The folks at the Colleton Museum & Farmers' Market in Walterboro, hosted another great fiber festival on Oct. 17. Many Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild members attended to demonstrate, promote our guild, teach, and or just to check out all that was going on. Jill Chadwick and Gary Brightwell with the museum and farmers' market were very welcoming to us (they even provided lunch for us), the space was great, and the weather was gorgeous!
Other vendors were the regular farmers' market vendors with all the local fall vegetables, a shrimp truck, sellers of home cooked treats, and lots of knitters, crocheters, seamstresses, wood turners, jewelers, and spinners.
|A gentleman across the way was going to town with this round knitting loom. He said he was making hats because "winter is coming!"|
|Alpaca skeins from the former Coyote Creek Farm. This particular alpaca was named Adano and his coat yielded this subtly shaded, light fawn, 3-ply.|
|It was a perfect fall day at the 3rd Annual Fiber Festival. It was sunny and clear but not too hot. Later in the afternoon, Kathy and some of the knitters moved outside to enjoy the sunshine.|
Our program at that meeting will be what we call "Speed Dating the Fiber Arts". We'll have several stations with an instructor for several different beginner level fiber arts -- and everyone will rotate through the stations for 20 - 30 minute "get-to-know-you" interactions. Who knows, you might meet a new fiber art you want to take home with you (wink-wink)!
And at our November meeting, please don't forget to bring your knitted or crocheted 7" x 9" squares that we are are going to give Tamara Goff at Knit Oasis. She will make them into blankets and donate them to Charleston Youth Development later in the winter. For information about this project, click here. Find Tamara's latest pattern, Pixels, at KnitOasis.com.
Have a great time this fall, ya'll!