Tuesday, November 19, 2013
2013 Victorian Fete
The crowds eventually arrived and so I spent the day in the shop. The weather improved and we had a great day chatting to many of the tourists who had dressed up especially for the day. There were steampunk, bohemian, servants, harlots,grand ladies, victorian school children, explorers....a visual treat of colour swept through our doors. Every Fete day has its own flavour and its interesting watching them involve.This one certainly had a broad spectrum of costumes from the sci-fi to strait laced Victorian, some innovative stall decoration and display. However without all the hardworking volunteers and committee members each year putting in hours of unpaid work it would never happen. Thanks everyone for a fantastic day.
So back to the office this week and the dyepots. Next Saturday I'm demonstrating spinning and weaving on the black and coloured sheep stand at the South Canterbury A and P show in Waimate so have some preparation for that.
My 'apprentice' dyer and helper Andy has become a fully fledged dyer under his own Flagstaff label. You can buy these yarns in 200g skeins in his colourways from his website and on his alpaca farm. I haven't seen the yarns in person yet but here's a photo I borrowed from Ravelry that he took of some of them drying on the line. Reminds me of colourful prayer flags.