In those popular get to know each other questionaires and memes what is your favourite holiday is a standard question... and the standard answer for most people is Christmas. NOT for me. (I developed an unhealthy dislike for winter and Christmas). For me it is august 20th when we celebrate (the birthday of) our first king, the birth of the country, the new bread. For me it is also the celebration of tradition. Just as it is a trandition for me to put up a picture laden post of the big traditional craft fair, the festival of folk arts. This year all of the celebrations were restrained, which could be felt here too. There were less demonstrations, less booths, less sellers, less of everything (except prices). Still we needed two days to see and try everything we wanted, Chris even wanted to go back for the third day...
There were the usual array of pottery.
Demonstration of how to decorate it.
For me it seemed the theme was felts and feltmaking, because downloading the pictures I realized most of teh pictures were about that.
The traditional jurta of course.
Felted everything. Gloves and scarfs. (If I could just figure out how they do that ever so soft grid like felted scarf)
Even a felted shirt. I think that one has a considerable silk content in the fibers.
But I filled up with creative energies, and can't wait to actually make something.
Only 363 days until the next one.