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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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Thursday, October 13
 

8:00am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Vendor setup

Thursday October 13, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn. Guaranteed!  

Here is your chance.  Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together. You will make yarn right before your eyes.  

You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy a small take home sample of Shetland fiber for later spinning.  All you need to bring is patience and excitement! 

Experience: none

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to use your left hand for faster more efficient knitting!

Continental knitters say they knit faster, with better tension and less movement; it is the more efficient method, requiring the shortest number of specific hand-motions per stitch. I have been a right hand thrower all my life but learned to knit Continental for Fair Isle knitting.  Let me show you how to change hands for knitting, purling and ribbing. Training the left hand to work for you for knitting and purling back, backwards will also be covered.

Skill Level:
  Beginner to advanced.  Students should already know how to knit and purl.

If you have questions for Nancy, email her at nancy@nancy-shroyer.com.

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and spinners.  Nancy is a free lance book writer and designer.  She has 2 published books as well as... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Crazy for Corespinning - Thurs. AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Corespinning is the technique of spinning fiber around a core yarn, which provides an excellent blank canvas for a wide range of wildly creative effects! 

In this class, we will explore the potential of corespinning, learning  not only how to make a richly textured balanced corespun yarn, but also to spin in objects such as feathers, locks,  beads and fabric strips to the yarn.  Particular attention will be given to spinning yarns that are balanced and usable as well as fun and creative.  

Prerequisites:  Students should have some previous wheel spinning experience and be comfortable producing a basic yarn.

Melissa can be reached for questions at melissa@wildharefiber.com 

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks has been crazy for yarn and fiber since early childhood, and has pursued her love of fiber arts full time since 2008 as the owner/fiber artist at Wild Hare Fiber Studio (www.wildharefiber.com) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.   | | A graduate of Duke University, Melissa has taught numerous classes and workshops, particularly in creative spinning and fiber preparation, at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, John... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Rag Weaving - Thurs., AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Reviving a craft rooted in the simplicity and resourcefulness of families in the 1800’s, we combine our handmade wooden looms with strips of fabric to create beautiful and functional pieces. This simple technique involves using old sheets, saved fabric, flannel and cotton shirts and other clothing, polar fleece, wool, and chenille bedspreads and tearing them into strips and making trivets, placemats, mug rugs, table runners, chair pads, table squares, and throw rugs for your home. 

Rag weaving is enjoyable and relaxing and is easy to master for all skill levels. During the workshop, you will knot your fabric, warp the loom, and then hand weave a lovely trivet for your kitchen. No previous experience is necessary and there is NO sewing involved.   

Participants will weave sitting in chairs, leaning the looms against the tables while balancing them on their laps.

All skill levels welcome.

Cindy and Katie can be reached by emailing primitivestuff@rochester.rr.com with any questions.  

Instructors
avatar for Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Combined, Katie and Cindy have 71 years as public school teachers and administrators. They met when they were assistant principals in the same high school in Rochester, New York. Cindy made the first loom in the fall of 2000 after Katie saw one on display at a fabric store in Ohio. Katie made the first placemat on that loom. | | Although they have had many requests to produce different fabric products, it is their belief that... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Shawl Pins, Key Chains and Everything in Between - AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You will be amazed at the unlimited potential of working in wire! Geared for those who want to try something that doesn't require a big investment, this class promises to convince you that with a few tools and a few skills there is no limit to what you can make. After this class you can make that birthday gift before you head to the party. The longer class allows for time to experiment with various gauges of copper, bronze and nickel. A quick demonstration on ear wire making allows would be earring makers to fabricate their own findings.

Tool basics, ergonomic tool usage and a few lines on safety get the student on the road to making an unlimited selection of projects from shawl pins, buttons, zipper pulls, cable needle necklaces and a simple necklace design that doubles as a closure for bags of cookies or chips. Students are encouraged to go off on their own directions. I promise a plethora of project samples.
No Experience Necessary!
Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
GS Room

9:00am

Abstract Needle Felted Art
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 6 hour workshop you will create 4 small abstract works of needle felted art.  Each will be 4 inches square. 

From simple to complex, it’s your choice. We will begin by creating one together as a group, which will allow novices to learn the basics of needle felting. The remaining 3 will be your own designs. All 4 will be your own choice of colors. We will have 63 colors of roving to choose from. The supplies will include 4 pre-stretched canvases for you to mount your work on as well as a miniature wooden easel. Then you can display them in your own rotating exhibit.   

Needle felting uses a barbed needle to embed wool roving through a background fabric. It’s possible to achieve paint-like effects with wool and a needle. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of needle felters, as well as all level of artists. I’ll have examples of abstract art and suggestions to get you going.

Experience Level:  novice to expert

Lyn can be emailed at lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Chevron Stitched Orb Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will lay up a “cathead” base and weave with a chase weave using a round and a flat weaver. Shaping a round basket will be taught. Round reed dyed accent will be taught using a three rod wale technique. Rim fitting, scarfing and double lashing will be taught. 

Students will be able to personalize their basket by stitching on the three rod wale accent for a decorative finish on this useful basket.

Some work will be done standing but mostly sitting.  Please note that your hands will be in and out of water.

Basket dimensions: 13”D x 10”H

Contact Wendy with any questions by emailing wendygj@gmail.com.  

Experience level: workshop is appropriate for all levels


Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy G. Jensen Baskets
Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities, as well as her home studio. Her work has most recently been published in Lark Books “500 Baskets”. She has also been chosen for Early American Life’s... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Naturally Dyeing Silk
Limited Capacity seats available

One day intensive dye workshop using natural dye extracts.  

We will begin with a short discussion of dye theory as it applies to both chemical and natural dyes.  Dye extracts will be mixed in a 1% equivalent stock solution for mixing colors. We will dye in a gradated series using 4-5 dye extracts and a natural ferment indigo vat to create a pallet of colors.   

Students will produce approximately 150 color samples using an alum mordant on several silk yarns to include bombyx, tussah and raw fiber contents.   

Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast.  Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns.   Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.

Experience: All levels.  This is not a difficult class for beginners.

Note this class will be in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.

