3.5lbs of Navajo Churro.
I've never been very interested in Churro, but the lovely sellers (who's info I can't seem to find right now) made me an awesome deal on the bag. 20 bucks! I think this will eventually be a rug. It's a double coat ranging from 28 to 36 microns on the inner coat and 48 to 56 on the outer. Hard wearing, lovely colors.
4ish Lbs of Llama. Black is baby, red is momma.
The Llama came from Compass Rose Farms in Port Townsend Wa. I think they mostly raise Gotland, (maybe Icelandic?) but they use a mother/daughter team of guard llamas to protect the flock, and decided to process and sell their fiber. I've never used llama before, but it's crazy soft. It feels like cashmere. I would definitely mail order from them. They were very friendly and knowledgeable, and they are more than happy to let people come out in the spring for rooing.
Angora Goat Locks (Mohair)
These two 5Lbs bags came from Boyd's Farms, located in Sherwood Or. These were a steal too, I got all ten pounds for 50 bucks. (I probably could have haggled, she said she wanted them to Go. She apparently has a warehouse full! These are pretty much free of VM, and they smell like they've been washed, but their still quite greasy. I've been looking online for proper cleaning instructions before carding, but if any of you guys have experience with mohair locks, hook a sister up! Send me the info!
Boyd's farms also mail orders, and they were very friendly. I will be ordering from them in the future.
New cards and flick comb
These were priced as expected. The real deals seemed to be on the fiber, tools were priced as they would be online or in the stores. I looked at drum carders and wheels and there weren't really any deals. But the discounts you can get on fiber more than makes up for it.
Overall, I loved it and will definitely be going every year forever, and even Mr. Murder had a great time and couldn't wait to go back. They also had lamb and cabrito yum yums and artisan cheeses, and of course tons of yarn, blankets, baskets, toys, music...
I wish it lasted all week!
To see photos of sheep and goats from the festival, click HERE