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2008 Midwest Fiber and Folk

Today I met up with Beverly and Dawn for a fibery road trip.  We headed out to three different stores on the way to the 2008 Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival.

This year the festival was held partly inside and partly outside at the McHenry Community College.  They had some very nice vendors and overall I think it is a very nice festival this year.  Tomorrow I’ll post my loot, but tonight it’s just photos of the festival.

I did have one bad experience as I was snapping a few general blog pictures, some woman yelled at me for taking pictures.  The worse part about it was she was extremely rude and very aggressive.  She never did give a reason as to why we couldn’t take pictures.  I did post on Ravelry about this and hotliked to the organizer, so hopefully she could explain why.  If you’re on Ravelry hotlinking is an ok thing to do.  You get a little message that says something about your ears burning and you can go to the link.  I should also mention, I never saw a sign about no photo taking.  I also checked their brochure and there was no mention of ‘no pictures’ in the brochure.  DH thinks I should have persisted and asked why until I got a reason, but I think that would’ve created a scene.  I also should note, I’m not profiting at all on these photos and was just going to post them here to let folks know they should go out to this nice event.

Anyway, since I have the pictures already, I’ll share them with you.  This is the inside gym area.  This first picture was the last one I took and was the spot I got yelled at.

2008 Midwest Folk Fiber Art Fair

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Midwest Folk and Fiber Art Fair 3

This was the outside.

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Here’s my friend Beverly.

Midwest Folk and Fiber Art Fair 7

Here’s one of my friend Dawn.

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Here are a couple of others.  So if you decide to head out there, you should have a good time.  Just beware if you take any pictures.

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  • I went last year and got yelled at for the same reason. Wonder if it was the same people. When I got to the Briar Rose booth I asked Chris if I could take photos and she was fine with it, but said that some vendors are fearful that you’ll take their ideas and profit from them. Heading there this morning, with camera. We’ll see what happens. Btw, love all the pics of your furry family members.

  • We went yesterday and I noticed someone taking pictures. I was appalled…that they didn’t ask the vendor. There weren’t any signs posted, but since I know that you will get thrown out of Stitches if you are caught taking pictures….I assumend it was the same here.

    I think that it is like most other things where a person is just trying to make a living. I realize that you only wanted to post pictures on your blog….there are a lot of other people who take pictures to copy something, whether it be yarn colors or just the actual display. I have talked at length with a number of vendors, and the display is often as important as the yarn.

    My guess is that if you had asked, most vendors would have been fine with pictures…in fact I saw someone who asked graciously and there was no problem….you probably just ran into the one vendor that had problems with pictures in the past.

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    2. Lynae 20 July - 2008

      We went yesterday and I noticed someone taking pictures. I was appalled…that they didn’t ask the vendor. There weren’t any signs posted, but since I know that you will get thrown out of Stitches if you are caught taking pictures….I assumend it was the same here.

      I think that it is like most other things where a person is just trying to make a living. I realize that you only wanted to post pictures on your blog….there are a lot of other people who take pictures to copy something, whether it be yarn colors or just the actual display. I have talked at length with a number of vendors, and the display is often as important as the yarn.

      My guess is that if you had asked, most vendors would have been fine with pictures…in fact I saw someone who asked graciously and there was no problem….you probably just ran into the one vendor that had problems with pictures in the past.

    3. Holly 19 July - 2008

      I went last year and got yelled at for the same reason. Wonder if it was the same people. When I got to the Briar Rose booth I asked Chris if I could take photos and she was fine with it, but said that some vendors are fearful that you’ll take their ideas and profit from them. Heading there this morning, with camera. We’ll see what happens. Btw, love all the pics of your furry family members.