Jane can be contacted by emailing jane@brigidsfarm.com

Instructors
avatar for Jane Woodhouse

Jane Woodhouse

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles.  | | She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio but... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Resist Feltmaking: Basic Hat
Limited Capacity seats available

Seamless 3 dimensional wet feltmaking techniques offer limitless opportunities in the area of wearable art and you can begin that journey with this workshop.

We will learn this technique through the creation of a felted hat.  Embellishment and finishing techniques will also be discussed.

Wet Feltmaking experience helpful but not required.  

Please note that you will be working in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.


Email Cynthia at cynthia@artifelt.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Cynthia Mollenkopf

Cynthia Mollenkopf

Felting is the process of compressing fibers into a non-woven fabric. In wet felting, water, soap, rubbing and rolling are used to entangle the fibers and create both a physical and chemical bond. In needle felting, barbed needles are used to create a physical tangle of fibers. The Art of Feltmaking is the creation of objects during the felting process.   | | Cynthia creates 2D and 3D art objects and wearables most commonly from... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Steeks Without Fear - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wondered what steeking really is and how it could make your knitting easier?  Take this workshop and conquer steeking! 

After choosing your colorway, you will knit a steeked wrist warmer using traditional Shetland yarns and techniques. We will cover “tangle free” stranded knitting, corrugated ribbing, chart reading, securing the steek, picking up along cut edges and finishing. Kit will include enough yarn to complete a pair of wrist warmers.   

Email Donna with any questions at treeoflife@metrocast.net.

Skill Level Open to all who are comfortable with double-point needles.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publications such as Interweave Knits and Spin Off and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep and a... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

The class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on an upright loom.  Navajo weavings are internationally known for their unique designs & techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool.  

Participants will learn basic weaving techniques on a prepared warp using 100% wool weft that will be provided.  

No prior weaving experience is necessary.  

If you have any questions, please contact Marilou by email at mrischultz@msn.com.

Instructors
avatar for Marilou Schultz

Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies
Marilou Schultz, is a renowned Navajo weaver from the Navajo Nation, specialized in both traditional and contemporary weavings using handspun Navajo Churro.  She likes to experiments with her designs as well as in the dyeing of the yarns.  Marilou participates in the annual SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM as well as the Heard Indian Fair, Phx, AZ; Maryland Sheep & Wool, New York Sheep & Wool, and the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool.  She is... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

V Wrap Shawl - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Create a cozy felt wrap.  Learn a unique layout technique employing a template to wet felt a stylish, versatile Merino wool wrap that can be worn a variety of ways.  

Make yours casual or elegant by your choice of color and embellishing fiber.  This is a great project for experimenting with color and surface design.    Unlike a knitted shawl, this felt wrap is rugged and can be worn without fear of pulling a stitch.  It has a clever shape that allows it to be worn tied in the front, thrown over your shoulders, tucked inside a coat collar, or worn asymmetrically.  

I have worn mine for everything from dinner out to wrapped around my face to keep warm on a Girl Scout camping trip!   

NOTE:  We will working standing in a heated tent with lots of water. Please wear shoes that are comfy to stand in, and sleeves you can push up to stay dry. Dress in layers for comfort.

For all levels of experience

Questions for Robin?  Email her at luckystonefelt@gmail.com. 

Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally known “inventor” of nuno felt.  | | Robin continued her study with many master feltmakers. As her felting experience grew, so did her itch to... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Wild Basketry: Coiling with Grasses, Cattails, and Leaves - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever looked around outside and wondered what you could make with the abundance of natural materials growing in your yard? In this workshop you will learn how to take grasses, cattails, daylily leaves, and so many other natural materials and create coiled baskets. 

Coiling is an ancient and versatile basketry technique used all over the world to create beautiful vessels that can be either decorative or functional. During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of local materials and then use them to create a unique basket. 

Cattails, grasses, ornamental foliage, daylily leaves and several other locally harvested plants will be provided for students to make their basket. If you are excited about using found natural materials to create art and learning a fun and unique new skill, then join us! 

Everyone will leave with a basket, the skills to create more pieces in the future, and inspiration to explore your local landscape. 

This class is appropriate for students at any level. Some hand strength and dexterity is required.

We will be working with your hands in and out of water.  

Any questions for Katie?  Email her at  katiegroveart@gmail.com.  

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 9am-4pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Dyeing with Acid Dyes - TWO Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Weavers, Knitters, Feltmakers and Spinners! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of using WashFast Acid Dyes on wool and other animal fibers. 

You will explore solid shade dyeing and direct application (hand painting) on wool, enabling you to create your own hand-dyed yarns and fibers to spin, knit, felt and weave with. Lectures, demonstrations and samples will supplement the hands-on portion of this workshop.   

Level of Experience
 - Beginner

We will be working in a tent with dyes and water.   

Reach Vicki with any questions by emailing vickijensen53@gmail.com.

Instructors
avatar for Vicki Jensen

Vicki Jensen

Vicki Jensen is the Classroom Coordinator and Lab Manager for PRO Chemical & Dye. She earned her MFA in Fibers from Arizona State University and completed a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  | | Her teaching experience includes weaving, spinning, and quilting guilds around the United States. Her ikat resist dyed textiles, indigo-dyed shibori, art quilts and felting have been in many juried and invitational exhibitions... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - Friday October 14, 2016 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

12:00pm

Entries Received for Fleece Show and Sale - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca - NOON-3pm
Register online: http://www.sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/fleece-sale/
Registration end date will be October 10th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Thursday October 13, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Livestock penning
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 14th to 8AM on the 16th.

Thursday October 13, 2016 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

1:00pm

Beginning Wheel Spinning - PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn. Guaranteed!  

Here is your chance.  Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together. You will make yarn right before your eyes.  

You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy a small take home sample of Shetland fiber for later spinning.  All you need to bring is patience and excitement! 

Experience: none

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Circle Weaving - Thurs. PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Circular weaving is portable, creative and flexible!  In this class, we will needle weave on a circular  loom frame that is warped by simple wrapping technique.  Students will learn a variety of weft stitches, and incorporate textured yarns, beads, locks and other embellishments in their work, which can be used as wall hangings or made into bags, hats, garments, home furnishings, etc.   Instruction will be provided for transforming your woven circle into a hat.  An easy, creative and fun way to weave!

