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.
Fox Wire Farm in beautiful downtown Toano
Have you ever wanted to do beautiful 2 color knitting?
Were you worried about carrying 2 yarns at once, keeping your colors at the right tension, or jogless rows? Worry no more! Mosaic knitting is for you. Mosaic knitting uses 2 colors, but only one color every 2 rows! You can create beautiful 2 color designs and it is all garter stitch. In this class you will learn to: read a mosaic chart, carry your yarns to make a decorative edge, and make a beautiful scarf that will get raves every time you wear it!
For class you will need:
-size 8 needles (or appropriate size for your yarn)
-Approximately 200 yds. Worsted weight yarn in black AND
-Approximately 200 yds. Worsted weight yarn in self striping color
Students should know to cast on, knit, and slip a stitch.
Instructor will provide pattern, post-its, and large chart.
Registration ends May 6, 2017
Link to Registration:
Instructor Bio: Rusty Boyd has been a fiber fanatic for over 35 years. He learned to crochet around age 9, then took up knitting at the young age of 33. Since beginning knitting, Rusty has had patterns published by Skacel Knitting, Inc., Love of Knitting Magazine, and Love of Crochet Magazine. He has self published several patterns and is currently working on more. For the past seven years, he has coordinated the Southeast Men’s Knitting Retreat held annually in the fall. Rusty lives in Murfreesboro, NC with his wife, Heather, daughter, Eleanor, a son, Avery, and 3 dachshunds. His designs may be found on Ravelry at smalltownknitguy.
Mountain Top Fibers
“Mountain Top Fibers offers luxury yarns and rovings for fiber artists – knitters and spinners, crocheters, felters and weavers. Each year, the blend is a little different. Yarn is a tactile experience, for sure. Drop by our tent and ask questions.”(MTF)
Shady Nook Alpacas
“Take a look at our hand made products created from our Alpaca fiber and products from alpaca suppliers and the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool.”(SNA)
Can’t wait to check out these felted hats. Adorable.
JT’s “Molly” is the cutest bunny I’ve seen. Stop by the Windchaser tent to see Melanie’s spinning demonstrations of angora fur.
We will be waulking but your legs won’t be getting the work-out.
Melissa will be with us all day!
Urban Girl Yarns
From Richmond, Va, we welcome Urban Girl to our campus.