Kid’N Ewe Fiber Festival

Besides the absolutely adorable animals, the highlight of the Kid’N Ewe Fiber Festival was the fibers! From raw fibers, natural and dyed, combed and carded, there were fibers aplenty. I started a very healthy fiber stash to complement my yarn stash. My first visit was with Mary Berry, proprietress of Fancy Fiber Farms. Mary runs a family farm with her husband where she raises her own animals. Her booth was interesting because it allowed you to see the fibers from their sources (she had pictures of her animals).

Mohair locks from Blossom, Cherry and Flower, kid goats from Mary’s farm.
Close-up of Flower's curly locks.
Wool roving alongside a picture of their makers.
Brightly dyed sheep’s wool.
2 oz. of undyed Shetland Wool.
2 oz. of undyed Carded Mohair.

I then stopped by the South Texas Angora Goats booth. Their carded Angora wool was soft and crisp white. I highly recommend visiting their website. They have great pictures of their animals especially their Racka sheep with their spiral horns.

Natural Angora from South Texas Angora Goats.

I loved the combination of the purples and reds in this dyed fiber from the Weavery at Indian Meridian.

2 oz. each fine wool imported from the U.K.

Another fiber booth.

Like letting kids loose in a candy store.
Silk hankie from China.

My last stop was at the Wooden Spinner. Proprietors Mike and Brenda Harrower offer high quality, hand-processed fibers. They specialize in creating natural plant dyes for their fibers. The resulting fibers are cast in soft, soothing colors.

Naturally-dyed Merino fibers from the Wooden Spinner. From the left, 1 oz. dyed with marigold flowers and 1 oz. dyed using walnut with aluminum and iron.

Now we shall have to put my spinning skills to the test. Stay tuned!

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