Thursday, October 11, 2007
Don't Miss Fiber Twist October 27th & 28th
I love the month of October – the weather, the changing colors of the falling leaves, the anticipation of a fire in the fireplace and knitting on the needles. In New England, fall is a great time to be outside enjoying our landscape and celebrating at harvest festivals before the real weather sets in. This year, I’ll be doing a bit of traveling to promote my book - including Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Fair.
But there’s one very special event you might like to come to and its right here in my home county. Fiber Twist happens on the 27th and 28th of October. I’m setting up a small booth at the Marketplace and I’ll be signing books and selling kits. The marketplace is full of friendly vendors and exotic fibers. NOTE THAT THE MARKETPLACE IS ONLY OPEN ON SATURDAY THE 27TH! Several farms are open to the public both days. You can visit llamas, yaks, alpacas, sheep, angora goats and more. The farms are scattered throughout the county and the whole thing is a great adventure.
If you are looking for a place to stay, check out my friend Donna’s House on the Hill in Greenfield. We’re only 2 hours from Boston and 1 hour north of Hartford. Franklin County is one of the best kept secrets of Massachusetts – great food, agriculture, natural wonders, outdoor adventures. And if you do come, make sure you stop by my booth at Memorial Hall on Saturday.
Diane Kanzler has done a great job at organizing Fiber Twist. I think it is going to be one of those festivals that grows larger over the years. Right now, it still has a very friendly feeling – something that the big fiber fairs like Rhinebeck, Maryland and Stitches have lost. So if you can, discover this gem in its infancy when it is still fun and a giant secret.
And check out the Artwork page on my website where I now offer this postcard of our sheep in packs of 10 for $7.50. You can buy it with the handy dandy new shopping cart feature of my website (thanks again to Lori and Chris)!