Once a year, the Taos Wool Festival is held in Kit Carson Park in Taos. 60+ vendors from the Southwest and beyond gather with animals from sheep and goats, to alpacas, llamas, and rabbits, and the products made from the coats of those fiber-bearing animals. It is a wonderful, family-oriented, dog-friendly gathering with demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, knitting, and wool dying, among other things. This year, the festival is on Saturday, 1 October from 9-5 p.m. and Sunday, 2 October, from 9-4 p.m.
Here is a sampling of possible Wool Festival sights.
Tom Barr demonstrating his amazing sheering skill
Alpacas and llamas
...and lots of wool, apparel, rugs and fiber art
Fred and I will be in Booth # 6 (Big Sage Artisans) with his Navajo-Churro rugs (and me with my camera). It would be great to see you.
until next Monday,
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Daryl, both Donna and I are feeling "homesick" for the Taos Wool Festival. It just doesn't feel good not being there. Tomorrow is the day we would come out for the annual visit and great lunch! We've got to come back. We didn't realize how much we would miss it. And, of course, your photographs helped to remind me of that.
We'll see you there for sure. Thanks for the array of wonderful wooly subjects. The Navajo-Churro sheep is pure charisma and Tom Barr takes me back to my days with the Abeytas during shearing season. And I remember Stuart Wilde's llama very well. The balls of wool remind me how lustrous Churro wool is. Great series, Daryl.
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