Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another Fiber Weekend!

 
Wildflower Wool was invited to the Canadian Plowing Championship last weekend to demonstrate knitting; of course I said yes! The weather wasn't the best for an outdoor show - unseasonably cold along with wind and some rain but still, any time spent knitting and talking about knitting is always fun.
 
We had a tent filled with local crafters and artisans offering goods for sale - jams, honey and maple syrup and a chance to have hands on experience with tatting, spinning, rug braiding and knitting.
 
I continued on with my demonstration projects from the previous show - lace, entrelac and moebius knitting.  The entrelac knitting was again the most asked about technique.  It's wonderful to be able to share new techniques with other Knitters.
 

There were alpacas,

 
demo of spinning with a drop spindle,
 


 
hands on rug braiding,


 
shuttle tatting,


needle tatting (my favourite),


and a husband and wife team spinning and knitting socks with a sock knitting machine.

 
Outside of our tent there were lots of displays and demos going on as well.  My favourite was watching the Canadian Cowgirls ride.  Super talented ladies and amazingly well trained horses!



4 comments:

Brian Baker said...

Nice post, loved the pics! I also try and work a fiber weekend in every now and then....lol

Debbie Ziraldo said...

Great photos, Louise. It was nice spending time with you in the Artisan Market last weekend!
Debbie - Ziraldo Alpacas

Mereknits said...

What a lovely way to spend the weekend.
Hugs,
Meredith

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Looks like a fun, if chilly, weekend!