Sunday, April 14, 2013

fiber frolic

amythefibergoddess and i made our way to beaver lake yesterday to the central new york fiber frolic. this was their third year (my second visit) and it is a lovely little event. the nature center has a large room that holds the vendors, with spinners in an adjacent area doing fiber demonstrations.
amy had set her booth space up the night before, so we just had a few little things to set out.

she has shawls displayed all around the space. it was fun to see folks drawn in when they became captivated by one. she was busy before we even got settled (a good thing ) and we stayed that way most of the day. lots of familiar faces stopped in to chat and find something to add to the stash.
i had brought the other hank of yarn that i had spun to display with the radiance shawl to illustrate how to spin the stuff. one lady approached amy and asked if it was for sale. why no, she said, it was just there as part of the display. well, this gal was persistent and really wanted that hank. finally, amy looked at me and said that since i had spun it i should decide if it was for sale. really, i sat there stupefied not knowing what to say. the gal told us to talk it over while she looked around, but she would be back. well, our feathers were all ruffled trying to decide. i was willing to let it go, but then we had to price it.
i'll admit, i had a response that annoys me when other's do it..... it's not 'good enough'. clearly this gal wanted it, but i was caught in the trap of doubting that my work was sell-able. not to worry, amy gave me a strong dressing down and we set a price. when the gal returned i gave her the decision, and she was thrilled. i must admit, i had her look it all over while i told her how it was 'just handspun' and that were 'lots of uneven spots'. i looked up to make sure she was getting it, and she was teary eyed. she lives in hawaii and loves all things fiber, but is challenged by her location in getting product. it made her day to have that hank.

not to worry..... this found it's way into my bag ;)


1 comment:

Linda Monroe said...

What a sweet story. How nice that this woman was so blessed by your handiwork. Enjoy your new goodie.