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Thursday, October 17
 

8:00am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Vendor setup

Thursday October 17, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Thurs AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Double Knitting
Double knitting is a special knitting technique that produces a double thickness fabric that can be reversible, but doesn’t have to be! We’ll knit a small coaster while learning a two-color cast on, the basics of double knitting, and a seamless bind off. Several coaster design options will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Rug Hooking 101: Simply Sunny - Thur AM
Learn to rug hook a pretty sunflower with the added bonus of learning another type of rug making technique in the same project.  Your flower center will be done with the traditional rug hooking method and the petals will be done with a method called "proddy". Both of these methods are easy and there is no limit to what you can achieve once you master these techniques!

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

Rug hooking has been my passion since 1978. In 1983, I began teaching and still offer classes in all methods of rug hooking at my studio in La Grangeville NY, as well as select venues throughout the region. I continue to teach Rug Hooking 101 at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.In... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Willow Sphere
Come and make a willow ball or sphere for the garden! They are very popular and they add great beauty and interest in the garden. The instructor will be providing a pre-woven willow base, into which participants will insert the upright stakes which will then be connected to make the overall framework of the ball. The rest of the ball is woven in random weave using prepared willow rods. The average size of the ball is 15 inches in diameter but can be made larger. There will be a discussion of making balls of various sizes. This is a fun class and allows for individual variations! The majority of the sphere will be made in class and extra willow will be given to finish at home.

Instructors
avatar for Bonnie Gale

Bonnie Gale

Bonnie Gale has been a professional traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 35 years. Her baskets are part of the collections at Plimoth Plantation and Mount Vernon Estate. In 1999, she was awarded an Artist's Fellowship from NYFA and in 2012, she was selected... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

12+ Ways to Spin Painted Top
Did you ever purchase a hand painted top and spin it only to be disappointed in the final color outcome? This workshop analyzes how dyed tops and rovings are painted and how the fiber can be spun in 12+ ways to yield different color combinations in the final yarn. The focus will be on color and how to achieve beautiful color results instead of mud. The techniques taught in this workshop would be suitable for all fabric construction types including knitting, crocheting, and weaving.

Instructors
avatar for Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox is an art teacher by day and a fiber artist at night. She loves sharing her passion with others and is constantly making things, especially projects that have to do with color and fiber to express her creativity. She earned the OHS Spinning Certificate with distinction... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Design Your Own Raglan
"Ever have trouble finding the pattern you like in the size you need at the gauge you are getting? Ever struggle to match a designer's gauge and wonder how the sweater will fit? Ever have trouble finding a pattern in your size that appeals to you? Look no further.


In this workshop we will explore how to design your own raglan sweater and customize it to fit you, in your gauge, and with the design elements you want. You will leave with all the knowledge to determine the pattern and the knit the sweater you want.
"


Instructors
avatar for Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan has been knitting for almost all her adult life. She learned to knit as a child in India and has not stopped. She has taught at local yarn shops as well as at retreats in CT and Long Island. She has also designed knitted garments and accessories for Lorna's Laces... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Dyes From Nature
The natural world provides some fantastic colors, mostly from plants, but in some cases insects.  Dyers for centuries have been extracting color from plants found just outside their door.  This workshop will introduce participants to common dye stuffs found in nature and to some of the more traditional materials that have been used throughout history.  The use of mordants will enable the color palette to be expanded and techinques will explore collection and identification, storage, and extractions required to obtain some truly amazing colors.

Instructors
avatar for Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks has been involved with fiber in some way, shape or form for the past 45 years. She honed her craft both by earning a Master’s Degree in Dye Chemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, as well as studying with and learning from other artists. A retired... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Folded Pine Bark Basketry
"In this workshop you will learn the ancient art of making folded baskets out of white pine bark. From actually peeling the bark from a log to sewing the container, this is a hands-on workshop where you will really get to know the material. Each participant will choose a piece of bark from those we have peeled and learn how to make a pattern to fold this flexible square piece of bark into a vessel. Different sewing materials, including twine, hemp, and basswood fiber, will be used to sew the vessel and attach a rim. Each person’s project will turn out to be completely unique. Everyone will leave with a completed basket, handouts on everything covered during the workshop and a new appreciation for the beautiful and abundant white pine tree.
"


Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Make It Madder
"Madder root has been prized for centuries for it's red and orange pigments.  This workshop celebrates Madder Root by adding some chemistry to the dyepot.  By shifting our mordants and modifiers, we will end up with at least 20 different shades from one dye.  Lots of dyeing, lots of fun!
"


Instructors
avatar for Jackie Ottino

Jackie Ottino

Jackie is a dyer from Midcoast Maine, specializing in natural dyes. She ran a commercial dyehouse for 6 years for a well known yarn brand, and now does specialty dyeing for other yarn companies, as well as her own line, Forage Color. She teaches sell out dye workshops around the country... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Needle Felting: Character Mug Rug Coasters and More
"Participants in this class will be able to accomplish a number of smaller projects.
The first is an adorable sheep mug rug coaster. You will learn how to sculpt using felting needles, No animals are harmed to create these adorable mug rugs! We will needle tiny locks of wool to cover the head and neck, lending a lot of authenticity to this character. A simple poking motion will shape the contours and special features, sculpting them into a three-dimensional shape. The second part of each project will walk you through the creation of the body, which will lie flat and be wide enough to accommodate a mug.


Another small project are these beautiful angels which are so enjoyable to make!
Needle felting is a technique that uses barbed needles to decorate a felt surface with design. We will combine simple design shapes and lots of color choices, to create beautifully unique dresses for each angel. Once the dress is complete, we will assemble and add a hairstyle using locks of curly wool or braids. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned felter, this class offers lots of fun, guidance, tips and inspiration.
You may expect to get two (or three) of them completed during class.
If you prefer, and time permitting, there will be even MORE opportunity for a variety of animal mug rugs or other small projects to choose from. An endless bounty of inspiration as you immerse yourself in the craft of needle felting.
Both the beginner and experienced needle felter will have fun making these simple projects!




Instructors
avatar for Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo resides in Corinth, Vermont where she combines the techniques of wet felting and needle felting to create museum quality tapestries of exquisite beauty and charm. Fascinated by the rich history of design and inspired by ancient textiles from around the world, her expertise... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Ribbed and Ready to Go
Fill this basket with your latest knitting or spinning project and you are ready to go.  Students will learn the techniques for weaving a ribbed basket.  Begin your basket by creating a 4 point lashing or "Gods Eye" with 2-10" oak hoops and rattan. Ribs will then be cut and carved to create the basket's shape. The ribs will then be inserted and woven first with rattan and then with seagrass.  Packing and short rows will also be taught.

Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy G. Jensen Baskets
Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Sheep to Skein
"This workshop is for the spinner who would to experience starting with washed fleece, preparing it and spinning it into a skein. We will evaluate the characteristics of 4 different wool types and examine the differences in crimp and lock structure. You will prepare, spin and ply your samples into a one of a kind skeins. There will be discussion of how to select, skirt and wash a fleece. You will leave the  workshop comfortable working with fleece and an understanding of the process from beginning to end.




"


Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Spinning Worsted and Semi Worsted
"Take this class and learn how to spin both worsted and semi-worsted yarns. You’ll learn what makes a yarn worsted or semi-worsted, the characteristics of each, which sheep breeds are best for each type, correct preparation for the type of yarn you want to make, appropriate twists and grists, and what type of finished items work best with these yarns. You must be able to spin a continuous singles and to ply to take this class. Bring your wheel, your drop spindle (or both), and hand cards and combs if you have them. You may also bring patterns of items you want to make and we will discuss what type of yarn is best for each particular pattern and why.
"


Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for twenty years. She holds a certificate from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Spinning Certificate Program and has taught and lectured at various... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - Thurs
The class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on an upright loom.  Navajo weavings are internationally known for their unique designs & techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool.  Participants will learn basic weaving techniques on a prepared warp using 100% wool weft that will be provided.  

Instructors
avatar for Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies
Marilou Schultz, is a renowned Navajo weaver from the Navajo Nation, specialized in both traditional and contemporary weavings using handspun Navajo Churro. She likes to experiments with her designs as well as in the dyeing of the yarns. Marilou participates in the annual SWAIA Indian... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Wheel Spinning 101
Spin your own yarn! Yes you can!  In this class, you will learn to spin on a spinning wheel.  We will cover the parts of the wheel and how to set your wheel up for spinning.  You will learn how to draft the fiber before you let the twist in that makes it magically turn to yarn, and how to turn those single plies of yarn into a nice two-ply yarn.  You will leave with your own hand spun yarn!

Instructors
avatar for Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is living her dream raising sheep; teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing, and rug hooking classes; and creating textile art that is full of color and life. When she is not at home on the farm, you will find her teaching at her the Fancy Fibers Studio, or at fiber festivals... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Yarn & Fiber Characteristics
This hands-on class will help participants to understand how the properties of fiber become the properties of yarn and how those properties affect the products we make, whether we spin, knit, weave or felt.   We will first explore the world of fibers:  where they come from and how they grow and then handle the fibers and examine their characteristics under magnification.   Finally, we will dissect yarns to see how fiber, twist and ply affect the look, feel and durability of the products we ultimately knit, or weave.  

Instructors
avatar for Robin Russo

Robin Russo

Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, felting, dyeing and working with exotic fibers. Over the past 30 years she has taught for hundreds of spinning, knitting, weaving and felting guilds throughout North America, as well as at Convergence and Soar. She... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

12:00pm

Entries Received for Fleece Show and Sale - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca - NOON-3pm
Register online: http://www.sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/fleece-sale/
Registration end date will be October 10th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.


Thursday October 17, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Livestock penning
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 18th to 8AM on the 20th.

Thursday October 17, 2019 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

1:00pm

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Thurs PM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Mosaic Knitting
Mosaic knitting is a form of slipped stitch knitting – which creates complicated two color designs while only using one color per row.  Not all slipped stitch knitting is Mosaic knitting, however - it follows certain rules.  We’ll learn the tricks and rules to Mosaic knitting and how to read Mosaic knitting charts while knitting a washcloth/trivet sampler.  A variety of washcloth patterns will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Rhinebeck Gnome of the Year
Come and learn the fun and easy craft of needle felting with Going Gnome in their exclusive Rhinebeck Gnome of the year workshop.  Every year the Rhinebeck gnome changes.  You are sure to love this 2019 limited edition gnome.   This fine fellow is dressed to the nines in his fall colors, and is making himself something to keep him warm and snug during the long winter months.  Sculptural needle felting is quick and rewarding - this workshop will delight novice and experienced felters alike!

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Going Gnome began quite by accident in 2008. Sisters Jennifer and Melissa VanSant had been running their bead and scrapbook store since 2005 and frequently spent time needle felting in the shop. They grew up knitting, sewing, crocheting and had a lifelong love of fiber. Their love... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Willow Wreath Making
"Most wreaths start with a provided core made of straw or other materials but not in this workshop where students will make their own woven willow core with large fresh willow rods.A started core will be provided to each student. Once this core is finished, then weaving will progress alternatively clockwise and anticlockwise, so creating natural pockets in the weaving for embellishments. No glue is therefore necessary for attaching embellishments. Hence, this is a fully recyclable wreath and can be used year round for any occasion. A variety of embellishments in the Fall flavor will be available for class participants.
This is a full size wreath and can be made in any shape: round, oval of square.
"


Instructors
avatar for Bonnie Gale

Bonnie Gale

Bonnie Gale has been a professional traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 35 years. Her baskets are part of the collections at Plimoth Plantation and Mount Vernon Estate. In 1999, she was awarded an Artist's Fellowship from NYFA and in 2012, she was selected... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR
 
Friday, October 18
 

7:30am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Friday October 18, 2019 7:30am - 10:30pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Fiber Contest Entries Received 'til NOON
Drop off your Fiber Contest entries in Bldg D


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

A Sampling of Short Rows
There are many ways to work short rows.  Each method has pros and cons, so it's helpful to have several different techniques in your knitter's 'toolbox'. This class is not an introduction to short rows, so some prior experience with short rows is necessary. In this class we will sample a few of the different ways to perform them - including the ‘wrap and turn’ method, yarnover method, German short rows, Japanese short rows, and as many others as we have time to get to! We will also cover how to substitute one method for another.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Fri AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Spinning Skills 201
Are you baffled by all the terminology?  Wondering if you can coax your wheel into spinning a different style of yarn? Then this class is for YOU. Take the next step to create beautiful yarn. We will start by reviewing the parts of the wheel, when you should adjust them, and why. Your wheel should work for YOU, not the other way around! Then we will focus on fiber preparations and drafting techniques. Woolen? Worsted? Semis? When should you draft in what style, and how the wheel adjustments, drafting style, and fiber prep all work together. Next, we will turn to techniques such as spinning across the top, fractal spinning, spinning from the fold, and how these different techniques affect your yarn design.Bring questions and suggestions of things you want to learn!! As we spin, we will discuss when you might want to use these (and other) techniques, and how they will benefit you. You will leave as a spinner taking total control of your wheel!

