Still floating on the wool fumes of the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, it’s difficult not to spend the day imagining what I’ll make with the yarn while eating lovely cheese brought home from the Hudson Valley. Sigh.
Some discoveries this year included:
- Sue Henshaw’s ceramic yarn baskets. Soft yarn, hard basket; at first it was attractive to see, but difficult to imagine. After looking at the details that Sue puts in each piece, the contrast seemed irresistible. Folks on my holiday list will get these!
How empty the booths could be at 4:45. It was the first year that I didn’t need to meet a bus at closing, so I lingered until the last minute!
- Minature needle punch. Forget falling into the loom, I’m resisting the pull of the punch. It’s a way to combine drawing with embroidery with yarn and with texture, workable on small to large scale. And just after I resisted the rug hooking bender after my visits to Beauport this summer.
How many Mexican restaurants there are in Poughkeepsie!
I left already looking forward to next year (let me know if you’re interesting in a weekend trip to the Festival, as demand seems to be increasing again). I also realized that a food and fiber lovers trip should be on the horizon.
Anyone else have Rhinebeck discoveries?