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As Promised: Stiches West 2016 Photos

Stitches is not for weakhearted fiber lovers. There was just so much to gawk at that I totally lost track of time. The plan was for Danny to drop me off at the Santa Clara Convention Center at around 10:30am on Saturday to shop for about two hours and then pick me up at 12:30pm to go out for lunch before my mosaic knitting class at 2pm.

Weeeell.

You know, I really thought I was going at a good pace. I thought that I could get through everything in two hours. But. By the time I’d made my final purchase at the Mosaic Moon booth I realized that it was almost 1pm. (Oops.)

And then I noticed that I had 9 missed phone calls from Danny. (Oops again. Hub not a happy camper.)

He got over it. Eventually.

Anyway, onto the photos. Lots of mouthwatering yarn and fiber in this post, guys. These are photos of some of my favorite booths that I visited on Saturday. Trust me, there was a ton more that I loved, but these came out the best. It was pretty crowded, so some shots are a little awkward or shaky. I did my best to label each photo with the identifying booth name, which links to the business website.

Enjoy!

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RedFish Dyeworks
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Shaky K Fibers
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Shaky K Fibers
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Habu Textiles
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Habu Textiles

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Fiber Lady
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Schacht Spindle Company
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Wall of Yarn
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John Marshall (Japanese textile fabrics, clothing, silk thread)
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John Marshall
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Hemp for Knitting
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Purlescence Yarn
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Purlescence Yarn (Shawl designed by the wearer, Kevin Brownstein)
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Purlescence Yarn
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Purlescence Yarn
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Kunihiro Pottery
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Kunohiro Pottery
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Buttons!
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Forbidden Woolery
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Fresh from the Cauldron
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Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns and Fibers
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Knitted Knockers Support Foundation(soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors)
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Oink Pigments
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Lisa Souza Knitwear and Dyeworks
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2 Guys Yarn Company
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Apple Tree Knits
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KCL Woods (beautifully crafted drop spindles and more)
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Anzula Yarns
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Spincycle Yarns
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Greenwood Fiberworks
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StevenBe
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The Oregon Woodworker
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YOTH Yarns
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Amanda Pawley Studios
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Sawdust Company (sewing and knitting boxes)
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Yarn Over Truck
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Creative with Clay (knitting inspired pottery)

Some of my other favorite yarn booths that I don’t have pictures for or didn’t mention in my previous post:

Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

The Verdant Gryphon

Crave Yarn

Skaska Designs

Green Mountain Spinnery

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