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Thursday, October 19
 

8:00am

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

Thursday October 19, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Made in a Morning - Thurs. AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

There is no end to the potential of a piece of wire and this longer class will let a student relax into the evolution of one idea or have fun with multi directions.  
With a strong focus on fiber arts there are many project examples for shawl pins, cable needles and Latches.  But, there are also quick and practical gift potentials for non knitting friends. 
By class end it is possible for each student to have several finished pieces to wear and use proudly. 

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor:  Several gauges of bronze, copper and nickel wire.  All kinds of tools are available including several kinds of certain types.  This allows a student to decide what type of  that particular tool suits them best. 

Materials Provided by Student: curiosity 

Homework:  none  

Questions for Leslie?  Email  lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
GS Room

9:00am

Spindling - Beyond the Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

So you can spin a continuous yarn on your spindle and you know how to ply. What next? 

This class will show you a number of small tricks, tips and techniques for getting more out of your spindling time. We’ll look at techniques such as the butterfly wind on, how to begin without a leader, and ways of winding your singles onto your spindle. We’ll discuss plying and ways to make it more efficient. We’ll compare top & bottom whorl spindles and also talk about other types of spindles, including supported spindles like the Navajo spindle and tahkli. 

Bring your choice of spindle (or spindles) to work on, but other spindles will be available for those who would like to try them (tahkli, Navajo, Turkish, etc.) 

Level of experience: Be able to spin a continuous yarn and to ply

Materials Provided by Instructor: Fiber and handouts Materials 

Provided by Student: Spindle (or more than one if you want) in working order, notebook, pen/pencil 

Homework: None

Students can contact me at carolynrivello@earthlink.net

Instructors


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Pumpkin and Crow Wool Applique
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the mid-nineteenth century Penny Rug technique, wool applique is a satisfying and decorative addition to your needlework repertoire! Felted wool is wonderful to stitch – soft and buttery to needle and the bold folk-art style designs are relaxing, even for night-time sewing. 

Diane will share her many years of experience and plenty of tips to help you create an heirloom worthy 15” x 20” wall quilt.  

A wonderful feature of folk-art designs is their versatility. While the size may vary, the basic design may be used in many forms: wool applique, punchneedle, needle felting or even rug hooking. 
Be sure to check out a tiny version of this design done in punchneedle: Pumpkin and Crow Punchneedle (3” X 4”) on Sunday 10/22/17, 10:00 – 12:00.

Level of experience: Beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: Felted wool for center background and appliques plus coordinating thread for stitching, cotton fabric and interfacing for outer background, needles, threader, freezer paper, tulle and waxed paper, pattern and instructions.   

Materials Provided by Student: Sharp fabric scissors to cut applique shapes, Sharpie fine point permanent pen (NOT Ultra Fine Point), acid free basting glue stick, Small ruler (like 1” X 12” Omnigrid) straight pins. Optional but helpful: thimble (I use a leather quilting thimble.) and/or battery operated task light.

Homework: None

Diane can be emailed with questions -  dianejohnson@optonline.net

Instructors
DB

Diane Bawol-Johnson

Punch Needle Embroidery, by Diane Johnson



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 hrs

9:00am

3D Rug Hooking - Thursday
Limited Capacity seats available

Hook a three-dimensional ear colorful Indian corn and expand your rug hooking skills.
In this fun class, you will hook and complete at least one ear of Indian corn.  Your kit contains all you need to hook and complete 3 ears of Indian corn. I will guide you through hooking and stitching together one ear of corn and depending upon your skill of hooking possibly finish more. Each ear of corn will be as individual and colorful as you are!

Level of experience: Some basic knowledge of rug hooking is necessary

Materials Provided by Instructor: Pattern, pre-cut wool, stuffing for project, corn husk top, thread, needle and glue. A frame will be provided for the students to use. 

Materials Provided by Student: hook for use with a wide cut strip of wool(#8)  and scissors.  Optional - battery operated task lighting.

Homework: none necessary

If you have questions, please email Maureen  at maureenrugar@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very b... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Backyard Basketry: Coiling with Grasses, Cattails, and Iris - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever looked outside and wondered what you could make with the abundant plant materials growing in your own yard? 

In this workshop you will learn how to use grasses, cattails, iris, daylily leaves, and many other common northeastern plants to create coiled baskets. Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique in which a wrapping strand of yarn or fiber is sewn around coils of plant material to build a form. It is used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional. Once you learn the technique there is a lot of room for creativity; your preferences, as well as which materials and type of wrapping strands you choose, will determine the overall look, size, and shape of your basket. What you make can vary anywhere from two small baskets to one larger basket up to 10” in diameter. 

During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare local plant materials, all while practicing a variety of coiling stitches and embellishments. If you are excited about learning to make baskets with locally wild harvested natural materials, then this is the class for you! 

Everyone will leave with a completed basket, handouts with information covered during the workshop, and inspiration to explore your local landscape. 

You will be sitting and standing during class and basket weaving means your hands will be in and out of water all day.

Experience Level:  This class is open to all levels, even those who have taken it before and want to take their skills to a new level. 

Materials Provided by Instructor: All locally harvested natural materials, a variety of yarns and wrapping materials, needles, handouts. 

Materials Provided by Student:  Scissors. Optional:   bring yarn for the wrapping material. 

Homework: None

Questions for Katie?  Email her at Katiegroveart@gmail.com 

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore self-expression while learning how to identify, use, and appreciate locally available natural materials. Katie has a background in Fibers Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz. She is based in Rosendale, NY and has been exhibiting her work and teaching throughout the Hudson Valley since 2010... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Buttonholes, Zippers, Cords and Pockets
Limited Capacity seats available

Don’t like buttons and making buttonholes?  Want to put in a zipper instead?  Need a nice clean edge for the project?  This class will show you how to make a perfect buttonhole, effortlessly, figure out the proper spacing and choosing the right size button.  We will also cover the perfect edge for a zipper, how to set in and sew zippers and how to lengthen or shorten a jacket zipper to fit the finished edge.  I Cords for edges, as a decorative bind off and as a cord to use for ties will be covered as well as afterthought pockets.

Skill Level:  beginner to advanced.   

What skills or knowledge do students need to take this class?  Students should already know how to knit and purl.

Instructor will supply:  zippers, buttons, handouts

Students supply:  #6 and #8 straight or circular needles and 2 #6 dp needles, and 2 #8 dp needles. 50 gram ball of worsted weight yarn in a light color, wool or wool blend preferred that was used for the homework. Calculator, tape measure, pen and paper, sharp scissors, sewing needle and thread in color to match your yarn.  

Homework:

Swatch 1:  With #6 needles, cast on 30 sts. Row 1: K1, P1 across Row 2: P2, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row. Repeat rows 1 and 2 once more. Row 5:  Work in K1, P1 rib across for 23 sts.  Place remaining 7 sts on a holder. Rows 6,7, 8: On 23 sts continue in K1, P1 rib as established.   Change to #8 needle and continue in Stockinette st for 5” from the beginning.  Change back to #6 needle and work in K1, P1, rib for 8 rows, bind off.   

Swatch 2
:  With #6 needle, cast on 23 sts. Work in K1, P1 rib for 8 rows.  Change to #8 needle and work in Stockinette st for total of 6” from beginning.  Leave sts on a holder.   If you wish, both swatches can be blocked lightly, bring both with needles to the class.

Nancy can be reached via email:   nancy@nancy-shroyer.com

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Dyeing Cotton Naturally - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Contrary to popular belief, dyeing cotton and other plant fibers with natural dyes is not a labor intensive process with mediocre results.  Instead, new developments in scouring and fiber preparation have replaced the traditional 3 day mordanting process of cotton fibers.  The result is better dye uptake and wonderfully saturated colors.  Additionally this process can be applied to other cellulose fibers with similar results. 

We will begin with a thorough discussion of dye theory as it applies to both synthetic and natural dyes.  Dye extracts will be made in 1% “equivalent” stock solutions for mixing colors. We will dye in color gradations using a variety of extracts, modifiers and a natural ferment indigo vat to create a pallet of colors.   Students will produce approximately 115 color samples using the alternative alum acetate mordant, a tannin based mordant, and an iron modifier.  Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast. 

Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns.   Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.

Level of experience:  Beginning – Advanced natural dyers.  Some familiarity with dye methods is helpful.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Yarn, Class notebook with instructional materials, Measuring equipment, liter pitchers, syringes, graduated cylinders, Dyes and mordants, Misc. supplies- tape, Dye pots, Scales, Buckets, Mason jars, 4 Hotplates   

Materials provided by Student: Good rubber gloves, Scissors, Sharpie Marker  (must be waterproof) 

Homework:  Instructor will send out a bibliography, an article plus additional notes 1 month prior to class.  After that as students register. 

Questions for Jane?  Email jane@brigidsfarm.com

Instructors
avatar for Jane Woodhouse

Jane Woodhouse

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles.  | | She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio but travels several times a year to teach at festivals, for guilds and other... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Fiber Prep - What You Need to Know - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class covers both drum-carding and hand-held combing of fine, medium and coarse wools, color blending; luxury fiber preparation and separation of guard hair from undercoat.  

We will also spin the carded and combed preparations so that we can view the difference between woolen and worsted yarns.   

This class also helps participants have a greater understanding of all types of fibers and their properties.

Level of experience:  Open to all

Materials Provided by instructor: I will provide all fibers for preparation and spinning, a notebook with written literature and samples, and ALL fiber preparation equipment for use in the class. 

Materials provided by student:  Spinning wheel or drop spindle. 

Homework: None

Robin can be contacted via email  robinhrusso@gmail.com

Instructors


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Learn to Spin or Learn Again - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class focuses on creating beautiful, unique yarn using spinning wheels. Plenty of time will be given to establish the essential coordination skills and basic techniques every spinner must master to gain competence in spinning. You will venture into areas of fiber preparation, tools of the trade, terminology, drafting and plying techniques. Overviews of wheel mechanics, maintenance and spinning history will be scattered throughout the class. By the end of the class you will be putting yarn onto the bobbin, admiring your first skein of yarn and leaving with the confidence to continue spinning on your own!

Level of experience: Beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: Spinning wheels, fleece & fiber, carding & spinning tools, notebooks 

Materials Provided by StudentIF YOU HAVE you should bring; spinning wheel in good working condition, lazy kate, at least 3 bobbins, wool hand cards 

Homework:  None

Patty can be reached by email at patty@wooltinker.com

Instructors


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Hand Manipulated Techniques - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’ve already mastered plain weave, and completed a few projects, you are ready to move up to the next level. In this class, you will learn how to add new decorative elements to your projects, and explore more intricate patterns. 

First, we will focus on hand-manipulated techniques such Danish Medallions, Brook’s Bouquet, Leno, and Clasped Weft. We will then move on to learning how to use a pick up stick to add some interesting pattern possibilities. 

Level:  Intermediate

A portion of this class is being kindly underwritten by Vivid Fiber Arts (www.vividfiberarts.com)

Students must bring: 

Loom: In order to maximize our learning time, you will be pre-warping and bringing your own rigid heddle loom to class. There will be tables, but you are free to bring a stand if you have one, or if you normally use your lap, that’s fine too. If you normally use some way to anchor your loom to the table (clamps, anti-skid shelf liner) bring that as well. We will be working no larger than 8” wide, so even the smallest looms will be more than adequate. As for heddle size, anything from a 7.5- 10 is fine; most small looms come with a 7.5 or 8 dent rigid heddle included. 

Yarn: Smooth, strong, yarn with low elasticity in a weight appropriate for your heddle size. Cotton, linen, tencel or any kind of blend are good picks. Yardage estimates will be detailed in student pre-class handout.

Other:  stick shuttle (at least one), pick up stick, crochet hook, yarn, and needle


Questions for Amy?  Email amy@vividfiberarts.com 





Instructors


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Shuttles, Spindles, and Stash Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will lay out a checkerboard base over a hickory handle and learn to shape and weave the sides of this useful basket. Baskets can be personalized with dyed weavers. Rim fitting, scarfing and lashing will be taught.Basket dimensions:  9”W x 6”H (w/out handle) x 18”L

Experience level: All levels

Instructor provides: all rattan (stakes, weavers, rims, lashers) purchased, prepped and ready to complete the basket in the time allowed as well as rattan that has been hand-dyed for the appropriate accents.    

Students do not need to bring anything to class unless they would like to have a notebook and pencil.



Students will be primarily sitting throughout this workshop and your hands will be in and out of water.

Wendy can be emailed at wendygj@gmail.com

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, as well as her home studio. Her work has most recently been published in Lark Books “500 Baskets”. She has also been chosen for Early American Life’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts. | | You can see some of her work at... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Spinning for Dyeing - Day 1 of 2
Limited Capacity seats available

On Day One,  Donna Kay will be  guiding you as you  spin several small skeins of natural color wools and blends with the purpose of creating interesting yarns to dye. The fibers we will work with include bfl/kid mohair, polwarth/silk, silk, alpaca, angora and merino/flax/silk.  Some time will be spent spinning and plying different fibers together for different effects as well as spinning a low twist singles. At the end of the day the skeins will then be tied and labeled for dyeing.   

Minimum age of Student: 18

Level of experience :  open to all who can spin a yarn and beginning to advanced dyers, but some dyeing experience is helpful

Donna can be reached by emailing  treeoflife@metrocast.net and Jane is available for questions at jane@brigidsfarm.com

NOTE:  Day One will be held in Bld D and Day Two will be held in Bld D Tents.  

Day One Spinning:  

Materials Provided by Instructor: Approximately 1 ½ ounce each of bfl/kid mohair, polwarth/silk, silk, alpaca, angora and merino/flax/silk;  handouts, washable skein labels. 

Materials Provided by Student:  Spinning wheel in good working order, 3 bobbins, lazy kate and niddy noddy. To label skeins for dyeing please bring a permanent fine or medium tip marker (like a Sharpie) and a pen or pencil for notes.  Suitable for e-spinners and spindles (please bring spindles in couple of different weights). 

Homework: None

 

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publicati... Read More →
avatar for Jane Woodhouse

Jane Woodhouse

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles.  | | She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio but travels several times a year to teach at festivals, for guilds and other... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D
  • Workshop Duration 2 Day

10:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 10am-4pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

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 19, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Livestock penning
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 14th to 8AM on the 16th.

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

1:00pm

Broom Making - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make a simple “Irish lace” shaker-style broom from broom corn and cord. This style of broom has been in use for over 200 years, and is both decorative and practical around the house. 

The broom corn is wound using a weaved pattern, making it elegant and more durable. Just a few hours are enough to learn how to make this broom, and you will take this useful item home with you at the end of the workshop. 

Participants will be sitting and standing throughout the workshop and your hands will be in and out of water.

Level of experience : beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: broom handle, broom corn, cord 

Materials Provided by Student: None 

Homework: No

A portion of this workshop fee is underwritten by The Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  

Instructors


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

1:00pm

Made in an Afternoon -Thurs PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity filling up

There is no end to the potential of a piece of wire and this longer class will let a student relax into the evolution of one idea or have fun with multi directions.  
With a strong focus on fiber arts there are many project examples for shawl pins, cable needles and Latches.  But, there are also quick and practical gift potentials for non knitting friends. 
By class end it is possible for each student to have several finished pieces to wear and use proudly. 

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor:  Several gauges of bronze, copper and nickel wire.  All kinds of tools are available including several kinds of certain types.  This allows a student to decide what type of  that particular tool suits them best. 

Materials Provided by Student: curiosity 

Homework:  none  

Questions for Leslie?  Email  lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
GS Room

1:00pm

Shawl Pins: 3 Ways with Wirecore
Limited Capacity seats available

Shawl pins are a personal expression and an extension of the long hours it takes us to complete our handwork. 

This workshop will focus on three different traditional pin styles in recycled copper that offer very different closure options.  We will embellish our recycled copper base pins with flexible handspun wirecore yarn for a colorful accent. The humble shawl stick, the versatile fibula (a safety pin style,) and the graceful penannular brooch (a circular shape with a small break in it) will all be explored. 

Light hammering, texturing, and forming with the addition of handspun yarn and a simple aged patina will be combined to create custom pins to secure everything from the most delicate lace to the coziest bulky shawl. 

Level of experience: none

Materials Provided by Instructor: all materials and  tools for students use - recycled copper wire in various gauges, various found objects, beads, and other materials for accents

Materials Provided by StudentOPTIONAL: any special beads or found objects you may want to incorporate. not all will be able to be used but we can do our best to problem solve! 

Homework: none

This class will be held in "Joseph's" which is across from Bld D tents.

Emily can be reached for questions by emailing  bricolagestudios@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewe... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 42

1:00pm

Woolen or Worsted: Which One and Why
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us for a fun overview comparison of the two major yarn types. By the time we’re through, you’ll know the characteristics of each type and how to best produce them both (and hybrids of them, too). 

We’ll go through the choices to be made when creating each type (breeds, washing, prep, spinning, finishing). We’ll discuss what each type is good for in terms of end use – and not just end use of items made, but also end use in terms of construction technique (knitting, weaving, crochet, etc.) There will be numerous samples of both types of yarn and finished items for student to examine and compare, and to inspire projects of their own. 

Level of Experience:  You must be able to spin a continuous yarn and be able to ply to take this class.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Fiber and handouts Materials 

Provided by StudentWorking wheel or spindle, cards and combs if you have them, pen, paper, yarn to tie samples, index cards or labels, baggies, marker, niddy-noddy or ball winder, knitting needles or crochet hooks (optional to make up samples if there is time) 

Homework: None

Questions for Carolyn?  Email her at carolynrivello@earthlink.net.



