A Fiber Twist Collective
My last weekend of September appropriately ended in the wonderful area of Western Massachusetts. I had been spending the last of the week in Springfield and Northampton, and was now at the Franklin County Fiber Twist to see various friends and the latest offerings in the woolen world for the autumn season. Some of the key items to check out were the Twist Collective Fashion Trunk Show hosted by Julia Farwell-Clay of the “Moth Heaven” blog, Kristin Nicholas‘ “Color by Kristin” which is her latest book, Barbara Parry’s lovely “Foxfire Fiber” yarns, Debbie’s incredible works of art at her “Glastonbury Glassworks” booth, Leslie Wind’s beautifully made tools (she had gifted me one of her fabulous needles!), and Gayle’s hand-painted yarns. But here is where the day was most fun…
A few months ago I broke down and purchased a project bag from my friend JessaLu‘s Etsy shop. I had fallen in love with the fabric because the colors had a positive vibration. While Tweeting about coming to the Franklin County Fair, I discovered that she was going to be there too. We met up when the Twist Collection Fashion show began, and checked (in her case, re-checked) out the various booths. While at Kangaroo Dyer’s, we chatted with the ever-so-hoppy Melissa Morgan-Oakes about knitting two socks at a time, and how it would be cool to have a bag that was at the perfect size for them.
When we finished browsing, we decided to drive up to Northampton and visit WEBS. I mean, how could one NOT be in Western Massachusetts and NOT go to WEBS? We both made a couple of purchases (souvenir yarn does not count as stash) for particular projects, and had a great time. If only every weekend could be this fun and wonderful!! =:8
Looks like fun!
According to some custom essay
that Fiber, also spelled fibre, is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. They are very important in the biology of both plants and animals, for holding tissues together. Human uses for fibers are diverse. They can be spun into filaments, string or rope, used as a component of composite materials, or matted into sheets to make products such as paper or felt. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials. Synthetic fibers can be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but natural fibers enjoy some benefits, such as comfort, over their man-made counterparts.
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