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10/5/16 - Tick Tock Tick Tock.... Welcome New in 2016 Vendors!  Recent updates include: FiberFlame kids schedule, Cooking Demos (including a Chopped! star), and the Fiber Arts Demos, and equipment auction details.
NEW this year! 
Tractor Mac! will visit us with his be red tractor reading from his books to the kids. Also herding down from the Great White North is the CORPUS theater troupe to inspire our imaginations as sheep. Don’t forget, the official website is www.sheepandwool.com.
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Saturday, October 15 • 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wet Spinning Long-Line Louet Linen LIMITED

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We rarely discuss 100 year old wool items except in a historical context, but we talk about 100 year old linens that are still in use today. What makes linen so special? This class will give you an introduction to linen fibres, both spinning and the use of. On the fibre side; What is a distaff? Why use a distaff? What makes a good distaff? You dress up a distaff? How do you manage an implement and the spindle/wheel at the same time? On the finished product side I will show examples of bast fibre use and how it wears in.
I take you through a modern look at the ancient tool of the distaff. We discuss and explore methods to dress and use a distaff. Using fibre art depictions in art (ancient and modern), we discuss examples that clearly show fibre manipulation with a tool.
Experience Level: Medium to advanced level spinning workshop. Students must already know how to spin and have equipment they are comfortable with.
Questions regarding this workshop? Contact Daf directly at farmablefibres@gmail.com

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Daf Summers

I caught the crafting bug early, learning to sew by hand from my grandmother and learning to knit and crochet from my aunt. At age 18 I discovered the Society for Creative Anachronism (a medieval recreation group), and learned to card fibres into yarns and weave them into beautiful pieces of trim. And rebellious teen that I was, I hated that medieval hand carding! Fast forward to 5 years ago and I rediscovered knitting, spinning and weaving all... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
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