Instructors
avatar for Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is living her dream raising sheep; teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing, and rug hooking classes; and creating textile art that is full of color and life. When she is not at home on the farm, you will find her teaching at her the Fancy Fibers Studio, or at fiber festivals... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Tvåändsstickning (Twined Knitting)
"This unique Scandinavian knitting technique (tvaandsstickning in Sweden and tvebandsstickning in Norway) is created by “twining” 2 strands of the same yarn as you work producing a dense, warm, flexible double fabric.  The patterns created are unlike any other in knitting. Using Norwegian wool you will knit  your wrist warmers as you learn 2 color twined cast on, twined knit and purls, “hook stitches” and two color braid.
"


Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Entries Received for Fleece Show and Sale - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca 9am-4pm
Register online: http://www.sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/fleece-sale/
Registration end date will be October 10th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Carry-All
This will be your go-to basket whether you're heading to spinning, knitting, weaving or the library! Students will lay up a "filled" base and then work "start and stop" weaving rows while working on shaping straight sides. Rim fitting, handles, scarfing and double lashing will be taught.  Basket dimensions: 13"L x 5" W x 10"H

Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy G. Jensen Baskets
Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Kitchen Dye Pot
Don't compost those kitchen scraps!  Make dye from them!  This fun workshop uses only dyes found in the kitchen.  Black beans, avocado, cabbage, pomegranate....All the scraps!  We will dye mini skeins of yarn, and each student will leave with a full set.  

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Ottino

Jackie Ottino

Jackie is a dyer from Midcoast Maine, specializing in natural dyes. She ran a commercial dyehouse for 6 years for a well known yarn brand, and now does specialty dyeing for other yarn companies, as well as her own line, Forage Color. She teaches sell out dye workshops around the country... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Mama Screech Owl
Have you been wanting to take your needle felting to the next level? Want to tackle a larger more complex project?  Join Going Gnome to make this sweet mama screech owl.  In this workshop you will learn useful techniques for layering color, making and attaching pieces to one another, as well as shaping and fine detail work.  Owls can be sweet, funny, wise, and serious - no two are alike.  Come make this fun project using wool and simple felting needles, and find out what expression your owl has......

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Going Gnome began quite by accident in 2008. Sisters Jennifer and Melissa VanSant had been running their bead and scrapbook store since 2005 and frequently spent time needle felting in the shop. They grew up knitting, sewing, crocheting and had a lifelong love of fiber. Their love... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Mohair and More
In this spinning class we will explore Cashmere, Mohair, Pygora and Cashgora goat fibers.   We will discuss the history, geography, industrial uses and the fiber properties of each of these animals.  We will card, comb and spin samples of each fiber in their natural colors and some dyed colorsl  We will also experiment with blending to make the best use of the special properties of these luxurious fibers.  

Instructors
avatar for Robin Russo

Robin Russo

Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, felting, dyeing and working with exotic fibers. Over the past 30 years she has taught for hundreds of spinning, knitting, weaving and felting guilds throughout North America, as well as at Convergence and Soar. She... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Needle Felting: Florentine Bird Tapestry
" Needle felting is a simple technique that uses barbed needles and carded wool to decorate a felt surface with design.


Simple design shapes and lots of colors combine to create a Florentine Bird Tapestry. We will all begin with a simple tree, bending its way to the top of the canvas. You will learn how to needle felt fanciful and elaborate flowers, simplistic singing birds, ferns, vines and leaves. Though we will all be working on the same theme, each tapestry will exhibit the unique and personal characteristics of the artist within you.
There will be many prompts to guide you with lots of inspiration for various flower clusters and birds plus an abundance of color choices. Working on the black background eliminates the need to outline and makes the design shapes and colors pop out.
Along the way, you will build your needling skills, gain design experience and experiment with color. Simple design shapes combine to create beautifully unique and personal folk art. While we needle, we can talk about inspiration, composition, color choices, needle varieties, fiber and many techniques and tricks are offered to keep your felting moving forward.
Beginners and experienced needle felters are welcome!
"


Instructors
avatar for Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo

Neysa Russo resides in Corinth, Vermont where she combines the techniques of wet felting and needle felting to create museum quality tapestries of exquisite beauty and charm. Fascinated by the rich history of design and inspired by ancient textiles from around the world, her expertise... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Planning & Spinning for a Sweater
This workshop focuses on picking a sweater project and how to spin the desired yarn for it. Fiber choices will be discussed, drafting, spinning, and plying techniques will also be the focus to help the students achieve the yarn they want. Other technical aspects of spinning such as WPI (wraps per inch), TPI (twists per inch), grist and how to calculate the amount of fiber needed will also be discussed. There will be time to spin fiber and create a swatch from the resulting yarns.

Instructors
avatar for Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox is an art teacher by day and a fiber artist at night. She loves sharing her passion with others and is constantly making things, especially projects that have to do with color and fiber to express her creativity. She earned the OHS Spinning Certificate with distinction... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Random Weave Vine Basket
In this workshop participants will make a wild and fun market basket using locally harvested grapevine, bittersweet and more. You will learn a hoop frame construction and the technique of random weave to create a basket that reflects a love and appreciation of nature and handmade objects. The basic form of this project is for a carrying basket, perfect for use at the farmer's market or at home, but it can be adapted to make a decorative orb if you prefer. All the secrets of harvesting, preparation, and storage of vines will be covered and participants will go home with a basket they made with their own hands as well as instructions and inspiration to create many more.

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Spinning Man-Made Fibers
You’ve heard the names – Tencel, Ecospun, Ingeo, Casein, Soy Silk, Seacell, Viscose. What are they? How do they act? Would they be useful fibers to incorporate into my spinning? By themselves, or blended? In what kinds of projects? Come to this class to find out. We’ll spin many samples for you to get the feel of these fibers and see which ones you would like to incorporate into your spinning life.

Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for twenty years. She holds a certificate from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Spinning Certificate Program and has taught and lectured at various... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - Fri
The class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on an upright loom.  Navajo weavings are internationally known for their unique designs & techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool.  Participants will learn basic weaving techniques on a prepared warp using 100% wool weft that will be provided.  

Instructors
avatar for Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies
Marilou Schultz, is a renowned Navajo weaver from the Navajo Nation, specialized in both traditional and contemporary weavings using handspun Navajo Churro. She likes to experiments with her designs as well as in the dyeing of the yarns. Marilou participates in the annual SWAIA Indian... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Twigg Stitch Technique and Hat Project
"Come and join us as we explore the world of Twigg stitch. A wonderful knitting technique where you create a rib with a different color on each side (different from Brioche). Using Twigg stitch you can knit mirrored color patterns, cables, lace and more.


We will spend plenty of our time together learning the basic technique. Then, when you are ready, we can discuss any aspect of the knitting you are interested in, i.e. Increases and decreases, selvedges, specific patterns or stitches from the Twigg stitch book, problem solving etc.


The project hat can be knitted with stripes or any color design you want, and any size you want."


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

9:00am

Woodland Denizens – Dyeing with Lichens and Mushrooms
The woodlands around us contain a trove of natural dye materials.  Typically thought of by foragers as edibles, Mushrooms can produce amazing colors.  When Lichens are collected as dye stuffs,  the color palette expands, containing some phenomenal colors.  Dye pots will be filled with an assortment of mushrooms and lichens, the colors provided by these woodland denizens are subtle yet rich.  Basic mushroom and lichen biology and ID will be shared, hunting techniques and storage means will be covered.  Information on the preparation of dye materials, the use of basic mordants and an understanding of basic natural dye techniques, including those specific to Lichens and Mushrooms will provide participants with the necessary tools, enabling them to successfully produce color from some little understood members of the plant world.

Instructors
avatar for Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks has been involved with fiber in some way, shape or form for the past 45 years. She honed her craft both by earning a Master’s Degree in Dye Chemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, as well as studying with and learning from other artists. A retired... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

10:00am

12:00pm

Exhibitor Setup Barn 27 'til 8pm
Friday October 18, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

1:00pm

Bred Ewe Sale Show Begins
This is the Show for all of the buyers to check out before they head into the Auction to make their bids. It's where you can see what you want to get at the Sale/Auction, happening tomorrow.

NEW in 2018: You can enter unregistered and crossbred sheep in the Sheep Sale.

An equipment auction will follow the Bred Ewe Sale. For more info, contact festivalinfo@sheepandwool.com


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

1:00pm

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Fri PM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Estonian Decorative Stitches
The Estonian stitches of nupps, star stitches and clusters add texture and interest to your knitting.  Often found in lace patterns, these stitches can be tricky to work!  Join us as we learn a few different ways to work these interesting stitches while knitting a lace scarf.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Fabulous Faroese Shawls
The traditional Faroese shawl is knit from the bottom up and features construction that allows it to stay in place. Other feature include lace pattern inserts, center gusset and shoulder shaping. Yarn choices, lace pattern, construction, customization and blocking will all be covered. You will knit a sample size shawl in class and leave with your choice of one of Donna's patterns for a full size shawl.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

New England Porch Weave
You've seen them, right?  The big porch rockers, sad, with no seat?  Learn the basics of weaving the New England Porch Weave on a stool. At the least, you will have a gorgeous natural material (reed) stool and a new skill. If you're adventurous, you can become a chairnerd and start saving sad chairs and restore them to their former glory!

Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Playing with Plying
This class is for spinners who ask themselves, “Why ply?” Here’s the short answer: Because there are soooooo many fun yarns that you can create by plying! Join me in this class and I will show you the way! We will ply the “ordinary” way and I will show you how to do it “right”. Then we will ply at all sorts of angles. We will cable. We will bobble and bubble and use fancy sequins. Find out what can be stuffed between 2 plies! Want to 3-ply? We will answer the age-old question, “How many fingers does it take to 4-ply?”. There is more fun to be had plying than you might know. Maybe we will make up something new. You won’t know unless you come play at plying!

Instructors
avatar for Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is living her dream raising sheep; teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing, and rug hooking classes; and creating textile art that is full of color and life. When she is not at home on the farm, you will find her teaching at her the Fancy Fibers Studio, or at fiber festivals... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Photo Contest Entries Received 1pm-6pm


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Judging - Fiber Competitions
Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Judging Fleece - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca
Friday October 18, 2019 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
 
Saturday, October 19
 

6:00am

Sheep Show Check-in, Livestock penning until 8am - Vehicles OUT by 8:30am thankU
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 17th to 8AM on the 19th.


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:00am - 8:00am
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. You can also try to park near the Mulberry St. pedestrian entrance and use that entrance with your e-ticket. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds with your e-ticket before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Jen Arnall-Culliford | A Year in Techniques + Boost Your Knitting | Saturday signing 9 - 12
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.

Jen’s  brain loves to unpick technical knitting issues, and she is so happy that her day job involves helping other knitters to find their own “A-ha!” moments. She started out as a technical editor, working with some of the biggest names in the hand-knitting industry. She worked with independent designers, yarn companies and publishers, to ensure that their pattern instructions were a joy to work from. She has a reputation for consistent and accurate pattern writing, as well as detailed and easy to follow tutorials. And she’s a giggle to work with. Jen is a reluctant designer, but sometimes an idea is just too persistent to be ignored. She's led by a fascination with techniques in combination with a love of her local area and bird life.

Meet Jen when she signs her two books with us,Saturday and Sunday, from 9 - 12!


Authors
avatar for Jennifer Arnall-Culliford

Jennifer Arnall-Culliford

Author, A-C Knitwear
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.Jen’s... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Loopy Mango, with Oejong Kim | Saturday book signing 9 - 2
Waejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango was born in Korea. She moved to Japan for college and after graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies she worked as an interpreter and later opened a Korean fusion restaurant in Nagoya, Japan. She moved to New York right after 9/11 and worked for a corporate housing company. She taught herself how to crochet, took a long vacation and never returned to the corporate world.

In her words... My medium of choice is merino wool fiber.  I am attracted to the tactile experience of working with wool.  The entire process from sourcing the fiber, developing colors, picking and carding the wool, spinning the wool into yarn, designing and hand knitting each piece is a very elaborate but ultimately extremely gratifying process.  My goal in every piece that I create is to maximize the beauty of natural wool fiber that I use and to ensure that the end result is something that can be appreciated by those who share my aesthetic.  I hope that my creations will be passed on to future generations.  Knitting is an ancient craft and my designs are simple and relevant to modern lifestyle.

Be sure to join us for her talk in our Tales of Yarn space, on Saturday at 3:15.

Authors
avatar for Oejong Kim

Oejong Kim

Author, Loopy Mango, Loopy Mango
Oejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango was born in Korea. She moved to Japan for college and after graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies she worked as an interpreter and later opened a Korean fusion restaurant in Nagoya, Japan. She moved to New York right... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing Knits About Winter | both days at PomPom Booth
Authors
avatar for Emily Foden

Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works i... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Nancy Shaw | Sheep in a Jeep and more, Saturday signing 9 - 4
Author Nancy Shaw  has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  We have board books and hardcover, and our new 5 in 1!  From her classic, Sheep in a Jeep, to the newer, Sheep Go to Sleep, Nancy always pleases!  In Sheep Go to Sleep, the tale begins with the walk home... it's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down (sound familiar?)... But no fear.  A caring and trust worthy sheepdog is there to help. What will these restless sheep need before they are ready to go to sleep?  A hug?  A blanket?  A drink of water?  Will this loving and dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?  We simply love this story and know you will too.

