November 12, 2015

Calgary Fibre Arts Fair!!

Ok, I am so late writing up this blog post about the Calgary Fibre Arts Fair! I was so excited to be there and visiting with the vendors and taking pictures. I had a lot of fun! I was there just shortly after it opened at 9am and it got pretty packed within the hour!

Here's some of my favourite booths :-)

The first booth I always seem to stop in at is Chasing Fire Ceramics! Her optimism is intoxicating and she has beautiful clay buttons!! I must have chatted to her for about 15 minutes while I was deciding on my button selection!

I also saw this gorgeous bird yarn bowl there! I know it probally sold shortly after I left!

I ended up buying these gorgeous buttons from her :-)

So gorgeous!!

My next goal was to stop at the Wacky Windmill booth. I totally didn't get to their booth soon enough at the Fibre Shindig last month so I had a goal to swoop in there and find a gem ;-)

I love the wooden windmill she uses for her displays :-)

Look at all these beautiful skeins! How do you decide?

This was my favourite part! The fiber :-)

I ended up choosing a braid of crazy fiber.

It was the last braid so I scooped it up. I would have boughten more but I have this thing my husband calls a "budget" :-(

One of my favourite booths for merchandising is Vivid Yarns booth. I loved the country feel to her merchandising!

She had so many beautiful skeins. She has an Etsy Shop with so many beautiful skeins! I've added her shops to my favorites and foresee a purchase in my future ;-)

Like how cute is this merchandising?

Then I stopped at the Clay & Cloth booth. I bought a gorgeous green yarn bowl from her at the Fibre Shindig last month and I use it all the time. I absolutely love it. So I had to pop in!

I had to take a photo of her beautiful yarn bowls!

She also had these super cute knitting / crocheting / sheep mugs that were selling out fast. She only had a few left while I was perusing her booth!

I ended up buying some clay buttons from her. The color of the glaze is unreal :-)

I don't have a project in mind for these buttons yet BUT that just means I need to buy some matching yarn ;-) I do not foresee a problem with that :-)

Sea Turtle Fiber Arts was another booth that I wanted to visit. Their booth was so busy at the Fibre Shindig that it was nearly impossible to get into it when I was there!

I perused their booth for about 20-30 minutes. I had such a hard time choosing a skein for myself! I ended up going with the first skein that caught my eye!

I love how bright and vibrant this skein is. I'm hoping to knit the cuffs and toes in the contrast yarn and the rest with the orange skein.

Yarn Ink had a rainbow of yarn goodie ness in their booth! It was always packed and I had to do a couple rounds before I was able to get in there. So not a problem for this vendor ;-)

I had a hard time choosing a skein so I decided to pick out some fiber instead. She has a lovely store in Etsy where there are detailed photos of all her crazy colorways :-) I foresee a purchase from her Etsy Shop in my future as well ;-)

I picked out 2 small braids in a colorway that is completely out of my norm for colors. I'm super excited to eventually have the time to spin these up!

The Danware booth is obviously a favourite for many knitters / spinners / fiber artists!! I did quite a few rounds at the Calgary Fibre Arts Fair and it was PACKED all the time! And for good reason! They have gorgeous craftsmanship!!

I had to take a photo of these gorgeous drop spindles. They are well made and balanced very well. My friend, Marlene, bought a zebra wood drop spindle from him at Olds Fiber Week and she loves it!

So many gorgeous wooden yarn bowls, drop spindles, fiber notions!! They have a Facebook page with photos of their work and they keep their followers updated with when they'll be attending fairs or shows they also have an Etsy Shop as well. Check them out if you can. The owner is a really sweet man that I always end up chatting to him for a long time when I see him :-)

Another crazy busy booth was the Ancient Arts Yarn booth!! This was the only picture I could get. Which was a fleeting picture before the next wave of customers came into the booth!

Her colorways are so inspiring and well received by all knitters :-) I love this wall of yarn!

The Fawn and the Fox was a super cute booth with such wonderfully made project bags! Keep in mind that by this point I had $0 left. Which was disappointing on my part BUT she has an Etsy Shop that she has regular updates for. Totally check it out :-) I know I will be!

The last booth I was able to visit was the Morengo booth. She was spinning yarn on her wheel and there was a little crowd around her checking out her local naturally dyed yarn! Super cool! Totally check her out on Instagram or on Facebook! She has an intoxicating personality and it a really sweet lady :-)

This was an awesome fair and I can't wait to see how much it can grow for next year :-)

Happy Knitting :-)

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