Rhinebeck round up!

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:

  • Yarn bowls by Sue HenshawSue 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!
  • Roving Braids
    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?

P.S.  No matter how I try, I can’t resist taking sheep photos every year!  Wool and wise

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One Response to “Rhinebeck round up!”

  1. Christina October 18, 2011 at 14:24 # Reply

    Thanks so much for the link to the baskets. I saw them, and fell in love but had already done enough damage to my wallet by that point and had to pass. I’m going to have to start hinting for Christmas presents!

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