Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

I was in Heaven when I went to the 10th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in Dickson, Tennessee. It was my second year to go. I was by myself, but still enjoyed every minute. I wish I had more pictures, but I was a bit sheepish (haha) of taking pictures because I wasn’t sure if the vendors would want me to. And, no, I didn’t ask because I didn’t want it to be a big deal. Maybe I’ll get the courage next year to do it.

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This Fiber Fest is great. It goes on for Friday and Saturday and they have lots of vendors, goats, rabbits, sheep, and lots of classes you can take. I was only able to make it on Saturday but I took two classes.

The first class I took was how to make a traditional Appalachian hearth broom. It wasn’t exactly easy, but I did it. I thought it was such a neat class. We made hearth brooms the way they were made in Appalachia in the 1700’s. I bought supplies to try to make two more. I decided not to cut the ends off and use it as a decoration…if you want to use it, you just cut the bottom at an angle. Here is my broom:

The second class I took was Beginning Drop Spindle. I did pretty well until the plying…which for some reason is a big problem for me. This time it was because the fiber I had twisted into yarn was extremely thin at one part and it snapped apart during playing. I am going to keep trying, though!

Some pics of the various animals that were there:

If you want to information on Fiber Festivals from late May through August 2017, click here.

For information on festivals in September 2017, click here.

And for festivals from October – November 2017, click here.

If you know of one that I missed, please contact me so I can add it to the list!

 

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