Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Strange Folk Festival (now with extra parentheticals)

Hey hey hey! Are you going to the Strange Folk Festival this weekend?

Strange Folk is the Heartland's largest outdoor indie arts and crafts show. There will be 120 vendors offering various affordable, unique, modern (and retro!) hand crafted items. Additionally there will be music, food (funnel cakes! vegetarian options! funnel cakes!) and activities for kids.

O'Fallon, IL Community Park is a 15 minute drive from downtown St. Louis, and easily accessible from both sides of the Mississippi. I have checked Metro website and it looks like the park is also accessible by public transportation (metrolink to get across the river, then the #12 bus and about a half-mile walk).

My booth is in the same area as the Recycled Crafts activity. I'm on the corner not too far from the info booth. I will be taking all of my etsy offerings offline on Thursday and bringing them with me this weekend, plus an additional 21 pounds of yarn and fiber* (28 pounds total for anyone counting--why would you be counting?). I have some cashmere/wool top, superwash merino top, some silk/wool top, lace yarns, sock yarn (100% merino, reinforced, fingering, sport and dk) and a few skeins of base yarns I have been testing. I have a few pictures up in my flickr account for those who want a partial preview.

Will I see you there?

*Unfortunately a large order of the Unspun BFL base fiber and the Alter Ego sock yarn was delayed on the suppliers end. I will only have one skein of Unspun with me and about a dozen Alter Ego yarns (100% s.w. merino fingering weight). I will send out a notice to the soon-to-be-created mailing list when it becomes available. If you would like to be added to the mailing list drop me a comment here or email me at dyeabolicalyarns at gmail dot com.