Monday, May 27, 2013

Wrapping up The 2013 Great Lakes Fiber Show

As I review the pictures I've taken, I wish I had taken more photos.  But this is the second year I've helped assist with the fleece judging and some how I always run out of time and don't get out to take more photos.
Although, I don't mind getting to see all those lovely fleeces that are entered into the competition and get to talk to many of the exhibitors about their sheep.

I had entered several fleeces in the competition.  Taking Third place in the Medium and Coarse classes.
Above is Claire's fleece a grey shetland, whose fleece is one of my favorites. -Medium-
Below is Lacy's fleece a black shetland with age greying white fibes coming into the fleece-Coarse-


The ALGONQUIN SPINNERS & WEAVERS GUILD set up near the fleece judging to assist with sales of fleeces and help during the judging.

Fiber enthusiast purchasing fleeces and making that big decision about which one......or two to buy.

Simona M. demonstration to a visitor the drop spindle technique.  Simone is quite the hand spindle spinner, who I had to insist that she enter a skein into the skein competition and of course she took 1st place in the fine plied yarn class.

Dave L. talking with the fleece
Judge about some fleeces.

Another great kick off of the fiber festivals to come yet this year, I had a great time and always look forward to this festival and all the wonderful 'fiber folks' that I meet each year.

......may your pastures be lush and your fleeces fabulous!


  1. Enjoyed talking to you on Sun. when I came to get my texel fleece. I am following your blog and look forward to your posts. I'm the lady who lives in SE Ohio with Shetland mules and a question about a cotted fleece.

  2. Hi Tari,
    It was nice to meet and talk with you at the Great Lakes Fiber Show.