Several Network farms participated in a new Ohio fiber festival over the weekend: the Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair in Newark.
Little Mountain Alpacas, Midwest Fiber Company, Roving Acres Farm, Slow and Easy Alpacas and That'll Do Farm had a booth under the Ohio Natural Fiber Network banner. Another member farm, The Black Sheep Fiber Farm, was there, too, with their own booth packed full of fiber.
It was a small festival, but very nice. We talked with many fiber addicts who are just as crazy about fiber as we are.
We had patterns, raw fleeces and feed-bags-turned-into-project-bags for sale.
Along with some really fun needle felted soaps.
And cinnamon rolls.
O.K., these aren't really rich and gooey cinnamon rolls. They are boxes full of rich and delicious alpaca roving. They won't wreck your diet. Unless, of course, you are on a fiber diet.
We had a variety of fiber, including llama, alpaca, Jacob sheep, mohair and Merino -- everything you could want to knit, crochet, or needlefelt.
The Network is done for the year vending as a group, but our individual farms will continue to attend shows around the state.
We will keep you updated here so you can get your fix of local, farm-fresh fiber.
About the Network
- The Ohio Natural Fiber Network
- is dedicated to supporting Ohio fiber producers and artists, and to developing awareness of the diversity and beauty of Ohio farm yarns and fleeces. Our fiber farmers raise alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats and angora rabbits for their beautiful fiber. Our fiber artists dye, hook, spin, knit, weave and felt the most beautiful fiber art you've ever seen. Knitters, check out our Ravelry group on-line. You can also follow us on Facebook. We're hoping you make 2012 the year you decide to go on an Ohio Fiber Diet by supporting your local fiber producer or artist! We don't think you'll be disappointed. The Ohio Natural Fiber Network -- Our Homegrown for Your Handmade