Sunday, September 25, 2016

Canby Flock and Fiber Festival

Some sketcher friends and I went to the Canby Flock and Fiber Festival this weekend to draw goats and sheep, weavers and knitters, and people who were there to look or to shop. There was a lot going on with numerous sketching possibilities.

We started out in the goat barn where some cashmere goats were being judged. I realized that it takes both patience and strength to keep your goat waiting and looking good while the judges evaluate everything from appearance to texture and luster of the wool.

Then we moved out to the sunshine where there were knitters and spinners and weavers. Some of these people had the same difficulty resisting gorgeous wool and accessories as we sketchers have resisting alluring art supplies.

After lunch, the fatigue set in for some of the humans...

                                                             and some of the animals...

 and probably for some of the sketchers.
It was a fun day!


  1. Marvelous skestches and good storytelling too! I keep going back to the single head of the ram--very strong and graphic. It would make a great logo, just sayin...

  2. Thank you so much, Janene. I liked that that ram had a tuft of wool on his horn. I guess that's what happens when you use them to scratch.