Friday, October 6, 2017

Images of Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival 2017

Another Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival has passed into history. Here are a few of the sights.



This year's featured breed was the Pygora goat. The Pygora breed was developed here in Oregon by crossing Angora and Pygmy goats. According to, Pygoras produce 3 types of fleece. Type A is similar to Angora, Type C is like Cashmere, and Type B is blend of the other two. Pygoras come in several different colors a number of which were on display at OFFF.

This little goat was snoozing.

And this guy thought the hay was sweeter in the pen next door.

But this is OFFF, and there's work to be done. Time for the judging.  Some of the goats were more cooperative than others.

There were, of course, other animals. I had to stop by and see the alpacas. This fella's kerchief said he was for sale. Sadly, zoning rules prevented me from installing him in my back yard.

I got to the llama barn in time for some of the judging. This one was patiently waiting his turn. I just love his color pattern.

Fiber Arts Competitions


Over in the main pavilion the fiber arts competition entries were on display. Here are the top winners in the crochet competition. Fabulous work.

I love this winner from the felting competition. A pile of puppies!


Juneko Martinson of the Alpaca Bonbon Fiber Art Studio was on hand demonstrating her incredible needle felting. The white pig in the foreground of the photo has knitting needles and a tiny ball of yarn. Yes, I know. We need one with a crochet hook!

Here are some more of Juneko's creatures.

Always In Stitches Crochet Guild Display

We in the local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America always have a display. We're Always In Stitches, and would love to have any crocheters within striking distance of the Portland area come join us. We meet on the second Saturday of the month in the Tigard Grange from 1 to 3 pm. Check out our websiteRavelry group or Facebook page.

Designer Laurinda Reddig of ReCrochetions lent us this gorgeous dress she created for her sister's wedding.  


Animals and competitions and displays are nice, but then there are the vendors. Oh, yeah. There were many wonderful vendors. Here's Boss Kitty in front of her booth selling hand dyed yarn. Love the cat ears!

I also loved her sale section. Where I got two skeins of sock yarn at half price because the color didn't come out matching the designated colorway. Not a problem for me. It's lovely just as it is.

Fierce Fibers is another of my favorite local dyers. She displayed these lovely shawls created in her yarn. 

The gray and red shawl in the photo above is Decadent Bliss by Laurinda Reddig. Here's my version of that shawl crocheted in Fierce Fibers lace weight in the Staycation colorway.

Fierce Fibers also sells hand dyed roving. Note the special qualities of her products as stated in the sign below.

I made a purchase at one other booth which I unfortunately didn't photograph. Raya of Blissful Knits had a sale section that I couldn't resist. I tried, but I spotted one skein that just called to me. I put it back and decided that I'd buy it if it was still there when I returned later. It was! (Not that I put it back at the bottom of the sale basket and covered it with other skeins or anything. No, no. Not me.) This was the last skein of this yarn in this colorway. It's her 80% merino/20% nylon sock yarn. I just love the colors. You can't really see it in the photo, but there are gorgeous shades of amber and red.  

That's it for my weekend at OFFF 2017. Has anybody else had any fiber festival adventures lately?


  1. Amy love your modeling of the shawl. Seeing those pictures is really evocative of being there. Nice!

  2. The goats are all so cute! Thanks for the very informative tour of the festival. I want to squish the fiber even though it says it is pre-squished.

  3. How did I miss this post? What a great event, and that is some yummy yarn you brought home.
    Are there zoning rules against goats too? Even really cute ones? :)
    Gorgeous shawl you're wearing!

    1. Sadly, I'm afraid that the only livestock allowed here is chickens.


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