Prerequisites:  No previous weaving experience needed.  In order to transform the woven medallion into a hat, student will need basic knitting or crocheting ability. (Most of the knitting or crocheting  to finish the hat will be finished outside class: focus of the class is on creating the woven medallion.)

Have questions?  Melissa can be reached at melissa@wildharefiber.com 

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks has been crazy for yarn and fiber since early childhood, and has pursued her love of fiber arts full time since 2008 as the owner/fiber artist at Wild Hare Fiber Studio (www.wildharefiber.com) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.   | | A graduate of Duke University, Melissa has taught numerous classes and workshops, particularly in creative spinning and fiber preparation, at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, John... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Fair Isle 101 - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn traditional methods of Fair Isle knitting while you knit a headband.

Not all 2 color stranded work is Fair Isle.  Long ago and far away on a small island off the northern coast of Scotland lived some knitters who raised the bar on 2 color stranded work.  Travel back in time with me to learn about how and why they developed their particular techniques for this important work.  Learn how their techniques helped to make the work go faster and easier while you knit a head band. Continental knitting, corrugated ribbing, catching floats will all be covered as well as the history of Fair Isle Knitting.

Skill level:  Ability to knit and purl

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and spinners.  Nancy is a free lance book writer and designer.  She has 2 published books as well as... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Fast & FAB Crochet Rag Rugs - CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Premiering at Rhinebeck!!

Grab your old sheets, t-shirts, and fabric scraps and transform them into cozy one-of-a-kind home décor projects. Nothing is as cozy as a handmade crochet rag rug beneath your toes… and now you can learn to make them for yourself! All it takes are the most basic of crochet stitches, chain and single crochet, and you can make your own little piece of Americana home décor.   

We will start by learning to cut old sheets, t-shirts, and fabric scraps and put them together using a no-sew joining technique. Then we'll move on to how to make shapes like circles, ellipses, and strips using two simple crochet stitches: the chain, and the single crochet. In the end, you'll have small sample projects you can either finish off or add on to after class to create a larger home décor piece.   

We'll bring the big hooks and fabric scraps… we'll have a FAB time and you'll leave with a new treasure for your home!     

Goals:
        
  • Learn the no-sew technique for making continuous fabric strips       
    Learn the base stitches: chain and single crochet        
  • Make 3 shapes: Circle, ellipse, rectangle 
  • Complete small sample projects you can add on to after class
Skills Required: No previous crochet experience is necessary.

Please note:  
This class will be held in a heated tent.

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

1:00pm

Rag Weaving - Thurs., PM
Limited Capacity seats available

Reviving a craft rooted in the simplicity and resourcefulness of families in the 1800’s, we combine our handmade wooden looms with strips of fabric to create beautiful and functional pieces. This simple technique involves using old sheets, saved fabric, flannel and cotton shirts and other clothing, polar fleece, wool, and chenille bedspreads and tearing them into strips and making trivets, placemats, mug rugs, table runners, chair pads, table squares, and throw rugs for your home. 

Rag weaving is enjoyable and relaxing and is easy to master for all skill levels. During the workshop, you will knot your fabric, warp the loom, and then hand weave a lovely trivet for your kitchen. No previous experience is necessary and there is NO sewing involved.   

Participants will weave sitting in chairs, leaning the looms against the tables while balancing them on their laps.

All skill levels welcome.

Cindy and Katie can be reached by emailing primitivestuff@rochester.rr.com with any questions.  


Instructors
avatar for Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Combined, Katie and Cindy have 71 years as public school teachers and administrators. They met when they were assistant principals in the same high school in Rochester, New York. Cindy made the first loom in the fall of 2000 after Katie saw one on display at a fabric store in Ohio. Katie made the first placemat on that loom. | | Although they have had many requests to produce different fabric products, it is their belief that... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Shawl Pins, Key Chains and Everything in Between - PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You will be amazed at the unlimited potential of working in wire! Geared for those who want to try something that doesn't require a big investment, this class promises to convince you that with a few tools and a few skills there is no limit to what you can make. After this class you can make that birthday gift before you head to the party. The longer class allows for time to experiment with various gauges of copper, bronze and nickel. A quick demonstration on ear wire making allows would be earring makers to fabricate their own findings.

Tool basics, ergonomic tool usage and a few lines on safety get the student on the road to making an unlimited selection of projects from shawl pins, buttons, zipper pulls, cable needle necklaces and a simple necklace design that doubles as a closure for bags of cookies or chips. Students are encouraged to go off on their own directions. I promise a plethora of project samples.
No Experience Necessary!
Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
GS Room
 
Friday, October 14
 

7:30am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Friday October 14, 2016 7:30am - 10:30pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Fiber Contest Entries Received 'til NOON
Drop off your Fiber Contest entries in Bldg D

Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Artful Plying - Fri. AM
Limited Capacity seats available

If you can spin and ply, you're ready to tackle these  fun and  creative plying techniques: spirals,  beehive coils, supercoils,  chain plying,  and adding beads to yarn when plying.  We will work with a variety of fiber preparations, with an emphasis both on creativity and technique.  

Prerequisites:  Students should be able to spin and ply a basic yarn without difficulty.  Suitable for confident beginners and beyond.

Questions?  Contact Melissa directly at melissa@wildharefiber.com 

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks has been crazy for yarn and fiber since early childhood, and has pursued her love of fiber arts full time since 2008 as the owner/fiber artist at Wild Hare Fiber Studio (www.wildharefiber.com) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.   | | A graduate of Duke University, Melissa has taught numerous classes and workshops, particularly in creative spinning and fiber preparation, at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, John... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn. Guaranteed!  

Here is your chance.  Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together. You will make yarn right before your eyes.  

You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy a small take home sample of Shetland fiber for later spinning.  All you need to bring is patience and excitement! 

Experience: none

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Birches - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This cheery 19” x 11” wall hanging could grace your home all year long. Although technically these are birches in the autumn, the lovely yellow would add cheer to any winter and fit right in during spring as well. 

This is a great project to learn needle felting art. Two dimensional needle felting is a simple method of embedding wool roving through a background with barbed needles. The painterly look is all about how you layer the roving and how much you use. It will all become clear during this 3 hour workshop.   