Instructors


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
 
Friday, October 20
 

7:30am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Friday October 20, 2017 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 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Broom Making - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to make a simple “Irish lace” shaker-style broom from broom corn and cord. This style of broom has been in use for over 200 years, and is both decorative and practical around the house. 

The broom corn is wound using a weaved pattern, making it elegant and more durable. Just a few hours are enough to learn how to make this broom, and you will take this useful item home with you at the end of the workshop. 

Participants will be sitting and standing throughout the workshop and your hands will be in and out of water.

Level of experience : beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: broom handle, broom corn, cord 

Materials Provided by Student: None 

Homework: No

A portion of this workshop fee is underwritten by The Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  

Instructors


Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Gnome of the Year - Fri AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Going Gnome has a new Gnome of the Year every year, and this is your chance to make one with the kit designers!  

This gnome is a great project, and you get to make him a mushroom so he can eat something when he gets hungry,  we will teach you some tips and tricks to make needle felting even easier.  Learn how to use a felting needle as a sculpting tool, and make this gnome holding a mushroom.  Great class to explore what you can do with needle felting.

Level of experience: Beginning

Materials Provided by Instructor:  2 38 triangle felting needles, 3 needle tool, work pad, wool needed to complete the gnome and mushroom  

Materials Provided by Student:  none (they can bring needle felting tools they own if they wish) 

Homework:  None

Questions?  Email Jennifer at goinggnome@yahoo.com

Instructors
JV

Jennifer VanSant - Going Gnome

needle-felted gnomes, wee folk, and creatures, needle felting kits, felting needles, felting tools, needle felted animals



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Made in a Morning - Fri. AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

There is no end to the potential of a piece of wire and this longer class will let a student relax into the evolution of one idea or have fun with multi directions.  
With a strong focus on fiber arts there are many project examples for shawl pins, cable needles and Latches.  But, there are also quick and practical gift potentials for non knitting friends. 
By class end it is possible for each student to have several finished pieces to wear and use proudly. 

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor:  Several gauges of bronze, copper and nickel wire.  All kinds of tools are available including several kinds of certain types.  This allows a student to decide what type of  that particular tool suits them best. 

Materials Provided by Student: curiosity 

Homework:  none  

Questions for Leslie?  Email  lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
GS Room

9:00am

Marled Yarns: Creating Multicolored Yarn at the Wheel
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you love multicolored yarns? Marling is a fascinating way to create them right at the wheel - no dyeing, no having to buy fiber that you aren’t sure what you will get when they are spun up. All the control is yours – and with it, an infinite world of color possibilities! 

Students will learn how to make the two types of marled yarns while spinning samples using painter’s and printer’s primaries, and white, black & gray for tints, tones & shades. We will discuss basic color theory as it relates, we’ll have plenty of time for spinning samples to take with you (as in the photo), and we’ll talk about what to use the finished yarns for. There will also be plenty of samples, both of yarn and finished items, for students to check out for inspiration for projects of their own.

Level of experience: Intermediate

Materials Provided by Instructor: Fiber & handouts Materials 

Provided by Student: Spinning wheel in working order, empty bobbins (at least 3), ball winder or nostepinne, lazy kate, niddy-noddy, cotton thread for tying skeins, scissors, notebook, pen/pencil, index cards and marker for marking skeins & samples 

Homework: None

Email Carolyn with questions at  carolynrivello@earthlink.net


Instructors


Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Socks to Dye for – Stripes! - Fri AM SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

How do they make those self striping socks? The commercial yarn industry uses computers, but knowing the gauge of the knitted yarn, mathematically it can be determined how much yarn to dye for any number of rows. In this class, using a calculator and graph paper, you will design your self striping socks, then dye the yarn to make it happen.   

What skills or knowledge do students need to take this class?
  Willingness to get messy and have FUN!   

What will you talk about and/or demonstrate & what will students do?
  Students will dye 4 ounces of superwash sock yarn in their choice of colors and pattern, based on their calculations.   

Instructor provides:   4 ounces of superwash wool, dye, brushes, and handouts with all the information needed to repeat the process.  

Students need to bring:  apron or old shirt, 2 large old towels, rubber gloves if they care about hands, calculator, pen, paper. 

Nancy can be emailed at  nancy@nancy-shroyer.com

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

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 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Explore the World of Goat Fibers - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This spinning class teaches participants about mohair, pygora, cashgora and cashmere goats and their fiber.  We card, comb and spin samples of each fiber in the natural colors and some dyed fibers.  We will also experiment with blending to make the best use of the special properties of these luxurious fibers. 

Level of experience:  Must be comfortable spinning a continuous yarn.

Materials Provided by instructor: I will provide all fibers, a notebook with written literature and samples, and the use of all fiber preparation equipment. 

Materials provided by student:  Spinning Wheel or drop spindle 

Homework: None

Robin can be reached at robinhrusso@gmail.com

Instructors


Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Latvian Mittens - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop students will learn the colorful history of Latvian mittens as they knit a child size mitten in the colors of their choice. 

Topic covered will include tangle-free two color knitting (using one or both hands), fringed, lace and hemmed edges, braid, thumbs, top shaping, finishing and blocking. Participants will leave class with a pattern of their choice for an adult size mitten.

Level of experience: Intermediate – must be comfortable with double-point needles. 

Materials Provided by Instructor: choice of kit to knit a child’s pair of mittens using Harrisville Designs Shetland fingering weight yarn. 

Materials Provided by Student: set if US #3 double point needles, locking pin marker, tapestry needle and scissors.

Homework: None

Donna can be reached via email  treeoflife@metrocast.net

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publicati... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Learn to Spin or Learn Again - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class focuses on creating beautiful, unique yarn using spinning wheels. Plenty of time will be given to establish the essential coordination skills and basic techniques every spinner must master to gain competence in spinning. You will venture into areas of fiber preparation, tools of the trade, terminology, drafting and plying techniques. Overviews of wheel mechanics, maintenance and spinning history will be scattered throughout the class. By the end of the class you will be putting yarn onto the bobbin, admiring your first skein of yarn and leaving with the confidence to continue spinning on your own!

Level of experience: Beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: Spinning wheels, fleece & fiber, carding & spinning tools, notebooks 

Materials Provided by StudentIF YOU HAVE you should bring; spinning wheel in good working condition, lazy kate, at least 3 bobbins, wool hand cards 

Homework:  None

Patty can be reached by email at patty@wooltinker.com

Instructors


Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Spin & Create: Handspun Wirecore Jewelry
Limited Capacity seats available

Forget setting your yarn, let’s create yarn that can go from wheel to project instantly! 

In the morning students will learn how to create flexible yarn using a fine wire core with valuable tips and tricks for success in this often intimidating technique. Plying with wire and added textures will also be covered. 

The afternoon will be spent creating wrapped cuff bracelets,  i-cord focals, and miniature spool pendants to wear your yarn love with pride! 

Level of experience: Advanced beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: all tools and supplies - 1 oz of blended fiber, 1 oz mix of dyed fleece & locks, lurex and other texture/effect thread/fibers, spool of wire, tension band for wire, and all jewelry components 

Materials Provided by Student: A spinning wheel or espinner in good working order (this technique is not possible with spindles!) Size 6 knitting needles (any type) 

Homework: none

Email Emily at bricolagestudios@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewe... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Spinning for Dyeing - Day 2 of 2
Limited Capacity seats available

On Day Two, Jane Woodhouse takes over for a day of dyeing.  

We will be working with natural dye extracts doing some initial immersion dyeing with a wool/silk commercial yarn to sample dyes and mix color formulas.  Samples will be labeled to match the color recipes for reproduction.  The afternoon will be spent dyeing the spun sample skeins from the previous day.  We will mix concentrated stocks for painting skeins and finish by steaming our samples.   

Minimum age of Student: 18

Level of experience :  open to all who can spin a yarn and beginning to advanced dyers, but some dyeing experience is helpful

Donna can be reached by emailing  treeoflife@metrocast.net and Jane is available for questions at jane@brigidsfarm.com

NOTE:  Day One will be held in Bld D and Day Two will be held in Bld D Tents.  

Day Two Dyeing:

Materials Provided by Instructor: Yarn Class notebook with instructional materials, Measuring equipment, liter pitchers, syringes, graduated cylinders, Dyes and mordants, Misc. supplies - tape, Dye pots, Scales, Buckets, Mason jars, 4 Hotplates   

Materials provided by Student: Good rubber gloves, Scissors, Sharpie Marker  (must be waterproof), Saran wrap or other plastic wrap for steaming 

Homework:  Instructor will send out a bibliography, an article plus additional notes 1 month prior to class or as students register. 




Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Spinning for Dyeing - Day 2 of 2
Limited Capacity seats available

On Day Two, Jane Woodhouse takes over for a day of dyeing.  

We will be working with natural dye extracts doing some initial immersion dyeing with a wool/silk commercial yarn to sample dyes and mix color formulas.  Samples will be labeled to match the color recipes for reproduction.  The afternoon will be spent dyeing the spun sample skeins from the previous day.  We will mix concentrated stocks for painting skeins and finish by steaming our samples.   

Minimum age of Student: 18

Level of experience :  open to all who can spin a yarn and beginning to advanced dyers, but some dyeing experience is helpful

Donna can be reached by emailing  treeoflife@metrocast.net and Jane is available for questions at jane@brigidsfarm.com

NOTE:  Day One will be held in Bld D and Day Two will be held in Bld D Tents.  

Day Two Dyeing:

Materials Provided by Instructor: Yarn Class notebook with instructional materials, Measuring equipment, liter pitchers, syringes, graduated cylinders, Dyes and mordants, Misc. supplies - tape, Dye pots, Scales, Buckets, Mason jars, 4 Hotplates   

Materials provided by Student: Good rubber gloves, Scissors, Sharpie Marker  (must be waterproof), Saran wrap or other plastic wrap for steaming 

Homework:  Instructor will send out a bibliography, an article plus additional notes 1 month prior to class or as students register. 




Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

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.  

Level of Experience:  No prior weaving experience is necessary.  

Instructor will provide all materials (You'll get to keep your loom) and will have weaving combs and battens available as loaners during the duration of workshop.  

Students provide:  measuring tape, scissors, tapestry or yarn needles, container/basket for wool, and pillow/blanket (optional) to cushion chair and battery operated task lighting (if needed).  Only if already have:  long 12 – 14” long narrow crochet hook (hook on both ends work better). 

Marilou can be reached at  mrischultz@msn.com 

Instructors
avatar for Marilou Schultz

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 Market in Santa Fe, NM as well as the Heard Indian Fair, Phx, AZ; Maryland Sheep... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Up and Down on the Rigid Heddle Loom - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Rigid Heddle looms are simple looms, but can be very versatile.  Portable, easy to warp, available in multiple widths and reed sizes, they are a great way to be introduced to the awesome world of weaving AND to make a dent in your yarn stash.

This workshop will go over the basics of learning to weave on a rigid heddle loom.  You will learn weaving terms, how to calculate a warp and plan a project, how to warp the rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method, the proper way to wind a stick shuttle, and basic finishing for scarves.

Participants will prepare their loom for weaving a scarf and finish the project on their own.  

Level of experience: beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor:  none 

Materials Provided by Student:  Rigid Heddle loom with a 7/5 or 8 dent reed, reed hook, warping peg if available, paper and pen for notes. Smooth worsted weight yarn (#4) of your choice.
 
Homework: no

Leslie can be reached with questions by emailing leslie@yadkinarts.org

A portion of this workshop fee is underwritten by The Yadkin Valley Fiber Room in Yadkinville, NC.  
https//yadkinvalleyfiberroom.com

Instructors


Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Wild Basketry: Twining and Twill with Bark, Vines, and Cattails - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to explore the possibilities for creating baskets entirely with wild-harvested plants? 

In this workshop you will weave a sample basket using a variety of natural materials, including barks, kudzu vine, honeysuckle, cattails, iris leaves and more. You will be able to choose the shape and the pattern of your basket and have the choice of either making a functional belt basket or a sculptural piece. The overall size will be approximately 5” x 4” x 6.” 

Over the course of your sample basket you will learn a variety of techniques, including both a simple twill with flat pieces of bark and several methods of twining, in which two strands are alternatively woven around the stakes of the basket. 

During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of materials, as well as have hands on experience processing bark and vines. If you are inspired to create a deeper connection to the materials you use while making a beautiful and completely unique basket then this is the class for you. Everyone will leave with a completed basket, handouts and information on what was covered during the workshop, and inspiration to explore your local natural landscape. 

You will be sitting and standing during class and your hands will be in and out of water throughout the workshop.

This class is open to all levels, even those who have taken it before and want to take their skills to a new level. 

Materials Provided by Instructor:
All locally harvested natural materials

Materials Provided by Student
Scissors, an awl, and a ruler or measuring tape 

Homework: 
None

Any questions to Katie can be sent to her at Katiegroveart@gmail.com 



Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore self-expression while learning how to identify, use, and appreciate locally available natural materials. Katie has a background in Fibers Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz. She is based in Rosendale, NY and has been exhibiting her work and teaching throughout the Hudson Valley since 2010... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Wool Collecting Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will lay up a “cathead” base and learn the shaping for a Shaker Style cathead without the use of a mold. Weaving the sides can be accented with a dyed weaver.  Rim fitting, scarfing and lashing will be taught.  Students will have a choice of leather or oak handles. 

Basket dimensions:  13”D x 9”H

Experience:  All levels.  Great for beginners!

You'll do a lot of sitting in this workshop and your hands will be in and out of water.

Instructor provides: all rattan (stakes, weavers, rims, lashers) purchased, prepped and ready to complete the basket in the time allowed as well as rattan that has been hand-dyed for the appropriate accents.    

Students do not need to bring anything to class unless they would like to have a notebook and pencil.
 

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, as well as her home studio. Her work has most recently been published in Lark Books “500 Baskets”. She has also been chosen for Early American Life’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts. | | You can see some of her work at... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

10:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 10am-4pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Friday October 20, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

12:00pm

Exhibitor Setup Barn 27 'til 8pm
Friday October 20, 2017 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 2016 - an equipment auction will follow the Bred Ewe Sale. For more info, contact festivalinfo@sheepandwool.com


Friday October 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

1:00pm

How to Choose a Wheel
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to buy a wheel but don’t know where to begin? Have a wheel but are thinking of getting another? Overwhelmed with all the choices and aren’t sure how to keep it all straight? This class is for you! 

Our focus will be not on which wheel to choose but on how to choose. To do that, we will discuss various aspects of a wheel - drive types, orifice types, bobbins, treadles, ratios, and much, much more. We’ll talk about what kind of yarn you want to make, and how to know that the wheel you pick will be able to handle the work you want to produce.  

You will leave with the knowledge you need to be able to assess any wheel and make sound judgments on whether it will suit you and your needs. You may bring a wheel (in working condition only) if you already have one. If you don’t, there will be wheels to try. Bring a notebook for taking notes. Handouts will be provided, and fiber for “test-driving” all the wheels will be provided. 

Level of experience: Should be able to spin a continuous yarn and ply, so that students can try the wheels available. The information would still be very useful for a non-spinner, but no spinning instruction will be provided.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Fiber for trying the wheels, handouts 

Materials Provided by Student: A wheel if you have one, notebook and pen/pencil 

Homework: None

Email  carolynrivello@earthlink.net with any questions.


Instructors


Friday October 20, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Made in an Afternoon - Fri PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

There is no end to the potential of a piece of wire and this longer class will let a student relax into the evolution of one idea or have fun with multi directions.  
With a strong focus on fiber arts there are many project examples for shawl pins, cable needles and Latches.  But, there are also quick and practical gift potentials for non knitting friends. 
By class end it is possible for each student to have several finished pieces to wear and use proudly. 

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor:  Several gauges of bronze, copper and nickel wire.  All kinds of tools are available including several kinds of certain types.  This allows a student to decide what type of  that particular tool suits them best. 

Materials Provided by Student: curiosity 

Homework:  none  

Questions for Leslie?  Email  lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
GS Room

1:00pm

Soap Making - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover the simple process of soap making at home, using all natural ingredients! 

Understand how to combine lye with a variety of fats. ranging from olive oil to lard, with various results, depending on skin type and intended purpose. Learn how to measure and prepare the ingredients, and how to add scents, dyes, nutrients, and exfoliants to make custom soaps that everyone will love! 

You will be sitting and standing during class and your hands may get wet throughout the workshop.

You will make a 1 lb. batch of soap to take home – enough for 5 large bars. 

Level of experience: None necessary

Materials Provided by Instructor: N95 face mask, all basic equipment, carrier oils, fixed oils, essential oils, lye, a variety of additives such as scents, dyes, and exfoliants, quart size milk cartons to use as soap molds, hot plates, stick blenders, and cleanup materials. 

Materials Provided by Student: elbow length rubber gloves, safety goggles, apron, full length sleeve and leg coverings, closed-toed shoes 

Homework: Research soap molds for handmade soaps. There will be clean quart size milk cartons provided for your workshop soap, but you are welcome to bring your own soap molds to try out. 

This workshop is being partially underwritten by the Farmer's Museum of Cooperstown, NY.
http://www.farmersmuseum.org/

Teresa can be reached via email tglisson@stny.rr.com

Instructors


Friday October 20, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

1:00pm

Socks to Dye for – Stripes! - Fri PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

How do they make those self striping socks? The commercial yarn industry uses computers, but knowing the gauge of the knitted yarn, mathematically it can be determined how much yarn to dye for any number of rows. In this class, using a calculator and graph paper, you will design your self striping socks, then dye the yarn to make it happen.   

