Back from the Lot

This week-end in Lot for the “Lot et laine” wool festival was fantastic. Of course it was, but I mean, really (above picture was taken early in the morning, before all the visitors arrived). There was tons of fantastic artisans and stores and workshops, and even more that I couldn’t attend because there was just too much too see and do. And meeting so many passionate and super friendly people was just heaven.
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I took a workshop with Deb, the “Mulburry dyer” on natural dying. Learned tons of things, bought mordants and dying plants to start experimenting again.
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I sold tons of felted soaps and felted soaps kits (with my new tutorial on how to make felted soaps inside), showed my vintage french spindles in a mini expo along with vintage postcards, learned new things and met fascinating people, including some who already “knew” me via this blog (this was pretty cool! :-P)
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I taught 12 lovely ladies how to make felted soaps, and we had a great time ! It was my first time teaching such a large group of people but it went so well I’m now feeling ready to tackle the world! 😉
Really amazing stores were there, I bought carded local wool to spin/felt, a kit of icelandic wool for a Brynja from Gwenola, amazing felted mitts and flower from a local felter, banana and silk yarn from “my Auntie”, and super pretty buttons …
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Domino let me try her majacraft spinning beauty. How smooth ! Their yarns were amazing too, really if I didn’t have tons of my own handspun unused I would have bought some. Several natural dyers were there, including Renaissance dying (spot her amazing crocheted shawl!!). And Knitters and designers and… so many I couldn’t list them all.
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The setup was really neat too, in the middle of nowhere. I camped with several other girls in Cabrerets, and enjoyed staying in this quiet and quaint hamlet. Will have to be back for a family trip for sure !!

Last but not least, I’m so happy to have made so many new friends, Myriam, Agn

6 thoughts on “Back from the Lot

  1. untxin Reply

    Hey hey joli reportage sur ce super festival. Merci,merci !
    Est-ce que tu m’enverrais la photo sur laquelle je tente de ne pas dĂ©truire le rouet de Domino ?? J’adorerais la publier dans mon billet. Merci d’avance.

  2. Debbie kniteuse Reply

    So sorry I didn’t join in the class – you looked to be having such fun and everyone looked so pleased with the result. Definitely next time!!! (novasteel stand)

  3. Alix Reply

    Je confirme que ton atelier était super sympa, et que tu as réussi à gérer trop bien 12 feutreuses plus ou moins débutantes!

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