Visit Nancy on Facebook !

Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep.   As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when I tinkered with animal rhymes, which turned into Sheep in a Jeep. Sheep on a Ship, Sheep in a Shop, Sheep Out to Eat, Sheep Take a Hike, Sheep Trick or Treat, Sheep Blast Off!, and Sheep Go to Sleep have followed."



Authors
avatar for Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep. As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Fleece Sale 9am-4pm - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair
Registration end date will be October 4th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | Saturday signing 9 - 12 & 2 - 5 | Books available all day!
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

Authors
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
avatar for Ann Shayne

Ann Shayne

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Ocean Rose, Botanical Dyer | Hand dyed yarn, all day, Saturday and Sunday
Ocean Rose brings her gorgeous hand dyed yarn to us from London.

Authors
avatar for Ocean Rose

Ocean Rose

Botanical Dyer
Ocean Rose is a botanical dyer who is coming from London with her gorgeous yarn.



Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | All issues + new books, signings 11 - 2 each day, and more!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

 

Authors
avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Gluck

Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Breed Specific Knitting Display & Spinning Demos
Check out the different fibers from various breeds in knitted form on display in the breed barn while watching folks spin with the different fibers. Questions are encouraged.

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

2019 Newbie! Fabric Collage
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $14
This fabric collage craft is perfect for anyone of any age! you will get the opportunity to use recycled sweaters, yarn, thread, buttons, and natural elements to create a collage in your own “artist voice”.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Needle Felt Notebook
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16
Needle felt an image, design, or symbol and attach it to a small pocket notebook.  A sacred place to write or sketch your dreams, poems, or drawings.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Needle Felting 'tiny pictures' w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $14

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater 'Puppets' Ages 7+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $12

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater Stitching: Stuffies & Pillows Ages 10+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $14

This sewing project makes use of felted wool sweaters and introduces the idea of crafting with recycled materials.  Participants have the choice of creating stuffed friends or simple patchwork pillows, hand-stitched and embellished with wool yarn and felt.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Weaving Returns
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16

This weaving project is perfect for the beginner.  The weaver will have many choices of yarn, roving, and natural branches to create their masterpiece.  This project comes with a loom ready for action and ready to hang on any wall!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Wool Roving Ornaments
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $12
Make a handful of holiday ornaments with pipe cleaners, wool roving, and embroidery thread or yarn

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $10

This simple, free-style embroidery project makes use of wool yarn and is great for little ones to get the feel of stitching! Children will use a piece of burlap stretched in an embroidery hoop, a plastic needle and wool yarn to create abstract or simple designs, and voila, a “yarn painting!” Older children or adults are encouraged to use the same materials to create more complicated embroidery designs!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Llama & Alpaca Farm Displays
Read, touch, and pet to learn about various breeds, fibers and histories of these exotic animals


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

9:00am

Sheep Breed Displays
Read, touch, pet, and take photos while learning about various sheep breeds, fibers, and histories of these animals.

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

Photo Contest - Photos Displayed
Come see all of the photos and the winners in the various categories.
Enter your photos! Read how http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/photo-contest-entries/

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
https://sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list-2019/

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Vendors List
See attached file for Vendor List.

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
22D

9:00am

Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods
Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:15am

Childrens Book Reading! | Tales of Yarn Space, Building B.
Join the bookstore staff and authors for some children's book reading!

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

TALES OF YARN TALKS: All weekend, see schedule for specific talks and details!
The Merritt Bookstore created the Tales of Yarn space to give authors a place to talk about their books, current projects, and other details of their craft.  At the back of our booth in Building B, we have increased the size of our overall space and the space dedicated to Tales of Yarn.  

All talks begin seating at the start time, and the speakers will commence 10 minutes past the published start time, or when the seats are filled. There is usually time for Q&A during the last 10-15 minutes of the talk. Afterwards, the authors return to their designated tables in our space to sign copies of their books.

Please join us!

Childrens Book Reading! Saturday, 9:15 - 10:00

Barbara Benson: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00

Dani Ives: Painting with Wool | Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00

Margaret Hubert: Combining Knitting with Crochet | Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00

Claire Gelder: Founder of Wool Couture and Mabel Bunny & Co | Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00

Loopy Mango, Oejong Kim: 3 Yarns, 3 Projects | Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00

Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly: Knit Like a Local | Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00

Crochet with London Kaye: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career | Sunday, 9:30 - 10:30

Clara Parkes: Adventures in American Wool | Sunday, 10:30 - 11:30

Diversity and Inclusion in the Craft Community: Pom Pom Hosted Panel | Sunday, 11:30 - 1:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00


Authors
avatar for Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson

Author
Barbara Benson's work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. In her own words… I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters... Read More →
avatar for Claire Gelder

Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Author
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →
avatar for Dani Ives

Dani Ives

Author, Fiber Artist
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a... Read More →
avatar for Oejong Kim

Oejong Kim

Author, Loopy Mango, Loopy Mango
Oejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango was born in Korea. She moved to Japan for college and after graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies she worked as an interpreter and later opened a Korean fusion restaurant in Nagoya, Japan. She moved to New York right... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep. As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:15am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York, Paris, and more! | Saturday signing 9:30 - 4:00
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  

Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include: 
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York, Paris, and more! | Saturday signing 9:30 - 4:00
Please join us for this team's Tales of Yarn talk at 4:00 on Saturday!

I Knit Paris  debuted at last year's Sheep+Wool Festival!  

Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include:
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:30am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Breed Talk: Coopworth Sheep
Exhibitors
MD

Marianne Dube

Sheep Breed Display: Coopworth, Mountain Vewe Coopworths
Sheep Breed Display: Coopworth



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

Barbara Benson: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
avatar for Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson

Author
Barbara Benson's work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. In her own words… I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Ashley Martineau | Signing her book Spinning and Dyeing Yarn | 2:00 - 4:00
Ashley Martineau is a self-taught Connecticut-based, fiber artist. The creative guru behind Neauveau Fiber Arts, an online fiber art studio, she has written articles and contributed to several books on the subject of spinning yarns.


In her words...

Ironically, as we move toward a more technologically advanced world, the simple domestic crafts of old are making a comeback. People of all ages are discovering a deep love for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. Along with that has come the desire to create their own one of a kind, artisan yarns.

When it comes to yarn, fiber lovers know that spinning and dying go hand in hand. Yet many books on the yarn craft cover only one topic or the other. In Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, fiber artist Ashley Martineau covers both subjects with rich, illustrative detail and step-by-step tutorials. Simply put, this book a must have for fiber enthusiasts of all levels. Inside, four sections cover:

  • Fiber Identification and Preparation Explains the various fiber types--from animal wools and plant fibers to silk and synthetics-- how to clean and store them, and preparation techniques for spinning. 
  • Dying Techniques Richly illustrated and easy-to-follow tutorials cover dyeing techniques such as hand painting, dip dyeing, gradient dyeing, solar dyeing, and more for animal and plant fibers. 
  • Spinning Techniques Both drop spindle and wheel techniques are included, along with instructions on how to build drop spindles and a spinning wheel and setting spun yarns. 
  • Going Professional When readers are ready to share their craft, they'll find helpful advice for buying wholesale supplies, preparing for shows, and marketing and selling their work.


Authors
avatar for Ashley Martineau

Ashley Martineau

Author
In her own words... I am an apprentice of beauty and texture, using materials that I find inspiring to grow and ground myself spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.I teach gently and mindfully, letting each student discover their own ability, while answering technical or functional... Read More →



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Vickie Howell | The Knit Vibe, Saturday book signing, 10 - 1
Vickie Howell is the creator/host of The Webby Awards Honoree and Tellys People Choice Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. To date the show’s channel has over 350,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.

Vickie is well-known as the host of TV shows including DIY Network & HGTV series, Knitty Gritty, host and co-executive producer of Telly Award-winning PBS show, Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell. She is also an internationally recognized blogger, speaker, CreativeLive and Brit+Co. instructor, social strategist, and author. Vickie has produced thousands of hours of programming through a variety of channels including her podcast, CRAFT*ish, and the longest-running Facebook Live series in the genre, Ask Me Monday.

Vickie has had several co-branded product lines and worked as a consultant, spokesperson & ambassador for major brands including Yarnspirations, Land’s End, JoAnn, Ragu, Cannon, Inkjoy, Thirty-one Gifts, and Visible Mobile.

As a young woman (age 19) in the entertainment industry, Vickie learned the hard way that her gender meant she had to work harder and smarter to get ahead. After leaving TV production to raise her first two kids, she found her entrepreneurial skills kick in as a sanity saver during those difficult first few years as a new mom. Before blogs or Etsy, she was one of the first few to start online handmade businesses which laid the groundwork for her reemergence into the work she loves: DIY and broadcast. There’s a scrappiness one must have when creating something for themselves, as well as the necessity of staying true to one’s passions.

Vickie strives to motivate and inspire people both to live creatively and make a living being creative. Her subscription box business YarnYAY!, melds retail with the nurturing of that community and has sold out almost every month since its 2018 launch. Her 13th book, The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Wellness (Abrams) hits shelves in October.

Follow all of Vickie’s projects on social media. You can find her @vickiehowell everywhere except Pinterest, where she’s @iamvickiehowell.

Authors
avatar for Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Author
Vickie Howell is the creator/host of The Webby Awards Honoree and Tellys People Choice Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. To date the show’s channel has over 350,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.Vickie is well-known as the host of TV shows including DIY Network & HGTV series... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Make It With Wool Judging
http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/make-it-with-wool/

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

10:00am

Beginning Handspindle
" Come join me and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. You will learn how to draft your fiber, spin yarn, ply and finish your yarns. A spindle is not needed, one will be provided. No experience necessary! You will leave the class able to call yourself a spindler!
"


Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Sat AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Footstool with Rush Top
Learn how to rush and you’ll be able to save a lot of chairs!  We will learn to rush a junior footstool (13 x 10 x 9) using fibre rush. Once you learn how to do paper, you can use other materials like seagrass, pretwisted natural rush, paracord and more. 
Please note for this class, you need some hand strength, ability to stand for long periods of time and don't mind your hands being wet.


Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Needle Felting: Edge of the Field
Join me for this half day workshop to needle felt an 8" x 91/2" work of art (matted to 11" x 14") an autumn scene with sheep. When I "paint with wool" it's all about layering the colors and opening the roving up thin to allow lower layers to show through. It can look quite like a watercolor painting. Even though we will all be working the same basic design, each person's will be unique. It's part of the fun of creating art! Do not fear that "you aren't an artist" or you aren't experienced with needle felting, the basics are simple and I will lead you through step by step. You will leave with a completed and matted work of art. How cool is that?  

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

In 2018 I was awarded a month long artist residency in Acadia Natl. Park and I also received a grant to develop new needle felting techniques. Both where very special honors that resulted in 5 solo exhibits during the year. It was a happy whirlwind! This year things are a little closer... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Rug Hooking 101: Simply Sunny - Sat AM
Learn to rug hook a pretty sunflower with the added bonus of learning another type of rug making technique in the same project.  Your flower center will be done with the traditional rug hooking method and the petals will be done with a method called "proddy". Both of these methods are easy and there is no limit to what you can achieve once you master these techniques!

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

Rug hooking has been my passion since 1978. In 1983, I began teaching and still offer classes in all methods of rug hooking at my studio in La Grangeville NY, as well as select venues throughout the region. I continue to teach Rug Hooking 101 at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.In... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Sock Obsessed: Naturally Dyed Self-Striping and Variegated Yarn
"Naturally dye colorful sock yarn with an industrious pair of color-obsessed instructors.

Learn the basics of natural dyeing
Explore several self-striping and variegated techniques
Two color and four color stripes, unlimited color variegations
Learn the easiest way to skein yarn for striping
Cheat with us as we create matching variegated sock yarn sets without ever touching the dye pot.

You will walk away with:
Wool/nylon sock yarn you made yourself – enough to make two pairs of matching knee-high colorful socks (or four pairs of ankle socks)
Hooks to make skeins
A pamphlet describing all of the techniques we will cover.

We will also bring a vintage Legare sock machine that folks can try out to see how socks were made as a cottage industry endeavor from the late 1800s to WWI.

Bonus: Class will be peppered with horrible 80s song-related puns such as “I Will Dye for You”, and “Live and Let Dye.”
"


Instructors
avatar for Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Color Witches (on instagram as @colorwitches and Facebook as ColorWitches) is a Natural Dyeing Collaboration between Michelle Russell in California (@leftcoastdyer) and Meghan Maze in New York (@colorterror).Both instructors grow their own dye plants, and have worked with a wide spectrum... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Spinning for Socks
This workshop covers the best fiber choices for spinning sock yarn, analyzing yarn qualities that make a good sock yarn, spinning techniques that are suited for spinning for socks, color choices, and plying techniques for durable socks.

