What a week! It seemed as though we had just gotten back from a very busy weekend at Falmouth’s Wool Fest when it was time to start getting the shop put back together and ready for Cynthiana’s First Annual ARToberFest. And, in the meantime, there was lots to be done: raw fleeces to receive and begin processing, emptied shelves to replenish, and a busy fall to plan.
Before this past weekend, the last festival we’d attended was the Sheep and Fiber Festival in Lexington, Kentucky. At that time, we were taking processing orders, but our mill wasn’t open yet. It was so enjoyable to attend the Wool Fest as a full-fledged mini-mill and fiber studio. We had a wonderful time talking to fiber artists and enthusiasts from all over the region.
As much as we enjoyed the Wool Fest, our favorite part of the week was definitely the ARToberFest. There’s something so special about being part of a festival in your hometown, where you can spend the night visiting with long-time friends. Several people who visited our shop in celebration last night hadn’t been through the doors since Opening Day, and they couldn’t believe how much we’d grown in the last few months. (To be honest, sometimes we can’t believe it either!) Everyone involved in the planning and executing of the ARToberFest did a wonderful job; thank you for all your hard work!
In other news, our fall class line-up is now online. If you’re interested in learning more about the world of fiber art, please be sure to check it out.
And, for a more thorough look at what’s going on at HeartFelt, please check out our October Newsletter.