Fibrations 2013

Woven Delight

Woven Delight

Constance spent some time in Fibre Heaven last weekend, at the St Ann’s Academy Orchard where the 2013 Fibrations Festival was going on…

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Structo Artcraft Loom

Structo Artcraft Loom

Many many weavers, spinners, felters, and embroiderers, gathered to demonstrate and sell their weavings, spinnings, feltings, and embroiderings.   Constance was totally enchanted with the Structo Artcraft Loom, made in Illinois in the 1920’s or 30’s.  This was at the table of Jean Betts who writes One Small Stitch , one of our favourite blogs. Constance has hopes to visit the loom again…

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Loop

Loop

We were tempted by many pretty things, but managed to restrict ourselves to a fascinating linen tea towel with a woven-in centre loop (have to try this some time) made by Karen Lengyeltoti…..

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Hitty Sleeping Bags

Hitty Sleeping Bags

And a pair of Hitty sleeping bags by the same fibre artist for a deserving and discerning birthday girl.  Sadly we didn’t win anything on the raffle table, sigh…but maybe next year!

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6 thoughts on “Fibrations 2013

  1. It looks as if Constance had a wonderful visit. And was so restrained in her purchases! That loom, what a wonderful thing it would be for the Hittys to have another working loom, nearly their size.

  2. oh that would have been a wonderful festival to attend. I fear that I would not have been as circumspect in my purchases as the frugal Constance!! I admire her will power and discipline.

    • It was fun. It was hard to choose between all the beautiful Hitty sleeping bags, but we know the birthday girl will like the green ones! The tea towel was surprising and beautifully woven – we had to buy it!

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