What skills or knowledge do students need to take this class?
  Willingness to get messy and have FUN!   

What will you talk about and/or demonstrate & what will students do?
  Students will dye 4 ounces of superwash sock yarn in their choice of colors and pattern, based on their calculations.   

Instructor provides:   4 ounces of superwash wool, dye, brushes, and handouts with all the information needed to repeat the process.  

Students need to bring:  apron or old shirt, 2 large old towels, rubber gloves if they care about hands, calculator, pen, paper. 

Nancy can be emailed at  nancy@nancy-shroyer.com

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

St. Nicholas Needle Felting Workshop - Fri PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

During this class you will learn the basics of felting needle and make a 3 dimensional figure.  

This jolly fellow is sure to delight, a throw back to by gone years when things were simpler.  A delight to brighten your home or give as a gift.  Great class to explore needle felting and make an adorable St. Nicholas.

Level of experience: beginner 

Materials Provided by Instructor:  2 38 triangle felting needles, work pad, wool needed to complete St. Nicholas

Materials Provided by Student:  none (they can bring needle felting tools they own if they wish) 

Homework:  None

Jennifer can be reached by emailing  goinggnome@yahoo.com

Instructors
JV

Jennifer VanSant - Going Gnome

needle-felted gnomes, wee folk, and creatures, needle felting kits, felting needles, felting tools, needle felted animals



Friday October 20, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

1:00pm

Judging - Fiber Competitions
Friday October 20, 2017 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Judging Fleece - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca

Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

5:00pm

Livestock penning
Set up all of the pens for the sheep and goats

Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637
 
Saturday, October 21
 

TBA

Barbara Benson | Mosaic & Lace Knits | Saturday, 9:30-12 + 1:30-4:30
Barbara Benson, 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.

Barbara will be with us 9:30-12 and 1:30 to 4:30, both days!




Authors
avatar for Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson

Authors, Mosaic & Lace Knits
Barbara Benson is 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... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 TBA
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

6:00am

Livestock penning until 8am - Vehicles OUT by 8:30am thankU
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 14th to 8AM on the 16th.

Saturday October 21, 2017 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.

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Saturday October 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Bristol Ivy | New Book! | Knitting Outside the Box | (9-11 Saturday, signing at Pom Pom table)

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more. You can find her at bristolivy.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @bristolivy. She will be here with her *new* book Wool Journey only available here until its release later this fall. 

Join us for a talk about Bristol Ivy's new book, Knitting Outside the Box, which is available here only until the release later this year! Seating starts at 4:00 for her 4:15 talk.

 



Authors
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Bristol Ivy

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Carol Sulcoski - Self-Striping Yarn Studio: Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self-Striping Yarn (9-12 Saturday)
Self-striping yarn is increasingly popular with crafters, but many knitters lack the knowledge to work with the yarn effectively. Carol Sulcoski's latest book begins with a comprehensive technical section that explains how to use and manipulate self-striping yarn something no previous pattern collection has offered. After reading the accessible instructions and tips, knitters will be inspired to cast on one of 24 new and original designs 11 beginner, 11 intermediate, and two advanced including shawls, scarves, sweaters, fingerless mittens, and more. Featured designers include Fiona Ellis, Brooke Nico, Sandi Rosner, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton and more.
Part of Lark s Yarn Studio series, which includes "Sock Yarn Studio" and "Lace Yarn Studio."

Authors
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Carol Sulcoski

Authors, Self-Striping Yarn Studio : Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self Stripping Yarns
Carol Sulcoski is a former attorney who left the practice of law when her oldest child was born. She learned to knit as a child, and returned to the craft as an adult. Today she juggles several roles in the knitting industry as designer, writer, handdyer and teacher. Carol’s foray into knit design began when she started modifying patterns as she knit them. She then began creating her own designs. Today, you can find her original designs in print magazines like Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, Interweave Knits, KnitScene, and Noro Magazine, and books, including Knit Noro... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

See the new NY State Regional Yarn Sourcebook! 9am-NOON - Bldg E - Saturday Only
NY State Regional Yarn Sourcebook will be on display accompanied by its caretakers Amanda, Haley and Victoria while at the Festival. "A glimpse into the diverse fiber and yarn resources for creative clothing and textile design."

Collaboration between Cornell University, Parsons The New School of Design, Textile Lab
Questions? Helen Trejo - htrejo42@gmail.com

Presenter
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Amanda Denham

Presenter of the NY State Regional Yarn Sourcebook project
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Victoria Hantout

Presenter of the NY State Regional Yarn Sourcebook project
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Haley Smith

Presenter of the NY State Regional Yarn Sourcebook project



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Silk Reeling from Cocoons!
Theresa Drouin-Guerette - Silk Reeling from cocoons
Note:  Terri needs access to the Demo area 1 Hour ahead of demo time to soften the cocoons. She also needs access to electricity and water (she can get water from the bathroom) and she also needs 2, 6 foot tables


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Hannah Thiessen | Signing her *new book* Slow Knitting | (Saturday, 9 - 1)
Hannah Thiessen is a freelance creative and social media marketing consultant with a specialty in yarn and knitting-related business. Having worked with companies like Malabrigo Yarns, Bare Naked Wools, and Shibui Knits, Hannah cares deeply about wool: where and how it is made into yarn, and what it becomes in the hands of the knitter. She has dabbled in various textile-related crafts from quilting and garment-making, to spinning her own yarns, knitting, and weaving. She lives in Nashville, TN.

Authors
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Hannah Thiessen

Authors, Slow Knitting
Hannah Thiessen is a freelance creative and social media marketing consultant with a specialty in yarn and knitting-related business. Having worked with companies like Malabrigo Yarns, Bare Naked Wools, and Shibui Knits, Hannah cares deeply about wool: where and how it is made into yarn, and what... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Nancy Furstinger | UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Bionic Animals | (Saturday, 9-4)
Nancy Furstinger is the author of many books featuring animals. Her latest, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals, are inspiring stories about bionic animals-- who make their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics, and wheelchairs. While reading these stories of perseverance and hope, readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families who help to make the recovery of these remarkable animals possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the exciting technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike.

As Nancy writes, “These uplifting stories show that physically challenged animals can adapt to almost any circumstance. They celebrate what it means to be considered ‘different,’ and demonstrate that there’s no such thing as normal.”

Authors
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Nancy Furstinger

Authors, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals
Nancy Furstinger is the author of many books featuring animals. Her latest, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals, are inspiring stories about bionic animals-- who make their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics, and wheelchairs. While reading these stories of perseverance and hope, readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families who help to make the recovery of these remarkable animals possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the exciting technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike. | | As Nancy writes... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Nancy Shaw | Sheep Go To Sleep and more! | (Saturday, 9-4)
Author Nancy Shaw  has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  This year Sheep Go To Sleep, will be available in the board book and hardcover.  The tale begins with the walk home. It's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down. 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.  It's already a beloved classic, as is Sheep in a Jeep which is also making it's debut as a board book.

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 JeepSheep on a ShipSheep in a ShopSheep Out to EatSheep Take a HikeSheep Trick or TreatSheep Blast Off!, and Sheep Go to Sleep have followed."




Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

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

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Workshops All Day, Half Day, Walk-In Registration - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

9:00am

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 38 B 41.935380, -73.904493

9:00am

2017 Festival Art Contest Show (vote 4 your favorite) $1500 first prize!
May 1, 2016
Dear Artist,

Our contest is becoming popular. Please read the 2016 contest rules completely, especially RULES #4 and #6. In an effort to depart from past designs, we’re specifically seeking non-bordered art. The judging committee seek original, new, clever artistic renditions that appeal to both men and women. We debated our design parameters that remain important for future artists to consider when designing for this competition. 1) Ability to read everything even if printed on small and large products (mugs, 5" wide palm card, advertising, shirts). 2) Original and unique concept not reminiscent of other festival artwork in the world 3) Unisex appeal (tricky since most of our attendees are women) 4) Simple color scheme to accommodate 4 or 5 color discharge screen printing process. Art is art none-the-less, and we appreciate all of your efforts and spirit of playing the game. You can't win unless you try.  These tips should help improve previous entrants make the bar in the next attempt, which the committee strongly encourages.

We look forward to displaying the top 10 entries at this year's Festival for all to see. Good luck and have fun! Get on the special mailing list to get contest updates, changes and reminders!

- Art Contest Committee


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Photo Contest - Photos Displayed
Come see all of the photos and the winners in the various categories.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Needle Felting 'tiny pictures' w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday, $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 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

NEW!! Needle Felt Notebook
Project available all day Saturday, $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 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

NEW!! Wool Roving Ornaments
Project available all day Saturday, $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 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater 'Puppets' Ages 7+
Project available all day, $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 21, 2017 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 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all weekend, $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 21, 2017 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 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

9:00am

Sheep Breed Displays
Read, touch, and pet to learn about various breeds, fibers and histories of these animals

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
https://sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list-2017/

Saturday October 21, 2017 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 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
22D

9:00am

Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods
Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:15am

Cori Eichelberger + Megan Williams | signing their book Minnesota52 | (Saturday, all day)co
In their book Minnesota52 Cori and Megan invite you to join them in casting on 16 easy to knit, clever designs for the adventurous beginner to the seasoned knitter. Including:
* 6 sweater designs   * 2 pairs of socks   * 2 hats    * 2 cowls   * 2 pairs of mitt(en)s
* 1 shawl    * a surprise design    * and a delicious recipe for your travels.  The book is 120 stunning pages featuring Gale Zucker's photography and graphic layout by Larissa Davis.  All patterns were meticulously technically edited by Ellen M.Silva, and test knit. 

Cori Eichelberger + Megan Williams are Minnesotans who travel Highway 52 back and forth to see each other and attend knitting events. Their travel shenanigans inspired this book of knitting patterns. But Minnesota 52 is not just a pattern book for Minnesota knitters; it represents a movement currently taking place for hand crafters. Friends have begun traveling together to retreats, festivals, conventions or just weekends away to share a passion for knitting with one another. In the past 5-10 years, knitters worldwide have formed a community who meet up for camaraderie, classes and chitchat.

Authors
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Cori Eichelberger

Authors, Minnesota52
Cori Eichelberger, with her co-author Megan Williams are Minnesotans who travel Highway 52 back and forth to see each other and attend knitting events. Their travel shenanigans inspired this book of knitting patterns. But Minnesota 52 is not just a pattern book for Minnesota knit... Read More →
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Megan Williams

Authors, Minnesota52
Megan Williams, with her co-author Cori Eichelberger are Minnesotans who travel Highway 52 back and forth to see each other and attend knitting events. Their travel shenanigans inspired this book of knitting patterns. But Minnesota 52 is not just a pattern book for Minnesota knit... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

Edie Eckman - Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (All Day Saturday)
Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies, Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms — plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more — there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs. 
Reach out to Edie on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram or Ravelry.                               

Authors
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Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, and Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

Judith Durant - Knitting Books- (All day Saturday)
Knitted cables, with their three-dimensional twists and turns, are a common element in lots of patterns — but most patterns don’t include directions for executing them. Cable Left, Cable Right, by expert knitter Judith Durant, eliminates the mystery with detailed, in-depth instructions for creating 94 different styles of cable, from perfectly plain to fantastically fancy. Close-up photos and clear instructions teach you the techniques you need, including design options like braids, diamonds, and pretzels so you can make your cables truly one-of-a-kind. This book is the perfect companion to any knitting pattern featuring cables, giving you the information and skills to make polished, beautiful, and unique cables for any project.

Authors
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Judith Durant

Author/Editor/Designer, Judith Durant Knits & More
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 y... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

Sarah Delaney - Crochet (All Day Saturday)
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor. When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip-deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls. Instagram: @chickenbetty_


Authors
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Sara Delaney

Author, Design Your Own Crochet Projects and How to Crochet
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor. When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chicken... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Elaine Khosrova | Butter, A Rich History | Signing Saturday | 9:30 - 1:30 / 3:00-4:30 Event in Building E 2:00!
Join Elaine for signing in our space, and at 2:00 in Building E for a talk about her book and a butter tasting! Butter: A Rich History: Talk and Butter Tasting (including delectable sheep milk butter!!! ) 2:00 SaturdayBuilding E

Elaine Khosrova is an independent writer who specializes in stories about food history and gastronomic culture. A former pastry chef and fellowship student at the Culinary Institute of America, Elaine holds a BS in food and nutrition. She began her career in food publishing as a test kitchen editor at Country Living magazine, followed by staff positions at Healthy Living, Classic American Home, and Santé Magazine. In 2007, she received a Gold Folio journalism award, and in 2008 she became the founding editor of culture, a national consumer magazine about specialty cheese that continues to serve cheese enthusiasts. She’s contributed to numerous national food and lifestyle publications, as well as the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Cheese. After many excursions into the world of dairy for the sake of cheese lit, Elaine left culture magazine in 2013 to begin research on her book about butter--the first and only publication (thus far) to chronicle the life and times of this beloved fat. Her butter chase took Elaine throughout the United States and to France, Ireland, India, Bhutan, and Canada. She’s never been the same. An avid cook, baker, traveler, camper, cyclist, and musician, Elaine lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Authors
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Elaine Khosrova

Authors, Butter: A Rich History
Elaine Khosrova is an independent writer who specializes in stories about food history and gastronomic culture. A former pastry chef and fellowship student at the Culinary Institute of America, Elaine holds a BS in food and nutrition. She began her career in food publishing as a test kitchen editor... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Margeau Soboti | Knitting, Margeau Chapeau + Margeau Blanc: Winter Whites | (Saturday, 9:30-4:30)
Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer. She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. Margeau's books include Margeau Blanc: A New Perspective on Winter White Knits and Margeau Chapeau: A New Perspective on Classic Knit Hats.  

Authors
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Margeau Soboti

Authors, Margeau Blanc + Margeau Chapeau
Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer. She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. Margeau's books... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Nikki Van De Car | New book! SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire | (Saturday, all day)

Growing up, Nikki Van De Car only ever wanted to read books. She left her home in Volcano, Hawaii to study English Literature at Carleton College in Minnesota, figuring it didn’t matter if it was cold since all she wanted to was sit under a blanket and read, anyway. After graduating, she moved to New York City to become a literary agent, and found that the most rewarding aspect of her work was helping authors craft their stories, whether in fiction, memoir or nonfiction—because every book really does tell a story.

Nikki left agenting in 2009 to raise her daughter, and to pursue her secondary love of knitting. She is the author of What To Knit When You’re Expecting and What To Knit: The Toddler Years, along with SereKNITy, published in April 2017 and the upcoming Feng Crochet: Calming Projects for a Harmonious Home in the fall of 2017. Nikki found that the act of knitting brought her a sense of peace and internal understanding that she had been missing, and it inspired her to pursue yoga, meditation, shinrin-yoku, and to develop her spiritual practice.

Nikki joined kn literary to get back to working with words, and the people who write them. She loves fostering an idea. Helping writers envision precisely what they want to say, and working with them on sharing their story, is work that feels like play.  After all, what could be better than to help grow a book into something that can change the world?



Authors
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Nikki Van De Car

Authors, SereKNITy + What to Knit When You're Expecting
Growing up, Nikki Van De Car only ever wanted to read books. She left her home in Volcano, Hawaii to study English Literature at Carleton College in Minnesota, figuring it didn’t matter if it was cold since all she wanted to was sit under a blanket and read, anyway. After graduating, she moved to New York City to become a literary agent, and found that the most rewarding aspect of her work was helping authors craft their stories, whether in fiction, memoir or... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Sara Delaney | *early release* Design Your Own Crochet Projects | (Saturday, all day)
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her Memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later.  Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor.  When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls. 
Ravelry.com/designers/sara-delaney
Instagram: @chxbetty 

Authors
avatar for Sara Delaney

Sara Delaney

Author, Design Your Own Crochet Projects and How to Crochet
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor. When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chicken... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Sara Delaney | *early release* Design Your Own Crochet Projects | (Sunday, all day)
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her Memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later.  Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor.  When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls. 
Ravelry.com/designers/sara-delaney
Instagram: @chxbetty 

Authors
avatar for Sara Delaney

Sara Delaney

Author, Design Your Own Crochet Projects and How to Crochet
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor. When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chicken... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Heather Ross | How to Catch A Frog, Craft Books + *new book* Boys: An Illustrated Field Guide (Saturday, all day)
Heather Ross is an illustrator and fabric designer whose crafty creations have found commercial success and a massive online following. She has illustrated the Crafty Chloe books Crafty Chloe and Dress-Up Mess-Up and is also the author of the craft book Weekend Sewing. She grew up in the Vermont countryside and has a tremendous appreciation for nature, which continues to influence her work now that she lives with her husband in New York City. Visit her at HeatherRoss.squarespace.com.

Heather's new book, Boys: An Illustrated Field Guide is a lovely message for girls and women everywhere, and the boys they love.

Much of Heather Ross's creative work has been inspired by her being born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in a rural corner of Vermont during the 1970s. According to Heather, that environment was defined by stunning natural beauty, creative and innovative living, and daily lessons in self-reliance. It also included equal parts of general dysfunction, a self-imposed but nearly inescapable poverty, and little exposure to basic life skills.
When, as a twenty-something, Heather complained to her mother about a long list of things she had missed out on and that had compromised her chance of ever leading a normal life (immunizations, a healthy respect for authority), her mother waved a hand and replied, Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead. "How to Catch a Frog" is a collection of those stories, plus others that show Ross's eventual route to success as an artist, entrepreneur, and mother, all animated by Ross s delightful illustrations and how-to instructions.