Instructors
avatar for Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox

Alanna Wilcox is an art teacher by day and a fiber artist at night. She loves sharing her passion with others and is constantly making things, especially projects that have to do with color and fiber to express her creativity. She earned the OHS Spinning Certificate with distinction... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Thrummed Mittens - Staying Warm
"The class will take you from cast on through to making thrums in your mitten. You may not finish the mitten in the class, but you will leave knowing how to finish. When you do finish the pair of mittens, your hands will thank you.
"


Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Predmore

Carolyn Predmore

I have been knitting since my mother gave me my first needles and own ball of yarn at age 5. That was over 5 decades ago. Since that time I have knit gloves, mitten, thrummed mittens, sweaters, scarves, a dress and a coat.  I love knitting. I love trying new techniques, patterns... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Two At a Time Socks
"If you have wanted to learn how to knit socks two at a time, this mini-workshop is for you. The technique is applicable to anything where two identical things have to be knitted - sleeves for example.


We will be knitting with worsted weight yarn in class because it is much easier to start with heavier yarn and bigger needles. Once you have learned how to do this, you can switch to your sock weight yarn on your own to knit the socks. I find students struggle with the technique when working with fine yarn and needles because they can't see what they are doing clearly. It is not a difficult technique but can be a bit fiddly when getting started. This is where worsted weight yarn helps.


We will start by casting on for cuff-down socks and learn how to knit two items at a time. After we have explored this, we will put aside the cuff-down socks and learn how to cast on for toe-up socks to be knit two-at-a-time.
"


Instructors
avatar for Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan has been knitting for almost all her adult life. She learned to knit as a child in India and has not stopped. She has taught at local yarn shops as well as at retreats in CT and Long Island. She has also designed knitted garments and accessories for Lorna's Laces... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Zephyr Mittens
"As the name suggests, a light weight mitten that's fun to wear. Working diagonally with self striping sock yarn they are also fun to knit. They are definitely a unique way to show off your favorite yarn.
The length is adjustable to fit"


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Haley Pierson-Cox | Saturday book signing 11 -2



Authors
avatar for Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox

Author, Cross Stitch
Haley Pierson-Cox is the head creative at Red-Handled Scissors (formerly known as The Zen of Making). In her own words... I’m a knitter, sewer, cross-stitcher, maker of things, lover of cats, and general purveyor of quirk. I’m also an avid swearing enthusiast. (You’ve been warned... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Lee Harper, Illustrator of Woolbur | Signing Saturday 10 - 3:00 !
Lee Harper always loved to draw. His love for doodling grew into a serious ambition to be an artist and after high school he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He says, “After college I embarked on the most challenging and rewarding adventure of my life… being a husband and father of four wonderful children. My career path took a few detours that led me down many roads which didn’t always involve making art, but somehow life’s path led me back.”

In 2008 he illustrated his first book, Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski. In addition to illustrating books by authors like Wendi Silvano and Walter Dean Myers, Lee also wrote and illustrated three works of his own: Snow! Snow! Snow!, Coyote, and The Emperor’s Cool Clothes.

His ninth book, Ready or Not: Woolbur Goes School, another collaboration with Leslie Helakoski, was published in 2018.

Authors
avatar for Lee Harper

Lee Harper

Author


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Shisha and Kashmiri Embroidery - 4 hrs
This workshop is an introduction to Mirror (Shisha) and Kashmiri Embroidery. Mirror embroidery incorporates the use of mirrors along with other stitches and Kashmiri embroidery uses intricate stitch techniques. This hands-on class will give students an opportunity to try out stitches typically used in Shisha and Kashmiri embroidery.
 

Instructors
avatar for Aparna Nair

Aparna Nair

Aparna has been an arts and crafts enthusiast from past 30 years. Her creativity and skill set includes knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, embroidery, soft toy making, tatting, oil painting and other types of Indian art. Aparna feels that Arts and crafts provide opportunities... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Tangled: A Wet Felting Workshop - 4 Hrs
Learn the wonders of felting with Nica Rabinowitz. Locally sourced and dyed wool will be provided for participants to explore wet felting. Everyone will walk away with felted shapes that can be needle felted into a a garment or experimental piece.  You will learn how to felt-in-shape. This will allow you to create felt in the shape of your pattern pieces and create fully felted zero waste garments/accessories. Learn to make locally sourced and hand crafted garments/accessories in a cost effective and sustainable way. Participants will create a collective piece as group, in addition to their individual felted creations.

Instructors
avatar for Nica Rabinowitz

Nica Rabinowitz

Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. Nica is founder of Fiberhouse Collective a project that facilitates and organizes accessible... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

NEW! Spit Roasting Lamb, smoking lamb, recipes with Samples
Learn how to setup and prepare an outdoor grill for a spit roast lamb. Our lamb prep demonstration team stands by ready to answer questions, while roasting a lamb to be enjoyed by all at the end of the day, "while supplies last..."  Great new sponsors! https://sheepandwool.com/sponsors/

Morning, both days
sampling breakfast and other sausages, 10am ish

SATURDAY, 11:30ish
Smoked lamb shoulder sampling, smoked 8 hrs on Traeger smoker on site (click link to see How It Works)

Throughout the day, smoked lamb mac n cheese for samples

Spit roasting demo#1 all day
noon-ish
Sheep's milk mango lassi!

SUNDAY
Smoked lamb breast aka ribblets
Traeger smoker on site (click link to see How It Works)

Chili recipe demo from left overs of Sat's smoking

Throughout the day, smoked lamb mac n cheese for samples

Having a big party and you've always wanted a spit roast?
Learn about preparing the full carcas for the spit, and determining cooking time,etc.
START TIME: Sat afternoon or Sun morning TBA

Spit lamb roasting demo#2 all day
Ask the Butcher?
Sheep's milk mango lassi!



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Area 14

10:00am

Claire Gelder | Books available all day!



Authors
avatar for Claire Gelder

Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing 10 - 12 & 2 - 4 | Books available all day!
Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.



Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Author
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Melanie Falick | Books available all day!

Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

Authors
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Susanna Leonard Hill | Signs her children's books, Saturday 10 - 4
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. She went to the Brearley School for K – 12, then received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Middlebury College. She then went on to get her M.A. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Special Education of Children With Learning Disabilities from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Her new set of board books, When Your Llama Needs a HaircutWhen Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, and others will make you laugh out loud-- and your kids, too!

Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Hilary Emerson Lay | Kids Craft Book! Saturday signing, 10 - 4
Come meet Hilary and kids get a free bird felting mini-project while they last!

Hilary was raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a highly creative family. She grew up in an old house with a sprawling expanse of yard, great big gardens, a spooky marsh, and a veritable circus of animals. At one point or another, her family has had dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, pheasant, quail, chickens, chameleons, a crayfish, a pegasus, a parakeet, and a goat.

Kids love arts and crafts and every kid can be an artist with this book as their guide. Working with basic art supplies — from paint, markers, paper, and glue to household finds like cardboard boxes and fabric scraps — children learn that as long as they can imagine it, they can create it! This rich collection of 53 inspiring art projects for kids aged 6 and up is curated by two art educators with decades of experience, and offers up a ton of freeform fun. From Doodlemonsters and Painted Animal Rocks to Paper Bead Jewelry and Nature Weaving, projects vary in difficulty to engage a wide range of ages and abilities, and many can be made in under an hour. Every project featured in the book has been kid-made (and kid-approved!), and photos of the finished pieces serve as inspiration for kids everywhere to use art to express their imagination, humor, creativity, and individuality.

Authors
avatar for Hilary Emerson Lay

Hilary Emerson Lay

Author
Hilary was raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a highly creative family. She grew up in an old house with a sprawling expanse of yard, great big gardens, a spooky marsh, and a veritable circus of animals. At one point or another, her family has had dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
  • Kids Friendly KIDS FRIENDLY

10:00am

On-going barn-frame looms and Union loom weaving demos
On-going weaving demonstrations on barn-frame looms and Union looms
Turn of the Century - 1870-1920  -- Bruce & Zelma Barrett




Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

10:00am

Barbara Benson | Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Saturday signing 10 - 12 & 1 - 4:30
Barbara Benson, has a new book, Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits. She is also the author of Mosaic & Lace Knits: 20 Innovative Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch Colorwork and Lace Techniques.
Detailed, creative and innovative knitted accessory patterns that are well written, yarn conscious, and fun to knit.
My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I love a small project because it means I can conceivably get it done within a month or two, instant gratification on a knitting timeline. Also, I despise weaving in ends. If I can get away with only one or two skeins of yarn then I have fewer ends to weave in.
While my first love is lace, color-work is a close second (mosaic in particular) and I have a definite soft spot for interesting textures. I keep waiting for cables to seize my imagination and can foresee the day when they become an obsession, but that day has not yet arrived. One obsession that has arrived and is here to stay is photography.



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

10:00am

A Tisket, A Tasket, What A Perfect Fiber Basket!
Love going to sheep and wool festivals or to farmers' markets? This is just the basket you need to carry all your purchases.  Afterwards, measuring approximately 17” L x 10” W x 12” H (including the handle), it will be a great place to store or tote your yarn or your current fiber project.  Participants will be taught how to lay out the base, to weave up the sides incorporating a variety of sizes and types of reed and to rim/lash their baskets.

Instructors
avatar for MaryAnn Williams

MaryAnn Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon in 1988 after a very challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster! However I found this craft engaging and my over thirty year relationship with basket making began. I have increased my skills and my love for baskets by consistently... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Backyard Basketry: Coiling with Grasses, Cattails, and More
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Have you ever looked around outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and so many other natural materials and create coiled baskets. Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials and then use them to create a unique basket. Cattails, grasses, ornamental foliage, daylily leaves and several other locally harvested plants will be provided for students to make their basket. Everyone’s basket will turn out to be a unique work of art. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local landscape.
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Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a professional artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creativity through the combination of art and nature. In her... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Natural Dye Rainbow
Natural Dyeing 101.  This workshop will cover all the basics of natural dyeing, including fiber prep, mordanting, wild foraging, dye prep and finishing.  A little of everything!  We will dye 15 colors, every shade of the rainbow using fresh plant material, dried plants and flowers, nuts, bark, sawdust...you name it!  Students will leave with a full set of mini skeins, enough for a small project.

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Ottino

Jackie Ottino

Jackie is a dyer from Midcoast Maine, specializing in natural dyes. She ran a commercial dyehouse for 6 years for a well known yarn brand, and now does specialty dyeing for other yarn companies, as well as her own line, Forage Color. She teaches sell out dye workshops around the country... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Spinning Luxury Fibers
"Spinners are usually reluctant to spin luxury fibers for many reasons; not only can they be costly and hard to come by, they require knowledge of the fibers to spin them successfully.  This class will take the mystery out of spinning some of the well known luxury fibers.  As a successful fiber farmer of 15 years, I have had been surrounded by luxury fiber production from beginning to end and have honed my skills in luxury fiber yarn producing.  This class will focus on Tibetan Yak, Angora, Cashmere, Mohair and Alpaca.

The class will spend time with each of the above fiber types. A discussion of the animals that produce each fiber, the fiber types, and how they are harvested will start each section. A discussion on how the age of the animal, its herd management, health and environment will be explored. Many samples will be offered for review to back up the material presented.

Many luxury fibers are presented to spinners in an altered state, some processing has occurred to make the fibers easier to spin, or to cut down on the manual work of dehairing a down fleece, separating a locked fleece, etc.. Fleeces will be presented in their raw state first, followed by a discussion of hand processing techniques for each fleece type. Samples will be provided for each spinner to work with.

Spinners will be spinning raw both raw and processed samples of each fleece type and best spinning practices for each fiber type will be explored as well as some special tips and tricks for spinning luxury fiber exclusive to the instructor. Spinning locked fleeces into a simple art spun lock yarn will also be learned.

We will also explore popular luxury fiber blends. We will discuss the viability and use of these popular blends and students will be given samples to spin during class.




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Instructors
avatar for Natalie Burger

Natalie Burger

I'm a fiber artist and teacher who has raised fiber livestock for the last 15 years. I pride myself on the rare ability to be able to provide new and established artists not only with amazing fiber but the skills to achieve their fiber arts goals. As an artist and educator it is my... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:00am

Warping and Weaving: Two Heddles
Is there some lace weight yarn or a cone or two of fine cotton in your stash that you would love to weave on your rigid heddle loom?  Weaving with two heddles for a finer sett will turn those yarns into beautiful woven projects. Learn to thread two heddles, beam your warp with lease sticks to keep it smooth and neat, tie on, and weave with fine yarn.  Choose your project: either a scarf or table runner, and weave something beautiful!

