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Driftless Area Fibre Faire

This was a fiber fair unlike others that I have done, in that it was a smaller show and one I was trying sight unseen. It seemed pretty likely that a fair taking place in the scenic Shag Rag Alley of Mineral Point, WI, would be a pretty safe bet.
I am so happy that I tried it and that my friend Nan was there to help me. It was a great mix of varied fiber people and arts in the form of jewelry, natural soaps, prints on fabric,etc. Throw in a couple of alpaca, baby sheep, demonstrators and music; and you have something for everyone.
Another thing that amazed me about this fair was the wonderful connections that we made with fellow vendors, customers and the organizers. The lovely Mo who felt like a friend by the time our conversation ended, to the jeweler Lauren who we chatted with at Kusaka (an incredible Japenese restaurant). Turns out she is the board president of the Mineral Point Opera House. I would love to go back and see a performance.
The warmth showed to us by the fair organizer Christie, and Arlene and Annie of the wonderful yarn shop, de la pear; will not soon be forgotten. Nan and I are already looking for a reason to go back and I am betting we could get a car full. There are far too many galleries and shops we missed and of course ther are a few more pictures to be taken. Hopefully I will get some time to play with more my pictures from this weekend and share them here. Here is to a life with more fiber adventures…

Our hotel was great
Hometown roasted Kickapoo coffee to get me going in the morning.
Sandy’s Palette Booth
My booth
Gabrielle Cols Azocar, textile designer, demonstrates a haute couture sequin and beading technique
 
Gabrielle Cols Azocar, textile designer, demonstrates a haute couture sequin and beading technique
Yea! for Habu
 
The wool gatherers

 

 

By | 2016-10-25T16:52:17+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Hand dyed|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. stefanie g-r June 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Wow, I haven't heard of this festival before, but will definitely have to check it out next year! Glad you had a great experience as a vendor, and thanks for sharing these lovely photos on your blog!

  2. Nan June 11, 2014 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I'm so glad you signed up for this fair. I loved Mineral Point and all the fun, artsy people we ran into. It's why I like fiber and art so much! When are we going again?

  3. Ruth Dickinson June 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    My husband and I went to Mineral Point for a weekend get away this spring. We had lunch at Kusaka, the best Japanese noodles I have ever eaten. Had a patient that was a fellow weaver that told me about your Blog, wonderful photos.

  4. VIVA Gallery June 18, 2014 at 2:23 am - Reply

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