Authors
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Heather Ross

Authors, How to Catch A Frog: And Other Stories of Love, Family and ...
Heather Ross is an illustrator and fabric designer whose crafty creations have found commercial success and a massive online following. She has illustrated the Crafty Chloe books Crafty Chloe and Dress-Up Mess-Up and is also the author of the craft book Weekend Sewing. She grew up in the Vermont countryside and has a tremendous appreciation for nature, which continues to influence her work now that she lives with her husband in New York City. Visit her at HeatherRoss.squarespace.com. | | Heather's new... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:45am

Kathy Shea | The Chicken Chick | (Saturday 9:45 - 4:30)
Do you have chickens? Are you thinking about getting some? Kathy Shea Mormino, the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sense of humor allow her to connect, educate and share an appreciation for chickens as pets with chicken enthusiasts everywhere. Kathy is a wife and work-at-home mom who balances blogging, writing, crafting and cooking with motherhood of her two little girls and her own flock of more than 40 feathered pets.

Kathy will be speaking in our Tales of Yarn Space, at 11:15. SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, in building B.


Authors
avatar for Kathy Shea Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino

Authors, The Chicken Chick
Kathy Shea Mormino, widely know as the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and do... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

What makes a Cashmere goat cashmere?
Learn about exactly how a Cashmere goat's fiber became so special.
Presented by Hermit Pond & St. Mary's on the Hill, Hulse Hill  Farm

Presenter
SM

St. Mary’s on-the-Hill Cashmere

Barn 27
http://poststar.com/news/local/washington-county-fiber-farm-tour-shows-its-softer-side/article_37317f12-cd99-11e3-bcf4-001a4bcf887a.html | The nuns of St. Mary’s On-The-Hill were showing off their cashmere goats. Mother Miriam, head of the Anglican-Episcopal community, said the nuns kept dairy goats at their previous convent in Peekskill, but gave them up when twice-daily milkings became too much for the community. They acquired their first cashmere goats in 2005, the year after they moved to the grounds of the Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich.The cashmere goats... Read More →
HP

Hermit Pond Farm

Barn 27
Hermit Pond Farm is located in Central NY and is home to a herd of cashmere goats.
HH

Hulse Hill Farm

Camelid Barn 27

Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

10:00am

What makes a cashmere goat Cashmere?
Learn about exactly how a Cashmere goat's fiber became so special.

Presenter
HP

Hermit Pond Farm

Barn 27
Hermit Pond Farm is located in Central NY and is home to a herd of cashmere goats.
HH

Hulse Hill Farm

Camelid Barn 27
SH

Stone Harvest Farm

Camelid Barn 27

Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

10:00am

Brooke Nico | Author of Lovely Knitted Lace, and more! | (Saturday 10-11)
Brooke Nico lives in Kirkwood Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis, and it’s there that she founded Kirkwood Knittery which she runs with business partner Robyn Schrager. A seamstress all her life, Brooke learned to sew her own clothes early to fit her tall, thin frame. In 2000 she taught herself to knit and fell in love with the concept of making her own fabric while creating a garment. Brooke is the author of Lovely Knitted Lace: A Geometric Approach to Gorgeous Wearables, and More Lovely Knitted Lace. Brooke travels and teaches at knitting events around the country, and her designs have been published in Sock Yarn Studio (Lark crafts 2014), One + One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs (Lark Crafts 2012), One + One Hats (Lark Crafts 2012), and Lace Yarn Studio (Lark Crafts 2015). She’s also been published in Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting and Knitters magazines.

Brooke will also be speaking in our Tales of Yarn Space at 12:15, seating begins at 12:00 in Building B.

Authors
avatar for Brooke Nico

Brooke Nico

Authors, Lovely Knitted Lace
Brooke Nico lives in Kirkwood Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis, and it’s there that she founded Kirkwood Knittery which she runs with business partner Robyn Schrager. A seamstress all her life, Brooke learned to sew her own clothes early to fit her tall, thin frame. In 2000 she taught herself to knit and fell in love with the concept of... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Carol Sulcoski | Self-Striping Yarn Studio : Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self Stripping Yarns | (Saturday 10-11, and 2-4)
Carol Sulcoski is a former attorney who left the practice of law when her oldest child was born. She is the author of Self Striping Yarn Studio and more. She learned to knit as a child, and returned to the craft as an adult. Today she juggles several roles in the knitting industry as designer, writer, handdyer and teacher. Carol’s foray into knit design began when she started modifying patterns as she knit them. She then began creating her own designs. Today, you can find her original designs in print magazines like Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, Interweave Knits, KnitScene, and Noro Magazine, and books, including Knit Noro & Big Girl Knits. She frequently designs for yarn companies like Koigu, Universal Yarns and St-Denis Yarns. In 2009, she began her own pattern line, Black Bunny Fibers, available on Ravelry and Patternfish. She is particularly interested in designing with fine-gauge yarns (including sock yarns) and hand-dyed yarns.

Carol will be speaking in our Tales of Yarn space on Saturday, at 1:00. SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, AT 12:45 in the Merritt Bookstore * Tales of Yarn Space, building B.

Authors
avatar for Carol Sulcoski

Carol Sulcoski

Authors, Self-Striping Yarn Studio : Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self Stripping Yarns
Carol Sulcoski is a former attorney who left the practice of law when her oldest child was born. She learned to knit as a child, and returned to the craft as an adult. Today she juggles several roles in the knitting industry as designer, writer, handdyer and teacher. Carol’s foray into knit design began when she started modifying patterns as she knit them. She then began creating her own designs. Today, you can find her original designs in print magazines like Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, Interweave Knits, KnitScene, and Noro Magazine, and books, including Knit Noro... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Made in the Moment - MINI - SAT 10:00 am - SOLD OUT
Description TBA

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

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

Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

10:00am

Beginning Handspindle - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

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!

Level of experience: No experience necessary.

Materials Provided by Instructor: all handouts, 2 ounces of a Romney roving 

Materials Provided by Student: None. 

Homework: None.

Donna can be emailed via  treeoflife@metrocast.net

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publicati... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bld D

10:00am

Fractal Yarn: Blend & Spin - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

What is Fractal Yarn?  Take this class and find out the different colors you can get by preparing your fibers to create a fractal interplay of color that can be extraordinarily involved or incredibly simple. 

In this course we will explore preparation methods and how spinning techniques effect the finished yarn and resulting handmade cloth. We will begin by blending our own Fractal progression using the drumcarder and a blending board. 

We will then spin our resulting preparation. Plying methods that are suited to getting the best results will be covered with pattern suggestions that will show off your fractal yarn. 

Level of experience: Advanced Beginner (must be able to spin and ply on their wheel)

Materials Provided by Instructor: all supplies (a 3 oz Fractal blending kit, Fractal color cards, handouts), drum carders, and blending boards for student use

Materials Provided by Student: a spinning wheel or espinner  in good working order 
NOTE: a drop spindle will also work but will be more difficult to keep up with classmates with wheels (i am able to assist with spinning equipment of all kinds within reason) 

OPTIONAL
: students are welcome to bring their own drum carder or blending board to class to use 

Homework: none

Emily can be contacted via email bricolagestudios@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewe... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Gradient Dyeing - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Gorgeous gradients are everywhere! Want to try your hand at creating your own? In this class, you will spend the morning 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 a 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.

All students should wear old clothing, no jewelry, and have long hair tied back. This class will be held outdoors under tents. Dressing in layers is advised.

Level of experience: All levels

Materials Provided by Instructor: Class Kits include: 100g superwash wool-blend yarn blanks (your choice of single or double stranded), all dyes, auxiliaries, disposables, class handouts, charts, safety supplies, measuring and heat setting equipment. 

Materials Provided by Student: none. 

Homework: There may be a pre-work video or information review via email to speed up class.

This class has been sponsored, in part, by Vivid Fiber Arts (
www.VividFiberArts).

Amy can be reached by email:  amy@vividfiberarts.com



Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bld D Tents

10:00am

Learn to Rush a Stool - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to rush and you’ll be able to save a lot of chairs (or repurpose antique finds)!         

We will learn to rush a junior footstool (13 x 10 x 9) using fibre rush. Once you know how to do paper, you can transfer the skills you've learned to use other materials like seagrass, pretwisted natural rush, paracord and more.

Level of experience:  Open to beginners, but you should be able to pull rush firmly and work while standing. Your hands will be in and out of water.

Instructor will provide:  stool kit, 1# fiber rush, tacks and cardboard         

Materials students must bring: small hammer, scissors or clippers. 

Homework:  None

Questions?  Email the instructor at sue suemuldoon@suemuldoonimages.com 

Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bld D

10:00am

Rug Hooking 101 - Saturday AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is for anyone who has ever wanted to learn the art of Traditional Rug Hooking.

Using wool fabric that has been cut into ¼ inch strips, you will pull loops with a hook a Folk-Art Tulip design that has been hand drawn onto a linen backing.

Level of experience: No experience necessary

Materials Provided by Instructor: Kit will include hand drawn Folk Art Tulip design on linen backing, cut wool (1/4 inch wide) and a hook. Also, included will be printed materials for reference. 

Materials Provided by Student: small scissors (embroidery scissors work the best).Optional - battery powered task lighting

Homework: none

If you have questions, please email Maureen at maureenrugar@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very b... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Soap Making - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the simple process of soap making at home, using all natural ingredients! 

Understand how to combine lye with a variety of fats. ranging from olive oil to lard, with various results, depending on skin type and intended purpose. Learn how to measure and prepare the ingredients, and how to add scents, dyes, nutrients, and exfoliants to make custom soaps that everyone will love! 

You will be sitting and standing during class and your hands may get wet throughout the workshop.

You will make a 1 lb. batch of soap to take home – enough for 5 large bars. 

Level of experience: None necessary

Materials Provided by Instructor: N95 face mask, all basic equipment, carrier oils, fixed oils, essential oils, lye, a variety of additives such as scents, dyes, and exfoliants, quart size milk cartons to use as soap molds, hot plates, stick blenders, and cleanup materials. 

Materials Provided by Student: elbow length rubber gloves, safety goggles, apron, full length sleeve and leg coverings, closed-toed shoes 

Homework: Research soap molds for handmade soaps. There will be clean quart size milk cartons provided for your workshop soap, but you are welcome to bring your own soap molds to try out. 

This workshop is being partially underwritten by the Farmer's Museum of Cooperstown, NY.
http://www.farmersmuseum.org/

Teresa can be reached via email tglisson@stny.rr.com

Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bld D Tents

10:00am

The Wilton Scarf (Sat AM) - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

There is something fun and magical about taking a blank textile and adding color, creating a one of a kind piece.  

The Wilton Scarf is the perfect accessory to any wardrobe.  You can easily change the season with a scarf and have a fresh new look!  

We will be using food safe dye and participants will receive two 14 x 72 inch silk scarves.

Level of experience: This class is for all levels from the person who has never dyed anything to the one who wants a new accessory!   

Materials Provided by Instructor:  dyes, 2 silk scarves

Materials Provided by Student: None

Homework: no

Questions?  Email Leslie at leslie@yadkinarts.org

A portion of this workshop fee is underwritten by The Yadkin Valley Fiber Room in Yadkinville, NC.  
https//yadkinvalleyfiberroom.com




Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Debbie Trainor | A Hug for Henry | (Saturday, 10 - 4)

Debbie Trainor is the designer of knitting patterns and the author of A Hug from Henry. Her designs include the Leisure Arts publications of Knit a Dishcloth Dress.  Debbie operates Stitches by Debbie.com where she has been sharing her passion for knitting since 2000.  Debbie also enjoys teaching knitting to both adults and children.  Visit her website and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

In,  A Hug From Henry, Henry shares his message of “hug me tight, you’ll be alright” with each of the 4 people he meets throughout the day.  The knitting pattern for Henry the 5-inch bear is included in the book. A kit is available using Hearthside Fibers Extravagance DK weight yarn to knit Henry.

 



Authors
avatar for Debbie Trainor

Debbie Trainor

Authors, A Hug From Henry
Debbie Trainor is the designer of knitting patterns and the author of A Hug from Henry. Her designs include the Leisure Arts publications of Knit a Dishcloth Dress.  Debbie operates Stitches by Debbie.com where she has been sharing her passion for knitting since 2000.  Debbie also enjoys teaching knitting to both adults and children... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

On-going barn-frame looms and Union loom weaving demos
On-going barn-frame looms and Union loom weaving demos

Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

10:00am

Margaret Hubert - Granny Squares, Customized Knitting and More! (Saturday, 10-5)
Knitting expert Margaret Hubert has many 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

Authors, Customize Your Knitting, Granny Squares and more.
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, Customize Your Knitting and... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Susanna L. Hill - Can't Sleep Without Sheep + When Your Lion Needs A Bath + more! (10 - 5 Saturday)
Whenever Ava can't sleep, she counts sheep. But Ava takes so long to fall asleep, it's the sheep who are growing tired - until, finally, they quit! When the sheep promise to find a replacement that Ava can count on, chaos ensues as chickens, cows, pigs, hippos and more try their hand at jumping over Ava's fence. Finding the perfectly peaceful replacement for sheep might not be so easy after all.

Susanna's new book, When Your Lion Needs A Bath, has been named top of Parents' Magazine 10 Best Children's Books of 2017!

With irresistibly adorable art, this delightful take on a familiar sleep tactic is sure to become a bedtime favourite. https://susannahill.com/books/

Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
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... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Colors of Autumn: Local Plant Dyes on Silk and Wool - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You don’t have to go further than the fields, forests and gardens in your own backyard to find plants to make a rainbow of natural dyes with. 

In this workshop you will learn how to use locally available flowers, berries, barks, and more to create bright, lasting colors on both silk and wool. We will cover all the basics of natural dyes, including mordants, fiber preparation, creating the dye bath, overdyeing, and use of color modifiers. We will be using and processing actual locally gathered plants, not pre-made powders. 

During the workshop we will first process materials and prepare several dye baths using seasonally available plants including goldenrod, black walnut, elderberry, and more. While the baths are brewing, we will mordant the wool and prepare patterns on the silk using several shibori techniques, which consist of sewing, tying, knotting, and wrapping. 

Participants will have the opportunity to dye their silk scarves and skein of wool yarn in the dye baths of their choice and will also receive a sample from each dye bath to add to recipe cards. Throughout the workshop there will be be discussion on locating and sustainably harvesting dye plans as well as how to continue making your own dyes at home  

Students will leave with shibori dyed silk scarves, a skein of dyed wool, samples of each color, detailed handouts on how to make plant dyes at home, and the inspiration to explore their local landscape.   
You'll be sitting and standing throughout the workshop and your hands will be in and out of water through the process.

Level of experience : All levels. Beginners welcome. 

Materials Provided by Instructor: 2 silk scarves, sample fabrics and yarns, dye note cards with recipes 

Materials Provided by Student:  Notebook , four ounces of 100% wool yarn of your choice. (Or one skein), protective clothing because the dye process is fun, but can be messy, so wear work clothes or bring an apron just in case.

Homework: None

Please email the instructor with questions at katiegroveart@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore self-expression while learning how to identify, use, and appreciate locally available natural materials. Katie has a background in Fibers Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz. She is based in Rosendale, NY and has been exhibiting her work and teaching throughout the Hudson Valley since 2010... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bld D Tents

10:00am

How To Select Color Palettes for Knitting and Other Fiber Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Choosing colors that will go together well in knitting or for any purpose can be confusing or even scary if you don’t have that in-born color sense.  This class will give the students a set of formulas that are easy to follow to build a color palette.  All they have to do is choose ONE color they like and build on it. Students will walk into a life-size color wheel filled with Brown Sheep yarn in 80 beautiful colors to make their swatches.   

Most Appropriate skill level:  Beginner to advanced   

What skills or knowledge do students need to take this class?
  Students should know how to knit.  Beginners can do Garter Stitch others can do a slip stitch or Fair Isle. Crocheters can do single or double crochet, weavers and non knitters can use wrapping on cardboard.   

What will you talk about and/or demonstrate & what will students do?
  Students will choose 3 – 7 colors and work at least 3 samples with their chosen colors.   

Instructor provides:  book How to Select Color Palettes,  5” color wheel, yarn required to knit samples, patterns.   

Students bring:
  # 5 double pointed or circular knitting needles, or D crochet hook, tapestry needle, at least 3 large stitch holders, sharp scissors, Baggies, and (optional) battery powered task lighting.

Homework:  None


Nancy can be emailed with questions -  nancy@nancy-shroyer.com

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bld D

10:00am

Introduction to Net Making
Limited Capacity seats available

Net making is a fun and versatile craft, the basics of which can be grasped quickly. Using the same set of techniques, you can make a functional bag, a decorative shawl, scarf, or even a hammock. Nets can be faster to make and use less material than knitting, so can make great quick projects to use up leftovers from your stash. 

This workshop will cover the basic net making knots to work both flat and in the round. By learning increases and decreases you will begin to understand how to shape your nets into a variety of forms. You will leave the workshop with a completed mesh bag, the beginning of a scarf, the tools you need to continue, and a few additional patterns to try at home. 

All materials provided, but feel free to bring some of your own yarn (worsted weight or thinner), string, or cord. 

Level of experience: none necessary / beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: Net needles, cord/yarn, patterns, gauges 

Materials Provided by Student: Simple card, but free to bring some of your own yarn (worsted weight or thinner), string, or cord.

