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Fibrations and a volcano

August 17, 2015

it was a beautiful day for Fibrations

a celebration of fibre artists

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in a new location this year – everyone seemed happy with the change

the weavers’ guild was there

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lots of demonstrations and things to do

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spinning on a great wheel

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weaving on a triangular loom

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Victoria’s kilt maker showing off his 100-year-old sock knitting machine

P1070392yarns and colours in abundance

and after, a family dinner to celebrate son and daughter-in-law’s birthdays

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Carrie is still not too old to have the kids favorite dessert

 a volcano – ice cream on dry ice

but now she has to send pictures to her friends

we are all growing older and the world is changing!

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2015 11:28 am

    I am so sorry I missed it this year 😦 so are te Hittys!

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    • August 17, 2015 12:52 pm

      Kjerstin – the vendors seem happy, unloading/parking was much easier (the reason I quit!). Demonstrations were held in the community center building. The ground was not as difficult to walk on, no overhanging tree branches/no apples and less wasps. Good move.

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  2. Lis permalink
    August 17, 2015 1:39 pm

    It looks a great day.

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  3. myrajdunn permalink
    August 17, 2015 4:53 pm

    Wow, Jean! That sock knitting machine intrigues me as does the triangular loom.

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    • August 17, 2015 5:08 pm

      Myra – my Mom had a machine almost the same (think it was my grandmother’s),two others on the back of the table are new, someone is making them again. The yarn is wound around pegs or nails and the the warp and weft change places so all the edges are finished as you weave.

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  4. August 18, 2015 3:39 am

    You must have such a lot of interest in the fiber arts in your part of the world! I need to explore my options on the East Coast more thoroughly.

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    • August 18, 2015 7:02 am

      Kerry – this event is organized by the weaving/fibre shop, most of the activity evolves around guild events.

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  5. vdbolyard permalink
    August 19, 2015 6:13 am

    i love these snippets from your world jean.

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  6. Kathy permalink
    August 19, 2015 6:32 am

    Thank you for a great evening!
    When our heat wave is over I willl put the zucchini to good use in some bread. 🙂

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  7. August 19, 2015 8:33 am

    Looks like fibre fun was had by all! But I’d rather knit socks by hand – even if it’s slower.

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    • August 19, 2015 9:08 am

      Louisa – I think it was a marvelous invention for kilt hose – there is a lot of knitting to get them long enough!

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