Sunday, November 17, 2013


I went to FiberFest in Marin County yesterday.  It's an annual conference of a group trying to develop sustainable fabric, fiber, clothing.

At the tiny seller's expo, I bought carded alpaca fleece and two kinds of yarn, and very much enjoyed my visits with each seller.  The conference itself had sold out by the time I knew the dates, but I was able to briefly stand in the back of the conference hall and hear part of one presentation.

Last year, I think the conference included cotton and flax growers; this year, it seemed to be only about wool.

Here are two six-month-old sheep from a breed developed in France and now being bred (in a very complex process) in the U.S.:  Ouessant sheep.  For a little more about them, see