Hi everyone! I'm back! I had an awesome time vending (and shopping a little too!) at Fibres West. It was wonderful to meet so many fantastic people, both the other vendors and the show attendees and shoppers. I really do think that some of the most exciting, interesting, and kind women (and a few men too of course) in the world can be found at a textile arts event. There's something about all that creativity and sharing of knowledge that brings out the very best sort of people.
All the different booths in the market looked fantastic - it was wonderful to see the way each vendor was able to take a few square feet of concrete floor and create an experience. It was obvious how much each space represented its owner. And my space? In a word, it was colourful. I loved it - it felt amazing to welcome people into my little temporary shop, and to be surrounded with the vibrant fruits of my hard labour.
To those of you who came by the booth, thank you so much!
I've reactivated all the stuff that was already in my online shop and came home with me from Abbotsford, and I'll be posting more over the coming weeks!
Oh! Shopping pictures! I almost forgot. I took a pocket full of money and a few minutes on Friday evening to check out the other wonderful booths. I really wish I could have spent more, as there were some absolutely amazing products on offer. In fact, I'm really proud of myself for not accidentally buying one of the Schacht Sidekick wheels (I'm so in love with the idea of a travel wheel, and that blue drive wheel is way too pretty) that were on offer. I got my mum a skein of lovely bamboo yarn from Quo Vadis (didn't get picture before I gave it to her, but check her out, her stuff is gorgeous) I got two skeins from the Sweet Georgia booth:
And I got a fantastic deal on over 8 ounces of superwash merino/nylon top from Smith and Ewe. Looking forward to spinning it for socks! It's really juicy and summery.
See you at Fibres West next year!