Maine Fiber Frolic 2017 Poster
MOFGA Common Ground Fair Poster

And the Winner Is…

 

In the center of the tent, there's an area full of info about the various types of wool & other fiber, too.

In the center of the tent, there's an area full of info about the various types of wool & other fiber, too.

Elaine C’s  be-e-e-utiful Icelandic fleece was Best in Show, 2nd was a striking black Merino owned by Joe M and 3rd was Becky B’s lustrous silver Coopworth. All were hard to resist — yes! even the Coopworth! The show was small so the judge, Bruce Clement from NH, decided to award ribbons across the whole show rather than in particular classes. There were loads of really lovely fleeces for sale though and business was brisk.

There were loads of beautiful fleeces for sale.

There were loads of beautiful fleeces for sale.

This sale has quite a reputation for quality and people from all over come to stock up on fabulous fleeces. The ladies who organize the fleece tent, the Wednesday Spinners, are a dedicated group of fiber artists and they do a fantastic job of putting it all together. This year my big purchase was a pale fawn Huacaya alpaca blanket from Cindy Lavan at Chase Tavern Farm.  I’ve been on the prowl for this color for a couple of years…very similar to our Golden Retriever, Sadie.

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