Interweave Yarn Festa wonderful weekend in Loveland!

 

A happy vantage point from my Spinning the Three Leicesters workshop. Photos: Kate Larson.
Marilyn Murphy in front of ClothRoad's heart-stopping scarf wall—always my first vendor stop.
Keynote speaker Linda Cortright of Wild Fibers Magazine kept us on the edge of our seats with stories and images from her travels. 

 

A few weeks ago, Interweave held the first annual Yarn Fest event in Loveland, Colorado. Yarn Fest brings spinners, weavers, crocheters, and knitters together for four days of workshops and fiber indulgence. The lobby and hallways were teeming with happy faces and gorgeous handmade garments.

 

 

I had a wonderful time teaching along with Ann Budd, Maggie Casey, Abby Franquemont, Galina Khmeleva, and Jillian Moreno. People were buzzing over dinner about what they had learned that day and their new project ideas. I had a great time chatting with members of the Las Aranas Spinners and Weavers Guild, the Michigan Handspinners Guild, and other spinners from around the country. One of life's joys is sitting in a room with dozens of people who totally understand how a perfect ball of yarn can leave you weak in the knees.

 

 

And what's a gathering of fiber folks without retail therapy? The vendor hall was packed with tempting yarns, fiber, and equipment. I stopped at the Cloth Roads booth and purchased a spindle bag that was hand spun, dyed, and woven in Peru. Marilyn Murphy is always pleased to share the story behind each textile. Handspinners were happy to visit Schacht Spindle, Redfish Dyeworks, KCL Woods, and many more.

 

 

The next Yarn Fest will be held March 31 through April 3, 2016, in Loveland, Coloradomark your calendar!  Keep up with the event on Facebook.  

 

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