Autumn Fiber Fest 2011

Alba Ranch is in the Autumn Fiber Fest 2011 on Facebook.  Many Artists included each offering at least 20% off during the 3 day only sale on November 1, 2, and 3.

Autumn 4 - Hand Painted Yarn
Duff House Walk Oil Painting

 

Fiberfest2011 is the code you need to use in either Alba Ranch’s Fiber or Art shop to get your discount.  come in and get your holiday shopping done at Alba Ranch.

Wearable Art Fashion Show in Salida, Colorado

Heart of Colorado Fibers Arts Guild presents the 9th Annual Wearable-Art Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Pastels Shawl

October 19, 2011 at the Salida Steam Plant from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Delicious food, exciting fashions and our world-famous boutique filled with fabulous hand-crafted items for you or for your gift-giving pleasure.

Tickets go on sale in September and are $27.00 each which includes your luncheon.  How many of you will be there?  I will be and I hope to be exhibiting in the Fashion Show.

Alba Ranch’s Continuing Face Lift!

Since I have been tearing the web page, blog, and email addresses apart like a mad woman the last week with the help of DH Charlie Morrison and Ashley of Neauveau Fiber Arts  I have not been spinning or weaving much.  Dust has been collecting.

Today I planned on focusing on fiber as I have a Spin Fest this weekend and need to load up the Bug and test out the actual capabilities of what you can stuff in a 1974 Super Beetle.  I have only managed to spend 3 hours on the computer so far and that was mostly on Face Book trying to figure out how to link and post things the way I want to on my Alba Ranch – Art by Melisa and Charlie Morrison fan page. It is amazing what you can figure out if you find the instructions..duh!!  Ashely also told me about a super neat Fiber Freak group called Fiber Artists and Yarn Spinners   and it is really a fun busy group.  I do so love being a Fiber Freak!

Fiber Strut Show and Sale Table

I decided to take some of the Starter Kits for Greener Shades Dyes to sell as well as all my Fiber Grab Bag individual bags.  I know that many times spinners like to get a small bag of a few ounces of a new and exotic fiber to try out before commitment to a large expense and full fleece.  I have a lot of these that are mohair locks, mohair rovings, long wool locks specially Lincoln, dog wool mostly in Border Coolie and Great Pyr, and various fleece breeds.  Send me and email if you would like anything in particular and I can see if i have it.

Yesterday I was at a spinning group.  Then met a friend that I had been conversing with on Face Book for over a year face to face finally.  That was another several hours of fiber fun time along with a lovely lunch.  Tomorrow is all fiber fun time…yahoo!!  comptuer BE GONE!!!

Neauveau Fiber Arts

Neauveau Fiber Artsis a great website to have in your fiber collection.  It is designed by Ashley, who has been a great source of inspiration and food for thought on this entire website revamping for Alba Ranch.

Neauveau Fiber Art

I am not finished with this website face lift by any stretch of the imagination but I do hope this is the beginning of a long and fibery friendship with Ashley of Neauveau Fiber Arts..

Go Check out Ashley’s shop and pick up a lovely art batt.  She has been raising money to go to camp Pluckyfluff on Labor Day Weekend.  She did just reach her goal for a plane ticket, but a girl needs some spending money.  So go check out her batts and get some lovely fiber fun to spin and help Ashley earn a bit of pocket change for camp.

This is one of Ashley’s gorgeous creations…isn’t it to dye for??