I spent three happy hours browsing the Country Store stalls at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this afternoon.
The first impression is an assault of glorious color on all sides. Beautiful sock yarns, luscious dyed locks, hanks of yarn hung long and swinging.
And then there are the stalls full of tools. Ingeniously designed travel kates and skein winders. Glossy polished nostepinnes in spalted maple and whorled walnut. Cunning over-the-shoulder spinner’s baskets, made with a built-in spindle holder.
I was delighted to find multiple vendors selling dyed Cormo. I found so little of it at Black Sheep Gathering.
By the time I left I was grinning as manically as these felted dolls. I can’t wait to go back tomorrow.
Awww man! I was there yesterday! Bought far more than I should have but it was a blast! Jealous that you get to go back again!
Heh. I have a feeling I’m about to do the same.
Oh, this sounds like heaven!
Looks like an awesome time! A little jealous about all these Wisconsin folk apparently in my blog list. Our big wool festival isn’t until May!
Q – What fun! Our tiny festival is in Nov. Love the “stuff” you showed us. The dolls are adorable.
Love love love the dolls!
Those dolls are nothing short of terrifying.
They’re right on the raggedy edge (in the Raggedy Ann sense) aren’t they?
Wooooolll… *zombishuffle* *drool*
Must have wooool.
You know, those little dolls DO kinda look like woolen zombie dolls.
What fun and I do need a jealous button to click! Looks like you had a great time 🙂
Oooh, we definitely need a jealous button! I’d love to spin. 🙂