Getting Geared Up – Fabulous Fiber Fest

I packed an unbelievable amount of stuff into five (!) boxes – one of them the size you could put a microwave in – and shipped them off to California yesterday for the Fabulous Fiber Fest. I’ve never done my silk workshops in a location where I couldn’t drive, with my heavily-laden car, before – it’s been a definite learning experience. Since I’m doing a workshop, I can’t just get by with one reeling setup, I had to have four, etc. Now, I just have to hope that everything arrives in good shape, and all the stuff that the organizers are pulling together at that end (borrowing items like burners and kettles so I wouldn’t have to ship them) all play together nicely! I’m also ordering live silk worms, which should be delivered to the building where the event is being held – again, hopefully the timing is all good and the silkworms arrive promptly, fat and happy. When I saw that Mulberry Farms was in the LA area, I thought maybe I could meet up with some of the folks from there – but, it’s still nearly a two-hour drive from where I’m going to be in Santa Monica.

Now, I just need to finish up warping the student packets (which I’m carrying with me) and get everything packed that I’m going to take on the plane. It seems like it’s tomorrow.

0 replies
  1. monkeyspinner
    monkeyspinner says:

    wow good luck with all that crap I just have to drive from Palm Springs to Santa Monica in morning LA traffic to get to Judiths class. I hope you make it there ok, it will be good.

  2. monkeyspinner
    monkeyspinner says:

    wow good luck with all that crap I just have to drive from Palm Springs to Santa Monica in morning LA traffic to get to Judiths class. I hope you make it there ok, it will be good.

  3. misoranomegami
    misoranomegami says:

    See my only question is what you’re going to do with the silk worms afterwards; give them away as a door price, release into the wild, smuggle back on the plane?

  4. misoranomegami
    misoranomegami says:

    See my only question is what you’re going to do with the silk worms afterwards; give them away as a door price, release into the wild, smuggle back on the plane?

  5. admin
    admin says:

    I’m planning to give them to one of the attendees. I actually have FDA permits to carry them; so if I needed to, I could bring them back to TX with me.

  6. admin
    admin says:

    I’m planning to give them to one of the attendees. I actually have FDA permits to carry them; so if I needed to, I could bring them back to TX with me.

  7. joeguppy
    joeguppy says:

    Well… all the cool kids are in California, after all. 🙂

    Best of luck with the fest! I know of a couple of our buds who plan on attending your workshops. WooHOO!

  8. joeguppy
    joeguppy says:

    Well… all the cool kids are in California, after all. 🙂

    Best of luck with the fest! I know of a couple of our buds who plan on attending your workshops. WooHOO!

  9. mary_corbet
    mary_corbet says:

    Hi, Michael – I just wanted to let you know I replied to your question about the twists in the flat silk I use (on needlenthread.com).

    Your site here is new to me and I haven’t had a chance to explore it yet, so I’m not exactly sure what you “do” with silk…. but I’m getting ready to find out! If the silk on the spools in the photo above were produced by you, then I don’t have to look further to be a huge fan!

    If you have anymore questions about flat silks and their “twist,” I’ll be happy to help you as best as I can. I usually have a very good supply of different flat silks, but right now I’m rather under stocked…. but if you want to see any photos or anything, or you want me to measure anything for you, let me know and I’ll do it as soon as the silks come in.

    Thanks for your comment. Now, I’m off to explore…

    Mary Corbet
    http://www.needlenthread.com

  10. mary_corbet
    mary_corbet says:

    Hi, Michael – I just wanted to let you know I replied to your question about the twists in the flat silk I use (on needlenthread.com).

    Your site here is new to me and I haven’t had a chance to explore it yet, so I’m not exactly sure what you “do” with silk…. but I’m getting ready to find out! If the silk on the spools in the photo above were produced by you, then I don’t have to look further to be a huge fan!

    If you have anymore questions about flat silks and their “twist,” I’ll be happy to help you as best as I can. I usually have a very good supply of different flat silks, but right now I’m rather under stocked…. but if you want to see any photos or anything, or you want me to measure anything for you, let me know and I’ll do it as soon as the silks come in.

    Thanks for your comment. Now, I’m off to explore…

    Mary Corbet
    http://www.needlenthread.com

  11. admin
    admin says:

    The Texas Discovery Gardens (where I had been demo’ing at the Fair) will be busy with some other thing – they’re doing a bunch of other programming, from what I understand, so they didn’t have a place for me this year.

    I have enjoyed reading Ravelry – trying to get more of my stuff posted up there, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of weaving and not much knitting.

  12. admin
    admin says:

    The Texas Discovery Gardens (where I had been demo’ing at the Fair) will be busy with some other thing – they’re doing a bunch of other programming, from what I understand, so they didn’t have a place for me this year.

    I have enjoyed reading Ravelry – trying to get more of my stuff posted up there, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of weaving and not much knitting.

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