There is plenty of room under the trees for a sheep or two if you desire. I considered that option but felt these birches were simply lovely on their own.   

All levels of student are welcome, from novice to expert. 

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Rag Weaving - Fri., AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Reviving a craft rooted in the simplicity and resourcefulness of families in the 1800’s, we combine our handmade wooden looms with strips of fabric to create beautiful and functional pieces. This simple technique involves using old sheets, saved fabric, flannel and cotton shirts and other clothing, polar fleece, wool, and chenille bedspreads and tearing them into strips and making trivets, placemats, mug rugs, table runners, chair pads, table squares, and throw rugs for your home. 

Rag weaving is enjoyable and relaxing and is easy to master for all skill levels. During the workshop, you will knot your fabric, warp the loom, and then hand weave a lovely trivet for your kitchen. No previous experience is necessary and there is NO sewing involved.   

Participants will weave sitting in chairs, leaning the looms against the tables while balancing them on their laps.

All skill levels welcome.

Cindy and Katie can be reached by emailing primitivestuff@rochester.rr.com with any questions.  


Instructors
avatar for Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Combined, Katie and Cindy have 71 years as public school teachers and administrators. They met when they were assistant principals in the same high school in Rochester, New York. Cindy made the first loom in the fall of 2000 after Katie saw one on display at a fabric store in Ohio. Katie made the first placemat on that loom. | | Although they have had many requests to produce different fabric products, it is their belief that... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Shawl Pins, Key Chains and Everything in Between - AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You will be amazed at the unlimited potential of working in wire! Geared for those who want to try something that doesn't require a big investment, this class promises to convince you that with a few tools and a few skills there is no limit to what you can make. After this class you can make that birthday gift before you head to the party. The longer class allows for time to experiment with various gauges of copper, bronze and nickel. A quick demonstration on ear wire making allows would be earring makers to fabricate their own findings.

Tool basics, ergonomic tool usage and a few lines on safety get the student on the road to making an unlimited selection of projects from shawl pins, buttons, zipper pulls, cable needle necklaces and a simple necklace design that doubles as a closure for bags of cookies or chips. Students are encouraged to go off on their own directions. I promise a plethora of project samples.
No Experience Necessary!
Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
GS Room

9:00am

Socks to Dye for – No Stripes - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Even the best variegated yarns can cause striping and pooling.  Learn why that happens and how to dye a yarn that will not stripe or pool.

Some handpainted yarns can result in uneven striping or pooling. Students will learn why this happens and then, how to dye a yarn that blends all the colors beautifully with no striping. Yarn appropriate for socks will be used. 

Skill Level:  Willingness to get messy and have FUN!

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and spinners.  Nancy is a free lance book writer and designer.  She has 2 published books as well as... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Wash & Dye: An Exploration Into the Effects that Wool Shampoos Have on Dyes - Fri AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is a great way to try washing and dying unprocessed fleece for the first time or, for the more experienced, to try something new.

From the the natural soap methods of the Fermentation Suint Method (FSM) and innovative cosmetic grade shampoos designed to brilliantly absorb dye, there are a lot of options for washing fleece.

In this explorational workshop, we will begin with 3 unwashed breed samples that will each be cleaned using a variety of commercial wool scours. A discussion of the benefits of the FSM and instruction for trying it at home will also be covered.. Once clean, our samples will be split up and dyed for comparison. Emphasis will be placed on note taking and instructional accuracy to achieve repeatable results. 

Level of Experience: All levels

Emily can be emailed at bricolagestudios@gmail.com with any questions. 

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewelry and hand dyed fiber goods for her business, Bricolage Studios, and teaches classes and workshops both locally and throughout the United States in spinning, fiber... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Entries Received for Fleece Show and Sale - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca 9am-4pm
Register online: http://www.sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/fleece-sale/
Registration end date will be October 10th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Design It! Custom Designed Garment from Start to Finish - CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

If you've ever wanted to start from scratch to complete a pattern for yourself (or anyone else for that matter!) this is the class for you!   

Cardi, pullover, tank or tee, we will start at the very beginning of the design process to create a pattern template by selecting the best shapes that fit different body types and sizes.   

Next, we will add style elements like sleeve length, shaping, neckline, and trim treatments.   

Once we have the shapes we want, we will move on to plugging in the numbers from your body measurements into your template for a custom fit.   

As we work, you will learn elements of designing a pattern such as: 

  • how to take correct body measurements   
  • how to determine the best shapes and fit for different body types   
  • how to create fabrics that function properly for the design you are creating
  • the basic math needed to calculate stitches and rows per inch and how to make those numbers fit your template
  • basic math for sizing your pattern based on sts and rows per inch and your chosen stitch pattern  
  • turn those numbers into a pattern you can work from!  
When we are finished, you will have a working template that you can use to create garments using any pattern stitch you choose.

Bottom line: You will leave this class with a pattern template you can use to make a custom fit crochet or knit garments for yourself… or anyone else for that matter! WOOHOO!!

Skills Required: Must know how to read a written pattern and should have a basic understanding of how a garment is put together (i.e. A garment is made up of separate parts that are put together to make one finished wearable.)  

Please note:  This class will be in a heated tent.

Have questions for Shannon and Jason?  Email them at shibaguyz@shibaguyz.com.
           
      "Exciting!  Want to go home and design my first sweater!"
                    Sharon K. - 2015 Workshop attendee

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Moody Blues - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

One day intensive dye workshop using natural dye extracts.  

For this class we will be using a wide variety of dyestuffs along with indigo to produce a palette of complex blues, greens, purples and turquoise/teals.  Indigo is the primary basis for this class that will use a natural vat to dye and overdye wool/mohair yarn samples.  Our color range, while limited to one particular section of the color wheel, will explore both bright and intense as well as subtle and muted hues.  We will layer 2 and 3 colors to build a formula base and develop skill working with indigo to produce approximately 50 color samples 

Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast.  Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns.   Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.

Experience: All levels.  This is not a difficult class for beginners.

Please note this class will be held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.

