events

 

 

Saturday, July 1st

Presentation to Fibernate

Location:  5520 Cherokee Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22312

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

To help get the Hibernate & Solitude Wool Tour de Fleece team off to a blazing and inspired start, Sue and Gretchen, Solitude Wool founding partners will talk about different breeds of sheep, their fleece characteristics and how that relates to spinning methods and project parameters. We will bring mixed fiber bags for all you Fibernators! 

 

Sunday, July 16

Tour de Fleece challenge day at Solitude

Location: Gretchen's farm Solitude, 34923 Snickersville Tpke, Round Hill, VA 20141

Time: 11:00 to 4:00 

Are you on the Fibernate and Solitude Wool Tour de Fleece Team? If so, you're invited to bring your wheel and spin on the uphill climb challenge day. The dye garage will be up and running... bring yarn you've spun to dye or roving you want to spin that you can dye. Limited colors for immersion (natural dyes I think) or hand painting. 

 

July 20-23

Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association Conference 

Location: Millersville University, Millersville, PA 

The Premier Fiber Arts Workshop weekend that is held every other year. Over 40 workshops (registration open, sign up now before they are filled) with excellent teachers plus Keynote address by Madelyn van der Hoogt, a fashion show and Marketplace. Solitude Wool will be there! more on special conference yarns and offers when we get closer. 

 

Saturday, July 29 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Fiber Farmers Market

location: James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042. Free admission, open to the public and lots of free parking. We like this new location, lots of room. This time we will bring lights so you can see our wool better! Great way to get familiar with your local fiber shed. This time the market will have a fleece to scarf team prepping, carding, spinning and weaving a scarf. Also prizes will be awarded from Tour de Fleece. 

 

 

 

Sunday September 10th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Open House: inspired gift creation

location: our corner of the Endless Summer Harvest Warehouse, 36474 Osburn Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132. Do you all of a sudden realize that it's Thanksgiving weekend and you wish you had started knitting gifts for special family and friends months ago? Well, here is an opportunity to get started right on time!  

 

 

Saturday, September 23rd 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday, September 24th 10:00 to 4:00

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

booth: find us in the Ruritan Building, booths 11 & 12 when you walk in the door

The right size fiber festival, Shenandoah isn't crowded or so huge you can't see everything, but does have lots of vendors, animal shows, competitions, a fleece sale and the opportunity to connect to the best of our local fiber shed. This year the first Virginia Make it With Wool Competition will be held at the festival.

 

 

Saturday, October 21st 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday, October 22nd 10:00 to 5:00

Rhinebeck (NY Sheep & Wool Festival)

booth: find us in the Horticulture Building, downstairs: 22D/4.