Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Taos Wool Festival

We went to Taos the first weekend of October for the Wool Festival.

Leece attended a basic weaving class, presented by Liz Gipson.

While she was occupied with that, I wandered around and got a few shots of the various activities and vendors' booths.

This last shot is of one of the vendors working on a Schacht 'Cricket' rigid heddle loom. We got one of these as Leece is really developing skills as well as interest, and it's time to move on to the next weaving step. This particular vendor, Dancing Hooves Farm from Farmington, NM, also has a good selection of naturally dyed yarns.

We had a great time. The vendors are quite helpful, will take the time to answer the dumbest questions and explain their methods and products, give tips and helpful suggestions.

We stayed again at the Casa Benevides, just across from the Couse House, and within easy walking distance of the Taos square and a good many of the shops and musems. Aside from serving an excellent breakfast, Casa Benevides is only a block or so from the festival, so there was no stress or strain over finding parking or fighting traffic.

We are already planning our trip for next year's festival.