One of my favorite fiber festivals of the year is the Winter Woolfest in Wamego, Kansas. Usually in early January, it’s a perfect way to spend that Christmas cash burning a hole in your pocket. Hosted at the historic Columbian Theatre, there’s two floors full of vendors and free classes! It’s well worth the two-hour trip from Kansas City.
This year, I tagged along with Marci (of Th’red Head Designs). She brought a huge selection of her beautiful hand-dyed yarns and roving:
Christine and Teri, TreasureGoddess and FiberTerian respectively, were also there! If you’re interested in some different fun spinning techniques (including how to make some fun arts yarns like the ones pictured here), you need to sign up for their spinning retreat:
The class spaces were spread out through-out the theatre. They included everything from fiber preparation and how to spin on a drop spindle, to Tunisian crochet, to how to take the best photos of your finished objects for Instagram and Ravelry:
For lunch, you can’t miss out on Toto’s Tacos. A show favorite, it can get busy, but the wait flew by as I talked to fellow fiber fanatics.
And when I wasn’t perusing the vendors or eating delicious food, I was spinning. Marci got some new merino that I had to try (quality control, you know), and it was a great opportunity to try my new fidget spinner drop spindle. The merino spins like a dream, so if you have an opportunity to get your hands on some, do it:
Any of you make it to Wamego this year? Show me your hauls with #fiberadventures! If you weren’t able to make it, I hope to see you there next year!
2 thoughts on “Winter Woolfest”
I wanted to go so badly but it’s a 10 hour round trip for me. I managed to get there the one year we went to the inlaws late for Christmas and I took my MIL to the Woolfest with me. It’s only an hour from their house. We both loved it and want to come back! Someday!
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