Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair

On Friday World Embroideries and I drove up to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake to visit the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair. This was the fair's fifth year but the first time I was able to attend. We met my sister and sister-in-law there and also ran into an old friend. We had a wonderful day full of wonderful textures, visual treats, and lovely music. There was wood, pottery and loads of wooly goodness. The angora rabbits were a magnet for the kids in attendance.It was gray outside but everyone was still smiling, anticipating the fun inside. We smiled all day!There was music both inside and outside--this is where we had lunch. Yummy Polish food. I found some treasures--handdyed rainbow fabric...
A tote bag and program came with the entrance fee (or a t-shirt if you preferred).I got some needles to move my lotus hat from the dpns and rubberbands to circulars that were the right size and length. I brought my project along in it's little tote and made the swap while sitting in the large rest area. I've now completed two of the three lace repeats for the main part of the hat.I found purse handles on sale. I realized I'll have leftover yarn from my felted diamond tote. These are short, purse handles that will work nicely for the smaller felted bags I like to make and use.I'm already anticipating next year's fair!

1 comment:

Jenny Woolf said...

I'm glad you had a nice day. I love the rainbow tie dyed fabric but then guess I am just an old hippie!