Well this weekend was Stitches West and it was fiber-filled fun! I made sure to stick to my rules from last year. I had my bag, a friend, and some good walking shoes. On my want- it list was some hot pink sock yarn and some fun rainbow roving. I was also looking for a giant cone like I got last year. Much to my dismay WEBS did not have any this year.
So what was on display? Knitted Knockers was a big group featured in the marketplace. Essentially, it is a group that makes knitted prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies. Below are the art pieces made by lovely volunteers.
There were some fun felted creatures:
There was also this drool worthy necklace featured in Betsy Beads. I love how delicate the necklace is. It is made by knitting three layers and then sewing the pearls on the bottom edge of each layer. This pattern is definitely something on the wish list.
Here is what I did purchase:
Stitches West is always a great time. It is a great way to hang with fellow fiber lovers. The one thing I would have liked to see is some more fiber demonstrations. Something like spinning, dying, or unique ways to use fiber. I always love to see others crafting. It is so inspirational and motivating.