This morning we drove up the mountain to Asheville, North Carolina, to take in the Second Annual Fiber Feel Day, presented by Local Cloth. It's a gathering of local fiber producers and artisans, and there was an abundance of color and texture.
I enjoyed meeting Jonesborough (TN) spinner Cari Jarman, who demonstrated core spinning.
Then I chatted for a while with spinner/knitter/musician/storyteller Martha Owen, also renowned as resident artist in fiber at the John C. Campbell Folk School. What did we talk about? The joys and challenges of grandmotherhood, of course! And all the while Martha didn't miss a stitch:
Then there was Teena Tuenge's inkle loom. She said the directions are in a free ebook from Handweaving Today, and pointed me to the link. The article referenced was published in Handwoven in March 2009, and was authored by Sharon Kersten. Thanks, Sharon. Thanks, Teena. Thanks, Handwoven.
There was so much else to see, but eventually I settled into chatting mode and put the camera away. You know how it goes.
But one last picture...sorry I didn't jot down the attribution for these guys, but if you know who did them, please shout out. Aren't they wonderful? Click to enlarge.