Monday, September 12, 2016

GAFF

I can't say enough good things about the folks at the GA Fiber Festival . I had such a good time this weekend- both as a vendor, and as a shopper. I got a chance to spin on my dream wheel the Kromski Polonaise. And I met the designer and mastermind behind the entire Kromski line, Daniel Kromski himself. I found some pretty things to spin on my own wheel, and sold fiber to some really great folks. The best part by far was meet the customers who came out to support the fiber arts. I demonstrated on my wheel all weekend, which is something I absolutely adore doing any chance I get. It draws people in giving me a chance to explain how the wheel works and to share my passion for spinning.

Here are some more photos from the booth:



All my handspun!


I had customers recognize me from Phat Fiber and Etsy, which was very cool! I completely sold out of my felted soaps which surprised me, they have never been a big seller online. The one thing I didn't sell was yarn, so I will have plenty to stock the Etsy shop when I bring it back from vacation mode. 

My mobility was limited, I used the wheelchair and my cane to limp around. My foot swelled pretty bad, but that was expected. Thursday I was the tiredest, I did the most walking that day. My boothmate did the packing up Saturday, which saved me a lot of steps and lifting. 

Overall it was a great experience and I hope I am able to go again next year either as a vendor or a patron.