Monday, April 2, 2012

DFW Fiber Fest 2012 Recap.

This past weekend was spent selling my yarns in Grapevine for the annual DFW Fiber Fest. I had never been a vendor at a fiber-specific show before, so I didn't really know what to expect.

 Picture courtesy of Mom

It ended up being a lot of fun! I set up on Thursday, and the vendor hall was open Friday through Sunday. I met a lot of great people, learned a ton of things (both business and knitting-wise) and sold several skeins of yarn. I met Abby Franquemont, who is the author of Respect the Spindle. This is the book that taught me how to spin, so I was very excited to be able to exchange a few words with her. She also told me I had lovely yarns :)

Picture courtesy of Mom

This year, there was a special Friday night event with Mary-Heather and Sarah from Ravelry! It was an interesting talk, and on Saturday when they were walking around the event, they came by my booth and chatted for a bit.

 Picture courtesy of Mom

My mom and brother came to visit on Sunday, and my mom brought her camera to take some pictures of my booth. A lot of yarn was already gone, so it looks a bit empty in these photos, but you can get the general idea.

Picture courtesy of Mom
Me and my brother when he came to visit.

Now, for the acquisitions! I ended up coming home with four skeins of yarn. Two were from Gritty Knits, who was in the booth across from me. I got a skein from Western Sky Knits, who was the booth next to me. That skein is going to eventually become a Hitchhiker Shawl. The last skein was actually purchased by my mom. We found The Fiber Lady's booth, which was nothing but bamboo and bamboo blends. My mom can't wear animal fibers, so she picked out a skein of lace-weight for me to make a shawl for her.

There was one other purchase from Two If By Hand, but that is not in my possession yet. My mom let me pick out some spinning fiber for my birthday (which is a month and a half away), so I'll post pictures when I get it!

1 comment:

  1. I love my yarn and will be making a pair of socks hopefully sooner rather than later.

    I was happy to see you vend at the FF and I hope you had a good show!