Jane can be reached at jane@brigidsfarm.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Jane Woodhouse

Jane Woodhouse

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles.  | | She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio but... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Random Weave Egg Basket with Fabric and Vines - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This basket is a fiber lover’s dream! You will make a traditional Appalachian style egg basket with a twist– fabric and yarn will be incorporated amongst natural vines to create a fun and colorful look. 

We will start with a grapevine frame with 3-point lashing and then use random weave techniques to give the basket a soft but sturdy construction. I will share techniques for creating well-woven random weave while also maintaining a balanced look. There is a lot of room for your individuality to shine in this basket and I encourage you to bring fabrics and yarn that you love to incorporate into the basket. You will go home with a finished basket, instructions to create many more, and inspiration to continue weaving.

This class is appropriate for students at any level. Some hand strength is required.


We will be working with your hands in and out of water.   

Katie can be reached by emailing katiegroveart@gmail.com with any questions.  

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Resist Feltmaking: Purse
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructors
avatar for Cynthia Mollenkopf

Cynthia Mollenkopf

Felting is the process of compressing fibers into a non-woven fabric. In wet felting, water, soap, rubbing and rolling are used to entangle the fibers and create both a physical and chemical bond. In needle felting, barbed needles are used to create a physical tangle of fibers. The Art of Feltmaking is the creation of objects during the felting process.   | | Cynthia creates 2D and 3D art objects and wearables most commonly from... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Spinning for a Purpose - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of spinning the same old yarn? 

In this popular workshop you will learn to adapt your spinning so that when you sit at the wheel you feel confidant that you will be able to spin the yarns you desire for your projects. This class will teach you how to get repeatable results. Fleece characteristics, various preparations (commercial and hand prepared), drafting methods, spinning a consistent yarn and plying will be covered.   

Contact Donna by emailing treeoflife@metrocast.net with any questions.

Proficiency Level: Open to all who can spin a yarn.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publications such as Interweave Knits and Spin Off and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep and a... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Twilled Muffin Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will lay out a “spoked” base using flat stakes. A continuous weave will be used to start this basket. The stakes are split and the weave will continue up the sides of the basket with a 2/2 twill pattern. Shaping techniques will be taught as the sides are woven. Rim fitting, scarfing and a decorative “braided” lash will be taught. Great basket for your sock project.

Some work will be done standing but mostly sitting.  Please note that your hands will be in and out of water.

Basket dimensions: 10”D x 4”H

Please email Wendy at wendygj@gmail.com with any questions.    

Experience level:  workshop is  appropriate for all levels

Instructors
avatar for Wendy Jensen

Wendy Jensen

Wendy G. Jensen Baskets
Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years. She exhibits her work at juried craft shows and galleries nationally. She also teaches basketmaking at many craft schools, museums, and private facilities, as well as her home studio. Her work has most recently been published in Lark Books “500 Baskets”. She has also been chosen for Early American Life’s... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 9am-4pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Fleece Felt Mats - TWO DAY
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a workshop for the pet lover, or any one who likes to create!  This fun felting technique makes the most of long wool fleece to create a felt that retains it's characteristic luster and curl.  Our goal is to free up the felting process; avoid the tedious, methodical layout required in traditional flat felt, and have fun!   

Make a rugged wool mat to protect your furniture, provide a favorite pet a cozy napping place, or add a touch of earthy texture to your home.  Toss it in your car, on your couch or floor.  The mat makes a nice throw even if you don't have pets.  This is not a felt that replicates a raw fleece, but it does have beautiful texture.   

We will be wet felting with uncarded, long wool fibers in natural, undyed colors to create our pieces.  It is a very tactile,fragrant experience, and beginner friendly!  If you have never felted with long wool, you will find it behaves differently than Merino.  The technique you'll learn will be useful for felting any of the medium to coarse wool breeds.  (My Bedlington Terrier Olive loves her fleece felt mat.)   

A degree of physical stamina will be required in this workshop to produce a quality, dense felt. We will work standing up.   

NOTE: We will be working in a heated tent with lots of water.  Please wear shoes that are comfy to stand in, and sleeves you can push up to stay dry. Dress in layers for comfort

For all levels of experience

Questions?  Email Robin at  luckystonefelt@gmail.com.  

       "Unique, physical, amazing, awe inspiring"
                      Student from 2015 Workshop


Materials Information

Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally known “inventor” of nuno felt.  | | Robin continued her study with many master feltmakers. As her felting experience grew, so did her itch to... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - Saturday October 15, 2016 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

12:00pm

Exhibitor Setup Barn 27 'til 8pm
Friday October 14, 2016 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

1:00pm

Bred Ewe Sale Show Begins
This is the Show for all of the buyers to check out before they head into the Auction to make their bids. It's where you can see what you want to get at the Sale/Auction, happening tomorrow.

NEW in 2016 - an equipment auction will follow the Bred Ewe Sale. For more info, contact festivalinfo@sheepandwool.com


Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

1:00pm

Beginning Wheel Spinning - PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn. Guaranteed!  

Here is your chance.  Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together. You will make yarn right before your eyes.  

You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy a small take home sample of Shetland fiber for later spinning.  All you need to bring is patience and excitement! 

Experience: none

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Bird in Branches - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You will make this lovely work of art during this half day workshop. This piece uses a method most needle felters haven’t considered  before.  The Purple Finches are needle felted onto wool fabric, then cut out and hand stitched to the silk which is pre-embroidered with the branches. We will mat your piece before you leave so that it is ready for framing. The finished art is 9 ½ “ x 7 ½ “, once matted it will measure 14” x 11”. 

Needle felting uses a barbed needle to embed wool roving through a background fabric. You need to be able to work in small detail for this project but all levels of experience are welcome from novice to expert. The hand sewing can be accomplished by even a non-sewer, so don’t let that frighten you. 

Experience Level:  novice to expert

Email Lyn with any questions at lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Rag Weaving - Fri., PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Reviving a craft rooted in the simplicity and resourcefulness of families in the 1800’s, we combine our handmade wooden looms with strips of fabric to create beautiful and functional pieces. This simple technique involves using old sheets, saved fabric, flannel and cotton shirts and other clothing, polar fleece, wool, and chenille bedspreads and tearing them into strips and making trivets, placemats, mug rugs, table runners, chair pads, table squares, and throw rugs for your home. 

