I really did keep it together this time. I only made two purchases (!) and one wasn’t fiber or yarn. Every time I was considering a yarn or fiber, I just thought about the too much untouched stuff I have at home (most of it purchased at previous Madrona retreats), smiled, and moved on.
I got these lovely buttons from One of a Kind.
The two buttons will end up in a garment, yet to be created.
I liked the square button so much, I put it in a little frame once I got home. I may or may not use it as a button at all. :)
I purchased this lovely 2 ounce package of Tibetan yak fiber from MacKenzie Textiles. This is Judith MacKenzie, Fiber Goddess. I was not able to find a website dedicated to the fiber, but she is easy enough to find. It is so soft. You can’t even be sure you are touching something, it is sooo soft and light. Really delicious.
I’ll leave you with some random pictures of general fibery goodness:
I got to take home my own colorful fiber worm as a sample rolag from the good folks at Clemes & Clemes Inc. They were demonstrating their blending board. A very cool thing. They have links to YouTube videos on their website if you’d like to see how to use one.
Luscious batts created by the Artful Ewe.
LOOK AT ALL THOSE SPINDLES! So pretty. Thanks to Spindle Wood Co.
Juicy braids of fiber from Chameleon Colorworks.
More beautiful buttons from One of a Kind.
And finally some brilliant hand painted skeins from Abstract Fiber.
Thanks for reading this far.