I have just returned from my first participation of the "Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair". It was a great experience and I was able to meet a lot of new and nice people. There are really a large number of fiber artists and enthusiasts living in southeastern USA.
I was there with CABO and we had alpaca fiber, yarns, socks, and other products. I was promoting Alpaca raised in North Carolina and all yarns and products either hand made or at the very least made in the USA. When this philosphy is followed you are assured of the quality of the items plus this helps others have a job to earn a living in our own country.
Those who visited our booth were also treated to knitting, weavin, spinning, wet felting, needle felting, and dying of yarns by Ruth. She is very talented and a good teacher. We also had some of the first 338 Pendleton produced 100% USA Alpaca Woven Blankets. These were commercially produced and reflect the Pendleton tradition.