The Estes Park Wool Market is proud to be "the largest fiber fest in the West". It begins on Wednesday, with workshops on spinning, weaving and dyeing. The weekend is devoted to demonstrations, contests and exhibits. Click here for more info.
No surprise, what I enjoyed most was the animals.
(this one's an angora rabbit)
(this one's an angora goat)
and best of all,
a slew of sheep.
This one's a Jacob sheep.
Cute, but he's no Jester (click here).
I took lots of video of the demos. Unfortunately, my camera was off when I thought it was on, and vice versa. I have a lot of footage of the ground. I did manage some stills from the Junior Exhibitor Trail Class.
Some were more willing
Just like horses!
Can you stand more photos?
'Cause we haven't been to the vendors yet!
I won't show all 50 booths, I promise.
This vendor, hands down.
Let's take a closer look -
It's bison fiber!
Of course I had to ask how you shear a bison/buffalo.
They hand-gather clumps of down the bison shed.
The mind boggles.