Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Jersey Fiber Arts Festival!

Smile, Swoon, Create, Enjoy...
   I am just as busy as can be, prepping for my favorite show. This year the New jersey Fibers Arts Festival in Ridgewood, New Jersey has expanded to three days this year. I am determined to improve my presentation, as the last couple of years its been nothing more than 'a table', some baskets, and some yarn. Hm,not the best it could be...So with that in mind I've been having a really nice time working hard, trolling Pinterest for great visuals, visiting stores, and generally doing visual merchandising research. Tinsel Trading, always an inspiration, was as fun as ever and a wealth of great ideas.

My new cuties for Hat display
The 2 cuties above are for my recent find on Etsy. Patty is the talented artist who paints these wonderful faces for her shop Prim Critters. I was looking for antique mannequin heads, because I don't really like the faces and expressions on the readily available ones. (The antique ones, IMHO,  don't really look 'at' you,and usually have a gentler attitude than the scary aggressive modern ones do)

Of course, I have not had much time for dyeing with all this new pattern preparation!
 I have added a Slouch Hat that uses one skein of "Painterly" thick & thin hand spun hand-painted yarn, a Baby Sweater hat uses a variety of worsted to sport weight yarns in sizes 3,6,12,18 and 24 months.And, a new funky fun scarf/cowl convertible with Dreadlock-type fringe, knitted up with my hand spun hand-dyed "Love Birds"yarn, called the "Dread Love Cowl". It can be tied and worn in a multitude of ways, depending on both your attitude and the temperature!

And there's more: A new "little Mobius" which is a lovely one-skein neck warmer cowl that makes a great gift for yourself or a friend.
Come join me in Ridgewood, whether you're looking for hand-spun cashmere, Merino, Mink, a pattern or two, some interesting buttons, or would like to stop and chat; this is my favorite event and also my very FIRST event ever, in October of 2010 (awwwww!)
And if I have time I'll even bake cookies.


Attic Clutter said...

hehe oh you sweetie PIE You (:) thanks ..

Attic Clutter said...

I connected us.. you're on my blog now too (:)

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