Hawk Studio – Faerie Fest

Doing a 3 day show takes alot more than 3 days.  It feels like it takes the full month before it arrives just doing the prep work – making sure you have enough stock, making sure you have your booth/display stuff prepared and repaired, making sure you have directions to where you are going and then that you remembered all those little selling necessities – like bags or receipt books – before you load up the van.

This year we added the New York Faerie Fest to our show schedule – which is a 3 day event in Harpursville, New York.  I am posting a link to a news report about the show for anyone who wants to see more about it since we left the camera packed in the van on Sunday – the day I planned on taking pictures of the Festival.  Sigh.


I did get one picture of the Green Men/Women on Saturday.  Made my little druid heart happy.

Chip brought the boys to spend the week with Aunt Cindy and their cousins while we did the Faire.  We spent all Thursday packing then drove 3 hours to get to the site.  We got there with about an hour before the sun set.

We were racing to get as much set up as we could before we lost all of our light.

The vendors are set up along a single road that leads into the back of the festival where the jousters and main stage are set up.  We had a nice little creek that ran behind our booth where folks would bring their dogs and kids to play.

What follows are photos of our booth at Faerie Fest.

 We set up as a working leather shop and Chip custom fits belts to folks while they wait.

This one shows Chip’s leatherwork displayed in the booth.

Chip has bags and pouches on display inside . . .

and out.

  Its always impressive when I see his work all gathered in one space.

I had my yarns on display in the booth – though we only sold one skein of yarn all weekend.

I was okay with not selling any yarn (though obviously my naturally dyed yarns could be called Fairy Yarn since fairies would use flowers and woods and bugs to dye their yarns).  It was 90 degrees and up in the sun.  No one was thinking sweaters and mittens in that heat.  I did get to talk yarn with some wonderful folks, though, which was fun.  I just sat winding balls of yarn to get them ready for listing in the new Etsy Shop, with my beautiful shawl made for me by my beloved sister Danielle hanging behind my chair.

So that was our booth at Faerie Fest.

After the show we found this picture on Facebook of Chip at work at his bench.  It was a good time.

I also want you to know that I have finally opened the Escape To Evermore Etsy shop.  You can find it at www.etsy.com/shop/escapetoevermore  .  You can find Chip’s Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/hawkstudio .  And you can find my sister Danielle’s Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mustardseedyarnlab  .  Chip’s shop sells his leatherwork, Danielle’s sells her hand-dyed beautiful yarns and my shop currently sells my natural plant dyed yarns that you have seen posted in this blog.

To go along with the Etsy shop I also started a separate blog for Escape To Evermore – which you can find at www.escapetoevermore.wordpress.com  It also has its own Facebook page – though I guess you just search for Escape To Evermore to find it.  Facebook confuses me alot.  But we are there.  So please, take a look, like our shops and thank you for stopping by.  I will be posting about the natural dyeing in the Escape To Evermore blog – along with our new work on developing a line of woodland fairy costumes which are naturally dyed with wood dyes.  (A deep purple Logwood Fairy – a dark magenta Brazilwood Fairy . . . ).  Vash has already designed the sandles for the Sandlewood Fairy.  Love it!  Food on Fridays will return to this blog hopefully this week.  It has taken alot of time to get the Etsy stuff up and running – and I am adding 4-5 yarns a day to the shop – which is why I have not had time to put up more posts, but we are getting back to our normal pace around here.

Stay cool in this summer heat.


About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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7 Responses to Hawk Studio – Faerie Fest

  1. Ashling says:

    I thought of you last weekend we were in Middleburgh & saw a poster for the fest. Bummer on only selling one skein, but last weekend was a bear temperature-wise; I sure wasn’t knitting. Glad to hear you had a good time!

  2. Shelly R. says:

    I was okay about not selling any yarn. This was much more of a Hawk Studio venue. It is just that Chip was selling so much of his stock on Etsy that we were afraid that the booth would look empty if I did not bring the yarn. As you can see, Chip likes to display outside – not inside – the booth so it worked. Plus I was able to meet some amazing dyers from Sanquine Gryphon which just made my whole weekend. We talked yarn dyeing for hours. Lots of fun!!

  3. Gorgeous yarn! Looks like a fun event.

    • Shelly R. says:

      It really was. There were fairies and trolls and goblins and steampunks and Harry Potters and green people and . . . . Imagine my surprise when a lovely fairy on stilts sat down on Chip’s leather bench and peered into the booth to tell me that she wanted to talk to me about my yarns – and I found out that she was one of the dyers from Sanguine Gryphon. Another one of the fairies – who was making cool balloon things for the kids – turned out to be a dyer at Cephalopod Yarns – which is one of the yarn companies that formed when Sanguine broke up last year. We chatted about yarns and bases and dye methods and natural dyeing for quite awhile. All of the yarnies that were there found our booth, so it was really a wonderful weekend.

  4. Great article! Wonderful pictures! Chip… very inspiring!

  5. DJ Remington says:

    I love the look and feel of your booth! Great products and a warm and inviting set up!

    • Shelly R. says:

      Thank you both. It takes ALOT longer than a pop-up and a table to set up, but Chip wants to create the feel of a working leather shop. He is at his bench working throughout the shows and folks can watch how he makes their belts and fits them while they wait. Its a show and a store in one. If things get slow, he mystery braids in the street. Now we are working on enlarging into a canvas tent that has walls that we could close up at night – but that may be a winter project. Thinking about a carport frame , , , ,

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