Rag weaving is enjoyable and relaxing and is easy to master for all skill levels. During the workshop, you will knot your fabric, warp the loom, and then hand weave a lovely trivet for your kitchen. No previous experience is necessary and there is NO sewing involved.   

Participants will weave sitting in chairs, leaning the looms against the tables while balancing them on their laps.

All skill levels welcome.

Cindy and Katie can be reached by emailing primitivestuff@rochester.rr.com with any questions.  


Instructors
avatar for Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Cindy Campbell/Katie Mason

Primitive Stuff - Combined, Katie and Cindy have 71 years as public school teachers and administrators. They met when they were assistant principals in the same high school in Rochester, New York. Cindy made the first loom in the fall of 2000 after Katie saw one on display at a fabric store in Ohio. Katie made the first placemat on that loom. | | Although they have had many requests to produce different fabric products, it is their belief that... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Shawl Pins, Key Chains and Everything in Between - PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You will be amazed at the unlimited potential of working in wire! Geared for those who want to try something that doesn't require a big investment, this class promises to convince you that with a few tools and a few skills there is no limit to what you can make. After this class you can make that birthday gift before you head to the party. The longer class allows for time to experiment with various gauges of copper, bronze and nickel. A quick demonstration on ear wire making allows would be earring makers to fabricate their own findings.

Tool basics, ergonomic tool usage and a few lines on safety get the student on the road to making an unlimited selection of projects from shawl pins, buttons, zipper pulls, cable needle necklaces and a simple necklace design that doubles as a closure for bags of cookies or chips. Students are encouraged to go off on their own directions. I promise a plethora of project samples.
No Experience Necessary!
Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
GS Room

1:00pm

Socks to Dye For – Stripes! - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Dye your own self striping sock yarn using a bit of math. 

How do they make those self striping socks? The commercial yarn industry uses computers, but knowing the gauge of the knitted yarn, mathematically it can be determined how much yarn to dye for any number of rows. In this class, using a calculator and graph paper, you will design your self striping socks, then dye the yarn to make it happen.

Skill Level:  Willingness to get messy and have FUN!

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and spinners.  Nancy is a free lance book writer and designer.  She has 2 published books as well as... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Wheel Navigation - Fri PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

It can take years to fully understand how all of the parts of your spinning wheel work.

This workshop is designed to give spinners instruction on how spin the yarns they want by gaining that understanding and implementing that knowledge. Emphasis will be placed on how ratios, different tension setups, and how changing your treadling speed can affect your spun yarn.

Various exercises to experiment with obtaining gauge will help students create samples with notes for reference. Students will also have the opportunity to try spinning on various tension systems with wheels provided by the instructor.

Level of Experience: Intermediate/Advanced spinners

Emily can be emailed at bricolagestudios@gmail.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewelry and hand dyed fiber goods for her business, Bricolage Studios, and teaches classes and workshops both locally and throughout the United States in spinning, fiber... Read More →



Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bld D

1:00pm

Photo Contest Entries Received 1pm-6pm


Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Judging - Fiber Competitions
Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Judging Fleece - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca

Friday October 14, 2016 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

5:00pm

Livestock penning
Set up all of the pens for the sheep and goats

Friday October 14, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637
 
Saturday, October 15
 

6:00am

Livestock penning until 8am - Vehicles OUT by 8:30am thankU
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 14th to 8AM on the 16th.

Saturday October 15, 2016 6:00am - 8:00am
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. You can also try to park near the Mulberry St. pedestrian entrance and use that entrance with your e-ticket. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds with your e-ticket before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Saturday October 15, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Made in the Moment - SAT 9 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
GS Room

9:00am

Bristol Ivy (9-11 Saturday)
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed's Wool people, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, Amirisu, and many more.  You can find her at www.bristolivy.com , on Twitter and at Instagram : @bristolivy. 

Authors
avatar for Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and treacher from Portland, Maine.  He work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, Amirisu, and many more. You can find her at Bristolivy.com and on Twitter, Instagram: @bristolivy.com


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Carol Suloski - Self-Striping Yarn Studio: Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self-Striping Yarn (9-12 Saturday)
Self-striping yarn is increasingly popular with crafters, but many knitters lack the knowledge to work with the yarn effectively. Carol Sulcoski's latest book begins with a comprehensive technical section that explains how to use and manipulate self-striping yarn something no previous pattern collection has offered. After reading the accessible instructions and tips, knitters will be inspired to cast on one of 24 new and original designs 11 beginner, 11 intermediate, and two advanced including shawls, scarves, sweaters, fingerless mittens, and more. Featured designers include Fiona Ellis, Brooke Nico, Sandi Rosner, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton and more.
Part of Lark s Yarn Studio series, which includes "Sock Yarn Studio" and "Lace Yarn Studio."

Authors
avatar for Carol Sulcoski

Carol Sulcoski

Authors, Self-Striping Yarn Studio : Sweaters, Scarves and Hats Designed for Self Stripping Yarns
Carol Sulcoski is a former attorney who left the practice of law when her oldest child was born. She learned to knit as a child, and returned to the craft as an adult. Today she juggles several roles in the knitting industry as designer, writer, handdyer and teacher.                 Carol’s foray into knit design began when she started modifying patterns as she knit them. She then began creating her... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Dora Ohrenstein - Top-Down Crochet Sweaters (9-12 Saturday)
Top-Down Crochet Sweaters
Working a garment from the top down is a popular knitting technique, and now, with Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, designer Dora Ohrenstein opens up the technique to crocheters, offering them the chance to unpack and explore all the beautiful possibilities available with top-down crochet garments. After a thorough workshop on the top-down technique — with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs — Ohrenstein presents 14 sweater patterns. Two versions of each sweater are made with different yarns, usually in a different gauge, with options for six different sizes and variations in style. With options for several different necklines, silhouettes, lengths, and other stylistic elements, plus unique stitches to optimize shaping and drape, crocheters will be amazed by the stylish, contemporary designs now available for their favorite craft.



Authors
avatar for Dora Ohrenstein

Dora Ohrenstein

Authors, Top Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns With Perfect Fit
Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, author, and teacher. She is the author of Top-Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, which is being hailed as a must-have resource by the crochet community. Ohrenstein’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and many other print and online... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn. Guaranteed!  

