Friday, November 15, 2013

Fibre, Fibre Everywhere

Well, Kim from Cornerstone Fibre, was a big hit.  She brought along a lot of eye candy for us to drool over including, drop spindle kits, felting needles and lots of fibre.

Kim also brought some of her creations to show us.  

Wet Felted Purse

Wet Felted Hat
Pattern on Felted Scarf

Hat knitted with hand spun energized singles.

She noted that these rovings were dyed with unsweetened Kool-Aid.

But the most cuddly chunk of fibre that Kim brought, and the star of the show, was Daisy, a Satin Angora rabbit who is less than a year old.  Kim talked about her experience raising Angora rabbits and noted that a female rabbit is called a doe and a male is a buck.  The females rule the warren and are more territorial than males.  They are also more likely to bite, scratch and kick, as they defend their territory.  Imagine!

As Daisy has been hand raised by Kim, she is comfortable being held and cuddled.  Nancy was quite taken with Daisy and Daisy was very comfortable in Nancy's arms.  But alas, this was to be a short friendship. Kim explained that this was Daisy's last public appearance as she and her sister, Dalilha, would be traveling to their new home on the west coast, within the week. 

Thanks to everyone who came to this event and helped to make it a success.

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