Sunday, April 26, 2009
Yesterday, members of the HHCC participated, for the third straight year, in the annual Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival. Although the weather was unusually hot, this did not discourage the HHCC in showing how wonderful crochet can be with both crochet stitches & techniques, but also with natural fibers such as alpaca, corn, silk, soy, and wool. In addition, what made participating this year even more special, was that it was the 100th anniversary for the Connecticut Sheep & Wool festival, having first begun way back in 1909 -- before the invention of the radio or television, and when only 8,000 cars were on were on American roads (a total of 10 miles of which were paved)!
Our reception at the festival was great! We met many new people, and got to talk with many people we met at previous festivals, such as with Tammy who learned about Tunisian crochet and crocheting with unspun roving. Changing people's minds about what crochet is -- and can be -- is a very rewarding experience! We were not alone: it was also great to see Lady Shirret there promoting crochet!
Visit Dee's and Nancy's blogs for more information and pictures from this event.