Yesterday morning, Martha, her husband and son picked Jay and me up at 8:00 a.m. and we all headed down to Montpelier, VA for the Virginia Fiber Festival. We got there at about 10:30 a.m. and it was h-o-t. So hot, that we had a hard time thinking about wool. We stayed less than an hour, and I ended up with a moderate amount of “souvenir” buying–these amazing skeins of tencel that are destined to be as-yet-to-be-determined shawl patterns, and a small hank of wool from the woman who did everything to create it, right down to feeding her sheep. That’s really why I go to these festivals–to interact with the fiber producers. I had a nice chat with her, but we didn’t have the stamina for much hanging about.

We drove up into the Blue Ridge Mountains, and found a cool scenic overlook where we could have a picnic. After that, we made a quick stop at a favorite pottery studio of Martha’s and headed home. A long, but very enjoyable day. Thank you Martha!

Virginia Fiber Festival