events

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Fibernate Fiber Farmers Market

 

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Back to the original location: Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna VA 22180.

One of our favorite events! Come find the people in your Fibershed Community! We will have all 7 breeds that qualify for the Shave 'Em to Save 'Em Challenge

Of course...other things as well. Sign up for our newsletter if you would like to get the email closer to the event with list of everything we will bring.

 

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Thursday, May 2nd 2019  9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Swatch Along class at Maryland Sheep & Wool with Deb Robson as guest 

Breed Study for Knitters: Swatching Beyond Gauge!

with Gretchen Frederick and Kathy Reed; guest Deborah Robson Thursday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Willow Rooms A&B at Turf Valley Want to learn about four sheep breeds and how their wool looks, feels and performs differently? Experience them first hand: touch, knit and compare as you listen to breed history, see photos and learn about the sheep. Working with four different types of wool: Down type (Dorset), Medium (Tunis), Longwool (Coopworth) and a Primitive double coated (Karakul), you can start swatches in stockinette and pattern stitches, learn about yarn construction and record your results and discoveries. Also learn the strengths of each type of wool and yarn and what you might want to create with them. Proficiency Level: Advanced beginner. Bring to Class: Students should bring as many different types (e.g. wood, metal, plastic, straight, double points, circular, round, square, sharp top, long/short tip) of needles as they have. Size range from US 2-11 (3-8 mm). Don't go out and buy anything! Class Code: K04 Class Fee: $110. Materials Fee: $42. 

Registration opens Sunday, February 10th at 2:00 pm EST. It is online registration on a first come, first served basis. Check the registration tips here, you can get all your info filled out ahead of time.

 

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Saturday and Sunday May 4 & 5, 2019  

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 

Come see us in the Main Exhibition Hall, Booth 17N (the usual spot). More about what we will feature as we get closer.

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Saturday and Sunday June 1 & 2, 2019  

Fiber Art Studio Tour

This year we are being a guest vendor as part of a self guided Fiber Studio Tour in central Maryland. There are six stops: come see us at Avalon Springs Farm   

Address:  29100 Ridge Road, Mount Airy MD Phone: 443-277-5670.

The show runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days. There will be a featured pattern, passport and I think...prizes. More info on the Facebook page

 

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Saturday June 15, 2019  

Public Knitoxication

 

Save the date! Come on out to Fabbioli Vineyard just north of Leesburg, Virginia for the second annual Public Knitoxication day with several fabulous local vendors. We are right by the bar!!! More info soon.... 

 

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June 27th - 30th 2019

MAFA 2019 

Millersville University; Millersville, Pennsylvania

This is the conference held ever other year where all the Fiber Guilds in the Mid-Atlantic come together for four days for a smashing lineup of classes with fabulous teachers. Registration open now!

There is a market place for the first three days, and we will be vendors.

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