Instructors
avatar for Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is living her dream raising sheep; teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing, and rug hooking classes; and creating textile art that is full of color and life. When she is not at home on the farm, you will find her teaching at her the Fancy Fibers Studio, or at fiber festivals... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

10:30am

The Livestock Conservancy: Shave 'em to Save 'em Initiative
The Livestock Conservancy has long said that the way to save endangered breeds of livestock is to give them a job. In the case of wool sheep, we need to start using their wool again. Because of marketing challenges, some shepherds discard or compost the wool after their annual shearing rather than cleaning it and selling it. In addition to encouraging fiber artists to try using rare wools, the program also educates shepherds about how to prepare their wool for sale and how to reach customers and fiber artists, thereby making it more profitable to raise heritage breeds.
How does it work?
  • Fiber Artists buy wool from rare breed Fiber Providers and get a “stamp” in their “passport.”
  • They earn items for completing projects.
  • They share pictures of their projects on Facebook and Ravelry.
  • The more breeds they use, the more “stamps” they collect, the more items they earn, the more wool the providers sell.
How will Fiber Artists find Fiber Providers?
Through the Conservancy’s online breeders and products directory

How do you get listed in the directory?
By being a Conservancy member OR by becoming a breeders directory participant. Sign-ups will be offered in the Breed Barn at The Livestock Conservancy booth.

Exhibitors
avatar for Heather Loomis

Heather Loomis

Owner, Bohlayer\\\'s Orchards
Shepherd of Romeldale CVM Sheep, Fiber Artist, Champion of Rare Breeds!
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Angora Goat Show
2019 marks the 23rd year for the annual Angora Goat Show in Rhinebeck.  Both registered white and naturally colored goats will be shown. The Saturday show features an "In and Out" category with goats being shown "In" their fleece on Saturday. Those goats are then sheared Saturday evening and shown again on Sunday morning "Out" of their fleece. The fleece is judged "in the bag". The three scores, in the fleece, out of the fleece and the fleece in the bag are tallied and the highest score wins!

Angora goats originate from the middle east, specifically from near the Ankara region of Turkey. In the 1850s the goats were imported to the United States, to the area around North and South Carolina. Eventually, the Texas geography and climate proved to be ... read the rest...

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 38 41.935013, -73.904485

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 19, 2019 10:30am - 5:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:00am

Breed Talk: “Diamonds in the Rough”, Santa Cruz Sheep

Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities
Presented by Spitters Club & 2HF

Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

11:00am

Camelid and Friends Breeds Parade, presented by Barn 27 Walking around the Fairgrounds
Gathering point for the parade is at Barn 27 Front.
No parading past or near the food vendors, please.

Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

Dani Ives: Journey into Painting with Wool | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
avatar for Dani Ives

Dani Ives

Author, Fiber Artist
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

London Kaye | Book signing Saturday, 11:00 - 2:00
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade.
 
Born in Los Angeles, California, London received her BFA in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating London realized that her love for crochet, art, being spontaneous, and bring unexpected joy came together harmoniously when she began using crochet to interact with her environment and surrounding community. London began installing art daily on the street, quickly leading to her work being easily recognized by her community's people and businesses. 
 
In 2018 London launched her own line for Lion Brand Yarn creating a line specifically made for indoor and outdoor use. Through her time leading workshops and teaching crochet, London came to realize the best qualities of her favorite hooks and combined them together using 3D printing technology to create a unique new style “Crochet Hook with a Twist”. As London’s career has expanded to collaborating with international brand names such as Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, and The Gap, London has not stopped making art for the streets. Most of her pieces are still hung on fences in public places and has been spotted in cities ranging from New York to Rome and Mexico City.

Please make sure to join us for London's talk in our Tales of Yarn space, Sunday at 9:30!

Authors
avatar for London Kaye

London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Silk Reeling from Cocoons!
Theresa Drouin-Guerette - Silk Reeling from cocoons


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:30am

Breed Talk: Valais Blacknose Sheep
Exhibitors
MA

Martin and Joy Dally

Owners, Super Sire Ltd.
Owners


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:00pm

Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities
Presented by Small Paws Farm

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

12:00pm

Breed Talk: Sheep Selfie Station
Do you want to take a "selfie" with a sheep? Come on over to the breed talk tent to get up close and personal with a sheep.


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633
  • Kids Friendly YES

12:00pm

Margaret Hubert: Combining Knitting with Crochet | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares to an animal print cardigan.

Today she is going to talk about combining knitting and crochet-- one of her passions and skills!

 Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square BookLearn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochetand The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting. She’s also participated as a contributing designer in many other books and has sold many designs to magazines and yarn companies.

Margaret shares: “In addition to the books, I have done two tutorial DVDs on FREE FORM KNITTING AND FREE FORM CROCHET. Free Form is my passion and I designed this little tote to give the crocheter a taste of Free Form. I teach knitting and crocheting workshops all over the country and I have been teaching at my local yarn shop in Pawling, NY for the past 17 years and I still teach there.”

Be sure to join Margaret for her Tales of Yarn talk, Saturday, 12 - 1 in our Tales of Yarn space at the back of our booth! 



Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Author
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Courtney Spainhower | Saturday book signing, 12 - 2
Please join us to meet Courtney Spainhower as she signs her new book, Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection

Courtney is a creator... in her own words... "I was always a creator, stapling fabric together to make “clothes” as a kid, spurring my mother to buy me my first sewing machine when I was 12.  Sewing, as it turned out, was a bit to rigid for me… I’ve never been good at measuring twice! I’m still not a proficient seamstress, but I have always been a passionate creator.  I went to school for fine art specializing in ceramics and printmaking however, as a stay-at-home mother, I discovered knitting - the perfect blend of child-friendly and portable while fulfilling my desperate need to keep my restless hands busy.  I love a good problem to solve, I love a mystery, I love creating something that will be used, and knitwear design checked all the boxes.  I dove in to designing as Pink Brutus Knits full-time in 2009.  Many of my works feature unusual shaping and a lot of texture, but it's not ideal being the knitter of the family.

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Jennifer Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends | Saturday book signing 12 - 3
Jennifer is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, she has loved telling and writing stories all her life. She writes with her husband, John.

In their New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book ~ The SheepOver, Jennifer and John bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter.

They are currently working on their next children’s book and a variety of related creative projects.

All their books feature their photo-illustrations of the real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including fan favorites Sweet Pea from The Sheepover and Finn from Brave Little Finn.  Their books celebrate the joy of finding just where you belong.


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:15pm

Wildman Jack
Saturday October 19, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:30pm

Breed Talk: Versatility of Shetland Sheep and the Master Spinning Program
Exhibitors
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Shetland


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Leicester Longwool Sheep and Fiber, talk by Keri Boucher
Exhibitors
avatar for Maple Frost Farm

Maple Frost Farm

Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool, Kim Mastrianni
Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

What is a Giant Angora Rabbit?
What is a Giant Angora Rabbit?
Presented by 2HF- John Hart

Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

1:00pm

Claire Gelder: Founder of Wool Couture and Mabel Bunny & Co | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
avatar for Claire Gelder

Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Tatting - Betty Feldman and Catherine Conrady
Tatting - Betty Feldman and Catherine Conrady


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Make It With Wool Fashion Show
Add this to your Sched if you plan on being in the audience as a spectator. (See the Competitions Session if you are a competitor)
http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/make-it-with-wool/

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Fashion Show Follows Judging
If you plan on entering the contest, add this event to your Sched and post something in your profile that you're competing in MIWW.
http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/make-it-with-wool/

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Clara Parkes | Vanishing Fleece, Saturday book signing 1 - 3
Clara's new book, Vanishing Fleece,  is "...a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way."  

Author of five other books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.

Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.

Clara will be signing books at the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B.  Please make sure to join us for her talk about her new book, on Sunday at 10:30 in our Tales of Yarn space!

Authors
avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Dani Ives | Saturday book signing, 1- 4pm
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  

Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a zoo for ten years. During her conservation education career, she sought out hobbies to fulfill a need for artistic endeavors and stumbled upon needle felting. Over the course of a few years, Dani developed her distinct style of needle felting that she calls "painting with wool." With this style, instead of using paint and a brush, she uses wool fibers and a felting needle to create the effects of layering color, creating texture and depth. She strives to push the boundaries of this fiber art by creating animal portraits and botanical pieces that are packed with details and realism.

Dani has taught hundreds of students in workshops across the United States and internationally, including a six-week course at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She really enjoys teaching others how to create their own needle felted "paintings" and loves to see students discover the endless possibilities of working in fiber arts. Dani lives in Northwest Arkansas and is currently writing her first book.

Please make sure to join us for Dani's talk in our Tales of Yarn space on Saturday at 11:00!

Authors
avatar for Dani Ives

Dani Ives

Author, Fiber Artist
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Fiber Farming
Saturday October 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Used Fiber and Sheep Equipment Auction 1/2 Hour after Bred Ewe Auction TBA - Register Online, upload pics to the catalog, unload your old stuff
Register Online, upload pics to the catalog, unload your old stuff

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Lincoln Sheep & Fiber
Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

Melanie Falick: Making a Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Kay Gardiner | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

Authors
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters... Read More →
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

White & Natural Colored Sheep Show 'The Black and White Show'
May be delayed due to Equipment Auction event.
Show Schedule and Order: 
Saturday at 2 pm      Natural Colored Long followed by White Medium
Sunday at 9 am        Natural Colored Fine, White Long, White Fine, Natural Colored Medium followed by Supremes (Ram, Ewe, Fleece)


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

2:00pm

All the Pretty Fleece!
"The fleece sale at any event can be overwhelming as you walk among the aisles of endless bags of fleece, wondering which to choose. Was it skirted well, is it sound, what is that white stuff? These and many more questions will come to mind when perusing the rows of fleece covered tables. Learn what makes a fleece a good choice and when to keep walking, no matter how pretty the color may be! Fine wools, longwools, double-coated, down breeds, oh my! Do you have a specific project in mind, but not sure which type of fleece will be suitable?
I will bring several sheep fleeces as well as alpaca and mohair, so you can see the good, the bad and the ugly! Each fleece will be laid out on a table and I'll talk about it's good and/or bad qualities and answer any questions you may have. I'll explain skirting as well as provide tips on washing and storing. You will get a lock or two of each fleece to take home with you. There will be chairs, but we will mainly be standing at the table as you will be hands on with each fleece. By the end of class you should feel more confident in your ability to select an appropriate fleece for your needs and your next fleece purchase will be an enjoyable experience!"


Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Radcliffe

Kimberly Radcliffe

Kimberly Radcliffe learned to knit as a child, but truly began her fiber journey in May of 2009, after taking a spinning class from Barbara Gentry, who became her mentor and dear friend. Soon enough, raw fleece started following her home and she now has rooms overflowing with fiber... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Sat PM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Cast-Ons from Cable to Chinese Waitress....
We will be learning 6 cast-ons - Judy's Magic Cast-on, Cable Cast-on, Knitted Cast-on, 2 by 2 tubular cast-on, Chinese Waitress cast-on and Norwegian stretchy cast-on.  Judy's magic cast-on is the secret to toe-up socks and the Norwegian stretchy cast-on is the answer for having sock cuffs that are easy to pullup over your heel and ankle.  The tubular cast-on is used quite a bit for hat brims and the cable and knitted cast-ons are supremely easy and pretty stretchy themselves - excellent to know.

Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Predmore

Carolyn Predmore

I have been knitting since my mother gave me my first needles and own ball of yarn at age 5. That was over 5 decades ago. Since that time I have knit gloves, mitten, thrummed mittens, sweaters, scarves, a dress and a coat.  I love knitting. I love trying new techniques, patterns... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Circle Weaving Using a Wee Loom
"Learn how to warp a circular loom and use different weaving techniques to make a variety of exciting patterns.  
We'll also explore what can be done with circular weavings, for example we'll see how to make scarves, buttons, market bags and how to attach them as embellishments to anything.


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Instructors
avatar for Jacquie Chalmers

Jacquie Chalmers

A knitter and crocheter since childhood, Jacquie has mastered many crafts including weaving, spinning, felting, needle tatting and dyeing. She has taught many classes at festivals for over 10 years including some in Europe. Jacquie has a knack for rediscovering classic crafts and... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Creative Carding
"Handcards are not just for preparing fleece!  In this workshop you will use carders to blend fibers, rejuvenate tired roving, play with color and texture and create gradient ""fauxlags"". A great way to get more from your stash! Learn great ways to combine fiber and how to get repeatable results. All your sampling will go home with you to spin.





Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Crosswinds Entrelac Mittens
"The texture and modular construction of Entrelac makes these mittens very warm even in the coldest weather. Tiers or rows of blocks, slanting alternately to left and right to create the distinctive woven effect.
Techniques included are provisional cast on, decreases, picking up stitches
Knitted in the round from the top down, you do not have to make any starting triangles and you can fit them to your hand as you go."


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Design Your Own Wedge Shawl
You will learn the secrets of designing your wedge shaped shawl from the top down and bottom up. You'll be able to play with lace, cables, and even colorwork!

