The Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild fiber show opened over the weekend. This show was the deadline I used for a couple of projects awhile back. I attended the opening reception and was very impressed with the entries. 59 guild members entered 104 items.
My photo taking was pretty sporadic, but here are a few that turned out. Remember my zig zag twill lap robe? You can see it in the display below.
This display features the small cushion I made from one of my S&W Fibonacci dishtowels:
I also have a couple of photos of entries by friends in my spinning group. The next two below are by Mary Nichols, who is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Mary is a weaver, spinner, and dyer, but her specialty is lace knitting. She can knit out of her head, what I have to painstakingly labor over (with a pattern) for just a few rows.
This beaded scarf and tam is knitted from one of her handspun merino/silk blends. She does her own dyeing as well. You can see some of her gorgeous dyeing below...
This is a close-up of another of her beaded scarves, of handspun angora, merino, and silk.
The next scarf is handwoven by Eva Thatcher from her handspun, hand dyed silk.
My close-up shot didn't turn out so well, but I love the interplay of color and texture. I'm definitely going to have to try some of these.
The show runs from October 6th to November 3rd. If you happen to be in the western North Carolina area during that time (perhaps to enjoy the fall colors or SAFF), you should stop by. It's being held at: