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Entries in Strange Folk Festival (3)

Thursday
Sep262013

Strange Folk Festival 2013 - Your Treasure Map to the Fiber

As we gear up for Strange Folk Festival this year, we are so very grateful for all of you and your support. On the days I just want to be lazy, your enthusiasm about our fibers keeps me going. Just when I want to take a few months off, one of you will contact me and make my day shinier. Thank you for that.

OK, enough mushiness. I know you want to get down to it, so here's a map with all the yarn, fiber, and fiber arts related vendors I know about at Strange Folk Festival this year. Here's the list and what they carry:

The original maps were made by Autumn Wiggins of The Upcycle Exchange. ( I have not yet figured out how to make a downloadable PDF link on the blog yet...but I will. ) Here is the tent area with fiberish vendors marked.

Now go forth and shop! Fun will be had by all.

 

 

Here is the Pavilion Area with the fiberish vendors marked.

Friday
Aug302013

What I Did Last Summer (A Back-To-School Flavored Post)

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic this morning. There are a myriad of things to be done before the World Sheep and Fiber Arts Festival in Bethel MO this weekend, from the mudane to the really important. Blogging falls somewhere in the middle. Perhaps it's the perfect place to start because of that. As I sit here listening to Bob Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue" (Sorry about the ad) I'm wondering what exactly has happened to the summer. Here's a Midsummer's resolution...next summer make a list of goals to accomplish, and then go to it. It's not like this summer has been exactly fruitless. Here's a list of things I did see to fruition:

1. Knit TARDIS tablet cover

2. Knit a Doris the Hedgehog for Mr. Yarn Geek. Using the pattern from ClaireClutterbug.

3. Knit a Cush using the pattern written by Susan B. Anderson

4. Knit another Wingspan by maylin Tri'Coterie Designs.

5. Finish up the long-neglected Triinu Scarf from Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia

6. I also made quite a few dish cloths for an experiment using Hemp yarn. (More on that in a later post)

7. I've also been working on the YarnGeekFibers Ravelry.com fiber database so you all can enter your fibers into your stashes more easily. You're welcome!

Hmm, it looks like I've done more than I thought. All this in addition to getting ready for, and attending, several fiber shows. There are only 2 more scheduled for us this year.

1. World Sheep and Fiber Arts Festival in Bethel, MO August 31 - September 1, 2013. There is a special treat on Saturday after the show closes. A spin in will be held for a few hours in the old gymnasium. Come on over and enjoy pizza, refreshments and fun spinning games for prizes. A lovely time will be had by all.

2. Strange Folk Festival in O'Fallon, IL just outside of St. Louis, MO. September 28-29, 2013 This is a handmade goodies paradise. Two days of music, great people, unique items, tasty food and all out fun.

Thursday
Sep272012

Strange Folk Festival Is Nigh!

 

In the above diagram you will see your plan of attack. You must stash ALL THE YARN!

In order to obtain your target, first proceed to the Pavillion near the Writer's Block and storm

Tangerine Designs

for a nifty Police Box (shh, it's really a TARDIS) Needle Gauge or other great tool.

 

Then hoof it over to the vendor's tents where you will lock on to

Yarn Geek Fibers

 

and

Dyeabolical.

 

 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decimate their fiber supplies before the end of Strange Folk Festival at 6pm on Sunday. Craft on my minons!

Now go get yourself a cupcake from The Cup, or a gyro, or heck, get them both...you've earned it.

In all seriousness, this is a great festival. 150 Indie Vendors, more great food than you could ever eat, 10 live bands, and an area especially for the children.

This is the best time we have all year.