Monday, June 28, 2010

Oakland Fiber Festival

Peter and Cay arrived at the festival site about 8:30 with tables and displays in tow.  This time we had to provide all our own tables and chairs.  We used an 8' folding table and 2 card tables, about 5 folding chairs and 2 directors chairs.  We did have a canopy provided for us, so the first order of biz was to hang our new banner.
Stitch Diva Studios provided a really nice handout of a hobo bag, and ChiaoGoo gave us bamboo crochet hooks in size H (5.0mm).  We had some nice cotton yarn for our make 'n take tables.
Since this was strictly a fiber festival, we had a lot of traffic thru the booth.  It probably helped that you could see our banner from the Welcome Booth.  Peter caught up with a couple of Rav friends, Ivy and Cookie stopped by the booth.
Kris joined us after church in the afternoon and helped a young girl finger chain while her mom tried to remember how much she knew about crochet.
Cay spent some time with Gracie in the Lace Knitters booth talking about tatting.  No, Cay doesn't know how to tat, but she wants to learn.  They are planning to get together in a couple of weeks.
We had another drawing. This time it was for the Comfy Cables Cap and Scarf and the winner is Angie Lo.
Along with Men Who Crochet, the fiber fest was host to yarn stores, fabric stores, machine knitters, lace knitters, weavers and spinners, alpaca farms, the local quilt guild.  There was so much going on, that I probably forgot to mention someone. And a huge thank you to Bente of Piedmont Yarn.  Without her vision and hard work, this festival would never have happened. Enjoy our pics of the Fiber Fest and make plans to join us next year!

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