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Castle Farms 2008

Doesn’t this photo make you just want to smile? This is Christa at the fashion show at Castle Farms. This year we took a different perspective with the show and featured designers and their work. With a carefully tuned script in hand, Stacey told the story of the designers and their pieces. This is a photo of our Coloring Book Shawl. Thanks to Diane of Yarns Forever for the fashion show photos.

Fashions by Kathy Kukla, Luka’s Alpaca Ranch in Jackson.

Bamboo Shawl woven by Mary Rios, www.villageweaver.com.


Fashions from a variety of designers.



Kathy Kukla models an original knit design by Faith Spaulding.

Heritage’s shawls enjoyed the spotlight.

This pattern is coming . . . promise. I was tickled that both the model (Christa’s daughter Monica) and the audience liked it. This version is of handspun yarn.

Stacey models the Heritage Aspen Shawl.


A bevy of models in Christa’s fashions, www.yarndreamer.com.

Another Christa design. Learn how to knit this scarf at Knit Michigan 2009.

Cindy from Cynthia’s Fine Yarn and Gifts models the Easy Shawl.

This year’s festival was the best ever in many ways: the weather could not have been better, attendance was up, and everything went really smoothly. I also announced that I was stepping back a little from my festival duties to focus more on other endeavors. Mark your calendar for next year: the last weekend in July, July 25 & 26. Do come – it is a lovely venue and such a pleasant weekend with great shopping and great fiber artists.

Comments on: "Castle Farms 2008" (4)

  1. I DID smile at Christa in the first picture even before reading the entry. All the shawls are beautiful, but that first one looks like a kite flying! Glad all went fabulously, Joan.

  2. Hi Joan,
    I’m glad that you liked the pictures I took of the fashion show. I had a wonderful time and can’t wait for next years event. Because I’m going to be knitting something just for the show.

    You did a great job and have a wonderful weekend off. 🙂

  3. Those shawls are inspiring. And that coat with the fur collar! Is it felted?

  4. Lori on Little Traverse Bay said:

    This was the first year I got to attend the FiberFest (always doing baseball downstate in the past…) and it was great! I missed the animals but saw most of the fashion show and the lovely creations. And, of course, the vendors! (I picked up some Up North colorway sock yarn from the Heritage Spinning booth, as well as the nifty booklet and a KnowKnits bag.)

    Then, just last week, when I was at Dr. DeGroot’s office (in Petoskey) for an eye appointment, I overheard him talking to someone in the waiting room about their “dangling string.” Lo’ and behold, he finds a ANOTHER patient waiting for him (me!) ALSO with “dangling string!” Two sock knitters at the eye doctor’s! Of course, I had to check it out, and I was fortunate enough to meet “Granny Sheridan” knitting a very groovy sock out of your yarn. It turns out there was a THIRD knitter in the waiting room, and we all had a lovely conversation. Knitters connect everywhere!

    Thanks for a great show in Charlevoix—I’m saving the Up North colorway for me!

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