Most of my garden is now planted, not all of it, but enough to allow me to get to other things again! It had been several weeks since the Great Lakes Fiber Show, but I want to mention a few things. It was only my second visit to the annual event, and some years have passed since my first visit. I am not a knitter, crocheter, spinner or weaver, so the appeal of the event is a bit limited for me. I do a little felting, that is it for me with wool (not counting wool fabric, of course). Despite my apparent lack of interest in animal fiber, I found these guys:
Tunis sheep!! I'd love to have a few sheep on my tiny homestead someday. I'm not sure that will ever happen, but I might find a way.
The only thing that I purchased at the Fiber Show was fish leather.
Not quite what I expected to find at a decidedly sheep and llama/alpaca event, at least it is still an animal product! Since I love incorporating unusual textures in my fabric collage, I was happy to try this unusual leather. It is thinner than cow hide leather, so it should be easier to work with. I would raw-edge applique it to whatever I add it to, it will still create a very bulky seam. My vintage Singer 201 should have no problems sewing through it. My plan for the weekend is to embellish a couple of Artist Trading Cards with some of the fish leather scraps.