This year my father was in town for the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. It also fell on my birthday weekend.
My dad went with me as did my baby daughter. Her first Flock and Fiber Festival. My second.
Lovely textures everywhere. I wanted to touch everything, and most of it is fine to touch, which makes it great for kids and those who like hands on.
Lots of yarn, wool in many forms, hides, and animals, as well as finished products like shawls, soap, rugs, clothing, toys and baskets. Also venders selling tools of the trade. The fiber trade. Carding machines, carding brushes, spindles (I got my spindle there last year), spinning wheels, knitting needles, looms, you name it.
And lots of talented, friendly people willing to talk to you about what they know.
There is an outdoor vending area under the trees. It is full of lovely colors and textures.
Amazing hook rug.
Puppets made from recycled materials such as sweaters.
Felted wool balls made from reused wool products. Brilliant.
Felting wool by the same woman.
It was great. I highly recommend it. Late September, Canby Oregon.