Fiber Fusion proved to be the most successful event ever held at the Patrick Ranch and Museum. It was so popular that the Ranch Manager came by on Sunday to ask us to make it a 2-day event in 2015. Not only did the attendees enjoy the Fiber Fusion experience, they also loved the venue......Most took the tour of the 1870's farm house and wandered through the pumpkin patch or took the wagon ride. Fiber Fusion felt like gong back in time to when people had community events at the old farmstead.
There has been a big discussion whether the yak, the sheep dog trials, the free workshops, or the locally processed linen was the best part of the event. There were over 400 children that went through the Children's Activities booth and each one took home a Kumihimo disk and the skills to make braid. There were several looms (floor, table, and inkle) set up and there was someone on each one most of the day - very popular (we did notice that some of the 'children' were about 6' tall and growing beards already)
AVL had a couple looms on hand and it was fun to see a small computerized loom working.....by the way, in case anyone needs to know what is on my Christmas lists this year - just stop by AVL.....
Many people attended from Nevada, SF area, and Oregon. And they all were very happy they made the trip - there was something for everyone to do.
We have already started our plans for 2015. If you made it to Fiber Fusion this year, please let us know what you think we could add or change to make it an even better experience for you.
Pictures are posted on our website and Facebook pages, so if you missed us this year take a look and see what you missed so that you can be sure to plan for it in 2015.