The big shocker for me: the dozen artsy yarns I spun sold within the first two hours of the Festival on Saturday. I don't even have pictures of them because they're GONE!
Other big sellers- painted BFL/silk top, painted merino/yak, a new product called "Ply packs," which contain 6 different coordinating colors of hand-dyed merino/bamboo or merino/tencel top, Tidbits of hand-dyed superfine Merino for felters, Battlings (a near sell-out!), and BFL based batts.
Of course, being the giant doofus that I am, I didn't take as many pictures as I should have. We started off busy, thanks to cute little buttons and bumper stickers from ZippyPins which I consigned at the front of our tent, and maintained a line for 4-6 hours straight on Saturday. Sunday was a big day for batts, and when I came home to check out the receipts, I noticed that a huge stack are from buyers who returned to our tent after shopping on Saturday. Thanks for coming back for an extra scoop of wool, folks!
I only managed to sneak away a few times- mostly for food or to grab a few woolies for myself. My favorite purchase- a super-glitzy Jazzturtle batt from the CloverHill booth.
I finally had a chance to meet many of my customers and fibery "co-workers" at a spin-n-swap Saturday night, and came home with a huge bag full of fluff, which I plan on spinning into a huge half-pound DK weight yarn for a toddler raglan sweater.
Speaking of the toddler, guess who managed to keep herself entertained during set-up?
We built her a cabin out of discarded boxes, and she was content to read to herself for far longer than a toddler can be expected to sit.
Now that I've organized everything that has found its way back to my studio, I'm preparing for a monster update. I've got six huge bins filled with things to list in my shop, and will start unleashing the batts tomorrow, followed by hand-pulled rovings and painted tops within the next few days. Many of the batt colorways that I'll be adding have multiple sets available, so if you're looking for sweater-sized portions of fiber, be sure to take a peek.
So, what's in store for this summer? Local demonstrations, more art yarns, my first bump of Polwarth wool, spindle & wool kits for newbie spinners, and thousands of happy little (and big!) batts.