Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Jacob Sheep at the NY Sheep and Wool Festival
I adore Jacob, one of the first raw fleeces I ever worked with was Jacob. I love how you can use their fleeces in so many different combinations of colours. You can seperate the colours, or blend them. Plus they are so unique looking.
The Festival was fun as usual, lots to look at. I was dissapointed however in that at 10:00 Sunday morning the main gate was out of maps, and I missed the sheep to shawl since they moved it clear across to the other end of the fairgrounds, and of course that was the last place I stopped at. I got to see the weavers just as they were cutting the shawls off the looms. Next year I will be more prepared, and go online first.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Litchfield Borough Days

It's hard to believe that Borough Days was already a month ago.( September 10) Borough days is held once a year rain or shine, but we have always been so fortunate to have great weather. The Historical Society has all types of demonstrations, from spinning (me), a potter, wood working, lace making, how to dress in the 1800's, to musicians, stage coach rides, a military reenactment, and so much more. It's a wonderful day, with children the center of it all. I have been demonstrating for the last 13 years, and look forward to it every year.

The image above is of Paula Walton, who does wonderful painted cloth dolls, and great animals, that look like they came out out of the past. Paula's website is: