With spring comes the season of wool markets and festivals. Many states have them from early spring into late fall. Have you ever attended one? They are similar to conferences in
that they have classes, but they are on a much smaller scale. Check to see if there is one in your area on The National NeedleArts Association's (TNNA) fiber festival list on their website. They offer live demonstrations of crochet, knitting, spinning and weaving. It's also a
wonderful way to make new friends and find out about local guilds in your area.