|The Fleece Tent under a lowering sky.|
The last time we attended the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine, was 2004, and the weather was quite a lot better than on our most recent visit, September 20th. Nonetheless, it was pretty much as I recalled--roots, shoots, face-painting, tribal elders, excellent food, fiber animals, hand-dyed yarns, textiles, border collie demos, twangy music, home-made soap, scythes, horse-drawn ploughs....Get the picture?
The only non-knitting-related event I attended was a workshop on Shape-Note Singing. That was mainly so I could sit in a tent and get warm. I broke down and bought a Polarfleece cap, since it seemed heretical, not to mention counterproductive, to buy a woolen hat I could knit myself.
Herewith, some postcards:
Everything you ever wanted to know about felting, taught by Andrée Bella of Board Landing Farm in Belfast, Maine.
|Replica of 19th century toy.|
|Alongside the Fiber Tent were individual yarn vendors.|
|Sad and stoic.|
|Girl kissing her pet fiber bunny.|
|MMMMMMMmmmmmm....cashmere! I longed for the cobalt skeins.|
|Source of afore-mentioned cashmere.|