Homework: none

Questions for Joe?  Email several.projects@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Joe Winter

Joe Winter

Joe Winter is sculptor and educator based in New York City. He is currently on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence college and has also taught at the School of Visual Arts (NY) and the Tyler School or Art (Philadelphia). He has worked and taught in a variety of media, including fibers, wood, and digital media. His work has been exhibited widely in the US and... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bld D

10:00am

Learn to Spin or Learn Again - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class focuses on creating beautiful, unique yarn using spinning wheels. Plenty of time will be given to establish the essential coordination skills and basic techniques every spinner must master to gain competence in spinning. You will venture into areas of fiber preparation, tools of the trade, terminology, drafting and plying techniques. Overviews of wheel mechanics, maintenance and spinning history will be scattered throughout the class. By the end of the class you will be putting yarn onto the bobbin, admiring your first skein of yarn and leaving with the confidence to continue spinning on your own!

Level of experience: Beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: Spinning wheels, fleece & fiber, carding & spinning tools, notebooks 

Materials Provided by StudentIF YOU HAVE you should bring; spinning wheel in good working condition, lazy kate, at least 3 bobbins, wool hand cards 

Homework:  None

Patty can be reached by email at patty@wooltinker.com



Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Wonderful for Wool Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Need a basket that‘s ideal for carrying all your supplies for your current fiber project… or for stashing lots of yarn for future ones?  Here it is!  Measuring 17”l x 10”w x 9”h, this basket includes a 10”x 14” wooden handle making it an sturdy and attractive way to hold or to take whatever you need with you.  

Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to lay out the base, to weave up the sloped sides and to rim and lash their baskets.

Level of experience:  all levels

Materials Provided by Instructor: All materials and tools needed to complete the basket will be provided.  Written directions will also be given to participants.   

Materials Provided by Student:  
none 

Homework:  
none   

Mary Ann can be emailed at maryannwms@optonline.net

Instructors
avatar for Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft engaging and my twenty-five year relationship with basketmaking began.  I have increased my skills and love for baskets by seeking out and taking workshops whenever and wherever I... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bld D Tents

10:30am

Breed Talk: Wensleydale & Teeswater Sheep, Spinning Art Yarn Demonstration
Exhibitors
avatar for Virginia Scholomiti

Virginia Scholomiti

Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater and Wensleydale, The Yellowfarm
Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater and Wensleydale


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Angora Goat Show
This year marks the 19th 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 21, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 38 41.935013, -73.904485

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 21, 2017 10:30am - 5:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

10:45am

Children's Read Aloud : John Churchman, Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani and Susanna Hill, Nancy Furstinger (Saturday, 10:45-11:15)
Join us to hear our children's book authors read aloud! Seating begins at 10:30 a.m. for this event in our Tales of Yarn space, in the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B.

Authors
avatar for Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Authors, Goodnight My Darling Baby, Biscuit books, and more!
Alyssa Satin Capucilli joins us with her many books including the new  Good Night, My Darling Baby with a snuggly sheep on the cover. She is the author of the first story about Tulip and Rex, Tulip Loves Rex, as well as the bestselling Biscuit books and many other beloved childre... Read More →
avatar for John Churchman

John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : A Farm for Maisie
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life. | | John and Jennifer bring their talents togeth... Read More →
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
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... Read More →
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Nancy Shaw

Authors, Sheep in a Jeep and more!
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... Read More →
avatar for Iza Trapani

Iza Trapani

Authors, Baa Baa Black Sheep and More!
Iza Trapani was born in Poland. When she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of over two-dozen children's books, including the best-selling The Itsy Bitsy Spider... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Breed Talk: Coopworth Sheep, talk by Susie Wilson
Exhibitors
MD

Marianne Dube

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


Saturday October 21, 2017 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

Presenter
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
We are a fiber farm in Upstate New York that continue to strive for the best fiber in this industry along with providing the best personality and character in Llamas, Angora Goats and Giant Angora Rabbitts
avatar for Spitter's 4H Club

Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults) of our club members are registered llama and alpaca animal assisted therapists in The Hudson Valley. We attend/participate annually in parades, festivals, Autism expos, and visit local children homes, nursery schools and summer camps. | | Some of the activities we offer to festivals, expos and/or visiting local children homes are: | | Walk a Llama/Alpaca | Poster session with live animal- Educational/Touch... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

Annie Scibienski returns!, Blue Ribbon Hearth, Ghent, NY
Door Prize Cookbook Giveaway, sponsored by King Arthur Flour!
Goodness from a Blue Ribbon Baker! Annie Scibienski is the owner/baker of Blue Ribbon Hearth a micro-bakery business operating as permitted by NY State Ags & Markets. A past Dutchess County Fair winner for "Best in Bread", Annie makes and sells breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and granola. Annie teaches baking to 4-H kids and through BOCES and local adult education programs.
https://www.facebook.com/blueribbonhearth 

Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Amber Platzer Corcoran & Jaime Jennings | New Book! | Wool Journey: Shetland (11:00 -1:00 Saturday, signing at Pom Pom table)

Amber Platzer Corcoran, together with Jaime Jennings, is co-owner of the magical shop Fancy Tiger Crafts, in Denver, Colorado. They believe that making things by hand makes people feel better and that if more people made things, the world would be a better place. Their vision is to inspire people to reach their crafting potential through modern and sustainable supplies, and quality instruction. Amber likes foraging for mushrooms, savoring scotch, and making things up as she goes. Both have a passion for travel, and learning about heritage breed wools and craft traditions.

Jaime Jennings, together with Amber Platzer Corcoran, is co-owner of the magical shop Fancy Tiger Crafts, in Denver, Colorado. They believe that making things by hand makes people feel better and that if more people made things, the world would be a better place. Their vision is to inspire people to reach their crafting potential through modern and sustainable supplies, and quality instruction. Jaime likes hiking, visiting new places, drinking lattes, and hanging with her cats. Both have a passion for travel, and learning about heritage breed wools and craft traditions.


 


Authors
avatar for Amber Platzer Corcoran

Amber Platzer Corcoran

Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Amber Platzer Corcoran, together with Jaime Jennings, is co-owner of the magical shop Fancy Tiger Crafts, in Denver, Colorado. They believe that making things by hand makes people feel better and that if more people made things, the world would be a better place. Their vision is... Read More →
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Jaime Jennings

Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Jaime Jennings, together with Amber Platzer Corcoran, is co-owner of the magical shop Fancy Tiger Crafts, in Denver, Colorado. They believe that making things by hand makes people feel better and that if more people made things, the world would be a better place. Their vision is to inspire people to reach their crafting potential through modern and sustainable supplies, and quality instruction. Jaime likes hiking, visiting new places, drinking lattes, and hanging with her cats. Both have a passion for travel, and learning about heritage breed wools and craft... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Clara Parkes | New Book! | A Stash of One's Own (11-2 Saturday)

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 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 her books at the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B including her new book,  A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn ! 

 


Authors
avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Authors, A Stash of One's Own
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 21, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:15am

Made in the Moment - MINI - SAT 11:15 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend one hour with the queen of the quick and the cheap and you could go home with a closure for a cardigan or shawl, a holiday ornament, a bracelet, a keychain….and way more.  
After a quick introduction to the materials, ergonomic tool use and surface treatment, students are welcome to go in any direction they like.  With the exception of the polished hardened steel hammering block, all tools are easily obtained at a hardware store or supermarket so you may keep going without a big investment.  

For those who may have trouble with forming and finishing and do not mind hands on help from the teacher I am glad to work in tandem.   

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor: all metals and use of tools 

Materials Provided by Student:  none 

Email questions to  lesliewind@verizon.net 

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
GS Room

11:30am

Kathy Shea | The Chicken Chick |Talking about chickens! (Saturday 11:30-12)
Do you have chickens? Are you thinking about getting some? Kathy Shea Mormino, the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sense of humor allow her to connect, educate and share an appreciation for chickens as pets with chicken enthusiasts everywhere. Kathy is a wife and work-at-home mom who balances blogging, writing, crafting and cooking with motherhood of her two little girls and her own flock of more than 40 feathered pets. SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, AT 11:15 in the Tales of Yarn Space, building B.

Kathy will be at the Merritt Bookstore location in Building B for much of Saturday and Sunday to continue signing!

Authors
avatar for Kathy Shea Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino

Authors, The Chicken Chick
Kathy Shea Mormino, widely know as the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and do... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Breed Talk: What's a Shetland Sheep?
Exhibitors
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

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


Saturday October 21, 2017 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 21, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

12:00pm

Breed Talk: Agritourism
Exhibitors
avatar for Tammy White

Tammy White

Sheep Breed Display: Cormo, Wing and a Prayer Farm
Tammy White, Wing and a Prayer Farm, Cormo Breed Barn Exhibitor


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:00pm

Wildman Jack
Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:00pm

Alyssa Satin Capucilli - Goodnight My Darling Baby, Biscuit + more! (Saturday, 12 - 4)
Alyssa Satin Capucilli joins us with her many books including the new  Good Night, My Darling Baby with a snuggly sheep on the cover. She is the author of the first story about Tulip and Rex, Tulip Loves Rex, as well as the bestselling Biscuit books and many other beloved children's books. She lives in a book-filled home in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Authors
avatar for Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Authors, Goodnight My Darling Baby, Biscuit books, and more!
Alyssa Satin Capucilli joins us with her many books including the new  Good Night, My Darling Baby with a snuggly sheep on the cover. She is the author of the first story about Tulip and Rex, Tulip Loves Rex, as well as the bestselling Biscuit books and many other beloved childre... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

John Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends | New Book! A Farm for Maisie (Saturday, 12- 4:30)

Meet adorable sheepdog Maisie in this follow-up to the picture book phenomenon The SheepOver!

When Maisie Grace the puppy arrives at Moonrise Farm, she’s excited about her new home but overwhelmed by all the bustling activity around her. She learns about each animal’s job: the chickens lay eggs, the pony pulls a cart for Farmer John, and the sheep make lots of soft wool for blankets and warm clothes. But what will Maisie’s job be? With the help of older dog Laddie and her new friends, Maisie realizes how she can help–she’s going to be a sheepdog!

This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring 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, celebrates the joy of finding just where you belong.



Authors
avatar for John Churchman

John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : A Farm for Maisie
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life. | | John and Jennifer bring their talents togeth... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:15pm

Brooke Nico | Author of Lovely Knitted Lace | (Saturday 12:15-12:45)
Brooke Nico lives in Kirkwood Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis, and it’s there that she founded Kirkwood Knittery which she runs with business partner Robyn Schrager. A seamstress all her life, Brooke learned to sew her own clothes early to fit her tall, thin frame. In 2000 she taught herself to knit and fell in love with the concept of making her own fabric while creating a garment. Brooke is the author of Lovely Knitted Lace: A Geometric Approach to Gorgeous Wearables, and More Lovely Knitted Lace. Brooke travels and teaches at knitting events around the country, and her designs have been published in Sock Yarn Studio (Lark crafts 2014), One + One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs (Lark Crafts 2012), One + One Hats (Lark Crafts 2012), and Lace Yarn Studio (Lark Crafts 2015). She’s also been published in Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting and Knitters magazines.

Brooke will be signing in the Merritt Bookstore space on Saturday from 10-11 and 1:00-3:15.

Authors
avatar for Brooke Nico

Brooke Nico

Authors, Lovely Knitted Lace
Brooke Nico lives in Kirkwood Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis, and it’s there that she founded Kirkwood Knittery which she runs with business partner Robyn Schrager. A seamstress all her life, Brooke learned to sew her own clothes early to fit her tall, thin frame. In 2000 she taught herself to knit and fell in love with the concept of... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Breed Talk: Sheep Flocks, Choosing a Breed and Preparing a Sheep Habitat
So you have decided that you would love to have some sheep! Owning a flock of sheep has many benefits as well as many challenges.  Whether you plan on having just a few sheep as a hobby or going into a larger flock as a business, many of the considerations are the same. But in both cases it is a responsibility as well. We will discuss the questions that are often asked of shepherds and answer questions from the group. Be prepared to take notes.

Volunteers
avatar for Toni Kellers

Toni Kellers

Sheep Breed Display: Mini Cheviot, Shepherds Croft Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Mini Cheviot

Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:30pm

Anne Gallagher returns!
Details coming.

Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

12:30pm

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs 'Les moutons'
TIMES are ESTIMATED, LOCATION TBA
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

12:30pm

Dora Ohrenstein - Crochet (12:30-5 Saturday)
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

Authors, Crochet
Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, author, and teacher. She is the author of Top-Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, which is being hailed as a must-have resource by the crochet community. Ohrenstein’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and many other print and online magazines. She is the co-editor of Crochet World's... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Carol Sulcoski | Self-Striping Yarn Studio : Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self Stripping Yarns | Talk, Saturday 1-1:30
Carol Sulcoski is a former attorney who left the practice of law when her oldest child was born. She is the author of Self Striping Yarn Studio and more. She learned to knit as a child, and returned to the craft as an adult. Today she juggles several roles in the knitting industry as designer, writer, handdyer and teacher. Carol’s foray into knit design began when she started modifying patterns as she knit them. She then began creating her own designs. Today, you can find her original designs in print magazines like Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, Interweave Knits, KnitScene, and Noro Magazine, and books, including Knit Noro & Big Girl Knits. She frequently designs for yarn companies like Koigu, Universal Yarns and St-Denis Yarns. In 2009, she began her own pattern line, Black Bunny Fibers, available on Ravelry and Patternfish. She is particularly interested in designing with fine-gauge yarns (including sock yarns) and hand-dyed yarns.

Carol will be speaking in our Tales of Yarn space on Saturday, at 1:00. SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, AT 12:45 in the Merritt Bookstore * Tales of Yarn Space, building B.

Authors
avatar for Carol Sulcoski

Carol Sulcoski

Authors, Self-Striping Yarn Studio : Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self Stripping Yarns
Carol Sulcoski is a former attorney who left the practice of law when her oldest child was born. She learned to knit as a child, and returned to the craft as an adult. Today she juggles several roles in the knitting industry as designer, writer, handdyer and teacher. Carol’s foray into knit design began when she started modifying patterns as she knit them. She then began creating her own designs. Today, you can find her original designs in print magazines like Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, Interweave Knits, KnitScene, and Noro Magazine, and books, including Knit Noro... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

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 21, 2017 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

Presenter
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
We are a fiber farm in Upstate New York that continue to strive for the best fiber in this industry along with providing the best personality and character in Llamas, Angora Goats and Giant Angora Rabbitts

Saturday October 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

1:00pm

Meghan Fernandes & Lydia Gluck | Pom Pom Issue 1: 5th Anniversary Edition | (1:00-2:00 Saturday, signing at Pom Pom Table)

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 century women's literature and worked for a publisher, a gallery, and a knitting shop, leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine. Her favourite things about running a knitting magazine include photo shoots, testing out the cocktail recipes, and getting yarn in the mail.

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, and spends a lot of time trying to draw parallels between knitting and grammar. Now she heads up the London Pom Pom office, which is pretty much her favourite job ever. When she is not knitting she can be found doing karaoke, painting her nails, or indulging in the excellent people-watching London has to offer.



 


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 century women's literature and worked for a publisher, a gallery, and a knitting shop, leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine. Her favourite things about running a knitting magazine include photo shoots, testing out the cocktail recipes, and getting yarn in the... 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, and spends a lot of time trying to draw parallels between knitting and grammar. Now she heads up the London Pom Pom office, which is pretty much her favourite job ever. When she is not knitting she can be found doing karaoke, painting her nails, or indulging in the excellent people-watching London has to... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Tapestry Weaving Demonstration
Tapestry Weaving by Kat Howard.

Volunteers
avatar for Kat Howard

Kat Howard

Artist, Book Meat Studio
I'm Kat Howard and I'm an artist living in the Catskills/Hudson Valley. I come to weaving from a background in poetry and book art. I’ve always been fascinated with how historically women worked within the constraints of the domestic space to express themselves, and how their m... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 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 21, 2017 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 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Brooke Nico | Author of Lovely Knitted Lace, and more! | (Saturday 1-3:15)
Brooke Nico lives in Kirkwood Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis, and it’s there that she founded Kirkwood Knittery which she runs with business partner Robyn Schrager. A seamstress all her life, Brooke learned to sew her own clothes early to fit her tall, thin frame. In 2000 she taught herself to knit and fell in love with the concept of making her own fabric while creating a garment. Brooke is the author of Lovely Knitted Lace: A Geometric Approach to Gorgeous Wearables, and More Lovely Knitted Lace. Brooke travels and teaches at knitting events around the country, and her designs have been published in Sock Yarn Studio (Lark crafts 2014), One + One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs (Lark Crafts 2012), One + One Hats (Lark Crafts 2012), and Lace Yarn Studio (Lark Crafts 2015). She’s also been published in Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting and Knitters magazines.

Brooke will also be speaking in our Tales of Yarn Space at 12:15, seating begins at 12:00 in Building B.

Authors
avatar for Brooke Nico

Brooke Nico

Authors, Lovely Knitted Lace
Brooke Nico lives in Kirkwood Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis, and it’s there that she founded Kirkwood Knittery which she runs with business partner Robyn Schrager. A seamstress all her life, Brooke learned to sew her own clothes early to fit her tall, thin frame. In 2000 she taught herself to knit and fell in love with the concept of... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Breed Talk: The Livestock Conservancy
Exhibitors
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

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


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Saturday October 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Alanna Okun | Galley Drop! Sneak Preview of her book Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater | (Saturday 1:45-2:15)
Alanna Okun is a writer, editor, and crafter. She's currently a senior editor at Racked, and has written for publications such as BuzzFeed, Brooklyn Magazine, and The Hairpin, and appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, and many other local and national television and radio programs. Alanna lives in Brooklyn with her pet snail and a lot of yarn.

