Saturday, October 18, 2008

Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival

We had a great time at Rhinebeck!!! The leaves were gorgeous on the way. Both sides of the Hudson were alive with color. The day was beautiful. There were a lot of people there. First we dropped off wool to be processed at Zeilinger's. Then we went to building A and said hi to Dave Paul.


In another booth was a signed Borduas Canadian Production Wheel identical to the one Fred is currently restoring. Building A was completely mobbed, so much so that it was hard to actually see anything.












A team of beautiful grey Percherons pulled a wagon giving folks a ride while musicians in brilliant handwoven garb played Andean inspired music.


We bought some spinning wheels from Lewis White and I wandered around admiring fiber on the hoof. There were beautiful natural colored Angora goats.
I got to see a Soay sheep in real life and even got a sample of the wool which is rued rather than shorn.


There were Teeswater sheep and colored Lincoln Longwool.
And then I caught a glimpse of a familiar fiber. I swear I am not stalking Stephanie . I snapped a photo of the back of her head at the SOAR vendor market, but didn't have the nerve to say hi.










This time I jumped right in there! Hi Stephanie!!!


















Fred had been in line all this time to get something to eat, while I ran around looking at sheep and shaking hands with Stephanie, but started feeling faint after I had come back several times to see how far he had inched along in the line. So a mere few folks from the front of the line he gave up and we left.





Did I mention how crowded it was????


We had a lovely meal at the Beekman Inn in Rhinebeck.

The Inn is the oldest in the United States and dates from 1766.












































































3 Comments:

Blogger cayswann said...

Heh heh heh, you "kinneared" the Yarn Harlot herself!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Sounds like you had a good time. Foliage, wool, wheels and the Yarn Harlot...can't ask for a better day.

9:14 PM  
Blogger ~ Phyllis ~ said...

I've always wanted to go to Rhinebeck. Thanks for posting the pictures.
Really enjoyed your blog.
Wished we had some of your snow here in Alabama.

5:53 PM  

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