I spent the day at our fair and never got around to the carnie side. Here's my bag, in good company I must say. The fair provides a large tent right across from the livestock pens for our guild. They make walls for us out of hog panels, and because of our location, we get a lot of exposure and interest.
You can see the fleece show entries in the back. In the past we've all spun our own projects but this year we had a washed Shetland fleece and took turns turning it into roving on the drum carder. Then following a sample, we spun and plied it.
Nancy dyed the warp with indigo and brought the loom ready to weave. She had to leave so Kathleen is taking a turn as weaver.
While she's weaving, her daughter Lauren is taking a turn as spinner. Note the rainboots. She's actually spinning and earlier had been weaving on her own small rigid heddle loom.
I was completely taken with this rabbit on a 4-H girl's lap. That's one loved and trusting rabbit. The 4-H and FFA kids are what make the fair.
This is the largest rooster I have ever seen in my life. He was the size of a small dog. He was scary. Some kid had printed in pencil on his identification card, Darth Vader. I took a picture including his adult neighbor for some perspective - see below.
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