We had tremendous support from the local guilds and from Woodstock Fleece Festival. The fact that they shared the news with their membership helped us get the word out. Nicole Klenk is also a great friend to wool farmers everywhere. Thanks also to the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners eblast for sharing, too. The support that family and friends gave via their own social media was also invaluable.
The Upper Canada Fibreshed is run by an amazing group of dedicated women who work tireless to promote the environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable fibre production. And The Peggy Sue Collection, Upper Canada Weaving and the Upper Canada Merchantile are all examples of putting belief into action.
If you were there and would like to reach out to the farms, or missed it and would like to track them down, here is the list in order of Sunday's setup: Rampart Farm and Wool Mill, Circle R Livestock, Twin Oaks Farm, Lickety Spit Fibre Farm, All Sorts Acres, The Alpaca Stop at Stone Spindle Farm, The Common Good, Freelton Fibre Mill, Linc Farm with Canadian Comfort Alpacas and On the Brink Alpacas.
This won't be the last Landmade. Discussions are under way as to when to arrange the next one. In the meantime, all of these farms and makers and people can be reached via the UCFS (www.uppercanadafibreshed.ca) or facebook.