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Well, I went, I saw, I was underwhelmed...not to say that there wasn't some really unusual, creative and interesting stuff there, there was but as far as fiber artists, I only saw one booth that had something similar to what I do - felted flower pots and bowls that were really quite nice.

The other fiber artists that were represented were mostly making crocheted infinity scarves and hats, which are nice, but pretty common these days and unremarkable.  There was one artist with hand-spun, hand-dyed yarns that were gorgeous and another booth with crocheted critters of all kinds.

There was a huge crowd on Sunday, when I was there, and I spoke to someone who said they had 5,000 people come through on, no shortage of customers apparently.  The same woman, a jewelry maker named Courtney Fischer, told me that she sold so much on Saturday, she had to make more jewelry Saturday night to sell on Sunday!

The crowd was made up of mostly "hipsters" and they did seem to be enjoying the scene, the wide range of art and the on-site cafe.  I did pick up some great display and merchandise ideas with a nod to next year...thinking I may try again to get in, if nothing else it just looks like so much fun!

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