Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rain, rain, go away



It is so very rainy here! All day it's been dark and dreary, and every so often the wind picks up and I can hear walnuts thunking onto the roof. It's actually pretty good spinning weather, but I'm crossing my fingers that my last few yarns dry in time for Crafty Bastards this saturday, and that the sun comes out for the craft show.



Here's a small preview of the many yarns that I'll have for sale at Crafty Bastards - the pictures are extra moody and dark thanks to the clouds:



Corespun yarn with lots of multicolored puffs



Cherry Blossom yarn, spun from naturally colored local farm fibers with a bit of hemp and hand-felted, hand-dyed, and hand-embroidered cherry blossoms



Mushroom Collector, with tiny felt mushrooms spun in



Handspun and hand-dyed recycled bamboo rayon



Leafy yarns! I have a lighter version and a darker version, four skeins of each

Now it's time for labeling and the final inventory. I know for sure that I surpassed my minimum goal for this show, and also broke my record for most yarns spun for a show. I have so much yarn right now. About three times the amount of yarn I brought to my first Crafty Bastards! Every year I manage to spin more and more.



Besides yarn, I will also have: felty baubles, 2 pairs of handspun + handknit fingerless mitts, sheepy sachets (filled with organic herbs), batts, and a few other fibers (hand dyed local wool locks & rainbow hemp).

Crafty Bastards is this saturday, October 2nd, 10am-5pm at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington DC. The map of the fair is here - come look for me in booth #95!

5 comments:

April said...

I love your windows and your spinning set up.

Beautiful yarn and good luck at the show.

Patricia said...

It was so nice to meet you briefly at the Crafty Bastards show. I can't wait to use the roving for wet felting.

Garzaster said...

Hey, I bought the Cherry Blossom yarn from you at the Crafty Bastards show! I was so excited about it I knit my daughter a little vest the next day!
Good luck with the farm life and thanks for the great yarn!
http://garzaster.blogspot.com/2010/10/folktale-yarn.html

Laughingrat said...

Your studio space is beautiful! I love the multicolor corespun and the mushroom yarns especially.

BLBarnes08 said...

How do I buy your yarns? They're fabulous?