Here is your chance.  Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together. You will make yarn right before your eyes.  

You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy a small take home sample of Shetland fiber for later spinning.  All you need to bring is patience and excitement! 

Experience: none

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Falling Leaves Scarf - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Needle felt falling leaves on a thick black menton scarf as your handmade momento of NYSS&WF 2016. Needle felting is an easy to learn decorative felting using barbed needles and colorful wool roving. It’s surprislingly simple and fun. Using a mixture of stencils and free-hand methods, your scarf should be completed in this three hour workshop. 

Experience Level:  novice to expert

Lyn will answer your questions via email:  lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Fully Functional Felted Forms: Felt-encased Glass Vessels - Sat AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Felted vessels are beautiful: rich colors, textural surface treatments, and the warmth and earthiness of wool combine to make an extraordinary piece of art.  Yet, even with a stiffener they do not hold water.  In order to make a vessel that is fully functional a vase must be encased in the felt.  

In this introductory workshop each student will create a vessel that fully or partially covers a 10” glass cylinder.  Merino roving, silk, and various other fibers create a surface that is sophisticated yet durable!  

This workshop will cover wet-felting basics but is also a great refresher for felters with some experience.

This workshop will be held in a heated tent, your hands will be in and out of water and you will be standing for most of the class.


Email contact:  Tebbetts@aol.com

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques, Carolann focuses her teaching on the flat resist method for vessels and handbags. During the school year she teaches visual art at the high school level in central... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Quick & Easy Weaving on the Go! - CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Premiering at Rhinebeck!!

Are you into instant gratification? Do you love the feeling of accomplishment when finishing a small project? Have you thought about learning how to weave but it seemed too complicated and takes up too much space? Looking for the perfect project for that small amount of special yarn you have in your stash? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have the class for you!   

The Zoom Loom by Schacht is a Pin Style loom made especially for easy, on-the-go weaving projects that anyone can do in their spare time with their random ends of yarn. Throughout this class we will teach you everything you need to know to use the Zoom Loom; from selecting what yarns work best, to quick techniques for basic and more intricate woven patterns, all the way to joining your individual woven blocks together to make afghan, pillows, baskets, works of art… the possibilities are endless!   

If you have yarn ends left from special projects and just can't find the perfect use for them, this weaving style is for you. And hand spinners will love how far small lengths of your special yarn will go to create stunning blocks for building FAB projects. By the time you leave we’ll have you using those precious bits of leftover yarn from your stash to make woven blocks for all kinds of projects! 

Goals:       
  • Learn the basic Zoom Loom square      
  • Learn more intricate patterns for stunning results        
  • Learn joining techniques for creating larger projects
Skills Required: No previous experience with weaving is necessary. This is a beginner class.

Please note:  This workshop will be held in a heated tent.

Questions?  Contact Shannon and Jason at shibaguyz@shibaguyz.com

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Rug Hooking 101 - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of rug hooking. Students will learn to pull up cut strips of wool, using a hook, into a backing to create a small mat suitable for a mug rug. Learning the technique of pulling loops, we will see our design come to life.
Once you have mastered this process, you will be able to hook a rug of your own design in the future. You are only limited by your own creativeness.

No experience is required.

Maureen can be reached for questions by emailing maureenrugar@gmail.com.

"Fantastic & worthwhile" - Kathleen K, 2015 Workshop participant

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Spinning for Socks - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Why spin for socks? Socks only require about 4 oz of fiber, they are a great way to experiment with color, fibers and patterns, oh and yes -  they are comfortable, durable and beautiful! Nothing compares to a handspun, hand knit sock! 

In this workshop we will spin and ply different wools and blends, discuss what makes a good sock yarn and why.   

Donna can be emailed at treeoflife@metrocast.net with any questions.    

Proficiency Level:
 Open to all who can spin a yarn.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publications such as Interweave Knits and Spin Off and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep and a... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

The Magic of Indigo - Sat. AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructors
avatar for Vicki Jensen

Vicki Jensen

Vicki Jensen is the Classroom Coordinator and Lab Manager for PRO Chemical & Dye. She earned her MFA in Fibers from Arizona State University and completed a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  | | Her teaching experience includes weaving, spinning, and quilting guilds around the United States. Her ikat resist dyed textiles, indigo-dyed shibori, art quilts and felting have been in many juried and invitational exhibitions... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Wired to the Core: Spinning Wirecore Yarns - Sat AM
Limited Capacity seats available

In this one day workshop we will learn how spin and create with yarn that uses wire as its core.

Techniques to be covered include basic core spinning around wire and the tricks required to successfully create a flexible yarn while also adding beehive coils, cocoons and more.

We will also be using wire as a plying material to create supercoiled yarns moldable yarns. Samples of finished works with completed yarns and suggestions for how to use this exciting resulting material will be emphasized.

Level of Experience: Intermediate/Advanced spinners

Emily can be emailed at bricolagestudios@gmail.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewelry and hand dyed fiber goods for her business, Bricolage Studios, and teaches classes and workshops both locally and throughout the United States in spinning, fiber... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Cathy Vogt - Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen (9-1 Saturday)

Cathy Vogt's business,  A Natural Chef, has worked with 100’s of clients since 1996 offering Nutrition & Wellness coaching programs, Personal Chef Services and Professional Recipe Development for companies.

Cathy’s first book; Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen- offers plant based  recipes along with nourishment practices and empowering you to change your thought patterns regarding health & nutrition.

You can find out more about her work, recipes and resources www.anaturalchef.com

Cathy is also on Instagram & Facebook


 

 



Authors
avatar for Cathy Vogt

Cathy Vogt

Author, Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen
Cathy Vogt is a professionally trained Chef and  Health & Culinary Coach, focused on educating clients on how to adopt healthier eating & lifestyle habits.  She is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Eating Psychology Coach and Breathing normalization specialist.  Cathy business,  A Natural Chef has worked with 100’s of clients since 1996 offering Nutrition & Wellness coaching programs, Personal Chef... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Edie Eckman - Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (9-1 Saturday)
Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies, Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms — plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more — there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs. 
Reach out to Edie on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram or Ravelry.                               