Alanna will be at the festival with galleys of her forthcoming book, The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, Essays on Crafting

Authors
avatar for Alanna Okun

Alanna Okun

Authors, The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater
Alanna Okun is a writer, editor, and crafter. She's currently a senior editor at Racked, and has written for publications such as BuzzFeed, Brooklyn Magazine, and The Hairpin, and appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, and many other local and national television and radio programs. Alanna lives in Brooklyn with her pet snail and a lot of yarn. | | Alanna will be at the festival with galleys of her forthcoming... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Made in the Moment - MINI - SAT 1:30 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend one hour with the queen of the quick and the cheap and you could go home with a closure for a cardigan or shawl, a holiday ornament, a bracelet, a keychain….and way more.  
After a quick introduction to the materials, ergonomic tool use and surface treatment, students are welcome to go in any direction they like.  With the exception of the polished hardened steel hammering block, all tools are easily obtained at a hardware store or supermarket so you may keep going without a big investment.  

For those who may have trouble with forming and finishing and do not mind hands on help from the teacher I am glad to work in tandem.   

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor: all metals and use of tools 

Materials Provided by Student:  none 

Email questions to  lesliewind@verizon.net 

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
GS Room

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 21, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Jacob Sheep - Laurel and Catherine Snook
Exhibitors
LA

Laurel and Catherine Snook

Sheep Breed Display: Jacob, Snook Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Jacob


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

Elaine Khosova
Desciption coming

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Exotic 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 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

2:00pm

Bristol Ivy | New Book! | Knitting Outside the Box (2-4 Saturday, signing at Pom Pom Table)

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more. You can find her at bristolivy.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @bristolivy. She will be here with her *new* book Wool Journey only available here until its release later this fall. 

Join us for a talk about Bristol Ivy's new book, Knitting Outside the Box, which is available here only until the release later this year! Seating starts at 4:00 for her 4:15 talk.

 



Authors
avatar for Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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. Shows starts with the Natural Colored Fine Wool division, followed by the White Long Wool division, continues tomorrow morning at 8am. 

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

2:00pm

Kumihomo: Beaded Bracelet - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Back by popular demand!

Using a modern and simplified and portable foam kumihimo disc, students will learn to braid the Kumihimo, and add beads to make a bracelet.    2 size beads will be used which forms a lovely spiral.  They will learn how to finish the bracelet with  jewelry  findings.  

Level of experience: Beginner/intermediate

Materials provided by instructor: Kumihimo disc, 8 X 2 1/2 “ bobbins ,weight, DMC pearle cotton size 5, 2  beading needles,  seed beads size 6/0 with 10/0 and/or 11/0, a beading mat and findings to complete the  bracelet. 

Materials provided by student:   None.  Feel free to bring a battery operated task light if you need one.

Homework: None

Contact Hetty by email:  hettyhansg@yahoo.com



Instructors
HG

Hetty Gunderud

Hetty Gunderud is rarely seen without yarn or fleece close by.   Born and raised in London, England and the suburbs,  I started knitting, sewing and embroidery at age 4 1/2 years, and have not stopped since then.   I love to try new and  different ways of doing the crafts I have learned and having fun with... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bld D

2:00pm

Learn to Rush a Stool - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to rush and you’ll be able to save a lot of chairs (or repurpose antique finds)!         

We will learn to rush a junior footstool (13 x 10 x 9) using fibre rush. Once you know how to do paper, you can transfer the skills you've learned to use other materials like seagrass, pretwisted natural rush, paracord and more.

Level of experience:  Open to beginners, but you should be able to pull rush firmly and work while standing. Your hands will be in and out of water.

Instructor will provide:  stool kit, 1# fiber rush, tacks and cardboard         

Materials students must bring: small hammer, scissors or clippers. 

Homework:  None

Questions?  Email the instructor at sue suemuldoon@suemuldoonimages.com 

Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bld D

2:00pm

Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sat PM
Limited Capacity seats available

Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will teach participants how to extract rich blue hues from the indigo plant. This workshop will explore the ancient process of natural dyeing with indigo. Participants will learn how to set up a fermented indigo vat. We will explore shibori resist dyeing techniques and have the opportunity to dip dye locally sourced yarn and roving. Participants may bring their own animal-based fibers to dip as well (old silk or wool garments/accessories/yarn/roving/etc.) 

No experience required 

Materials Provided by Instructor
Indigo, Fructose, Calcium Hydroxide, Silk, Wool, Hot Plate, Dye Pot 

Maximum of 3 dips per person. 


Materials Provided by Student
their own yarn/roving if they want, protective clothing and gloves.

Homework:  
None

Nica can be reached at nica@artifacttextiles.com 

Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bld D Tents

2:00pm

Sock Blank Dyeing - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Funky socks are fun! Ever thought of making your own? Then come spend the afternoon with Amy Rooney, the master dyer behind Vivid Fiber Arts yarns. You will learn the basics of applying and setting acid dyes on wool yarn, including safe materials handling and wool care. In addition, you will explore ways for making different color effects, and dye a pair of your very own. 

No experience is necessary for this class. You can combine this class with the Saturday morning Gradient Dyeing class for a full day of colorful dyeing fun. 

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. There will be no dye powder in use in this class. 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 under heated tents. Dressing in layers is advised. Don’t wear anything you wouldn’t mind becoming “unintentional colorful”.

All students should wear old clothing, no jewelry, and have hair tied back. This class will be held outdoors under tents. Dressing in layers is advised.

Level of Experience:  All levels

Materials Provided by Instructor: Class Kits include: 100g superwash wool-blend yarn blank (double stranded), all dyes, auxiliaries, disposables, class handouts, charts, safety supplies, measuring and heat setting equipment. 

Materials Provided by Student: none. 

Homework: There may be a pre-work video or information review via email to speed up class.
This class is being sponsored, in part, by the generosity of Vivid Fiber Arts (www.vividfiberarts.com

Amy can be reached by email - amy@vividfiberarts.com

Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bld D Tents

2:00pm

Spinning for Socks
Limited Capacity seats available

Why spin for socks? Socks only require about 4 oz of fiber, they are a great way to experiment with color, fibers and patterns, and yes -  they are comfortable, durable and beautiful! Nothing compares to  handspun, hand knit sock! 

In this workshop we will spin different wools and blends, ply and discuss what makes a good sock yarn and why. 

Level of experience: Open to all who can spin a yarn.

Materials Provided by Instructor: 1 oz each of BFL, Polwarth/mohair/silk top and Merino/silk tops (or similar fibers), handouts. 

Materials Provided by Student: Spinning wheel in good working order, 2 extra bobbins, lazy kate and niddy noddy. Open to e-spinners and spindlers as well. 

Homework: None 

Email Donna at treeoflife@metrocast.net

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publicati... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

2:00pm

Tweed: Blend & Spin - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Get involved in another part of the spinning process by blending your own Tweed batt! 

We will begin this workshop by introducing students to the drum carder by blending a batt to their optimal speckled preference and what materials work best to achieve a tweed effect. 

Students will then experiment with different gauges and plies to achieve their desired tweed result in their handspun yarn that can be archived in a provided sample book.

Level of experience: Advanced Beginner (must be able to spin and ply but no carding experience required)

Materials Provided by Instructor: several drum carders, hand cards for student use, all supplies (4 oz of supplies including effect fibers, wool top, and dyed fleece, and sample making cards)

Materials Provided by Student: a spinning wheel, spindle, or espinner in good working order. 
Optional:  a drumcarder and/or a set of handcards if you own any, however, several carders will be available for student use. 

Homework: none

Questions for Emily?  Email her at bricolagestudios@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewe... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

2:00pm

Weaving with Nature (Sat PM) - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

In this  class, participants will create a one of a kind weaving using sticks and/or branches as a frame and natural fibers.  Basic weaving techniques and terms  will be discussed. 

Level of experience: beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor:  sticks, warp,and weft materials, tools 

Materials Provided by Student: none  

Homework: no


Email Leslie with questions at leslie@yadkinarts.org

A portion of this workshop fee is underwritten by The Yadkin Valley Fiber Room in Yadkinville, NC.  
 https//yadkinvalleyfiberroom.com

Instructors


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

2:30pm

Judith Durant - Do You Know Your Knits? (Saturday, 2:30-3:00)
Do You Know Your Knits?
When someone says Fair Isle knitting, what comes to mind? What about Intarsia, Domino, or Mosaic? In this session we’ll walk through some of the most common knitting techniques and discuss the qualities of each. Then the next time you’re admiring the sweater of someone ahead of you in the check-out line, you may just recognize the technique and be able to go and knit one for yourself.

*Seating begins at 2:15 in our Tales of Yarn space for Judith's talk!

Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Author/Editor/Designer, Judith Durant Knits & More
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 y... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Breed Talk: Blue Faced Leicester Sheep
Exhibitors
avatar for Katie Sullivan

Katie Sullivan

Sheep Breed Display: Blue Faced Leicester, Cloverworks Farm
Katie Sullivan, Cloverworks Farm, Blue Faced Leicester Breed Barn Exhibitor. Bluefaced Leicesters are famous for their lustrous wool, their unmistakable profile, and their high lambing rate and excellent mothering. I raise Bluefaced and Border Leicesters in Northern Vermont... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:30pm

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


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

2:30pm

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

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:45pm

Made in the Moment - MINI - SAT 2:45 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend one hour with the queen of the quick and the cheap and you could go home with a closure for a cardigan or shawl, a holiday ornament, a bracelet, a keychain….and way more.  
After a quick introduction to the materials, ergonomic tool use and surface treatment, students are welcome to go in any direction they like.  With the exception of the polished hardened steel hammering block, all tools are easily obtained at a hardware store or supermarket so you may keep going without a big investment.  

For those who may have trouble with forming and finishing and do not mind hands on help from the teacher I am glad to work in tandem.   

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor: all metals and use of tools 

Materials Provided by Student:  none 

Email questions to  lesliewind@verizon.net 

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
GS Room

3:00pm

Breed Talk: Soay Sheep and Fiber
Exhibitors
AB

Annie Bourke

Sheep Breed Display: Soay, Cairnomohr Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Soay

Volunteers

Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:00pm

Spinning Wheel Contest
A race to spin the most, bestest skein of yarn! Adult and Youth divisions.

Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

3-D felting: sheep, goats and other creatures
Arturo Ceballos from Cottage on the Hudson will demonstrate 3-D felting: Sheep; Goats, and various farm animals

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 21, 2017 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 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

3:00pm

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs 'Les moutons' - 7A on map
GO TO AREA 7A on the map for performance, seating available.
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:15pm

Margeau Soboti | About Knitting, Winter Whites, and More | Talk, Saturday 3:15 - 3:45
Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer. She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. Margeau's books include Margeau Blanc: A New Perspective on Winter White Knits and Margeau Chapeau: A New Perspective on Classic Knit Hats.  

Seating begins at 3:00 for Margeau's talk in our Tales of Yarn space in Building B!

Authors
avatar for Margeau Soboti

Margeau Soboti

Authors, Margeau Blanc + Margeau Chapeau
Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer. She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. Margeau's books... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:30pm

Chop Stick Knitting Contest
Walk In's Welcome. 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 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:45pm

Wildman Jack
Saturday October 21, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

4:00pm

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

Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

4:00pm

Crochet Contest
Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Bristol Ivy | Early release of her new book!| Talk about: Knitting Outside the Box | Saturday 4:00

Join us for a talk about Bristol Ivy's new book, Knitting Outside the Box, which is available here only until the release later this year! Seating starts at 4:00 for her 4:15 talk.

Bristol Ivy
is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits amirisu, and many more. You can find her at bristolivy.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @bristolivy.

Bristol will be with the Merritt Bookstore in Building B signing her book on Saturday and Sunday from 9-11 and 2-4.


Authors
avatar for Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

4:00pm

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

Presenter
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
We are a fiber farm in Upstate New York that continue to strive for the best fiber in this industry along with providing the best personality and character in Llamas, Angora Goats and Giant Angora Rabbitts
avatar for Spitter's 4H Club

Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults) of our club members are registered llama and alpaca animal assisted therapists in The Hudson Valley. We attend/participate annually in parades, festivals, Autism expos, and visit local children homes, nursery schools and summer camps. | | Some of the activities we offer to festivals, expos and/or visiting local children homes are: | | Walk a Llama/Alpaca | Poster session with live animal- Educational/Touch... Read More →
SP

Small Paws Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

4:00pm

Meghan Fernandes & Lydia Gluck | Pom Pom Issue 1: 5th Anniversary Edition | (4:00-5:00 Saturday, signing at Pom Pom Table)

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 century women's literature and worked for a publisher, a gallery, and a knitting shop, leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine. Her favourite things about running a knitting magazine include photo shoots, testing out the cocktail recipes, and getting yarn in the mail.

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, and spends a lot of time trying to draw parallels between knitting and grammar. Now she heads up the London Pom Pom office, which is pretty much her favourite job ever. When she is not knitting she can be found doing karaoke, painting her nails, or indulging in the excellent people-watching London has to offer.



 


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 century women's literature and worked for a publisher, a gallery, and a knitting shop, leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine. Her favourite things about running a knitting magazine include photo shoots, testing out the cocktail recipes, and getting yarn in the... 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, and spends a lot of time trying to draw parallels between knitting and grammar. Now she heads up the London Pom Pom office, which is pretty much her favourite job ever. When she is not knitting she can be found doing karaoke, painting her nails, or indulging in the excellent people-watching London has to... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

4:00pm

Made in the Moment - MINI - SAT 4:00 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend one hour with the queen of the quick and the cheap and you could go home with a closure for a cardigan or shawl, a holiday ornament, a bracelet, a keychain….and way more.  
After a quick introduction to the materials, ergonomic tool use and surface treatment, students are welcome to go in any direction they like.  With the exception of the polished hardened steel hammering block, all tools are easily obtained at a hardware store or supermarket so you may keep going without a big investment.  

For those who may have trouble with forming and finishing and do not mind hands on help from the teacher I am glad to work in tandem.   

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor: all metals and use of tools 

Materials Provided by Student:  none 

Email questions to  lesliewind@verizon.net 

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
GS Room
 
Sunday, October 22
 

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.

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday October 22, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

8:30am

White & Natural Wool Sheep Show 'The Black and White Show' continued
with Natural Colored Long Wool followed by White Wool Fine, White Wool Medium and Natural Colored Medium Wool. Please be ready to show at scheduled time. We will immediately follow with Supreme White Ram, Supreme White Ewe, Supreme White Fleece, Supreme Natural Colored Ram, Supreme Natural Colored Ewe, & Supreme Natural Colored Fleece. 8:30am until FINISHED, time flexible

Sunday October 22, 2017 8:30am - 2:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

9:00am

Bristol Ivy | New Book! | Knitting Outside the Box (9-11 Sunday, signing at Pom Pom table)

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more. You can find her at bristolivy.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @bristolivy. She will be here with her *new* book Wool Journey only available here until its release later this fall. 

Join us for a talk about Bristol Ivy's new book, Knitting Outside the Box, which is available here only until the release later this year! Seating starts at 4:00 for her 4:15 talk.

 



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Bristol Ivy

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Hannah Thiessen | Signing her new book Slow Knitting |(Sunday, 9 - 1)
Hannah Thiessen is a freelance creative and social media marketing consultant with a specialty in yarn and knitting-related business. Having worked with companies like Malabrigo Yarns, Bare Naked Wools, and Shibui Knits, Hannah cares deeply about wool: where and how it is made into yarn, and what it becomes in the hands of the knitter. She has dabbled in various textile-related crafts from quilting and garment-making, to spinning her own yarns, knitting, and weaving. She lives in Nashville, TN.

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Hannah Thiessen

Authors, Slow Knitting
Hannah Thiessen is a freelance creative and social media marketing consultant with a specialty in yarn and knitting-related business. Having worked with companies like Malabrigo Yarns, Bare Naked Wools, and Shibui Knits, Hannah cares deeply about wool: where and how it is made into yarn, and what... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Fleece to Shawl Competition - Judging Starts After 1pm
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!
Deadline to Enter: October 1, 2016


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Nancy Shaw | Sheep Go To Sleep and more! | (Sunday, 9-2)
Author Nancy Shaw  has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  This year Sheep Go To Sleep, will be available in the board book and hardcover.  The tale begins with the walk home. It's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down. 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.  It's already a beloved classic, as is Sheep in a Jeep which is also making it's debut as a board book.

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 JeepSheep on a ShipSheep in a ShopSheep Out to EatSheep Take a HikeSheep Trick or TreatSheep Blast Off!, and Sheep Go to Sleep have followed."




Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Nancy Furstinger | UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Bionic Animals | (Sunday, 9-3)
Nancy Furstinger is the author of many books featuring animals. Her latest, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals, are inspiring stories about bionic animals-- who make their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics, and wheelchairs. While reading these stories of perseverance and hope, readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families who help to make the recovery of these remarkable animals possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the exciting technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike.

As Nancy writes, “These uplifting stories show that physically challenged animals can adapt to almost any circumstance. They celebrate what it means to be considered ‘different,’ and demonstrate that there’s no such thing as normal.”

