Last weekend I had a great time at the Scottish Renaissance Festival. It is an event that started small a few years ago and is growing. This year it was a two day event and was in conjunction with the Loch Lomond Highland Games. The music and comedy was great! The costumes fabulous!
I set up with my sashes and straps in the open air and they enjoyed a nice breeze all weekend. My friend, Troy, refers to them when they are on display like this as "silent wind chimes."
While I was sitting there, I wove a strap a day, each with Celtic knot pattern,
in keeping with the spirit of the event.
My friend Carla was there selling her beautiful lapidary work. She was wearing this bright blue dress that just happened to match the sash I wove on day 1. So, here she is modeling it on day 2. You can see some of Carla's cut stone jewelry on her website, here.
Early on day 1, I decided to patronize some of my neighboring vendors. First, I got my hair braided by Grace at Brenda the Braider's booth. Love it!
Then Lady Kaitlyn read the Tarot cards for me. She confirmed that my love life was in very good shape and gave me some good advice in other areas. I continued to enjoy visiting with her and her husband throughout the weekend.
This friendly dragon came by and flirted with me. He was very sweet.
A gentleman was elevated to knighthood during an elaborate ceremony.
This man was arrested and brought before the Queen for trial on the grounds of offensive attire. He was wearing a "utili-kilt" with a rather questionable Hawaiian-style shirt. I think it was a valid charge.
The atmosphere at this type of event is always playful. There are performers everywhere. I'm sorry that I didn't get to roam around and see more of them and take more photos. I hope to be going to more of these in the future!