A festival celebrating the fiber animals, fiber plants, farmers, and artisans of our region
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – (Rain or Shine)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hickory Neck Episcopal Church
8300 Richmond Road
Toano, VA 23168
Admission: $5.00 per car
Vendors, delicious food, fiber animals and plants, children’s tent, demonstrations, hands-on fiber crafts, door prizes and more!
PLEASE… NO PETS PERMITTED.
A Common Thread
A Common Thread will be sharing information and displaying items donated to the community noting that over 400 items were made and given away in 2016.
Bluegate Alpaca Farm
Melissa Weaver Dunning
An Introduction to Hand Spindles –
Hand spindles were the earliest and most simple tools used to spin fiber into yarn. Students will explore the techniques of spinning and plying on the grasped spindle, supported spindle and the suspended spindle, also known as a drop spindle. Students of any level are welcome, no spinning experience necessary!
Melissa will provide spindles, but students may bring their own as well.
Maximum # of students – 12 Student Materials Fee: approx. $5
*Sign up at the High Fiber Festival Door Prize and Raffle area. Get there early.
Blue Fields Farm
Offering Icelandic fiber, suppliers for spinners and weavers, spinning wheels and yarn.
Kathryn’s Garden Boutique
Fat Quarters, Pumpkins, Sewing supplies, Yarns, Up-cycled and Recycled Fabrics Into Birds, Cats, Owls, Teddy bears, et al.