Friday, March 24, 2017

Carolina Fiber Fest 2017

Once again I had a display of fiber arts at the Carolina Fiber Fest in Raleigh, NC. For the past 3 years I've demonstrated using non-traditional materials in fiber crafts, but after so many years, I was ready to try something different. I volunteered to display and demo crocheting if no local guild was available to do it...and my offer was accepted. Here are some photos of the display I set up.

This is the giant crocheted LED rope light doily that I made a few years ago. It's always an attention-getter when I take it to demos.

Here are some more items I brought including several that won ribbons at the NC State Fair.

It was a lot of fun meeting and talking with crocheters during the day. Many feel left out or overlooked because of the popularity of knitting so they were pleased to see that crochet was represented at the event. I've been asked to participate at the Twisted Threads Guild booth next year as they would like people to see that crochet is one of the crafts that they promote. It will be nice to be part of a larger group after being a solo demonstrator for so many years.


Jane McLellan said...

There's a lot of interesting crochet on the internet, so I think it might be making a resurgence. Good for you for promoting crochet.

Madtatter80 said...

I love to see this booth and you look so happy I like that darker purple thing and the one you are holding too. You know a a friend of mine's husband use to repurpose those plastic bags and cut them into rings, loop them together and crochet Matt's for front door. I thought of him when you mentioned the lights 😄