Our guild was invited to demonstrate fiber arts at Apple Hill Farm during their annual shearing. So Gail, Vivian, Nora and I headed up to Banner Elk. A gorgeous day and such a beautiful place.
This is the view from the second floor of the barn. We set up with spindles, spinning wheels and a loom. We also demonstrated using hand cards as well as a drum carder.
Of course we showed off our knitting prowess.
Gail is smiling but could be dangerous with these giant knitting needles.
I fell in love with Basil, we had a long heart to heart.
Baby Goats wanted head scratches.
Another shot of Basil, so handsome.
This fellow ruled the roost.
This is Mr. Pickles, I asked him about the skateboard but he didn't feel like talking.
Preparing to shear this alpaca.
Frosty the alpaca after his haircut.
Nora and Vivian spinning away.
It was a super day, the farm is beautiful and Lee and staff are so warm and friendly. I can't wait to go back!