Sunday, November 23, 2008

Aberdeen Winterfest 2008

It's been great to be back at this year's Winterfest, a once-a-year opportunity to connect with so many in our community. We had a few inches of snow the evening before, to set the stage for this holiday event. Here are photos of just a few of the artists:

Tammy Weber of Aberdeen, holding one of felted bags
in the booth she shared
with Dana Locken and Carolyn Eaton.

Carolyn (right) knit the wonderful dress that Dana is wearing!
They're taking a healthy snack break with apples.

Here are some of their Nuno felt pieces and Dana's hand-dyed yarns.

Kelly Knispel of Groton holding roving from her handspinner's flock,
in the Prairie Fiber Arts booth. Kelly and her mother, Marie McClintic,
own Natural Colored Wool Studio in Groton.

Annikki Martilla of Frederick, SD displays samples her traditional Finnish weaving.
Annikki's weavings and handknits are available in her Etsy shop.

Andrea Wagner knitting two socks on one needle.
Andrea knits and spins on a drop spindle as she walks through Winterfest!

Every year Bernard Fishbach of Mellete, SD
bring his wooden "Twiddlers" for children.

Bernard is a master wood-turner.
He makes the wonderful wooden knitting needles
that I sell in Betty's Loft,

and drop spindles sold by Kelly and Marie.

Here are Monica Seaton (left) and Marcy Fritz
with some of their purses. Marcy's 90-year old grandmother,
Ione Green, lines the wool purses, sews the fabric ones,
and embellishes with embroidery.

Nancy Oliver is back with her stained glass artwork.
Nancy and I shared several years together as Scout Leaders.
Now, with one in medical school, two in college,
and one in high school, Nancy has a bit more time on her hands!

And here I am. Thanks to my husband, Skip, and son, Ryan,
for helping set up the booth. I couldn't do it without them!


  1. Thanks for the wonderful pictures! I wish I could have been there.

  2. It's fun to see the familiar faces here!!
    Happy Thanksgiving,