Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 Maryland Sheep and Wool

Last Updated: 04.25.09

2009 Maryland Sheep and Wool
May 2, 2009

and Saturday night,

8 pm to 11 pm
Columbia, MD

Post Sheep & Wool party, sponsored by Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm, Webs and Tactile Travel.

Yummy munchies, door prizes, a cash bar and a lovely setting for spinning or knitting.

Tickets are $10.99, thanks to the sponsors.

As this party idea blossomed at the very last minute, fiber lovers need to get their tickets ASAP!

So buy your ticket now or Spread the word!

Here's the link: http://tactileafter

2009 Merrimack Valley / Greater Boston Fiber Arts Celebration

Last Updated: 04.25.09

2009 Merrimack Valley / Greater Boston Fiber Arts Celebration

Sunday, June 14, 2009 (Order tickets by May 1 for a discount.)
11:00 - 4:00

Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel
123 Old River Road
Andover, MA

Featured Guest: Brunonia Barry, author of theNY Times best-selling novel, The Lace Reader

This is an event for fiber artists of all categories (knitters, spinners,weavers, quilters, etc), and skills levels. This promises to be a colorful and fun day that will celebrate the rich fiber arts legacy of the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston area and beyond.

If you spin, knit, tat, quilt, hook, piece, sew, crochet, weave, or all the above, join us for a day of creative fun, mixing, and mingling. Bring your needles, shuttles, bobbins, yarn, yoyos,hoops and handwork, and share the day with old friends and new acquaintances.

Lovely, spacious indoor venue ensures a comfortable setting rain or shine. Lunch is included.

Admission includes a full day of fun: fiber arts demonstrations, box lunch and beverage, door prizes, vendor booths and demos, hands-on activities, welcome center for beginning fiber artists of all ages, work tables and conversation areas for relaxed mingling and play, and author presentation and book signing.

Adults: $35
Buy your ticket online by May 1 and save $30
Students under 18 when accompanied by an adult: $20

Vendors Welcome! Don't miss this terrific chance to connect with a market niche that loves to buy specialty yarns, materials, tools, patterns,books, notions, and hand-crafted creations!

Base Price (10x10 space, table + chairs included): $50 per vendor($60 if you wish to order lunch).

Special Offer: Lunch cost is waived for vendors who donate an itemfor a door prize raffle.

Special Invitation for Guilds: Want to build your membership and display some of your group's handiwork? Vendor space for guilds (one table per guild) is specially priced at $35. Save $15 off the standard vendor booth fee!

Space is limited, so please reserve by May 15.

For tickets, venue details, and vendor information, please visit our website at: http://www.fiberart%20scelebration.%20com/ or call 978-270-3146. We would be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Cordially, Kate Broughton and Rose Ann Hunter Event Coordinators

We hope you will want to share the news with your fellow guild members!

Squam Art Workshops

Last Updated: 04.25.09

Squam Art Workshops is an annual event in Holderness, NH in June and Sept.

For you vendors who won't be at Fiber Frolic, they're adding a one-day marketplace this year.

Ravelry is sponsoring the market, so the word is OUT!

App deadline is 4/30 for the 6/6 market.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Deerfield (NH) Fair

Last Updated: 04.19.09

Deerfield Fair
October 1-4, 2009

Wool Tent

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Wool Day at Canterbury Shaker Village

Last Updated: 04.19.09

Wool Day at Canterbury Shaker Village

The Canterbury Shaker Village will be hosting wool day on September 26th. http://www.shakers. org/

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24th Annual NH Wool Arts Tour

Last Updated: 04.19.09

24th Annual NH Wool Arts Tour

The 24th Annual Wool Arts Tour
October 10-12, 2009
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Addison (VT) County Fair

Last Updated: 04.19.09

Addison (VT) County Fair

August 4-8, 2009

Twist o'Wool Guild will have spinning demos in their own tent every day. This year's Challenge is handspun shawls.

For more information, contact Shelagh at

Vermont Designs by Shelagh
Knitting Pattern Design Service; Wholesale & Retail Patterns
Member, Association of Knitwear Designers
e-mail: vdxshelagh@yahoo. com

Washington County (NY) Fiber Tour

Last Updated: 05.19.12
Washington County Fiber Tour

Contact Mary Pratt, Elihu Farm
518-753-8939 ~ mailto:elihufarm@localnet.%20com

You can kick off the spring fiber season with the 18th Annual
Washington County Farm and Fiber Tour , which will take place this year
on a dozen different farms across Washington County, NY, April 24 & 25.
The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. each day. The Fiber Tour and most of the individual farms’ events
will take place rain or shine; so dress for the weather.

Farmers across the county will open their barns and shops so visitors of
all ages can meet their sheep and lambs, alpacas, and rabbits. You can
also learn about breeding and raising fiber animals including shearing
and fiber processing.

Some farmers will demonstrate how they select, spin, dye, felt or weave
with their animals’ fiber. Of course, visitors can purchase beautiful
fiber products at the farms including fleeces and roving for spinning or
felting, yarn for knitting, and handmade items such as felted scarves
and knitted socks. Ask if any farms have animals for sale.

<> for a list of the 12
participating fiber producers. You can download a map and directions to
the farms, along with a detailed hourly listing of over 35
demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on activities planned for the two
days. Make it a weekend in bucolic Washington County, by checking out
the links on the Fiber Tour's web site.