The “Yarn and Falafel” FiberFest was fun, fun, fun!!!
It all was so amazing, that I am still “on high” from it. We (me and a friend) left for Tel Aviv early on Thursday morning and had a very interesting day wondering through Nachalat Binyomin and Allenby, which are an equivalent of the Garment District in Manhattan. Lots of colors, smells from tiny shops selling spices, some absolutely amazing cookware (I resisted), dried fruit and nuts (I did not even try to resist). And fabrics, fabrics, fabrics galore! I wish my Brooklyn buddies Tamar and Miriam were there! I got some cotton and cotton-rayon blend fabrics so I can get some dresses made for me. My regular clothing is already way too hot for this weather. Also, of course yarn shops- but again I resisted. Allenby street had lots of amazing bead shops and jewelery makers. Lots of really beautiful silver beads and components. Lots of gorgeous designer pieces. We spend over six and a half hours walking around, looking at the things and having a ball.
Next day we were anxious to get to the place, where the FiberFest was held as early as possible. It took us a while to find where in the huge park the FiberFest was happening because the park is so big and there were lots of people there. But when we finally found “our” crowd the things were already hopping.
What can I say? Lots of people! Lots of new friends. And meeting old friends I knew only through the Internet before. I was very happy to meet up with some people, who have read my blog and commented on what I write. Thank you guys for this, and for supporting us in our move to Israel.
There was a spinning demonstration, and lots of yarn. Since coming to Israel I have found some wonderful yarn pushers (sorry, sources). There was a vendor with the famous Kauni yarn in thicknesses from lace weight to worsted – I did not even try resisting. Another vendor brought a full line of Addi needles and hooks. And there was handspun, hand dyed yarn to die for! And I sold lots of my special stitch markers and some pendants too. I got to talk to some really wonderful people and admire some amazing knit and crochet creations.
I only wish the day could have been longer, but we had to live at about 1.30 to get home in time for Shabbos.
I took some pictures, I wish I had taken lots more, but I was too busy living through the whole thing. As it is there are too many photos to post on the blog, so Eli made a realy nice slide show for me. Now there is a talk about having another such festival in the Fall! I really hope it will happen.