Instructors
avatar for MK Nance

MK Nance

I have been knitting since before I could tie my shoes and have not put down the needles since. I grew up in Portland, Oregon but went to school in New York. I feel in loved with the textures I can produce with knitting and love mixing colors.


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Footstool with Herringbone Design
Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Grow Your Own Color: Natural Dye Plants in the Garden
Enjoy a colorful slide show presentation about the joys of growing your own natural dye plants. Michelle and Meghan (known online as Color Witches) share their East and West coast color gardening experiences. Perhaps you have dabbled in natural dyeing and you want to take it to the next level? See how easy it is to grow all the colors at home. This lecture is a love affair of gardening, color, and fiber arts.

Instructors
avatar for Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Meghan Maze & Michelle Russell

Color Witches (on instagram as @colorwitches and Facebook as ColorWitches) is a Natural Dyeing Collaboration between Michelle Russell in California (@leftcoastdyer) and Meghan Maze in New York (@colorterror).Both instructors grow their own dye plants, and have worked with a wide spectrum... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Needle Felting: Valley Farm
Using wool roving and an embedding tool (the "needle" in needle felting) you'll create a beautiful wool landscape ready to be framed by the end of the workshop! No matter your level of needle felting experience or your percieved artistic ability, you can do this, and in only 3 hours! Needle felting is fun, fast and forgiving - what could be better than that?? We will all work the same basic image of a farm near the mountains, so you won't get lost on this artistic journey. Please bring scissors and a sharp pencil. All other materials will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

In 2018 I was awarded a month long artist residency in Acadia Natl. Park and I also received a grant to develop new needle felting techniques. Both where very special honors that resulted in 5 solo exhibits during the year. It was a happy whirlwind! This year things are a little closer... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:30pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Saturday October 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

2:30pm

Drop Spindle Spinning Contest - Walk-ins welcomed! PRIZES!
Spinners will spin for 15 minutes. When time is up, the spun yarn will be skeined, measured and judged.

Saturday October 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:30pm

Dyeing with Natural Indigo - Sat PM
In this Natural Dyeing with Indigo workshop, Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will share the ancient process of dyeing with indigo, a blue pigment derived from a plant. Participants will learn how to set up a henna indigo vat and explore shibori resist dyeing techniques. Participants may bring their own fabric/fiber to dip as well, although small samples of silk and wool will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Nica Rabinowitz

Nica Rabinowitz

Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. Nica is founder of Fiberhouse Collective a project that facilitates and organizes accessible... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

3:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters | 3:00 - 4:00
Kristina joins us again to sign her book, Mending Matters !

In her own words...

I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. 
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Authors
avatar for Katrina Rodabaugh

Katrina Rodabaugh

Author
We are so pleased to welcome Katrina back to the festival-- her book, Mending Matters, sold out of its first printing just weeks after last year's festival.  She focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:00pm

Cashmere Fiber & Spinning Demo
Contact: Llamas & Alpacas: 
camelids@sheepandwool.com

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

3:00pm

Spinning Wheel Contest - Walk-INS Welcome. PRIZES!
Spinning Wheel Contest - Walk-ins welcomed. PRIZES!
A race to spin the most, bestest skein of yarn! Adult and Youth divisions.

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

Wildman Jack
Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

3:00pm

Loopy Mango, with Oejong Kim: 3 Yarns, 3 Projects. | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
avatar for Oejong Kim

Oejong Kim

Author, Loopy Mango, Loopy Mango
Oejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango was born in Korea. She moved to Japan for college and after graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies she worked as an interpreter and later opened a Korean fusion restaurant in Nagoya, Japan. She moved to New York right... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:00pm

Needle Felting Animals Demo - Arturo Ceballos
Needle felting farm animals and other life like critters - Arturo Ceballos,
Cottage on the Hudson

Vendors
avatar for Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Self-raised, Natural colors and Hand Painted Rovings, Hand Spun Yarns, custom dyes, Hand Knitted gloves, scarves, and hats, Knitting Patterns and kits, Spindle kits, Fiberarts supplies for kids, Felting supplies, Needle felted animals, Angora rabbits an


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

Spinning Demonstrations by Various Farms Barn 27 Llamas, Alpacas, etc
The camelid barn hosts spinning demonstrations as well as a breed display.
Spitters Club and various Farms

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

3:00pm

Beginning Shepherding Q and A
Have you always wanted to be a shepherd or shepherdess but didn't know where to begin? Come on over to this informal Q and A where several shepherds will answer your questions and talk about their successes, failures, and dramas. All are welcome to this friendly introduction to owning your own sheep whatever breed that may be.

Please add this to your "SCHED" so that we know you are attending as there is LIMITED SEATING.

Exhibitors
CA

Christina Ahlseen

Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland, American Gotland Sheep Society
Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland
avatar for Heather Loomis

Heather Loomis

Owner, Bohlayer\\\'s Orchards
Shepherd of Romeldale CVM Sheep, Fiber Artist, Champion of Rare Breeds!
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Shetland
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM



Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:30pm

Chop Stick Knitting Contest - Walk-ins welcomed! PRIZES!
Walk In's Welcomed. No Pre-registration required.
People knit as much as they can, as fast as they can, in 15 minutes - using chopsticks. It's a hoot

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

4:00pm

Crochet Contest - Walk-ins welcomed! PRIZES!
Crochet Contest - Walk-ins welcomed! PRIZES!

Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

What's the Difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?
Whats the difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?

Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27
DF

Derbyshire Family Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

4:00pm

Vickie Howell, The Knit Vibe: How the Way We Create Expresses Who We Are | Tales of Yarn Panel Discussion!
In this panel discussion Vickie talks with creators featured in her latest book, The Knit Vibe (Abrams) and using it as a guide, looks at the holistic affect that being a knitter can have on our lives.   Through a glimpse into the minds of some of the designers who direct the projects we make, the causes that inspire us to use our craft for activism, the stories of some who make up our diverse community, and the positive influence of knitting on our mental and spiritual health, she’ll discuss how our creative endeavors help us express ourselves, empower us, process difficult times, channel our inner being, and create an over all openness — positive knit vibes, if you will — towards our fellow human beings.

Authors
avatar for Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Author
Vickie Howell is the creator/host of The Webby Awards Honoree and Tellys People Choice Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. To date the show’s channel has over 350,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.Vickie is well-known as the host of TV shows including DIY Network & HGTV series... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
 
Sunday, October 20
 

TBA

Barbara Benson | Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Sunday signing 10 - 2
Barbara Benson, has a new book, Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits. She is also the author of Mosaic & Lace Knits: 20 Innovative Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch Colorwork and Lace Techniques.
Detailed, creative and innovative knitted accessory patterns that are well written, yarn conscious, and fun to knit.
My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I love a small project because it means I can conceivably get it done within a month or two, instant gratification on a knitting timeline. Also, I despise weaving in ends. If I can get away with only one or two skeins of yarn then I have fewer ends to weave in.
While my first love is lace, color-work is a close second (mosaic in particular) and I have a definite soft spot for interesting textures. I keep waiting for cables to seize my imagination and can foresee the day when they become an obsession, but that day has not yet arrived. One obsession that has arrived and is here to stay is photography.




Sunday October 20, 2019 TBA
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. That is the ONLY gate you can get into. Mulberry St entrance is CLOSED and does not open early enough for you to enter there. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds 4H Gate before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Sunday October 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

8:30am

White & Natural Wool Sheep Show 'The Black and White Show' continued
Show Schedule and Order:
Sunday at 9 am        Natural Colored Fine, White Long, White Fine, Natural Colored Medium followed by Supremes (Ram, Ewe, Fleece)

Sunday October 20, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

9:00am

Jen Arnall-Culliford | A Year in Techniques + Boost Your Knitting | Sunday signing 9 - 12
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.

Jen’s  brain loves to unpick technical knitting issues, and she is so happy that her day job involves helping other knitters to find their own “A-ha!” moments. She started out as a technical editor, working with some of the biggest names in the hand-knitting industry. She worked with independent designers, yarn companies and publishers, to ensure that their pattern instructions were a joy to work from. She has a reputation for consistent and accurate pattern writing, as well as detailed and easy to follow tutorials. And she’s a giggle to work with. Jen is a reluctant designer, but sometimes an idea is just too persistent to be ignored. She's led by a fascination with techniques in combination with a love of her local area and bird life.

Meet Jen when she signs her two books with us,Saturday and Sunday, from 9 - 12!


Authors
avatar for Jennifer Arnall-Culliford

Jennifer Arnall-Culliford

Author, A-C Knitwear
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.Jen’s... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

The Amazing "Fleece to Shawl" Competition - Judging Starts After 1pm, Winners Announced 1:30pm
Competing teams make a shawl step by step: starting with washed fleece, to hand carding, to spinning, to weaving, to finishing ends... It's a jam-packed demonstration of classic textile production!

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

9:00am

Fleece Sale 9am-3pm - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing Knits About Winter | both days at PomPom Booth
Authors
avatar for Emily Foden

Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works i... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | Sunday signing 9 - 12 & 2 - 4
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

Authors
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
avatar for Ann Shayne

Ann Shayne

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Ocean Rose, Botanical Dyer | Hand dyed yarn, all day, Saturday and Sunday
Ocean Rose brings her gorgeous hand dyed yarn to us from London.

Authors
avatar for Ocean Rose

Ocean Rose

Botanical Dyer
Ocean Rose is a botanical dyer who is coming from London with her gorgeous yarn.



Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | All issues + new books, signings 11 - 2 each day, and more!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

Please join us for our PomPom hosted panel discussion, Diversity and Inclusion in the Craft Community, on Sunday from 11:30 - 1:00 in our Tales of Yarn space. 


 

Authors
avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Gluck

Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Breed Specific Knitting Display & Spinning Demos
Check out the different fibers from various breeds in knitted form on display in the breed barn while watching folks spin with the different fibers. Questions are encouraged.

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

On-going weaving demonstrations on barn-frame looms and Union looms
On-going weaving demonstrations on barn-frame looms and Union looms
Turn of the Century - 1870-1920  -- Bruce & Zelma Barrett 



Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

9:00am

Needle Felt Notebook
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16
Needle felt an image, design, or symbol and attach it to a small pocket notebook.  A sacred place to write or sketch your dreams, poems, or drawings.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Needle Felting 'tiny pictures' w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $14

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater 'Puppets' Ages 7+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $12

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater Stitching: Stuffies & Pillows Ages 10+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $14

This sewing project makes use of felted wool sweaters and introduces the idea of crafting with recycled materials.  Participants have the choice of creating stuffed friends or simple patchwork pillows, hand-stitched and embellished with wool yarn and felt.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
 First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Weaving Returns
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16

This weaving project is perfect for the beginner.  The weaver will have many choices of yarn, roving, and natural branches to create their masterpiece.  This project comes with a loom ready for action and ready to hang on any wall!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Wool Roving Ornaments
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $12
Make a handful of holiday ornaments with pipe cleaners, wool roving, and embroidery thread or yarn

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Sheep Breed Displays
Read, touch, pet, and take photos while learning about various sheep breeds, fibers, and histories of these animals.

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

Photo Contest - Photos Displayed
Come see all of the photos and the winners in the various categories.
Enter your photos! Read how http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/photo-contest-entries/

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
https://sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list-2018/

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

2019 Newbie! Fabric Collage
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $14
This fabric collage craft is perfect for anyone of any age! you will get the opportunity to use recycled sweaters, yarn, thread, buttons, and natural elements to create a collage in your own “artist voice”.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $10

This simple, free-style embroidery project makes use of wool yarn and is great for little ones to get the feel of stitching! Children will use a piece of burlap stretched in an embroidery hoop, a plastic needle and wool yarn to create abstract or simple designs, and voila, a “yarn painting!” Older children or adults are encouraged to use the same materials to create more complicated embroidery designs!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:30am

Breed Talk: Teeswater Sheep, Fleece, Fiber & Spinning Art Yarn Demonstration
Exhibitors
avatar for Holly Partridge

Holly Partridge

Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater, Peartree Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:30am

Courtney Spainhower | Sunday book signing, 9:30 - 10:30
Please join us to meet Courtney Spainhower as she signs her new book, Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection

Courtney is a creator... in her own words... "I was always a creator, stapling fabric together to make “clothes” as a kid, spurring my mother to buy me my first sewing machine when I was 12.  Sewing, as it turned out, was a bit to rigid for me… I’ve never been good at measuring twice! I’m still not a proficient seamstress, but I have always been a passionate creator.  I went to school for fine art specializing in ceramics and printmaking however, as a stay-at-home mother, I discovered knitting - the perfect blend of child-friendly and portable while fulfilling my desperate need to keep my restless hands busy.  I love a good problem to solve, I love a mystery, I love creating something that will be used, and knitwear design checked all the boxes.  I dove in to designing as Pink Brutus Knits full-time in 2009.  Many of my works feature unusual shaping and a lot of texture, but it's not ideal being the knitter of the family.

