Busy few days sourcing out new, local fibre. We drove from our Victoria home to Qualicum Bay area last week to visit Jenny at her Up A Creek Farm and get mohair she’d collected from her angora goats. It’s so nice to see happy, well-treated animals! Sharon’s been busy washing it and preparing it for use in some felting and spinning projects she has in mind.
Zip ahead a couple of days and we land in Cobble Hill and the 2014 Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Fair at the local community hall. The crowds and energy were amazing as were the good contacts and new product Sharon was able to tuck into our trunk for the return to Victoria. So, some fabulous suri and huacaya alpaca, Cotswold wool and a sachel of raw silk as well as some new ideas for felting and knitting projects and we’re ready for the next fall fibre sale!