I had an Amazing time at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. This was my first year and was completely overwhelmed when I stepped in through the gates.
Luckily these lovely friends and festival masters knew just what to do. They ushered me directly to Into the Whirled so I could pick up a pack of Polwarth/Tussah in Rhinebeck before it was all gone.
I got a chance to try a Golding spinning wheel, meet Galina Khmeleva, touch some Quiviet and Paco Vicuna, and speak with some great shepherdesses.
The weather couldn't have been better! It was nice to be able to sit outside for lunch. I had a very yummy pretzel and an apple cider doughnut.
It was a whirlwind of fibery goodness :)
And here is the haul... 1lb of raw merino from Ewe and Me Merinos, organic local garlic, Polwarth/Silk from Into the Whirled, Bombyx Silk, Icelandic roving and Karukul roving from Solitude, Long Sleeved Tshirt and pattern from Galina.
The question now is where to start?