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Crochet with London Kaye: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
avatar for London Kaye

London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Nancy Shaw | Sheep in a Jeep and more, Sunday signing 9:15 - 2:30
Author Nancy Shaw  has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  We have board books and hardcover, and our new 5 in 1!  From her classic, Sheep in a Jeep, to the newer, Sheep Go to Sleep, Nancy always pleases!  In Sheep Go to Sleep, the tale begins with the walk home... it's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down (sound familiar?)... But no fear.  A caring and trust worthy sheepdog is there to help. What will these restless sheep need before they are ready to go to sleep?  A hug?  A blanket?  A drink of water?  Will this loving and dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?  We simply love this story and know you will too.

Visit Nancy on Facebook !

Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep.   As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when I tinkered with animal rhymes, which turned into Sheep in a Jeep. Sheep on a Ship, Sheep in a Shop, Sheep Out to Eat, Sheep Take a Hike, Sheep Trick or Treat, Sheep Blast Off!, and Sheep Go to Sleep have followed."



Authors
avatar for Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep. As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

TALES OF YARN TALKS: All weekend, see schedule for specific talks and details!
The Merritt Bookstore created the Tales of Yarn space to give authors a place to talk about their books, current projects, and other details of their craft.  At the back of our booth in Building B, we have increased the size of our overall space and the space dedicated to Tales of Yarn.  

All talks begin seating at the start time, and the speakers will commence 10 minutes past the published start time, or when the seats are filled. There is usually time for Q&A during the last 10-15 minutes of the talk. Afterwards, the authors return to their designated tables in our space to sign copies of their books.

Please join us!

Childrens Book Reading! Saturday, 9:15 - 10:00

Barbara Benson: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00

Dani Ives: Painting with Wool | Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00

Margaret Hubert: Combining Knitting with Crochet | Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00

Claire Gelder: Founder of Wool Couture and Mabel Bunny & Co | Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Saturday, 2:00 - 3:15

Loopy Mango, Oejong Kim: 3 Yarns, 3 Projects | Saturday, 3:15 - 4:15

Crochet with London Kaye: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career | Sunday, 9:30 - 10:30

Clara Parkes: Adventures in American Wool | Sunday, 10:30 - 11:30

Diversity and Inclusion in the Craft Community: Pom Pom Hosted Panel | Sunday, 11:30 - 1:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00


Authors
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
avatar for London Kaye

London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →
avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Breed Talk: Romeldale CVM sheep: Colorful dual purpose
CVM Romeldale breeder Marie Minnich shares her wisdom. Other members of the National Romeldale CVM Conservancy will also be on hand in the Breed Display Barn for you to learn about this type of sheep.

Exhibitors
avatar for Heather Loomis

Heather Loomis

Owner, Bohlayer\\\'s Orchards
Shepherd of Romeldale CVM Sheep, Fiber Artist, Champion of Rare Breeds!
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

Baby Penguin - 2 hr
Join sisters Melissa and Jennifer VanSant of Going Gnome for this fun, fast, and creative workshop! Never needle felted before? Not sure what needle felting is? No problem! Come make this sweet baby penguin and learn what all the fuss is about.  You're sure to get hooked.  

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Melissa Jennifer VanSant

Going Gnome began quite by accident in 2008. Sisters Jennifer and Melissa VanSant had been running their bead and scrapbook store since 2005 and frequently spent time needle felting in the shop. They grew up knitting, sewing, crocheting and had a lifelong love of fiber. Their love... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 2 HR

10:00am

Get Started with Stranded Knitting - 2 hr
"We will cover the basics of stranded knitting in this class. Stranded knitting is used in various types of knitted designs, including Fair-Isle, Scandinavian sweaters, Bohus Stickning sweaters, etc. We will knit a simple coffee cozy to learn the skills. 2-handed stranded knitting will be demonstrated if students are interested. Tips and techniques for managing multiple yarns will also be discussed.
"


Instructors
avatar for Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan has been knitting for almost all her adult life. She learned to knit as a child in India and has not stopped. She has taught at local yarn shops as well as at retreats in CT and Long Island. She has also designed knitted garments and accessories for Lorna's Laces... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 2 HR

10:00am

Jennifer Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends | Sunday book signing 10 - 1
Jennifer is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, she has loved telling and writing stories all her life. She writes with her husband, John.

In their New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book ~ The SheepOver, Jennifer and John bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter.

They are currently working on their next children’s book and a variety of related creative projects.

All their books feature their photo-illustrations of the real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including fan favorites Sweet Pea from The Sheepover and Finn from Brave Little Finn.  Their books celebrate the joy of finding just where you belong.


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Buttons, Bangles, Shawl Pins, and Way More - Sun AM
"Give the Queen of the Quick and the Cheap a chance to show you what you can do in twenty minutes, give or take a bit. I will have many samples of projects for keeping or gifting. A handmade orifice hook for your spinning friends? A shawl pin for your best friend? Stitch markers for your knitting circle?  
For new students, I promise you that is a short time you will have a finished project that is useful and pleasing. In addition, when you get home you will feel comfortable to keep going and know what tools will get you started.
For returning students, there will be new projects and new tools. I have been making items of all kinds in wire for almost 50 years and I still see no end in sight for the potential in this creative direction. Why buy wine or candies for a hostess gift when you can whip up a shawl pin, cable needle necklace or Portuguese knitting tool? For your non- knitting friends there are striking necklaces that double as food bag closures and way more!
Students will be working in bronze, copper and nickel wire in a variety of gauges. I bring a wide variety of tools for students to understand that sometimes how a certain tool may work for or against them."


Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

I started making jewelry in the late 1960's when a friend sat me down at her mother's kitchen table. In looking back I realized that the informality made me more comfortable than a classroom setting. My aim is to bring a sense of creative freedom and informality to my classes.


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Colorful Camelids
"Colorful Camelids is a three hour class that focuses on the beauty and versatility of the fiber from alpacas, llamas and camels.

Class will include a brief history of the camelids explored and an in depth discussion of fleece types, grades, colors, characteristics, and fleece styles. We will further explore how the age of the animal, its health, shearing, housing, herd management and the environment will impact fleece quality. Many samples will be offered for review to back up the material presented.

Discussion and hands on learning will be used to allow students to develop skills to select the appropriate fleece for their desired use. Fleece grades and farm raised vs commerically available fleece will be discussed with samples of both being provided. Camelid fleece style varies greatly and exploring fleece styles will help the spinner make informed choices when choosing the yarn they wish to spin.

Participants will receive samples of fleece types and grades and practice spinning samples in both worsted and woolen depending on the appropriateness of the fleece sample. Spinning from raw fleece, the lock or cloud, carding, combing and fleece preparation will be discussed and hands on demonstrations will be given.

Participants will be provided both raw and processed fleece for spinning as well as popular blends. We will discuss the viability and use of these popular blends and students will be given samples prepared for them and then be encouraged to make their own samples with fiber provided by the instructor.

I have been a spinner for what seems a lifetime and a spinning teacher for the last 10 years working with both beginners and experienced spinners. I have personally raised fiber livestock , including camelids for 15 years making me uniquely qualified to teach this class.
"


Instructors
avatar for Natalie Burger

Natalie Burger

I'm a fiber artist and teacher who has raised fiber livestock for the last 15 years. I pride myself on the rare ability to be able to provide new and established artists not only with amazing fiber but the skills to achieve their fiber arts goals. As an artist and educator it is my... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Dyeing with Natural Indigo - Sun AM
In this Natural Dyeing with Indigo workshop, Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will share the ancient process of dyeing with indigo, a blue pigment derived from a plant. Participants will learn how to set up a henna indigo vat and explore shibori resist dyeing techniques. Participants may bring their own fabric/fiber to dip as well, although small samples of silk and wool will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Nica Rabinowitz

Nica Rabinowitz

Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. Nica is founder of Fiberhouse Collective a project that facilitates and organizes accessible... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Floating Cables
You will learn how do a two color cast on. How to knit cables that float over garter and reverse stockinette stitch in the round and flat.  You'll leave the class with a little coaster and the start of a mug cozy.

Instructors
avatar for MK Nance

MK Nance

I have been knitting since before I could tie my shoes and have not put down the needles since. I grew up in Portland, Oregon but went to school in New York. I feel in loved with the textures I can produce with knitting and love mixing colors.


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Gorgeous Gradient Dyeing
"Gorgeous gradients are everywhere! Want to try your hand at creating your own? In this class, you will spend the session with Amy Rooney, the master dyer behind Vivid Fiber Arts gradient yarns. You will learn the basics of applying and setting dyes on wool yarn, including safe materials handling and wool care. You will dye yarn in blank form into a beautiful ombré gradient (light to dark) using professional acid dyes.  There is no experience required for this class, and there is no complicated math involved. No dye powders or toxic mordants/chemicals are used.  Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting “unintentionally colorful”.  

This class will feature a bit of standing time, but alternate arrangements can be made for students upon registration. All dyes and chemicals are generally regarded as safe if used with appropriate precautions and protective equipment. If you have extreme skin sensitivity or a history of allergic skin reactions, please contact instructor to discuss before class. This class will be held outdoors in a heated tent. Dressing in layers is advised as later October weather is extremely variable. This class features an online learning component for pre-class welcome orientation and post-class yarn care instructions. You will receive your online class login a few weeks before class. There is no pre-work for this class."


Instructors
avatar for Amy Rooney

Amy Rooney

Amy Rooney is a multi-craftual creative artist, instructor and advisor. With previous lives in law, business, human resources and healthcare,, Amy started a new chapter 2015 as an artist and is the owner of Vivid Fiber Arts. She is world-renowned for her super-smooth gradient yarns... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Needle Felting: Sunny Nap
In this landscape two sheep are enjoying the sun on an autumn day. Come and needle felt this work of art during this 1/2 day workshop. Needle felting is a simple technique that you can learn quickly. The unique methods that make needle felting look painterly are what is special about these workshops. Even though each person in the class will be making the same design no two will be identical...how could they be? We are each individuals, so our creations will be our own. All levels of experience are welcome from novice to expert. Your art work will be matted and ready for framing at the end of the workshop. Please bring scissors and a sharp pencil.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

In 2018 I was awarded a month long artist residency in Acadia Natl. Park and I also received a grant to develop new needle felting techniques. Both where very special honors that resulted in 5 solo exhibits during the year. It was a happy whirlwind! This year things are a little closer... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Shaker Tape Colonial Footstool
Instructors
avatar for Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon

Sue Muldoon divides her time between 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional work. She bounces back and forth between photography, web design and graphic design to seatweaving (chair caning, wicker repair, rush, splint, etc.) and basket weaving.Basketry started as an add-on to seat weaving... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Dora Ohrenstein | Sunday book signing 10 - 2
Working a garment from the top down is a popular knitting technique, and now, with Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, designer Dora Ohrenstein opens up the technique to crocheters, offering them the chance to unpack and explore all the beautiful possibilities available with top-down crochet garments. After a thorough workshop on the top-down technique — with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs — Ohrenstein presents 14 sweater patterns. Two versions of each sweater are made with different yarns, usually in a different gauge, with options for six different sizes and variations in style. With options for several different necklines, silhouettes, lengths, and other stylistic elements, plus unique stitches to optimize shaping and drape, crocheters will be amazed by the stylish, contemporary designs now available for their favorite craft.



Authors
avatar for Dora Ohrenstein

Dora Ohrenstein

Author
Dora Ohrenstein a crochet designer, author and teacher who has been at this for - can you believe it - 12 years! My sixth book, Top Down Crochet Sweaters was published in December 2016. Previous books include The Crocheter’s Skill Building Handbook (Storey), The New Tunisian Crochet... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Haley Pierson-Cox | Sunday book signing 10 -12 & 2 - 4



Authors
avatar for Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox

Author, Cross Stitch
Haley Pierson-Cox is the head creative at Red-Handled Scissors (formerly known as The Zen of Making). In her own words... I’m a knitter, sewer, cross-stitcher, maker of things, lover of cats, and general purveyor of quirk. I’m also an avid swearing enthusiast. (You’ve been warned... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Sunday signing 10 - 2 |
Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.

Please make sure to join Margaret for her talk about combining knitting and crochet, in our Tales of Yarn space, Saturday, at noon.



Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Author
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Beginning Brioche with a Two Color Cowl - 4 hr
"The end product of this workshop will be a beautiful, bouncy brioche cowl.
You will get there learning a German Twist and a Two Color Italian cast on.
After casting on, one and two color brioche techniques will be on the needles.
Finally, using these new skills you will cast on, knit two color brioche in the round to create a one of a kind, in your favorite colors, cowl!!
What could be better???"


Instructors
avatar for Bette Hansen

Bette Hansen

Bette Hansen was a Special Education teacher for many years in a great metropolitan area who has recently retired back into a full time world of wool


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Fiber Experience: Paco-Vicuna - 4 hrs
Come and see what this interesting, uncommon fiber is all about! Learn where it comes from and why it was developed. I'll show you the best way to wash and prepare it for spinning, then we'll give it a spin! It's a very fine fiber, averaging well under 20 microns. There will be examples of raw fleece all the way to a finished item. You will get your own prepared fiber to spin, a bit of washed to do some sample preparing with and a bit of raw, all to take home. Come and experience this amazing luxury fiber for yourself!

