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My Saddle Brook Farm and Shibori

Well this weekend was an absolute blast. The show at My Saddle Brook Farm was really a lot of fun. As with other shows, I got to meet some really great people, make some sales, do demonstrations, answer questions, get a tan, eat very little to nothing, and go home smiling. I always enjoy the conversations and explaining what I do and why (which is a very common question). I am also always amazed at how many men want to see exactly how the wheel works and are baffled at how simple the whole process is.....almost as if they are going home to make a wheel. Children always seem more interested in the baby products, which I find so charming. All in all a great day and I hope they do another event next year:) Here is a picture of the booth with no me behind it......I took the picture:)
When I got everything back in order after the show, I had every intention of making it an early night. Ha!!! The night before, I had finished tying the weft in place for the shibori scarves and was dyeing (pun intended) to dye them. Well, about two hours later they were dyed. They have since dried and I'm diligently working on removing the supplemental weft. All I can say is that I can't wait to post pictures!!!

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