Saturday, February 04, 2006

Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets

Saturday in Queenstown means arts and crafts market on the lake front. There are a handful of spinners who raise their own sheep and knit the yarn into sweaters and accessories undyed. The more adventurous combine some dyed wool with commercial eyelash to make mufflers and beanies.

One of the wool merchants is Biddy Kerr whom I came to see today to pick up the mohair and romney I ordered from her by email from the US last month. Biddy raises romney and perendale in her farm in Gore, a couple of hours away, and welcomes homestays and teaches spinning.

Biddy at home.