27 September, 2015

Flock And Fiber Festival


Stink eye

 See this black dude - he's got spots - as in Dalmation spots

 I met up with some blogging friends yesterday afternoon at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival at the Canby Fairgrounds. It's a free event and it is just amazing to see all the spinners, the knitters, the groupies, the alpaca's. The event keeps getting bigger and bigger.

For those that want to dye their yarns, comb their wools,  this is the place to take classes and show off your wares.

Unwashed Mohair
 I bought some of the unwashed/undyed and some brown dyed mohair to use the curly locks in felting. Planning on making a sheep. Teresa bought one (!) already felted. It was cute - square nails for legs, cute little face. I really liked the curly outer coat.

Every color under the rainbow

Felted sheepies.

Customers wearing their fiber arts

Spinning circle

 I don't know about you, but I think she is holding his ear and twisting it to keep him so still.

They have judging events here too.

This last month I've been watching The Great British Sewing Bee.
The entire seasons 2 and 3 are now on Youtube.

No more trying to watch on sketchy internet sites. I've heard a rumor that season 4 is being filmed. 

I've also been watching this season's Project Runway which has definitely toned down the drama and other subjects which have nothing to do with sewing. I appreciate Heidi focusing more on sewing and designing.


  1. It was so fun to meet up with you and the others yesterday. It really is a wonderful event. Can't wait to see if you make your own sheep.. they used horse shoe nails for the legs and feet. Hope to see you again soon! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. I hope to make one because I stumbled across my felting supplies out in the garage. They need to come inside before winter and mousies come. Just need to find some 'legs'.

  2. Thanks for the photos of the OFFF. I missed going this year!

  3. I *love* sheep! There is a little field I drive by on my way to work every morning that has sheep. There used to be many, then there were 7, then 5, now 3. Recently some goats have appeared too!

    OMG! That is *great* about the GBSB finally being on youtube in a legit way! I need to start watching seasons 2 and 3 while I sashiko!

    1. I should say that the sheep are not there every day; it's actually kind of rare that they are out there and when they are I consider it to be a sign of good luck. :)

  4. Oh, this looks like a wonderful event! We have a similar festival here in Rhinebeck NY and I'm counting the days.


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