Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our First Fiber Festival Exhibit!

I'm pleased to report that our first fiber festival exhibit was a huge success! Last Sunday, we had a booth at the Southern California Weaving and Fiber Festival which is hosted each year by the Southern California Handweavers Guild. The Guild members put on a great show - they are super organized and communicative, very friendly, and a real pleasure to work with. They even made us lunch :-)

Our nine weeks of strategic preparations worked out perfectly! There was no last minute fretting, and we seemed to have everything with us that we needed to have when we got there. The night before we left, Mr. Wendy commented that he noticed I wasn't running around with my hands waving in the air like I usually am before an event or travel! I love it when a plan comes together. On the left you can see all our weeks of work packed and ready to go.

We had a large booth space, and had no problem filling it! I got a few photos before the show started - here is Kelie showing off our new Sock-aholic T-Shirts.

And here is the "Sweet" side of the display, featuring the yarns and projects to go with them. We had a very colorful and eye-catching booth, which was enhanced by our sunny location. Just perfect!

Our booth was very busy throughout the day, and we even got to meet a few of our Ravelry group members from the Orange County and Los Angeles areas. That was a nice surprise! Many of the visitors to our booth enjoyed our "business coasters" - heck, anyone can have business cards!

While this show features all types of fibery-related goodness, one of the highlights is the demonstrations put on by the Handweaving Guild members. It's really interesting to watch them work, and to see the variety of loom types and fibers that they work with. Aaahhh, another craft to put on my bucket list...


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