I did mention inkle looms in my last post. Well, I had found a second-hand inkle loom, relatively local, and made arrangements to meet the seller at the Bolton Fair in Bolton, MA on Sunday. After church we drove down, and managed to get fairly lost in the road detours set up due to the fair. Google Maps had us ending up at a local school, several miles away from the fair, but we eventually found it.
It was a small fair - maybe among the smallest we've attended (outside of local town "old home days" festivals, popular in New England. I don't know if those are done anywhere else.) It was fun, though! I picked up a couple of bars of soap (love homemade soaps, and I always make a point to get some!), had a freshly made lemonade, and got a couple of very discounted tie-dyed t-shirts. It was the last day of the fair, last couple of hours, I'm sure the vendors were happy to have less stock to pack for the return trip!
This was a display of live raptor birds. I find them fascinating. Owls, in particular, are awesome!
A local quilting group had a nice booth with some pretty quilts, and had this awesome antique quilting frame set up! I loved it!
I like the way this one adjusts. Fascinating! The ingenuity of our predecessors seldom fails to amaze me.
This was a recreation of a hearth oven. Very interesting.
And, of course, I met the person with the inkle loom, and brought it home with me! I stayed up late tying heddles (I used tatting thread) and warping the loom with several colors of #10 crochet cotton I had in the basement. I'll get started weaving today!