|Bi-Annual Textile Arts Market|
|Yarn for sale|
We did not arrive early enough to get in on the wonderful sales going on at this Bi-Annual show. We did observe many items styles and designs crafted from people from all around.
|Yarn close up|
I also met Becky who owns her yarn supply store named Threadbender Inc. What I enjoyed the most while visiting for my first time ever was the variety of work created.
|Pink purse for sale|
Not only did I see ladies weaving on actual looms and I was allowed to watch while demonstrations and explanations were given. One gal even offered for me to try a few rows.
|Towels for sale|
|Woven purses for sale|
|Scarves for sale|
Totally intimidated by the thought of touching her exquisite work so I refrained. I usually push up my sleeves and get right in there, but she didn't know that asking me a question like that would have led to me taking over the entire project.
|Black & white woven bag|
Cool also was watching another woman using a spinning wheel making actual yarn. She fed the wheel from a handful of sheep hair puff, and off the wheel came a strand of yarn that she used in her next project. Craft designers who knit, crochet, or wove understood the process of dying their own material. I like the idea that they made it from beginning to end. I'm waiting for this to come back around this spring because this time I'll be ready.