Woolfest- June 22 & 23

LlamasandAlpacas515x72dpiWoolfest is a celebration of fiber producing animals and the fiber arts in northern Ohio. Festival goers can meet all kinds of fiber producing animals, including sheep, rabbits, llamas, and alpacas, and see demonstrations of sheep herding, and animal shearing. Fiber crafters will enjoy demos of fiber processing, spinning, weaving and knitting, can try a workshop, or visit the 20 vendor marketplace for yarns, roving, and all kinds of crafting supplies.

Here is a brief overview of the workshop offerings:

Felting:     Nuno Felted Scarf; Georgia O’Keefe Needle Felted Flower Pictures

Hooking:   Learn Traditional Rug Hooking

Knitting:    Beginner Guide to Chart Reading

Weaving:   Weaving Without a Loom; Jigsaw Weaving

Incidentally, there is a Fiber Art Show running concurrently in the Visitor’s Center, featuring works from the Western Reserve Rug Hookers Guild.

Woolfest is June 22 & 23, 9am to 5pm, at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH. Admission is $4 for ages 2-11, $6 form ages 12-59, and $5 for 60 and over.

And if you can’t make to Woolfest, there are lots of other fiber happenings going on this weekend. See our Fiber Events Map for what’s near you.

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