Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, was last weekend.
As I walked around the tables filled with beautiful and wonderful things, my heart opened when most often I was greeted with Please touch! signs throughout the space. Oh well, yes, thank you! I do need to see with my hands.
I loked a little bit before the vendors opened, because I was heading to my first class.
My morning class was Goat’s Milk Soap Making. I’ve always wanted to make soap with goat milk, and this was the right time.
I didn’t get a lot of pictures during the class, because I was paying attention. But at the end got some opt these photos so I can remember and remind me that I’d like to try it at home now.
I made soap when we first moved to the US, 20 years ago. I don’t remember the recipe I used, and I really hope I used containers we didn’t use in cooking later. Not sure I knew exactly what I was doing, and for what I remember, we never ended up using the soap. I wonder what happened to it. I think this time, I know a little more, and would love to give it a try again. I’ll let you know when I do.
And then we did an already dyed scarf, using stamps. I decided to use wood stamps, that reminded me of India.
And one more round to see the stores, the vendors, the colors, the animals, the people, the baskets, the knitting, the spinning, the kids, the fibers, the sheep, the wool, the cheese, so, so very much.
The sun came out at the end of the day. Not hot, just warm enough to be comfortable. Everyone was outside enjoying what they do. What a treat it was. Now with few things I brought home, I can enjoy my scarves, the soap, the yarn and some fleece to spin. I’m ready for the autumn months to come.