Friday, March 11, 2016

Bi-Annual Textile Arts Market

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.
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. I met a few from Battle Creek and loved the feel of a rug woven out of baby blankets. Oh it was the softest item in the whole display of wares.
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.


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