Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Oct 25-27

saffThe Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair is a huge North Carolina fiber festival with just about everything to offer. The fair will host livestock, including sheep, llamas, alpacas, rabbits and angora goats; there will be fleece,alpaca and mohair shows and sales, a 150+ vendor fiber marketplace and more demos and workshops than you can imagine. Here’s a quick look at the free demos on tap:

Demos:

  • Drop in and Weave
  • Weaving the Seat of a Bench
  • Weaving on a 40” Floor Loom
  • Primitive Rug Hooking
  • Weaving Baskets
  • Drum Carding Fibers
  • Felted Vessel
  • Crochet with Roving
  • Creating Combed Top Roving–
  • Hand Combing Locks
  • Stretch your Handspun by Plying With Commercial yarn
  • Primitive Rug Hooking
  • Drum Carding Fibers
  • Making Roving Using a Diz
  • Felted Vessel
  • Walking Fleece Show
  • Llamas & Alpacas

And here is a list of the workshops being offered. Check the website for more info and to register:

  • Angora Rabbit Management
  • Angora Rabbit Shearing Clinic
  • Beginning Rug Hooking/ Hooked Owl Ornament
  • Beginning Tatting
  • Kumihimo Custom Closures
  • Photographing Your Fiber
  • Preparing to Submit an Entry
  • Proddy Flower Pin
  • Producing Better Fleeces for the Handspinning Market
  • Sheep to Shawl in one Afternoon – Are You Crazy?
  • The Shepherd’s Rug
  • Classic Hairpin Lace
  • Crochet Design Secrets
  • Crochet Wire Jewelry
  • Crocheted textures using post stitches
  • Crocheting with Core Spun Rug Yarn
  • Fabulous Broomstick Lace
  • Is That Hat for a Tea Pot?
  • Modern Tunisian Crochet
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Make it and take it Silk and Shibori Dyeing
  • Painting on Fun flats!
  • Sock and Roll Dye Class
  • Socks to Dye for No Stripes
  • Socks to Dye for Stripes!
  • 3-D Nuno Felt a Vest (2 day class)
  • A Simple Little Hat
  • Advanced Nuno
  • Beginner Needle Felted Landscape
  • Beginner Needle Felted Landscape
  • Beginner Needle Felted Wise Woman Figure
  • Crochet Necklace with Felted Flower and Swarovski Crystal
  • Durable Felt with Contemporary Design
  • Felt Decorations
  • Felted Cuff w/ embedded swarovski stones
  • Felted Poinsettia Scarf
  • Holey Felt
  • Introduction to Nuno Felting
  • Magical Figures – Needle Felted Fairies and Witches
  • Needle Felted Goddess Figure
  • Needlefelt a White squirrel
  • Nuno Felt a Circular Vest
  • Nuno Felt a Gypsy Vest
  • Nuno Felted Scarf, “Fairieland”
  • Nuno Felted Scarf, “Poppy”
  • Nuno Felted Shawl, “Floral Fantasy”
  • Scribble Lace Scarf Class
  • Shell Fringe Scarf
  • Solid Form Felting Techniques (this is a 3-day class)
  • Textured Felts
  • Wet felted Cloche’ Style Hat
  • Bavarian Twisted Stitch.
  • Beautiful Edges: Picking Up Stitches and Buttonholes
  • Begin Well to End Well
  • Beginner Continental Knitting
  • Brioche: The Basics and Beyond
  • Bulky Machine Knitting
  • Bust Your Stash and Knit What You Want!
  • Cast On and Bind Off for Beautiful Finishing
  • Crochet for Knitters
  • Cuffs Cuffs Cuffs
  • Custom Fit: Measurements to Schematics
  • Design Your Own Beautiful Triangle Shawl!
  • Design Your Own Fair Isle Fingerless Mitten
  • Double Knitting
  • Eeek! A Steek!
  • Entrelac Design
  • Finish It
  • First Time Socks
  • Garter Jacquard: Garter Stitch Gone Wild.
  • Get Gauge (or Not!)
  • Good Reading
  • History, Methods and Styles of Lace Knitting
  • It Says Do What?
  • Knitted Tessellations: Playful and Powerful Patterns in Practice.
  • Knitting and Crocheting with Roving
  • Knitting Tips, Tricks and Tools
  • Knitting with Handspun Yarn
  • Lace Edgings: Before, During and After
  • Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower
  • Little Tips and Knitting Tricks
  • Magic Loop
  • Make it Match – Matching Cast-ons and Bind-offs
  • Round and Round and Round…
  • SAFF Exclusive Fair Isle Fingerless Mitten Design for 2013
  • Seaming for Beautiful Finishing
  • Silk Worm to Silk Fabric
  • Standard Machine Knitting
  • Stranded Color Work Simplified!
  • Sweater Design by Way of Scandinavia
  • Textures in Knitting – Beyond Garter and Stockinette Stitch
  • The Beautiful, Humble Art of Plain Sewing: A Workshop for Knitters.
  • Working with Antique and Vintage Knitting Patterns
  • Writing Patterns for Publication
  • All Spindles All Day
  • Beginners Drop Spindling
  • Beginning Spinning with Julie
  • Cabled Yarn
  • Corespinning for Funk and Function
  • Drafting: The Long and Short of it
  • Drum Carding Blended Batts
  • Flax Plant to Linen Thread
  • Flax Plant to Linen Thread
  • Plying Beads into Yarn
  • Plying Techniques
  • Spinner’s Fiber Tasting Party
  • Spinning 911
  • Spinning Art Yarn using Art Batts
  • Spinning for a Purpose
  • Spinning Your Waste: Garbage Yarn
  • Tailspinning- The long and Short of it! And how to use tailspun yarns!
  • Wild Fiber- Getting creative with your fiber prep.
  • Wildpyling- Beehives, Bobbles, Boucle, Crecents and Coils and How to Use Them!
  • Wool Combing and Hackling
  • Alpaca Shawl on a Triangle Loom
  • Beginning Broom Making
  • Beyond Plain Weave
  • Intro to Andean Backstrap Weaving
  • Introduction to Weaving Theory 101Large Project tote in 2 colors
  • Triloom Weaving: a guided project with Roo Kline
  • Weave a Chair Pad on a Peg Loom
  • Weaving with a Cricket loom using our Handpainted yarns!
  • Weaving with a Cricket loom using our Handpainted yarns!
  • Wool Drying Basket
  • Wool Gathering or Irish Knitting Basket

The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair will be October 25- 27 at the WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC. Admission Cost is $3 per Person. Youth Under 13 Years are free. This sounds like a fiber festival worth a road trip!

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