Saturday, June 6, 2009

the fiber fest!

this year, at last, i made it to the rhode island fiber festival. it's held at coggeshall farm in bristol, inside colt state park.

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it's a working historical farm, with people cooking and weaving and raising sheep... i had never been there before, and it is gorgeous.

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coggeshall farm

and now i wish i had brought along my film camera. bah! it was a really lovely, perfect day for the festival. there were lots of vendors and demonstrations, and food.. i should have photographed the super-greasy freshly fried clam cakes i got because damn, they were good.

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i was very good and only bought four ounces of superwash merino/tencel from susan's spinning bunny, who sell socially and environmentally conscious yarn and fiber (which is totally yummy). it is already spun, plied, and looking for an appropriate sock pattern. (photos soon...)

of course there was also sheep shearing!

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sheep belly
shearing

it was lots of fun, and i'm so glad we got to go this year! yarny pictures soon.

also... alpacas!

alpacas!

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