While Ratha lazed around yesterday, recovering in her stylish garb, I drove down the Feather River Canyon towards Chico for
The hour-and-a-half drive is about the limit of what I can handle, and it was the perfect fiber outing for me: not too many vendors to tempt my wallet, and lots of fascinating fiber animals and fiber folk.
This is the "Earth Loom" at the entrance. I love this idea and want to build one here at the farm.
The Chico Cloth folks, who are working on growing their own flax and processing it into linen, had a wonderful, interactive display.
Speaking of displays, I got some inspiration for tweaking my booth from some of the vendors there. I like the felted banner and the large, printed displays.
Some of the vendors brought a few animals. I enjoyed talking with the California Red sheep and the Shetlands. Oh, and their owners.
My favorite fiber animal was the young yak. I brought home some of her undercoat fiber to spin!
Favorite spinner/fiber animal combination!
Favorite animal I came home to after a fun fiber adventure.
Ratha is off at the vet clinic, getting spayed. You'd think I could get some fiber projects done while she's not here getting into everything, but I'm finding myself distracted, worrying about her and missing her. Isn't it amazing how our animals become family?
I could easily get my feet on the treadle right now...
Or hang some skeins to dry...
Can't seem to get in the right mood. Maybe I'll just take a nap.