I took a little trip to Puyallup, Washington last weekend. Every year, they have a sewing and stitchery expo- a smorgasbord of all things fiber. It's a few hours north of the Portland area and I try to attend most years. This year, I drove up with my friend, Jean. She was sweet enough to drive so I could knit in the car. :-) The show is held at the fairgrounds, and is a very nice facility.
They had about 200 vendors- quite a bit to get through in a day! Most were fabric and sewing related. A few sold yarn or beads. They also had classes and trunk shows and a few other events. I've taken classes in past years, but this year I just browsed through the marketplace.
One of my favorite vendors is always the Pendleton Wool Store. Pendleton wool is made in Pendleton, Oregon and has a history that goes back to the early days of settlement in the northwest. We have a few of their blankets and I treasure them. They also sell the wool by the yard. I just DROOLED over this coat! The little pin that matches is a flower made from a twisted zipper. Zippers were big at the show--- fashion zippers sewn into garments and zippers used to make jewelry.