Black Sheep Gathering is almost here! I started prepping for the show about 2 months ago. I knew MIL’s surgery/recovery would take up much of my time just before the show, so I had to start early. Of course I will have my fences full of handspun yarns, and a whole lot of hand painted spinning fiber. I did pretty good in the dyeing department. I will be taking 278 bags of hand painted Bam Huey Fiber, 56 bags of Baa Baa Huey Gradients, 67 bags of 1234 Huey 3 color gradients, 36 bags of my new line of Semi Solid Baa Baa Huey fiber, and to top it off 36 bags of Baby Camel Down. If I am doing my math right, that means I am taking 473 bags of spinning fiber to Black Sheep! OK spinners come and get it!!!!!!
I thought about doing a “Fiber Pit” for spinners, you know, like they have the ball pits for children to play in at fast food joints…..Could be fun, but I just haven’t quite figured out how to fit one in my booth at Black Sheep. I will have 473 bags of fiber at the show…….that’s a pretty good start to fill a spinner’s “Fiber Pit”!
I’ve been working on stuff other than painting fiber for Black Sheep. I’ve been making stitch markers and shawl pins.
I will have a limited number of our Newhouse Custom Carbon Fiber Needles at the show, and as always I will be taking custom orders for the needles. You can stop by and do a little test knitting. Good news, Free shipping for all custom orders placed and paid for at Black Sheep Gathering. Remember to bring your cash or check book, because we will not be able to take cards at the show. I am happy to accept Paypal If you have a smart phone and can send a payment at the time of purchase.
Another big project in prepping for Black Sheep Gathering is booth planning. For the past 18 years of Black Sheep I have been lucky to share a booth with Duncan Carders. This year Black Sheep Gathering has moved into a new building and I thought this would be the purrrrfect time to get my own booth and quit crowding the Duncans out of their booth! I’ve been working on the booth lay out to get the most out of the 100 square feet. Biggest challenge I deal with now is finding enough space to try out the set up. I can only do about 6 feet at a time in our little apartment so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am doing my math right and that all will fit…lol. Here are some pictures of my test set ups….you really have to use your imagination. I will be sure to take pictures once I am set up at Black Sheep so you can see how these set ups really look:)
I’m in booth F-3, right up front by the doors to the concession stand and the ladies room……you just about HAVE to pass by me at some time, so be sure to stop by and say hello:)
Remember……. bring your cash or check book, because I will not be able to take credit/debit cards at the show. Paypal is fine If you have a smart phone and can send a payment at the time of purchase.
Back to the grindstone for me, for there are still yarns to be spun and shawls to be knit be for departure Thursday morning!
Until next time,
Happy Spinning and Knitting,