Taos Wool Festival

Back in October my mom and I met up with a couple friends in Taos, NM and went to the Taos Wool Festival. It was loads of fun, both the festival and just hanging out and shopping/sightseeing, but I didn’t get around to writing a post about it right away, so lots of the details have slipped my mind already. I do have lots of pictures though!

The festival was interesting and enjoyable. I had expected it to be huge like the Fiber Fiesta, but it was much smaller and closer to the size of the Fiber Arts Festival at home. That was okay, because it wasn’t so overwhelming. There was a nice variety of booths and a few interesting workshops as well as lots of adorable animals and a dog sweater fashion show! I ended up getting an abbreviated private session of a spinning workshop because a heavy rainstorm blew through and we hid out in the booth of the person who happened to be the teacher for the workshop. So I’ve been experimenting more with color in my spinning since then(I’ll post more on that later). There were also Churro sheep, which are an adorable heritage sheep breed from NM with gorgeous, but rather course, wool.

After the festival we wandered through the shops in Taos, including a local yarn store, and found some neat things including a big installation of prayer flags, a knitted skeleton, and a yarn-bombed bicycle.

 

Then we went back to the hotel and I taught one of our friends to spin with a drop-spindle.

She caught on really fast, too!

She caught on really fast, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taos doesn’t have an airport (at least not a commercial one), so we flew into and out of Santa Fe and drove to Taos. The drive was gorgeous, and of course we stopped at a local yarn store in Santa Fe too.

It was a really fun trip, and I would like to go again. My mom seemed to enjoy it but was also generally uninterested in returning, so maybe I’ll have to find some other folks to take back with me!

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