Monday, January 30, 2012

Winter Wine & Wool 2012

My first show of 2012 is in the books. The first Winter Wine and Wool at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards was on Saturday and it was a fabulous day! I was a little worried when Sassy and I got in the truck - it was gray and snowy and my heart kind of sank. I thought "everyone will stay home today and we're driving through this mess and no one will show up". (For the record, this is always what spins through my head on show day - I turn into Eeyore.)

What happened was so much better than I expected. It was the first time Heather has set up a Winter show. I've participated in the last 2 summer shows at the vineyard and they were a lot of fun and quite successful. All of the vendors were inside the big building (I think there were 10 of us) and the colors were amazing!

This is a shot of me and Andrea Morrison of Wonder Why Alpaca Farm. We were back-to-back last summer and had fun. This time we put our chairs right next to each other so we could chat without having to shout across the booths. We could tag-team customers so when I was busy, she would spin and when she was busy, I would spin.This shot was from very early in the day and people were just starting to wander in and look around.

I was a little concerned about putting the table right next to the light - I didn't want to completely block it out. Turns out the snow threw a lot of reflection and people could see my colors just fine. I got comments about my socks, the sample hat Jillian designed and knit for me, and lots of questions about spinning. Turns out wine drinkers are a very curious group.

Best of all, I hit my goal in sales. I also got some great ideas for displaying my wares at upcoming shows.

Next up, The Winter Fleece Fair in Chelsea on February 18.

1 comment:

May said...

Love to meet other spinners. I have a rambouillet fleece that needs spinning but summer is coming and it's too hot to spin here in FL.

I tried natural dyes once, and decided to go with natural colors of the fleece instead. Just don't have time.

Nice to meet you.