Monday, October 4, 2010

Wool Arts Tour

It's time for the New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour again, and I am so excited. At the beginning of this year I decided I would only buy new yarn and fiber at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival in May and the Wool Arts Tour, unless it was for a present or a charity knitting project. I've stuck to that. It's important to me to support the local wool growers and hand-dyers, and their products are so beautiful and often superior to the mass-produced yarns (which have their place, and I do still love them and use them).

Plus, it's just a lot of fun. The leaves are changing color, the air is crisp (when it isn't pouring rain, as it has been a couple of times), there are great farm products like cider and pumpkins in addition to all the great wool, and there are lots of farm animals to look at.

Here are some pictures of last year's haul:

So much fun.

Click here for a brochure with more information about the farm locations.


  1. Only buying local wool at the festival must be incredibly expensive.

  2. Not really--the prices are definitely competitive with yarn sold at yarn shops. Usually you get more yardage, and if you are buying roving (wool that needs to be spun) then it is much cheaper than the same amount of wool yarn would be.