I got an early start, leaving the house at around 8:45 am since Seguin is a 50 minute drive from the house on local roads and Texas highways; no real freeways that are busy and packed like in Southern California. It was a nice drive and I had my windows open to enjoy the wonderful weather. There are still lots of wild flowers blooming everywhere. I arrived just before 10 am and my Prius-C was showing that I was able to achieve 62 mpg!
After signing in for the door prizes, I wandered in to a good sized room with about 50 vendors and lots of fiber lovers like me.
I selected my first vendor in the nearest right hand corner and did my normal routine of first go around the outside and then weave (get it) up and down the interior rows from front to back and the across the other rows but since there were only "cross rows" at the front and back of the room, my journey would be simpler; though I did take TWO passes through the room to ensure I had seen EVERYTHING!
To be honest, I did not go to buy knitting or weaving fibers, as I acquired more than enough over the past year between the Yarn Crawl and a private yarn sale last month. I was hoping to find some fiber that I could use for my temari and so I had no expectations of actually buying anything but having a great day feeling/touching/drooling over all sorts of other fibers and collecting names of suppliers for future, future, future projects and meeting people.
And yes, I did find some things! I found a cute pair of scissors that had a cover for the blades which will be perfect for traveling; I found some spools of Tencel perle thread that are somewhere in-between a standard 8 and 12 which were on actual wooden spools!; and at another vendor I found some teeny-tiny felted balls and "modern floss bobbins" assortments that had silk 5 colors of silk threads that I can use for embroidery; and lastly I purchased hand dyed silk ribbon in 2 mm, 5 mm, and 7 mm widths, also for embroidery.
Along the way as I wandered, I did see lots of the ladies from my local knitting store and so there were many side conversations as well as sharing finds but I saw some pin looms, a massive industrial felting machine, spinning wheels, table top and small floor looms and some great fibers!
Here are just a few pictures