural piece and someone else did a giant dragon fly. I just love sharing in the creativity of the moment.

 There was such a variety of vendors spanning from knitwear designers, independent yarn dyers, and farms, I was blown away by the variety. If it had to do with fiber, it was there. I chatted and hugged with just about everyone that I could. In the end, I walked away with a bag full of goodies from Natural Obsessions, BuenaSuerte, KCL Woods, Spinatude, and Gritty Knits.

Alrighty, the fun is over and now it's time to get back to work. Batts to card, spindles to photograph. . . Thank you to anyone that attended and made the weekend outstanding. I will see you all next year there!