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Radcliffe

Kimberly Radcliffe

Kimberly Radcliffe learned to knit as a child, but truly began her fiber journey in May of 2009, after taking a spinning class from Barbara Gentry, who became her mentor and dear friend. Soon enough, raw fleece started following her home and she now has rooms overflowing with fiber... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Latvian Mittens - 4 hr
"
Knit a child size mitten in your choice of colors. Topic covered include tangle-free two color knitting (using one or both hands), loop cast on, Latvian braid, thumbs, top shaping, finishing and blocking. Participants will leave class with their choice of pattern for an adult size mitten.
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Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Spinning Oomingmak: Qiviut – The Arctic’s Treasure - 4 hr
What is softer and warmer than cashmere ?  Qiviut naturally.  The undercoat of the Muskox can pose a challenge to spinners.  Often hoarded and saved, Qiviut is meant to be spun and enjoyed.  This workshop will provide insight into the magnificent animals who produce this fiber, the fiber preparation necessary to create an unbelievably soft, yet luxurious yarn and inspire participants to create some fabulous yarn and dream about the end use of their creation.  An assortment of spinning fibers will be used for practice before the Qiviut is spun.  Come and share in the Treasure of the Arctic  ~ Oomingmak.

Instructors
avatar for Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks

Kathy Sparks has been involved with fiber in some way, shape or form for the past 45 years. She honed her craft both by earning a Master’s Degree in Dye Chemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, as well as studying with and learning from other artists. A retired... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Tablet (Card) Weaving on an Inkle Loom - 4 Hrs
There are a host of reasons to make beautiful decorative bands (dog collars, purse straps, trim for clothing, just to name a few). One of the easiest ways to create complex bands is Tablet Weaving!  Bands woven using tablets (cards) can be more complex than bands woven on an inkle loom.  However, you can still use your inkle loom as the piece that holds the warp and not be tied to your weaving (literally) by weaving backstrap style.  Bring your Inkle Loom (or rent one from the instructor) and scissors.  I will supply a selection of yarn and the tablets. You will be weaving beautiful bands in no time!

Instructors
avatar for Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is living her dream raising sheep; teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing, and rug hooking classes; and creating textile art that is full of color and life. When she is not at home on the farm, you will find her teaching at her the Fancy Fibers Studio, or at fiber festivals... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Workshop Wall Basket - 4 hr
This multipurpose basket is a great introductory basketmaking project!  Whatever your workshop or work area looks like, this basket that can be hung on a wall or can sit on a table is sure to be a welcome addition.   Measuring 6.5”l x 2.75”w x 4.5”h, it is just what you need to hold your tools or contain some of that paper clutter so much a part of being creative.  Participants will have an opportunity to complete a basket with a filled base, one woven with a continuous weave, and finished off with a flexible leather handle.    

Instructors
avatar for MaryAnn Williams

MaryAnn Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon in 1988 after a very challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster! However I found this craft engaging and my over thirty year relationship with basket making began. I have increased my skills and my love for baskets by consistently... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Susanna Leonard Hill | Signs her children's books, Sunday 10 - 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. She went to the Brearley School for K – 12, then received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Middlebury College. She then went on to get her M.A. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Special Education of Children With Learning Disabilities from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Her new set of board books, When Your Llama Needs a HaircutWhen Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, and others will make you laugh out loud-- and your kids, too!

Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Elisha Cooper | Sunday book signing 10 - 3

Elisha Cooper is the author of Big Cat, Little Cat, and FarmTrain8: An Animal Alphabet. Other children’s books include Beach, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner, and Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Books for adults include A Year in New York, and the memoirs Crawling: A Father’s First Yearand Falling: A Daughter, A Father, and a Journey Back. Cooper lives with his family in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Elisha Cooper

Elisha Cooper

Author
Elisha Cooper is the author of Big Cat, Little Cat, and FarmTrain8: An Animal Alphabet. Other children’s books include Beach, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner, and Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Books for adults include A Year... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

NEW! Spit Roasting Lamb, smoking lamb, recipes with Samples
Learn how to setup and prepare an outdoor grill for a spit roast lamb. Our lamb prep demonstration team stands by ready to answer questions, while roasting a lamb to be enjoyed by all at the end of the day, "while supplies last..." Great new sponsors! https://sheepandwool.com/sponsors/

Morning, both days
sampling breakfast and other sausages, 10am ish

SATURDAY, 11:30ish
Smoked lamb shoulder sampling, smoked 8 hrs on Traeger smoker on site (click link to see How It Works)

Throughout the day, smoked lamb mac n cheese for samples

Spit roasting demo#1 all day
noon-ish
Sheep's milk mango lassi!

SUNDAY
Smoked lamb breast aka ribblets
Traeger smoker on site (click link to see How It Works)

Chili recipe demo from left overs of Sat's smoking

Throughout the day, smoked lamb mac n cheese for samples

Having a big party and you've always wanted a spit roast?
Learn about preparing the full carcas for the spit, and determining cooking time,etc.
START TIME: Sat afternoon or Sun morning TBA

Spit lamb roasting demo#2 all day
Ask the Butcher?
Sheep's milk mango lassi!



Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Area 14

10:00am

Claire Gelder | Books available all day!



Authors
avatar for Claire Gelder

Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Melanie Falick | Books available all day!

Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

Authors
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

10:00am

10:30am

Breed Talk: North American Wensleydale Sheep & Fiber
Exhibitors
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

10:30am

Clara Parkes: Adventures in American Wool | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:30am

London Kaye | Book signing Sunday, 10:30 - 1:30
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade.
 
Born in Los Angeles, California, London received her BFA in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating London realized that her love for crochet, art, being spontaneous, and bring unexpected joy came together harmoniously when she began using crochet to interact with her environment and surrounding community. London began installing art daily on the street, quickly leading to her work being easily recognized by her community's people and businesses. 
 
In 2018 London launched her own line for Lion Brand Yarn creating a line specifically made for indoor and outdoor use. Through her time leading workshops and teaching crochet, London came to realize the best qualities of her favorite hooks and combined them together using 3D printing technology to create a unique new style “Crochet Hook with a Twist”. As London’s career has expanded to collaborating with international brand names such as Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, and The Gap, London has not stopped making art for the streets. Most of her pieces are still hung on fences in public places and has been spotted in cities ranging from New York to Rome and Mexico City.

Please make sure to join us for London's talk in our Tales of Yarn space, Sunday at 9:30!

Authors
avatar for London Kaye

London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Breed Talk: Gotland Sheep & Fiber
Exhibitors
CA

Christina Ahlseen

Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland, American Gotland Sheep Society
Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

Angora Goat Show Judge's Presentation and Q & A
SUNDAY - Angora Goat Show Judge's Presentation and Q & A

Angora goats originate from the middle east, specifically from near the Ankara region of Turkey. In the 1850s the goats were imported to the United States, to the area around North and South Carolina. Eventually, the Texas geography and climate proved to be ... read the rest...

Instructors

Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 38 41.935013, -73.904485

11:00am

Ainur Berkimbayeva | Signing with PomPom, Sunday, 11:00 - 1:00
In her own words... I’m a stay-at-home mama of two adorable boys. I knit whenever I get a chance during the day, and I design knitting patterns when the boys go to sleep. My boys and the beautiful scenery of Upstate NY are my sources of inspiration for knitwear design. In my previous life, I was an elementary school teacher.


Authors
avatar for Ainur Berkimbayeva

Ainur Berkimbayeva

Author
In her own words... I’m a stay-at-home mama of two adorable boys. I knit whenever I get a chance during the day, and I design knitting patterns when the boys go to sleep. My boys and the beautiful scenery of Upstate NY are my sources of inspiration for knitwear design. In my previous... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Spinning Demo: Yarn spun from a live molting angora rabbit
Mariepaule Rossier from Cottage in the Hudson will Spin yarn from a molting angora rabbit.

Instructors
Volunteers


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:15am

Clara Parkes | Vanishing Fleece, Sunday book signing 11:15 - 1
Clara's new book, Vanishing Fleece,  is "...a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way."  

Author of five other books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.

Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.

Clara will be signing books at the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B starting at 11:15 on Sunday, right after her Tales of Yarn presentation at the back of our space.


Authors
avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:15am

11:30am

Breed Talk: I Love Smart Sheep
Are you wondering if sheep are smart? Listen to stories from Mother Katherine that prove the intelligence of sheep.

Exhibitors
MK

Mother Katherine

Sheep Breed Display: Romney, Zoar Farms, Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery
Sheep Breed Display: Romney


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:30am

12:00pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:00pm

All About Alpacas
Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27

Sunday October 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

12:00pm

Bldg 28's Sheep Breed Parade
Learn about a variety of breeds in one location. Come on out and celebrate sheep and all they have to offer in this family-friendly event. Following the parade, festival visitors will have the opportunity to take a selfie with the sheep.

Sunday October 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

12:15pm

Wildman Jack
Sunday October 20, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:30pm

Rug Hooking 101: Simply Sunny - Sun PM
Learn to rug hook a pretty sunflower with the added bonus of learning another type of rug making technique in the same project.  Your flower center will be done with the traditional rug hooking method and the petals will be done with a method called "proddy". Both of these methods are easy and there is no limit to what you can achieve once you master these techniques!

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

Rug hooking has been my passion since 1978. In 1983, I began teaching and still offer classes in all methods of rug hooking at my studio in La Grangeville NY, as well as select venues throughout the region. I continue to teach Rug Hooking 101 at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.In... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Sheep Selfie Station
Come and take a selfie with a variety of sheep as they leave the Breed Parade. 

Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:00pm

Melanie Falick: Making a Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Kay Gardiner | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

Authors
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters... Read More →
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Winners Announced - The Amazing "Fleece to Shawl" Competition
Competing teams make a shawl step by step: starting with washed fleece, to hand carding, to spinning, to weaving, to finishing ends... It's a jam-packed demonstration of classic textile production!


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Corriedale Sheep, Storytelling and Children's Activity
Exhibitors
avatar for Meegan Veeder-Shave

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale, Patchwork Pastures
Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Sprouting Color: A Flower Printing Workshop - 2 Hr
"Develop an appreciation for often overlooked local flora in this two-hour natural dyeing workshop. Using found and foraged flowers we will create natural flower prints by imprinting petals, roots, and herbs onto silk and/or cotton second-hand garments and fabric swatches. This Sprouting Color workshop will also cover the Hapa Zome art of smashing flowers onto fabric. Each attendee will walk away with a flower dyed garment and peice of cloth, along with the Sprouting Color workbook.

Participants will explore the wonderful world of flower dyeing. All materials will be provided along with a cup of blended herbal tea (using some of the same ingredients as our flower prints). The goal of this workshop is to create, in an intimate and collaborative space, cloth that heals."


Instructors
avatar for Nica Rabinowitz

Nica Rabinowitz

Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. Nica is founder of Fiberhouse Collective a project that facilitates and organizes accessible... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 2 HR

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 20, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Benefits of Raising Jacob Sheep
Exhibitors
LA

Laurel and Catherine Snook

Sheep Breed Display: Jacob, Snook Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Jacob


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

2:00pm

Llama & Alpaca Meet & Greets (Photo Opportunities!)
Moderators
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27
DF

Derbyshire Family Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Sunday October 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

2:00pm

Knit Like A Local: Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Breed Talk: Livestock Guardian Dogs, the Maremma
Are you considering adding a Livestock Guardian Dog to your farm operation? Visit with a young pup and his owner/handler and learn all about guardian dogs and how they can help protect your flock.

Exhibitors
BZ

Brent Zimmerman

Lime Kiln Farm
Brent Zimmerman , a life long farmer, has been raising sheep and goats and making cheese in the mountains of Tuscany Italy for the past 25 years. Recently transferred to the Hudson valley where he is starting his next farming adventure www.limekilnfarm.com, he will be making goat and cow cheeses. He is the author of the book Author "Get Your Goat" (2011) and travels frequently back to his farm in Italy... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:30pm

Charkha Spinning Demonstration
Spinning on his Journey Wheel Charkha - Jonathan Bosworth, Journey Wheel

Vendors
avatar for Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel

Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel

owner, Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel
We make top-whorl spindles in domestic / exotic woods as well as moose and elk antler, charkhas & Journey Wheels, niddy-noddies and boat shuttles. We also have Wood Beams, Everything Balm, tutorial books & DVDs, accessories / bags for charkhas & JWs, and more.


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

What makes goat down 'cashmere'?
Learn about exactly how a Cashmere goat's fiber became so special.

Moderators
HP

Hermit Pond Farm

Barn 27
Barn 27
HH

Hulse Hill Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27
SH

Stone Harvest Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Sunday October 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

3:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:00pm

Wildman Jack
Sunday October 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

3:00pm

Pick Up Your Stuff - Fiber Arts Competitors from Bldg E - Don't Forget
Because the Festival is closing 1 hour EARLIER (4pm) on Sunday than in previous years, please pick up your entries for fiber competitions at 3pm. Thanks!

Sunday October 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593