Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2nd Annual Lowcountry Fiber Fair Photo Album

 The Colleton County Museum and Farmer's Market once again held the Lowcountry Fiber Fair on Oct. 11 -- and Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild members turned out to participate as workshop leaders, demonstrators, vendors, and fiber art fans. What a great event bringing together the farmers who raise fiber animals, fiber artists, and fiber art fans -- and right in our backyard in Walterboro!  Here are photos from a good day.

Marie and Anita holding down the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild table. Samples of members' work was on display and they were able to distribute information about the Guild to anyone who was interested. These events are great for meeting more people who love to do fiber arts.
You've heard of "Dyed in the Wool"?
Beautiful knitted and woven shawls
Lots of PFAG workshop teachers
Two novices learn the basics of Bobbin Lace making from Barbara Vanselow.
Kayleigh and Kelly taught needle felting.
Ron chats with visitors who are interested in weaving.
Maria Luisa demonstrates weaving on a triangle loom.
Emily demonstrates rug hooking.
This Festival vendor (not a member of PFAG) was demonstrating the use of this antique sock loom. It was used to make wool socks for soldiers in WWI. Many soldiers died as a result of trench foot (can you imagine the misery?) so fresh socks were in high demand.
This little sheep was right at home at the Lowcountry Fiber Fair.

The folks at Colleton Museum and Farmers Market did a great job growing this fiber fair after their first run last year. Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild looks forward to continuing to partner with them to build the momentum for a great fiber fair close to home.

Many thanks to all who came out to the event -- and BIG thanks to Corinne Appleton for coordinating PFAG's participation this year.

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