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July 7th- 28th, 2018

Tour de Fleece: join our team on Ravelry!

Team Fibernate & Solitude Wool 2018
Tour de Fleece takes place during the Tour de France (July 7 to July 29, 2018). Spinning everyday the tour rides is a great way to refine your spinning skills! Spinners of all levels, wheel spinners, spindle spinners, ALL who like to spin are welcome! Participants spin at their own pace, and participate whenever and however they choose. Tour de Fleece (TdF) is a great opportunity to spin with intent.  It can be as simple as spinning for 15 minutes everyday, or spinning enough yarn to complete a particular project.

Team Captains: Dailyfiber (aka Caroline Hockenberry of Fibernate) & Clay2Yarn (aka Kim Pierce of Solitude Wool).

Team thread location is on Ravelry's TdF forum dicussion board, (

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

Sprinters Prize: Spinning the most breeds of sheep’s wool, and posting your results on the TdF group thread.

Breakaway Prize: Spinning at least five non-sheep’s wool fibers, and posting your results on the TdF group thread. May include alpaca, angora, bamboo, cashmere, flax, hemp, llama, milk fiber, mohair, nylon, Quiviut, silk, soysilk, tencel or yak, and blends with these fibers. Fibers may not be blended with sheep’s wool.

Peleton Prize: Showing up, and posting in the TdF thread everyday!

Climbers Prize: For you over-achievers, start knitting, crocheting or weaving with your yarn spun during the 2018 TdF, and show us your progress!

Passport Prize: Attend four of the six Team Fibernate & Solitude Wool 2018 events in June and July (may include an online Solitude Wool purchase), and you’ll be eligible for this drawing at the July 28 Fibernate Farmer’s Market.  You don’t need to be present at the Market, but your passport does!  Passport may be mailed in ahead of time, or turned in at the July 15th Solitude Wool Open House.

Team Fibernate & Solitude Wool 2018 Passport Events:

June 23- John Crane Studio Sheep Breed Exhibit
* 12:00-4:00 p.m.
* Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna VA 22180 

July 7 thru 27 – Any online purchase from

July 7- The Grand Depart/Spin-in & Solitude Wool Trunk Show 
10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. 
James Lee Community Center 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA  22042 
(Details & registration at

July 15 - From Flax to Linen class 
10:00-11:30 a.m. 
(Details & registration at
& Open House at Solitude Wool 
12:00-4:00 p.m. 
Endless Summer Harvest Warehouse, 36474 Osburn Rd, Purcellville, VA  20132 
Note: Attend the Flax class and Open House and get two stamps on your passport!

July 28 – Fibernate Farmer’s Market 
1:00-5:00 p.m. 
James Lee Community Center 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA  22042 
(Details & registration at  Note: 
You don’t have to attend The Spinning Circle to get a stamp, just show-up, get a stamp at the Fibernate table, and turn in your passport before the drawing at 4:00 p.m.

Final posts on team group thread to be counted at midnight 7/29. Prizes will be awarded at the Saturday Spin-in on August 4. You don’t have to be present to win, just participate by attending events, and/or post your progress/photos on our TdF group thread here. All prize winners will be posted on the team thread, and contacted to receive their prizes.


July 15th, 2018 10:00-11:30

From Flax to Linen class (Tour de Fleece)

Taught by Caroline Hockenberry at our warehouse. Check Fibernate website for more information and to register (registration required).


July 15th, 2018 Noon to 4:00 pm

Open House at Warehouse (Tour de Fleece)

Endless Summer Harvest Warehouse, 36474 Osburn Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132. Drive around to the back of the building.

Bring your wheel team Fibernate and Solitude! This is a passport event. Hang out and re-stock on roving if you're running low already, or you can always use a little breed-specific yarn...  


July 28th, 2018

Fibernate Farmer’s Market

1:00 - 5:00 pm at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia. More information and to sign up for the spinning circle check here



Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Presentation to Fibernate 

A fun four breed spinning challenge followed by a four stitch knit cowl. Come see where the wool came from and pre-order you roving kit to join the challenge.



Saturday, September 29th - 30th, 2018

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival 

The JUST RIGHT size fiber festival easily reached from the DC/Baltimore/Richmond metro areas. Not so crowded that it wears you out, but big enough to offer a full day of fiber acquisition, learning, animals, etc. Visit us in our usual location: Ruritan building, right as you enter the main door.



Saturday, October 20th-21st, 2018

Rhinebeck! (NY Sheep & Wool) 

Need we describe this fabulous fall fiber festival? Probably not...but we will say more as it gets closer. See us in our usual spot: downstairs in the Horticulture building, booth 4.



Saturday, November 3rd, 2018   Noon to 4:00 pm

Solitude Farm Field Day: Merino

Black Sheep Farm, 14605 Chapel Lane, Leesburg, Virginia 

You have probably worn Merino wool...probably knit with Merino wool, but have you met a Merino sheep? Please join us from Noon to 4:00 for an opportunity to see Loudoun’s prize winning flock of Merino sheep, learn about the breed, see the farm, and buy Black Sheep Farm products plus Solitude Wool yarns and fibers.

In addition to just hanging out at the farm (bring your wheel or project and a chair),  you can:

Entrance fee $20: half of that goes to Black Sheep Farm and you get a $10 coupon good towards Solitude Wool products the day of the event only

Classes $30 each (includes materials). We recommend in advance reservations. Knitting class limited to 10 students, felting class limit is 15.

As soon as I have registration product up will link it here...





December 2018

Farmers Markets 

Plan to do three farmers markets here in our area in December: Saturday at the Leesburg HomeGrown Market and also the Falls Church Farmers Market and Sunday at the Dupont FreshFarm Market. More info, dates and times when we get closer.