Authors
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Nancy Furstinger

Authors, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals
Nancy Furstinger is the author of many books featuring animals. Her latest, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals, are inspiring stories about bionic animals-- who make their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics, and wheelchairs. While reading these stories of perseverance and hope, readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families who help to make the recovery of these remarkable animals possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the exciting technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike. | | As Nancy writes... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour

Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Area 38 B 41.935380, -73.904493

9:00am

Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair
Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

9:00am

Needle Felting 'tiny pictures' w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday, $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 22, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

NEW!! Needle Felt Notebook
Project available all day Saturday, $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 22, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

NEW!! Wool Roving Ornaments
Project available all day Saturday, $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 22, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater 'Puppets' Ages 7+
Project available all day $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 22, 2017 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 22, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

2017 Festival Art Contest Show (vote 4 your favorite) $1500 first prize!
May 1, 2016
Dear Artist,

Our contest is becoming popular. Please read the 2016 contest rules completely, especially RULES #4 and #6. In an effort to depart from past designs, we’re specifically seeking non-bordered art. The judging committee seek original, new, clever artistic renditions that appeal to both men and women. We debated our design parameters that remain important for future artists to consider when designing for this competition. 1) Ability to read everything even if printed on small and large products (mugs, 5" wide palm card, advertising, shirts). 2) Original and unique concept not reminiscent of other festival artwork in the world 3) Unisex appeal (tricky since most of our attendees are women) 4) Simple color scheme to accommodate 4 or 5 color discharge screen printing process. Art is art none-the-less, and we appreciate all of your efforts and spirit of playing the game. You can't win unless you try.  These tips should help improve previous entrants make the bar in the next attempt, which the committee strongly encourages.

We look forward to displaying the top 10 entries at this year's Festival for all to see. Good luck and have fun! Get on the special mailing list to get contest updates, changes and reminders!

- Art Contest Committee


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all weekend, $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 22, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

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

Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:15am

Edie Eckman - Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (All Day Sunday)
Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies, Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms — plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more — there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs. 
Reach out to Edie on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram or Ravelry.                               

Authors
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Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, and Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:15am - 3:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

Judith Durant - Knitting Books- (All day Sunday)
Knitted cables, with their three-dimensional twists and turns, are a common element in lots of patterns — but most patterns don’t include directions for executing them. Cable Left, Cable Right, by expert knitter Judith Durant, eliminates the mystery with detailed, in-depth instructions for creating 94 different styles of cable, from perfectly plain to fantastically fancy. Close-up photos and clear instructions teach you the techniques you need, including design options like braids, diamonds, and pretzels so you can make your cables truly one-of-a-kind. This book is the perfect companion to any knitting pattern featuring cables, giving you the information and skills to make polished, beautiful, and unique cables for any project.

Authors
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Judith Durant

Author/Editor/Designer, Judith Durant Knits & More
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 y... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:15am - 3:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

Rosemary Drysdale | *new book* Seed Stitch | (Sunday, all day)
Rosemary Drysdale is a knitting editor at Vogue Knitting and KnitSimple magazines and a consultant and designer in the yarn industry. She has enjoyed a long career as an embroidery and knitting teacher and designer, including at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Her new book, Seed Stitch, will be available at the festival.

Authors
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Rosemary Drysdale

Authors, Seed Stitch + Entrelac
Rosemary Drysdale is a knitting editor at Vogue Knitting and KnitSimple magazines and a consultant and designer in the yarn industry. She has enjoyed a long career as an embroidery and knitting teacher and designer, including at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Techno... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:15am - 3:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

Sarah Delaney - Crochet (All Day Sunday)
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor. When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip-deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls. Instagram: @chickenbetty_


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Sara Delaney

Author, Design Your Own Crochet Projects and How to Crochet
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor. When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chicken... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:15am - 3:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:15am

Barbara Benson | Mosaic & Lace Knits | Sunday, 9:30-12 + 1:30-4:30
Barbara Benson, 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.

Barbara will be with us 9:30-12 and 1:30 to 4:30, both days!



Authors
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Barbara Benson

Authors, Mosaic & Lace Knits
Barbara Benson is 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... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Dora Ohrenstein - Crochet (Sunday, 9:30-12)
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
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Dora Ohrenstein

Authors, Crochet
Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, author, and teacher. She is the author of Top-Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, which is being hailed as a must-have resource by the crochet community. Ohrenstein’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and many other print and online magazines. She is the co-editor of Crochet World's... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Margeau Soboti | Knitting, Margeau Chapeau + Margeau Blanc: Winter Whites | (Sunday, 9:30-4:30)
Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer. She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. Margeau's books include Margeau Blanc: A New Perspective on Winter White Knits and Margeau Chapeau: A New Perspective on Classic Knit Hats.  

Authors
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Margeau Soboti

Authors, Margeau Blanc + Margeau Chapeau
Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer. She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. Margeau's books... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:30am - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Nicole Blum & Catherine Newman | Kids + Tween Book STITCH CAMP | (Sunday, All Day)

In today’s thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts. Step-by-step photos teach kids ages 9–14 the basics of how to sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider, and weave, plus how to make three projects for each craft. From woven patches and a knitted backpack to embroidered merit badges and a crocheted bracelet, the fresh, kid-approved projects encourage creative variations and build confidence along with valuable life skills.

Nicole Blum is the coauthor of Stitch Camp and Improv Sewing. She is an artist and crafter, and her work has been featured in FamilyFun and Parents magazines. Blum has taught crafting workshops at events across the country, including Maker Faire. She lives in western Massachusetts.  

Catherine Newman is the coauthor of Stitch Camp, and the author of Waiting for Birdy, Catastrophic Happiness, and One Mixed-Up Night. She is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine, a regular contributor to the New York Times Motherlode blog, and editor-in-chief of the James Beard Award-winning kids cooking magazine ChopChop. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit her at www.catherinenewmanwriter.com.


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Nicole Blum

Authors, Stitch Camp 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens
Nicole Blum is the co-author with Catherine Newman of the awesome new book Stitch Camp ! | In today’s thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts. Step-by-step photos teach kids... Read More →
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Catherine Newman

Authors, Stitch Camp 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens
Catherine Newman is the co-author with Nicole Blum of the awesome new book Stitch Camp ! | In today’s thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts. Step-by-step photos teach kids... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:30am - 3:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Nikki Van De Car | New book! SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire | (Sunday, all day)

Growing up, Nikki Van De Car only ever wanted to read books. She left her home in Volcano, Hawaii to study English Literature at Carleton College in Minnesota, figuring it didn’t matter if it was cold since all she wanted to was sit under a blanket and read, anyway. After graduating, she moved to New York City to become a literary agent, and found that the most rewarding aspect of her work was helping authors craft their stories, whether in fiction, memoir or nonfiction—because every book really does tell a story.

Nikki left agenting in 2009 to raise her daughter, and to pursue her secondary love of knitting. She is the author of What To Knit When You’re Expecting and What To Knit: The Toddler Years, along with SereKNITy, published in April 2017 and the upcoming Feng Crochet: Calming Projects for a Harmonious Home in the fall of 2017. Nikki found that the act of knitting brought her a sense of peace and internal understanding that she had been missing, and it inspired her to pursue yoga, meditation, shinrin-yoku, and to develop her spiritual practice.

Nikki joined kn literary to get back to working with words, and the people who write them. She loves fostering an idea. Helping writers envision precisely what they want to say, and working with them on sharing their story, is work that feels like play.  After all, what could be better than to help grow a book into something that can change the world?



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Nikki Van De Car

Authors, SereKNITy + What to Knit When You're Expecting
Growing up, Nikki Van De Car only ever wanted to read books. She left her home in Volcano, Hawaii to study English Literature at Carleton College in Minnesota, figuring it didn’t matter if it was cold since all she wanted to was sit under a blanket and read, anyway. After graduating, she moved to New York City to become a literary agent, and found that the most rewarding aspect of her work was helping authors craft their stories, whether in fiction, memoir or... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:45am

Kathy Shea | The Chicken Chick | (Sunday 9:45 - 3:30)
Do you have chickens? Are you thinking about getting some? Kathy Shea Mormino, the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sense of humor allow her to connect, educate and share an appreciation for chickens as pets with chicken enthusiasts everywhere. Kathy is a wife and work-at-home mom who balances blogging, writing, crafting and cooking with motherhood of her two little girls and her own flock of more than 40 feathered pets.

Kathy will be speaking in our Tales of Yarn Space, at 11:130. SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, at 11:15, in building B.


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Kathy Shea Mormino

Authors, The Chicken Chick
Kathy Shea Mormino, widely know as the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and do... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:45am - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Made in the Moment - MINI - SUN 10:00 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend one hour with the queen of the quick and the cheap and you could go home with a closure for a cardigan or shawl, a holiday ornament, a bracelet, a keychain….and way more.  
After a quick introduction to the materials, ergonomic tool use and surface treatment, students are welcome to go in any direction they like.  With the exception of the polished hardened steel hammering block, all tools are easily obtained at a hardware store or supermarket so you may keep going without a big investment.  

For those who may have trouble with forming and finishing and do not mind hands on help from the teacher I am glad to work in tandem.   

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor: all metals and use of tools 

Materials Provided by Student:  none 

Email questions to  lesliewind@verizon.net 

Instructors
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Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
GS Room

10:00am

Arm Knitting for Beginner Baes - MINI - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Arm-knitting is all the rage — and so fun to do! Leave your needles at home and learn how to create a cozy chunky-knit cowl or scarf using only your arms and a skein of yarn. And maybe a pair of scissors. But that's it! 

Join DC designer and yarn-crafter Shelli Martinez for an couple hours of weaving, gabbing and fiber fun. Missing this would be a Big mistake. 

Level of experience : Beginner/No experience

Materials Provided by Instructor: Wool Roving, Project Bag 

Materials Provided by Student: None 

Homework: None

Email Shelli at  hello@shellican.com

Instructors


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

10:00am

Owl Babies Needle Felting Class (Sunday AM mini)
Limited Capacity seats available

Going Gnome has a new Baby Owls Kit and it makes Sarah, Percy and Bill, the three baby owls from Martin Waddell's book "Owl Babies."  

You will make Bill in the class, this cute little guy is nervous about when his mom will return.  Learn how to use a felting needle as a sculpting tool, and make this cute baby owl, and take home the materials to make 2 more.  Great class to explore what you can do with needle felting.

Level of experience:  beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor:  2 38 triangle felting needles, work pad, wool needed to complete the baby owl, plus materials to bring home to complete 2 more. 

Materials Provided by Student:  none (they can bring needle felting tools they own if they wish) 

Homework:  None

Email Jennifer at  goinggnome@yahoo.com

Instructors
JV

Jennifer VanSant - Going Gnome

needle-felted gnomes, wee folk, and creatures, needle felting kits, felting needles, felting tools, needle felted animals



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Punchneedle Crow and Pumpkin
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of this popular folk-art featured in so many needlework books and magazines – punchneedle embroidery. You’ll create a charming pumpkin and crow design and Diane will share lots of tips to help you master this ancient art form with just a few simple tools. 

Its size makes it the perfect take-along craft and there are so many great ways to use your finished projects, from home decoration to clothing and jewelry, basket or tin lids, holiday ornaments, the list goes on and on! Design area of the project is 3” X 4” and is suitable for a 4” X 6” frame, as shown in the photo. 

A wonderful feature of folk-art designs is their versatility. While the size may vary, the basic design may be used in many forms: wool applique, punchneedle, needle felting or even rug hooking. 

Be sure to check out a larger version of this design done in wool applique: Pumpkin and Crow Wool Applique (15” X 20”) on Thursday, 10/19/17 from 9 – 1.

Level of experience:  Beginner

Instructor will provide:  Weaver’s cloth with marked design, 12 colors embroidery floss colors to complete project, black button and trim to complete the project as in the class sample photo, pattern with instructions.

Materials Provided by Student: Medium punchneedle (for 2 – 3 strands of floss) with threader (such as Cameo, CTR, Pretty Punch, Puurr-fect Punch – your needle should last forever so get the best one you can reasonably afford!), 6” – 7” locking embroidery hoop such as Morgan, Susan Bates Hoop La, or Lockin Lip (a traditional wooden hoop is not a good choice as your fabric must be drum tight for punching), small, sharp embroidery scissors (a curved tip is helpful but not required), .05 black Pigma pen, 6” or 12” ruler (my favorite is a 1” X 6” or 1” X 12” Omnigrid available at most sewing and craft shops.)  

Optional:  Battery operated task lighting

If you are unable to find any of the above at a local shop, punchneedlemarketplace.com has a very extensive inventory of tools and supplies.

Homework:  None

Email any questions to the instructor at dianejohnson@optonline.net

Instructors
DB

Diane Bawol-Johnson

Punch Needle Embroidery, by Diane Johnson



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

10:00am

Beginning Handspindle - Sun AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

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!

Level of experience: No experience necessary.

Materials Provided by Instructor: all handouts, 2 ounces of a Romney roving 

Materials Provided by Student: None. 

Homework: None.

Donna can be emailed via  treeoflife@metrocast.net

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publicati... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Demystifying Double-Knitting - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a class for knitters who want to explore the wonderful world of double-knitting (DK). That’s the two-sided technique, not the yarn weight!   

DK is a versatile and wonderful way of creating stunning effects in reversible, two-sided knitting, so no more wrong sides, no unsightly floats, and best of all, two garments in one, as whatever beautiful pattern is displayed on the front, shows on the back too, but with the colours reversed. Magic!   

Because the results are often so impressive, a lot of people feel that DK is beyond their knitting capabilities. This class proves that belief  to be entirely wrong!  As with any other type of knitting, no matter how complex the finished project, it is only One Stitch At a Time (#OSAAT), and if you can knit and purl, then you too can become a DK wizard.   

In this class we will be exploring how the basic mechanics of DK work: looking at the structure of the fabric, and how the two sides interact with each other to create the interlocked, reversible beauty that only DK can give you.  We’ll talk a little bit about what is possible in the technique, to give you a flavour of where this foundation can eventually lead you, but we’ll mostly be concerning ourselves with getting you familiar with what yarn goes where!   

We’ll be starting with a two-colour cast on, learning about simple, no-pattern DK (one colour on one side, and a different colour on the other), reading DK charts, changing colours, and while we are learning all of this information, we’ll be creating a cute little coaster, with a gorgeous heart design on it.  When you’ve finished, you can turn it over, and look! There’s another heart, in a different colour!  Congratulations, you are now a double-knitter!

Level of experience:
  Adventurous beginner-Intermediate.   

          NECESSARY:
  The ability to knit and purl. That’s sort of it!

          DESIRED:  1) Please be familiar with the Long-Tail Cast On.  If you have never done this before, please practice before attending the class. There are lots of videos on YouTube that will show you how. 2) It would be good to have some experience of working with two yarns at the same time. If you have already done any stranded or fair isle knitting, and are already comfortable manipulating two strands of yarn together, you will be on to a winner!  (If you normally use a yarn guide for holding two yarns in the same hand, it will be useful for you to bring it with you).

There is no materials fee for this workshop.

Materials Provided by Instructor: None.   

Materials Provided by Student: One set of 4mm knitting needles. Can be circs or straights. About 10g of each of two contrasting colours of DK-weight yarn. Choose a smooth yarn with a high twist for best results. (If you normally use a yarn guide for colourwork, you might also want to bring this along, but it is not in any way essential.)   

Homework:
 Prior to coming to the class, please brush up on the Long-Tail Cast On, tying a slip-knot with two strands of yarn, and as a little bonus, knitting two stitches together, with TWO strands of yarn.

Questions for Nathan?  Email nathan@nathantaylor.co.uk

Instructors


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Gradient Dyeing - Sun AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Gorgeous gradients are everywhere! Want to try your hand at creating your own? In this class, you will spend the morning 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 a 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 may be held outdoors in a heated tent. Dressing in layers is advised.  All students should wear old clothing, no jewelry, and have long hair tied back. 

Level of experience: All levels

Materials Provided by Instructor: Class Kits include: 100g superwash wool-blend yarn blanks (your choice of single or double stranded), all dyes, auxiliaries, disposables, class handouts, charts, safety supplies, measuring and heat setting equipment.

Materials Provided by Student: none.

Homework: There may be a pre-work video or information review via email to speed up class.

This class has been sponsored, in part, by the generosity of Vivid Fiber Arts (www.VividFiberArts).

Amy can be reached via email:  amy@vividfiberarts.com

Instructors


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sun AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will teach participants how to extract rich blue hues from the indigo plant. This workshop will explore the ancient process of natural dyeing with indigo. Participants will learn how to set up a fermented indigo vat. We will explore shibori resist dyeing techniques and have the opportunity to dip dye locally sourced yarn and roving. Participants may bring their own animal-based fibers to dip as well (old silk or wool garments/accessories/yarn/roving/etc.) 

No experience required 

Materials Provided by Instructor:
Indigo, Fructose, Calcium Hydroxide, Silk, Wool, Hot Plate, Dye Pot 

Maximum of 3 dips per person. 


Materials Provided by Student:
their own yarn/roving if they want, protective clothing and gloves.

Homework:  
None

Nica can be reached at nica@artifacttextiles.com 

 

Instructors


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bld D Tents

10:00am

Rug Hooking 101 - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is for anyone who has ever wanted to learn the art of Traditional Rug Hooking. Using wool fabric that has been cut into ¼ inch strips, you will pull loops with a hook a Folk-Art Tulip design that has been hand drawn onto a linen backing.

Level of experience: No experience necessary

Materials Provided by Instructor: Kit will include hand drawn Folk Art Tulip design on linen backing, cut wool (1/4 inch wide) and a hook. Also, included will be printed materials for reference. 

