In just a couple of weeks, we’ll be setting up shop in Tunbridge, Vermont for the annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival.
For the second year running, we’ll be organizing the festival’s fiber contests. With 6 different categories, almost any fiber related project that you’ve recently finished could be a winner; from spinning, knitting and crochet to photos, paintings and drawings! Please check out the rules on the festival’s web page and be sure to get your entry handed in (or mailed to us) here at the Spinnery by September 30th.
October 1 & 2, 2016
Sat: 10am – 5pm and Sun: 10am – 4pm
Admission: $6, Seniors: $5, Children under 12: $1. You’ll find a handy $1 off coupon here.
You’ll have a chance to see a wide range of fiber producing animals including sheep, goats, llama, angora rabbits, and alpaca. There are terrific free workshops geared towards owners – and future owners – of small ruminants. Demos will be offered all day on a variety of topics. Class options include a variety of full and half day sessions featuring fiber arts such as spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving. Register for a class and receive a free pass to the Festival!
There will be more than 6 dozen vendors offering a variety of fiber related products, tools, and materials. You’ll find small family run farms with yarn available from their flock, fleeces from a wide range of breeds, and yarns produced all over New England for any project you can imagine. Over a dozen of these vendors have worked with us to spin custom yarns, so if you enjoy working with our woolen spun yarns, you’ll find their products pleasantly familiar.
We’ll bring all of our yarns, as well as our new samples and patterns giving you a chance to see all of it in person. We know that it makes a world of difference to be able to see, squeeze and smell any skein worth knitting. You’ll easily find a winter’s worth of projects to work on; as well as everything you’ll need to complete your new knitwear from pattern to buttons (Katy of Katrinkles will be bringing some of our favorites).
And when you’re ready for a break, you’ll have a wealth of local food vendors to choose from. You’ll find all your fair favorites with a special Vermont twist from homestead icecream to more maple related treats than you can imagine.
Early October is a delightful time to be in Vermont. The trees are likely to be at their peak, and there is nothing like a fall festival to make for a memorable weekend. We hope to see you there!