11 August 2011

Irish fest, close to home

As much as I wish I could visit Ireland more often, I'll have to do with an Irish festival close to home.  I took a good number of photos, some to use for a class project, some for cultural purposes, and some just for fun.  Here are a few of my favorites.

A weaver using an American made loom, but Irish wool.  
He was full of the Blarney and such a nice soul!

 He explained the complicated process of setting up the loom, counting the different strands and how to create your patterns.  He threw a few jokes in along the way and we were all charmed.


They had many booths of items, but the bag of footballs caught my attention.  The colors were beautiful in the sunlight and photographed rather nicely.  I love when that works out.

 There were many beautiful pieces of jewelry, religious items and musical instruments.  I tried to convince my friend that if she bought me a $925 hand made flute I would go back to playing regularly. I was not successful in that negotiation, but I did appreciate all the work put into the craftsmanship.

The final shot is of baby Carter, my friend's son.  He was so good for how long and hot the day was. What a cute kid.  He liked the lemonade.  What is it with kids and lemons?!



Laura said...

That looks so fun! I want to go to Irish Fest in Milwaukee but it got moved this year and I don't know if I'll be able to make it. So sad.

forgetmenot said...

Looks like you had a great time. Always fun to see things from other cultures and lands. Mickie :)

Denise said...

Great photos, that looks like so much fun and a real sweet photo of your friend's son too.