Friday was beautiful weather. Torey was in charge of sales and the I-pad. She made special Halloween designs for the kids to needle felt..a ghost, pumpkin, and bats.
We featured some new Holiday Ornaments, cut outs of a sheep, Santa panda and a Christmas tree, complete with a ribbon for hanging on the tree. Great stocking stuffers.
Five kids promptly and excitedly chose their colors and made their own Halloween decorations. It was a hit!
Marty set about dying roving for Thyme Tiles using the camp stove, crockpots and Cushings dyes.
Angel's yarn was pre- mordented with alum and cream of tarter then dyed with goldenrod, onion skins, marigolds, and amaraynth for some deep yellows. Half barrels held natural dyed yarns with indigo, onion skins, marigolds, and amaraynth. Brazil wood turned out a lovely deep orange. I found out later that crushed tums (calcium carbonate) would make it redder. I will try it soon.
Two scarves went into the pots…one with royal blue over gray, red and peacock. The other Brazilwood over off white and pink, yellow, and blue stripes. Silk went into the pots also.
Knitted items for sale included Priscilla’s linen stitch hat, cowl, and fingerless mitts, two lovely shawlette’s made by Cheryl, and more. Kits for knitting include the infamous angora lined hats and Cheryl’s felted slippers and kits.
Marty's Marvelous Mix of 3 skeins of color coordinated yarn with a free pattern are new.
Friday night was wandering about, food, rabbits, alpaca, llamas, and gypsy wagons ending with grand fireworks.
Saturday was a drizzling rain most all day. Sales were still good, and dyeing went well. By the end of the day the freshly dyed roving was piled high on the table on the porch.
Our next show will be in Massachusetts at the New England Fiber Festival.