Here's an excerpt from the pamphlet: "The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival educates the public about fiber and its sources, promotes small farms, supports fiber artists and fiber-related businesses, and provides a venue for the public to interact with the fiber arts world.. By sharing skills and knowledge with the public through demonstrations and workshops, the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival is sowing the seeds for future generations of fiber artists and craftspeople.. Our festival features great vendors, with everything you need for fiber arts: raw fleece, roving, spinning supplies, needle felting supplies, dyes, yarns, items needed to knit, crochet, weave—and things you won’t know you need until you see them—not to mention unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade finished items!."
When we weren't sitting at our booth we roamed around the many buildings to shop the colorful goods, be amazed at the beautiful yarns and talked to other guild members. A group of spinners were in the booth next to us and were mezmerized by their yarn spinning. They looked so calm and peaceful spinning wool into yarn! Enjoy the photos.
|ANG and EGA chapters display samples of their work.|
|Two festival attendees - It was a cold day so they wore their warm jackets|
|Prizes for dying and spinning yarn|
|Lace maker guild - samples of their work|
|A sock knitting machine - referbished and still making socks|
|Silk worm display|