DFW Fiber Fest and Thing for String

Its been a little over a week since I has the opportunity to attend the DFW Fiber Fest. It was a total coincendence that I happened to be in town and I only got to attend for a couple of hours but it was wonderful. I took some pictures of a few things that I wanted to be sure to share with you and remember.

A beautiful new base by Magpie Fibers that was “new to me”
A local mill using texas wool and spun in Texas
Another new to me yarn. I had a delightful time talking to the vendor about fades and I picked up a couple of minis. I am still thinking of the colorway “Tandoori” but I just didn’t need another full skein of speckled yarn.
Beautifull self striping yarn from Amy Lee at Canon Hand Dyes
Ross Farms.. definitely a find, all the way from PA, they are a vendor that also sells at Rhinebeck and focuses on heritage breed sheep.
A beautiful sample from in the Canon Hand Dyes booth
Fiber art pieces littered throughout the lobby…
It was fun looking at the fiber art. Finding them was like finding Easter eggs

This festival has been around for a few years but the primary reason I went was to say hello and meet an Instagram friend @Thing4string who spins and dyes yarn. Her stuff in my opinion is in the top three of the handspun I have encountered in real life. I first stumbled upon it through my friend @symonangel had made some socks with her handspun and I was amazed because Micki aka @thing4string  spun seilfstiping yarn with evenly placed stripes ( this is not the norm and I have only seen this once but, the fact it could still occur blow my mind as a hand spinner) So while it may make it harder to buy her yarn I want to share with you all where you can procure her yarn http://athingforstring.bigcartel.com because it is so awesome.    

A close up of the Micki’s handspun in a sock she knit. She has granted me permission to use this photo.

 

 

 

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