Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival

This past weekend I attended the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival (also known as the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival) To put it simply: It was a mad and crazy knitter’s paradise. There were quite a few felting and weaving booths at the fair, but not nearly as many as the countless knitting yarn and knitted goods booths. I still knit, just not nearly as often or as complicated as I used to. This is partially due to the fact that I find weaving to be a faster process that I can understand, and partially due to my Continue Reading…

You Spin Me Right ‘Round

There is a deep satisfaction in making a product from start to finish. I fell in love with processing raw fleeces a few years ago when I was felting all the time. Though, I am still very passionate about felting, it takes a lot of space and time and I now have at least eight giant totes of nice clean fleeces that need to be used up. I learned to spin on a drop spindle a long time ago from the same woman who taught me how to felt. I enjoy spinning in this manner, but I am not very Continue Reading…