But before I took the class, we walked around a bit. We got to enjoy a little bit of fiddle music from this fine ensemble. Very talented group of musicians! It was a beautiful brisk cool day, perfect for enjoying their serenade.
Had to check in on the furry alpacas and llamas. It was fun feeding them their hay.
There was such a beautiful array of fiber and yarn available. This year I opted to buy only fiber. Also made sure I bought some beautiful raw mohair. It's so soft and shiny. I'll have to work a little harder to spin it, but I've done it before. Drat! I should have bought the carders while I was there. Now I'll have to search for them on Ebay.I even bought some flax strick! I'll be sure to have fun spinning some linen yarn.
This young lady was in my spinning class. She sat right across from me. Her wheel is a "Kromski Symphony". Isn't it just a beautiful classic spinning wheel? I liked the lazy kate on the chair next to her.
There was just so much to see, I'm certain I missed some things. This man's wheels were very pricey! His store also makes some excellent wooden spindles. I liked how he was dressed. Very Williamsburg colonial.
And here is the class I was in. The instructor covered all the basics. She has an online site called The Pearly Queen. Great teacher with so much patience!
I wish I lived nearby so I could take all the classes I wanted. There was a workshop offered for learning bobbin lacemaking that seemed so interesting. I also wanted to take the lace tatting class. Oh well! Maybe next year we'll have more time. There are several yarn shops in the area. I will have to look into any classes they might offer. So the next time you hear about a fiber festival in your area make sure you stop by. Take the little ones too. There's always something fun for them too!