I am excited to be a returning vendor at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, one of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the US. The festival was first held in 1972. It is attended by knitters, crocheters, handspinners, and growers of natural-fiber-producing livestock. The livestock includes sheep, goats, angora rabbits, llamas, musk oxen and alpacas. It also includes vendors of the materials and tools associated with each. In addition to the myriad vendors and demonstrations of fiber arts activities, the festival features several livestock competitions, sheepdog trials and a sheep to shawl contest.
I’ll be selling my hand-fabricated jewelry and accessories, including items specifically designed for folks who knit, crochet and weave. So, once you've purchased all the yarn you can carry, stop by my booth for the accessories you'll need, including a wide variety of shawl pins, cable needles, stitch markers and buttons. Because, if you are going to spend hours, days or weeks making a gorgeous sweater or shawl with amazing yarn, don’t you want to work with beautiful tools?