The 20th Annual North Country Fiber Fair, Sept. 20, 21 &22

babydollThe North Country Fiber Fair is an annual celebration of all things fiber in South Dakota with hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and over 35 vendors selling everything from luxury yarns to carded fibers to equipment. See demonstrations of wool hand spinning, knitting, and weaving, as well as sheep shearing and sheep dog herding (always fun for the whole family!). Preregistration for classes closed September 1; however you can register for open classes at the fair.

Here is an overview of the offerings:

Friday:

  • The Silk Experience    1-4 & 5-8
  • Finishing Class for Knitting    1-4
  • Instant Indigo Dyeing    1-4
  • Little Tips & Tricks    1-4
  • Build Your Own Triangle Loom & Learn  1-4 & 6-8
  •          Triangle Weaving
  • Knitting w/ Unspun Icelandic Yarn  1-5
  • Peg Loom Rug Weaving     1-5:30
  • Exploring Irish Crochet    Fri 1-4 & Sat 1-4
  • Beginning Nalbinding    1-4
  • Knitted Edgings  5-8
  • Color Theory That Works   5-8
  • Beginning Wheel Spinning   5-7
  • Felted Soap   6-8
  • Photography for Fiber Artists   6:30-8
  • Beginning Kumihimo  5-8
  • Spinning Novelty Yarns   5-8

Saturday:

  • Wool Combing    9-12
  • Caps with a Twist   9-12 & 1-4
  • Scrunched Silk Dyeing   9-12
  • Basic Dog Obedience    9-10:30
  • Beginning Wheel Spinning     9-11
  • Drum Carding   9-12
  • Plaid Storage Basket   9-12 & 1-4
  • Tapestry Weaving   9-12
  • Tassels, Pom Poms & More   9-10:30
  • Explore the World of Goat Fiber   9-12
  • Needle Felted Animals & Figures  1-4
  • Beginning Spindle Spinning   1-3
  • Beginning Crochet  1-4
  • Beginning Bobbin Lace  12-4
  • Saori Weaving    9-11 or 1-4

Sunday:

  • Intermediate Spinning   8:30-11:30 & 12:30-3:30
  • Warm Worsted Gloves   8:30-11:30 & 12:30-3:30
  • Painted Skeins   8:30-11:30
  • Nalbound Mittens  8:30-12:30
  • Primitive Rug Hooking   9-11
  • A Round Basket for 2013    8:30-11:30 & 12:30-3:30
  • Kanzashi Blooms   8:30-11:30
  • Crochet w/ Wires & Beads  8:30-12:30
  • Needle Felt a Folk-Art Half-Moon Santa  12:30-3:30
  • Advanced Dog Obedience & Agility  1-2:30
  • Beginning Wheel Spinning   1:30-3:30
  • Beginning Shuttle Tatting   12-3
  • Crochet a Coiled Basket  12:30-3:30
  • A Braid in the Hand  1:30-3:30
  • Saori Weaving    9-11 or 12-3

The 20th annual North Country Fiber Fair will be September 20th, 21st & 22nd at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown, South Dakota. The Fiber Fair will be open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but classes carry a fee. See the North Country Fiber Fair website for more information.

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