Materials Provided by Student: small scissors (embroidery scissors work the best).  Optional - battery powered task lighting

Homework: none

Maureen can be reached by emailing maureenrugar@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very b... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bld D

10:00am

Viking Knitting: Zen, not Warlike - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will make a stunning bracelet, using a simple looping technique as used by the Vikings, with wire and a stick, which looks like knitting.    This simple craft which looks complicated, makes very beautiful bracelets, earrings or necklaces etc. is portable and fun to do.   Students will add beads to embellish the bracelet and learn how to add the findings.

Level of experience:    Beginner/intermediate

Materials provided by instructor:  Dowel with startup bundle, 2’ of 20 gauge wire for finishing, and findings, beads, draw plate and handout 

Materials provided by student:  Jewelry pliers – flat nosed and round nosed and side cutters (nippers) and Ice pick, 24 or 26 gauge wire in copper or aluminum.  Optional:  Battery operated task light.

Homework:   None

Questions?  Email Hetty at hettyhansg@yahoo.com

Instructors
HG

Hetty Gunderud

Hetty Gunderud is rarely seen without yarn or fleece close by.   Born and raised in London, England and the suburbs,  I started knitting, sewing and embroidery at age 4 1/2 years, and have not stopped since then.   I love to try new and  different ways of doing the crafts I have learned and having fun with... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

John Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends | New Book! A Farm for Maisie (Sunday, 10- 2)

Meet adorable sheepdog Maisie in this follow-up to the picture book phenomenon The SheepOver!

When Maisie Grace the puppy arrives at Moonrise Farm, she’s excited about her new home but overwhelmed by all the bustling activity around her. She learns about each animal’s job: the chickens lay eggs, the pony pulls a cart for Farmer John, and the sheep make lots of soft wool for blankets and warm clothes. But what will Maisie’s job be? With the help of older dog Laddie and her new friends, Maisie realizes how she can help–she’s going to be a sheepdog!

This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring 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, celebrates the joy of finding just where you belong.



Authors
avatar for John Churchman

John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : A Farm for Maisie
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life. | | John and Jennifer bring their talents togeth... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Knit Knack Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This utilitarian basket is a great introductory basket making project!  Whatever your workshop or work area looks like, this basket is sure to be a useful and attractive addition.   Measuring approximately 5.5”w x 4.5”h, it is just what you need to hold your tools or contain some of that paper clutter or scraps so much a part of being creative.  

Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to lay out a spoked base, stack weave the sides, and add a decorative touch to the rim.

Level of experience:  all levels

Materials Provided by Instructor: All materials and tools needed to complete the basket will be provided.  Written directions will also be given to participants.   

Materials Provided by Student:  
none 

Homework:  
none   

Students will be sitting/standing/combination and water is involved:
 For the most part, the completion of the basket may be done sitting or standing (student preference).  All reed is soaked and needs to be kept wet while weaving the basket.

If you have questions for Mary Ann, please email her at maryannwms@optonline.net

Instructors
avatar for Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft engaging and my twenty-five year relationship with basketmaking began.  I have increased my skills and love for baskets by seeking out and taking workshops whenever and wherever I... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bld D Tents
  • Workshop Duration 4 hrs

10:00am

Debbie Trainor | A Hug for Henry | (Sunday, 10 - 3)

Debbie Trainor is the designer of knitting patterns and the author of A Hug from Henry. Her designs include the Leisure Arts publications of Knit a Dishcloth Dress.  Debbie operates Stitches by Debbie.com where she has been sharing her passion for knitting since 2000.  Debbie also enjoys teaching knitting to both adults and children.  Visit her website and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

In,  A Hug From Henry, Henry shares his message of “hug me tight, you’ll be alright” with each of the 4 people he meets throughout the day.  The knitting pattern for Henry the 5-inch bear is included in the book. A kit is available using Hearthside Fibers Extravagance DK weight yarn to knit Henry.

 



Authors
avatar for Debbie Trainor

Debbie Trainor

Authors, A Hug From Henry
Debbie Trainor is the designer of knitting patterns and the author of A Hug from Henry. Her designs include the Leisure Arts publications of Knit a Dishcloth Dress.  Debbie operates Stitches by Debbie.com where she has been sharing her passion for knitting since 2000.  Debbie also enjoys teaching knitting to both adults and children... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Susanna L. Hill - Can't Sleep Without Sheep + New Books! (10 - 3 Sunday)
Whenever Ava can't sleep, she counts sheep. But Ava takes so long to fall asleep, it's the sheep who are growing tired - until, finally, they quit! When the sheep promise to find a replacement that Ava can count on, chaos ensues as chickens, cows, pigs, hippos and more try their hand at jumping over Ava's fence. Finding the perfectly peaceful replacement for sheep might not be so easy after all.

With irresistibly adorable art, this delightful take on a familiar sleep tactic is sure to become a bedtime favourite. https://susannahill.com/books/

Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
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... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert - Granny Squares, Customized Knitting and More! (Sunday, 10-4)
Knitting expert Margaret Hubert has many 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

Authors, Customize Your Knitting, Granny Squares and more.
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, Customize Your Knitting and... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 10am-3:00pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:15am

Children's Read Aloud : John Churchman, Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani and Susanna Hill, Nancy Furstinger (Sunday, 10:15-10:45)
Join us to hear our children's book authors read aloud! Seating begins at 10:00 a.m. for this event in our Tales of Yarn space, in the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B.

Authors
avatar for Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Authors, Goodnight My Darling Baby, Biscuit books, and more!
Alyssa Satin Capucilli joins us with her many books including the new  Good Night, My Darling Baby with a snuggly sheep on the cover. She is the author of the first story about Tulip and Rex, Tulip Loves Rex, as well as the bestselling Biscuit books and many other beloved childre... Read More →
avatar for John Churchman

John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : A Farm for Maisie
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life. | | John and Jennifer bring their talents togeth... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Furstinger

Nancy Furstinger

Authors, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals
Nancy Furstinger is the author of many books featuring animals. Her latest, UNSTOPPABLE: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals, are inspiring stories about bionic animals-- who make their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics, and wheelchairs. While reading these stories of perseverance and hope, readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families who help to make the recovery of these remarkable animals possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the exciting technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike. | | As Nancy writes... Read More →
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
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... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

Authors, Sheep in a Jeep and more!
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... Read More →
avatar for Iza Trapani

Iza Trapani

Authors, Baa Baa Black Sheep and More!
Iza Trapani was born in Poland. When she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of over two-dozen children's books, including the best-selling The Itsy Bitsy Spider... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:15am - 10:45am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:30am

Breed Talk: CVM Romeldale Sheep
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 Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

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


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Sunday October 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:00am

Kathy Shea | The Chicken Chick |Talking about chickens! (Sunday 11-11:30)
Do you have chickens? Are you thinking about getting some? Kathy Shea Mormino, the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sense of humor allow her to connect, educate and share an appreciation for chickens as pets with chicken enthusiasts everywhere. Kathy is a wife and work-at-home mom who balances blogging, writing, crafting and cooking with motherhood of her two little girls and her own flock of more than 40 feathered pets.

SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, AT 10:45 in the Tales of Yarn Space, building B.

Kathy will be at the Merritt Bookstore location in Building B for much of Saturday and Sunday to continue signing!

Authors
avatar for Kathy Shea Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino

Authors, The Chicken Chick
Kathy Shea Mormino, widely know as the "Chicken Chick" and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and do... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Breed Talk: North American Wensleydale, Wensleydale Fiber and Breed Up Program
Exhibitors
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

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


Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

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.

Volunteers

Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Clara Parkes | New Book! | A Stash of One's Own (11-2 Sunday)

Clara Parkes is the 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 launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.  Her new book, A Stash of One's Own will be featured at the festival!

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.



Authors
avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Authors, A Stash of One's Own
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 22, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Meghan Fernandes & Lydia Gluck | Pom Pom Issue 1: 5th Anniversary Edition | (11- 2 Sunday signing at Pom Pom Table)

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 century women's literature and worked for a publisher, a gallery, and a knitting shop, leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine. Her favourite things about running a knitting magazine include photo shoots, testing out the cocktail recipes, and getting yarn in the mail.

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, and spends a lot of time trying to draw parallels between knitting and grammar. Now she heads up the London Pom Pom office, which is pretty much her favourite job ever. When she is not knitting she can be found doing karaoke, painting her nails, or indulging in the excellent people-watching London has to offer.



 


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 century women's literature and worked for a publisher, a gallery, and a knitting shop, leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine. Her favourite things about running a knitting magazine include photo shoots, testing out the cocktail recipes, and getting yarn in the... 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, and spends a lot of time trying to draw parallels between knitting and grammar. Now she heads up the London Pom Pom office, which is pretty much her favourite job ever. When she is not knitting she can be found doing karaoke, painting her nails, or indulging in the excellent people-watching London has to... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:15am

Leaping Llama Contest presented by All 'Barn 27 Farms'
Limited Capacity seats available


Sunday October 22, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

11:15am

Made in the Moment - MINI - SUN 11:15 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend one hour with the queen of the quick and the cheap and you could go home with a closure for a cardigan or shawl, a holiday ornament, a bracelet, a keychain….and way more.  
After a quick introduction to the materials, ergonomic tool use and surface treatment, students are welcome to go in any direction they like.  With the exception of the polished hardened steel hammering block, all tools are easily obtained at a hardware store or supermarket so you may keep going without a big investment.  

For those who may have trouble with forming and finishing and do not mind hands on help from the teacher I am glad to work in tandem.   

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor: all metals and use of tools 

Materials Provided by Student:  none 

Email questions to  lesliewind@verizon.net j

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
GS Room

11:30am

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

Sunday October 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:45am

Rosemary Drysdale | *new book* Seed Stitch | (Sunday, 11:45-12:15)
Rosemary Drysdale discusses how her passions for seed stitch and colorful Fair Isle knitting fused together and inspired her latest book, Seed Stitch: Beyond Knit 1, Purl 1, a collection of 60 innovative swatches and 31 chic projects.  In our Tales of Yarn space-- seating begins at 11:30 on Sunday for her talk.

Rosemary Drysdale
 is a knitting editor at Vogue Knitting and KnitSimple magazines and a consultant and designer in the yarn industry. She has enjoyed a long career as an embroidery and knitting teacher and designer, including at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Her new book, Seed Stitch, will be available at the festival.


Authors
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Rosemary Drysdale

Authors, Seed Stitch + Entrelac
Rosemary Drysdale is a knitting editor at Vogue Knitting and KnitSimple magazines and a consultant and designer in the yarn industry. She has enjoyed a long career as an embroidery and knitting teacher and designer, including at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Techno... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 11:45am - 12:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:00pm

Wildman Jack
Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:00pm

All About Alpacas
Presenter
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2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
We are a fiber farm in Upstate New York that continue to strive for the best fiber in this industry along with providing the best personality and character in Llamas, Angora Goats and Giant Angora Rabbitts
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Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults) of our club members are registered llama and alpaca animal assisted therapists in The Hudson Valley. We attend/participate annually in parades, festivals, Autism expos, and visit local children homes, nursery schools and summer camps. | | Some of the activities we offer to festivals, expos and/or visiting local children homes are: | | Walk a Llama/Alpaca | Poster session with live animal- Educational/Touch... Read More →

Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

12:00pm

Brent Zimmerman Returns!, Lime Kiln Farm, ABCheese (Italy)
Description coming.



Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

12:00pm

Bldg 28's Sheep Breed Parade!
Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:30pm

Margaret Hubert | Crochet Expert | Customize Your Work and More (Sunday, 12:30-1:00)
Customize Your Work and More! Based on Margaret Hubert's immense knowledge of the practice of Knitting and Crochet she will reveal the key(s) to making fashions that "fit and flatter" and talk about ways to customize your work. Seating for this talk will begin at 12:15 in our Tales of Yarn space!

Authors
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Margaret Hubert

Authors, Customize Your Knitting, Granny Squares and more.
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, Customize Your Knitting and... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs 'Les moutons'
TIMES are ESTIMATED, LOCATION TBA
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Sunday October 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

12:30pm

Sheep on Wheels Wool Applique
Limited Capacity seats available

Felted wool is a dream to applique – the fabric is soft and buttery to the touch, there is no need to turn under seam allowances and it needles beautifully! Because the stitching is bold, it’s great for a take-along project or evenings sitting with the family. 

Diane will share lots of tips and tricks as you create your 9” square Sheep on Wheels block, perfect to use on its own or to embellish a ready-made pillow or tote.

Level of experience:  Beginner

Materials Provided by Instructor: Felted wool for background and appliques plus coordinating threads for stitching, large and small buttons for embellishment, needles, threader, tulle and waxed paper, pattern and instructions.  

Materials Provided by Student: Sharp fabric scissors to cut applique shapes, Sharpie fine point permanent pen (NOT Ultra Fine Point), acid free basting glue stick, small ruler (1” X 12” Omnigrid is suggested), straight pins. Optional, but helpful: thimble (I use a leather quilting thimble), battery operated task lighting.

Homework:  None

Email any questions to Diane at dianejohnson@optonline.net

Instructors
DB

Diane Bawol-Johnson

Punch Needle Embroidery, by Diane Johnson



Sunday October 22, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Showing Finn Sheep
Exhibitors
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Siri Swanson

Sheep Breed Display: Finn, Dancing Moon Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Finn


Sunday October 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

How to spin Giant Angora Rabbit
How to spin Giant Angora Rabbit

Exhibitors
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
We are a fiber farm in Upstate New York that continue to strive for the best fiber in this industry along with providing the best personality and character in Llamas, Angora Goats and Giant Angora Rabbitts


Sunday October 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

1:00pm

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

Sunday October 22, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:00pm

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

Sunday October 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

1:30pm

Breed Talk: “Diamonds in the Rough”, Santa Cruz Sheep
Exhibitors
avatar for Phillip & Paula Garner

Phillip & Paula Garner

Sheep Breed Display: Santa Cruz Sheep, Hidden Hills Farms
Phillip & Paula Garner, Breed Barn Exhibitor; Santa Cruz Sheep | Just one look into our sheep eyes will show you why we chose to buy a trailer when moving from California to rescue and conserve Santa Cruz Sheep. They have a unique fleece that hand spinners are giddy about. Its n... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Made in the Moment - MINI - SUN 1:30 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend one hour with the queen of the quick and the cheap and you could go home with a closure for a cardigan or shawl, a holiday ornament, a bracelet, a keychain….and way more.  
After a quick introduction to the materials, ergonomic tool use and surface treatment, students are welcome to go in any direction they like.  With the exception of the polished hardened steel hammering block, all tools are easily obtained at a hardware store or supermarket so you may keep going without a big investment.  

For those who may have trouble with forming and finishing and do not mind hands on help from the teacher I am glad to work in tandem.   

Level of experience: none 

Materials Provided by Instructor: all metals and use of tools 

Materials Provided by Student:  none 

Email questions to  lesliewind@verizon.net 

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love, she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
GS Room

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Corriedale Sheep, Storytelling and Kids Wet Felting
Exhibitors
avatar for Meegan Veeder-Shave

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale, Patchwork Pastures
Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale


Sunday October 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

Spitters Club 4H Obstacle Course Demo
Presenter
avatar for Spitter's 4H Club

Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults) of our club members are registered llama and alpaca animal assisted therapists in The Hudson Valley. We attend/participate annually in parades, festivals, Autism expos, and visit local children homes, nursery schools and summer camps. | | Some of the activities we offer to festivals, expos and/or visiting local children homes are: | | Walk a Llama/Alpaca | Poster session with live animal- Educational/Touch... Read More →

Sunday October 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

2:00pm

Llama & Alpaca Meet & Greets (Photo Opportunities!)
Presenter
avatar for 2HF

2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
We are a fiber farm in Upstate New York that continue to strive for the best fiber in this industry along with providing the best personality and character in Llamas, Angora Goats and Giant Angora Rabbitts
SP

Small Paws Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Sunday October 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

2:00pm

Bristol Ivy | New Book! | Knitting Outside the Box (2-4 Sunday, signing at Pom Pom table)

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more. You can find her at bristolivy.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @bristolivy. She will be here with her *new* book Wool Journey only available here until its release later this fall. 

Join us for a talk about Bristol Ivy's new book, Knitting Outside the Box, which is available here only until the release later this year! Seating starts at 4:00 for her 4:15 talk.

 



Authors
avatar for Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

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 22, 2017 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.

Presenter
SM

St. Mary’s on-the-Hill Cashmere

Barn 27
http://poststar.com/news/local/washington-county-fiber-farm-tour-shows-its-softer-side/article_37317f12-cd99-11e3-bcf4-001a4bcf887a.html | The nuns of St. Mary’s On-The-Hill were showing off their cashmere goats. Mother Miriam, head of the Anglican-Episcopal community, said the nuns kept dairy goats at their previous convent in Peekskill, but gave them up when twice-daily milkings became too much for the community. They acquired their first cashmere goats in 2005, the year after they moved to the grounds of the Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich.The cashmere goats... Read More →
HP

Hermit Pond Farm

Barn 27
Hermit Pond Farm is located in Central NY and is home to a herd of cashmere goats.
HH

Hulse Hill Farm

Camelid Barn 27
SH

Stone Harvest Farm

Camelid Barn 27

Sunday October 22, 2017 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 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:00pm

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs 'Les moutons' - 7A on map
GO TO AREA 7A on the map for performance, seating available.
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Sunday October 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

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 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:45pm

Wildman Jack
Sunday October 22, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451