Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival is over for another year. This year it was held at the new location in Colfax, Iowa at the Jasper County fairgrounds. It took place June 14 and 15th over a weekend. The activities included sheep shearing and sheep herding demonstrations, hall of sheep breeds and a goat show. There were several classes to enroll in as well as a nice vendor market. The classes offered quite a variety from needle felting, drop spindling, weaving, basketry and dying fiber and yarn. A fleece show and silent fleece auction are also part of the fun.
This year I met several new knitters, met up with fellow podcasters and shopped at vendors that I have been stalking. I returned home with rolags from http://yarngeekfibers.com/ and I scored a fleece at the silent auction! I was hoping to drop off a fleece with a processor to be made into yarn but we didn't make the connection.
I anticipate next year I will find myself shopping, talking with friends and bidding at the auction.