Category Archives: fiber festivals

Change of Seasons

You know, there are moments where I just wonder how quickly the summer snuck by. It seems like it was just July and enjoying the summer sun. I will say, however, that fall is my favorite season. I love the colors of the trees, the crisp feeling in the air and more time spent at the wheel or with the hook.

Right now I am busy getting prepared for the Peter’s Valley Fall Arts and Craft Fair at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey on September 27 & 28. I am proud to be participating under the BOAS booth. If you plan on attending and would like a couple for one dollar off admission, please email me your snail mail address at andrea@alvbfiberart.com and I will put one in the mail to you!

For more information about the event, click here.

What is Happening to Our Little Community?

It is a time of year we all wait for…fiber festival season. Fiber enthusiasts turn into children on Christmas Eve, waiting to open presents. It has always been considered a small, caring community, safe from the “outside world.”

Well, it appears that the outside world has invaded our little community. For time first time, there were many thefts and acts of vandalism at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. At the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival the cash box of Carolina Homespun was stolen. The final kicker is that outright fraudulent copies of the famous Bosworth spindleswere spotted at the CT Sheep and Wool Festival.

I cannot tell you how sad this makes me. Not just thefts these poor vendors and farmers suffered but the introduction of the outside world to our small, happy community.

I guess it goes to show you that nothing is safe anymore. I am still very much looking forward to Rhinebeck this fall, but I will be sure to be more aware of those around me. I suggest you do the same when attending these festivals as a way to help protect the vendors and farmers of possible theft.