Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival 2021

Fiber festivals are back! We drove the 45 minutes to the Howard County Fairgrounds Saturday and wasn’t disappointed.

We had gone to the festival at least once before but of course, they have all be suspended due to the pandemic. This one required masks in the buildings but not the barns.

Everyone was masked and it was pretty crowded despite the damp weather! Lots of yarn and alpaca goods. I bought a skein of hand dyed yarn and so did Matt. I bought two bags of colorful roving to maybe try with my drop spindle. We also got some knitting nancys (aka spool knitters) to try out. He’s already been practicing on one.

I also bought a 12 inch triangle pin loom. I have a three foot one I bought on Facebook Marketplace but thought it might be nice to practice on a smaller one. Continuous thread weaving does not come naturally to me! I haven’t found a person who does good videos for most pin loom projects to be honest.

We got to see quite a few alpacas, including some in costume for a children’s parade.

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