Authors
avatar for Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, andChristmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Judith Durant - Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables (9-2 Saturday)
Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables
Knitted cables, with their three-dimensional twists and turns, are a common element in lots of patterns -- but most patterns don’t include directions for executing them. Cable Left, Cable Right, by expert knitter Judith Durant, eliminates the mystery with detailed, in-depth instructions for creating 94 different styles of cable, from perfectly plain to fantastically fancy. Close-up photos and clear instructions teach you the techniques you need, including design options like braids, diamonds, and pretzels so you can make your cables truly one-of-a-kind. This book is the perfect companion to any knitting pattern featuring cables, giving you the information and skills to make polished, beautiful, and unique cables for any project. 



 

Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Authors, Cable Left, Cable Right : 94 Knitted Cables
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair + 2016 NATIONAL GOTLAND SHEEP SOCIETY FLEECE SHOW!
Registration end date will be October 4th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Footed Fiber Storage Basket - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Need a utilitarian yet aesthetically pleasing way to store your stash of yarn or fiber…or a method to contain all those scarves and mittens that seem to take over your hallway during the winter months?

This basket is the perfect solution!  The basket alone measures approximately 12”h x 12” w at the top.  The height including the feet and the handles is about 16.5”.   

Participants will be taught how to lay out the base and weave up the sides.  After incorporating the oak side handles, instruction will be provided on how to rim and lash the basket before inserting the feet at the end.

Level of experience – all levels

Please note:  Your hands will be in and out of water throughout the class.
Maryann can be reached to answer your questions by emailing  maryannwms@optonline.net

Instructors
avatar for Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft engaging and my twenty-five year relationship with basketmaking began.  I have increased my skills and love for baskets by seeking out and taking workshops whenever and wherever I can.  I am particularly grateful to Wendy Jensen, Joann Kelly Catsos, and Lita Leichter for getting me started... Read More →



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

9:00am

Introduction to Willow Basketry
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop you will learn how to use willow to weave strong and beautiful baskets. 

Using the techniques of two-strand twining and basic randing each participant will create a unique basic shaped basket that can be used for a multitude of purposes. Throughout the day we will cover how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare willow for weaving as well as how to propagate patches for continual use. 

Willow is a versatile and easy to use material that has been used by many cultures to create vessels for centuries. Join us for a day of laugher, community, and learning as we integrate this ancient knowledge into our lives. 

Everyone will leave with a basket, the knowledge and skill to continue weaving, and inspiration to explore the landscape. 

This class is appropriate for students at any level. Moderate hand strength is required.

We will be working with your hands in and out of water.    

Contact Katie by emailing katiegroveart@gmail.com with any questions.  

Instructors
avatar for Katie Grove

Katie Grove

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide people in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore... Read More →



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

9:00am

Resist Feltmaking: Basic Hat
Limited Capacity seats available

Seamless 3 dimensional wet feltmaking techniques offer limitless opportunities in the area of wearable art and you can begin that journey with this workshop.

We will learn this technique through the creation of a felted hat.  Embellishment and finishing techniques will also be discussed.

Wet Feltmaking experience helpful but not required.  

Please note that you will be working in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.


Email Cynthia at cynthia@artifelt.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Cynthia Mollenkopf

Cynthia Mollenkopf

Felting is the process of compressing fibers into a non-woven fabric. In wet felting, water, soap, rubbing and rolling are used to entangle the fibers and create both a physical and chemical bond. In needle felting, barbed needles are used to create a physical tangle of fibers. The Art of Feltmaking is the creation of objects during the felting process.   | | Cynthia creates 2D and 3D art objects and wearables most commonly from... Read More →



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

9:00am

SOCKS: Fair Isle Design and Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Socks in 3 or more colors! Learn 2 handed Fair Isle knitting techniques after designing your own individual adult sized sock. In the process you will learn how to fit the patterns together, chart it and then learn all the techniques to make a sock as they did in Fair Isle Scotland.  Each student will take home their completed pattern, a workbook full of patterns for future use, and a partially completed sock.

Skill Level: Sock knitting experience,  have worked knitting “in the round”.

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and spinners.  Nancy is a free lance book writer and designer.  She has 2 published books as well as... Read More →



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

9:00am

Wet Spinning Long-Line Louet Linen
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Instructors
DS

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
Bld D

9:00am

Workshops All Day, Half Day, Walk-In Registration - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Bobbie Groome - Journey, A Knitter's Research From Lerwick to Land's End (9-5 Saturday)
Come join Bobbie on her travels, from country to country - from Lerwick to Land's End.  Meet the charming, hardworking people and the talented knitters she met along the way.                                                                                                 Bobbie shares with you stories, memories and unique knitting techniques she acquired along her Journey, to understand the "engineering of sweaters."  
Her "thoughts" and "schools" at the end of each chapter, highlight unique knitting stitches and techniques of the respective countries.  It is an authentic history, providing insight into early knitting and its necessity of the times.

Authors
avatar for Bobbie Groome

Bobbie Groome

Authors, Journey, A Knitter's Research from Lerwick to Land's End
Bobbie Groome, 90 years young, has had a lifetime journey including travels to foreign countries and remote, barely accessible islands due to her curiosity and personal passion for wool.  A designer, lecturer and teacher, she owned the beloved and highly regarded Wool Shop in Locust Valley, NY for over 30 years.  Her designs have been featured in national consumer and craft magazines.  She offers unique "hands-on" instructions... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Iza Trapani - Gabe and Goon (9-5 Saturday)
Gabe and Goon, Iza Trapani's newest book is about a little boys who's friendship with a Monster helps him to overcome his fear of Children.  Iza came to the United States at the age of seven, and learned English in part by reading Mother Goose Rhymes. She is the author nd illustrator of many children's books including Baa, Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, The Itsy Bitsy Spider many others including Old King Cole which came out in 2015.

Authors
avatar for Iza Trapani

Iza Trapani

Authors, Gabe and Goon
I was born in Poland, and spoke only Polish when I came to the United States at the age of seven. My relatives gave me a big book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and I began to learn English as I read the poems.  | | Little did I know that someday I would be writing my own verses and making books for children.  As you can see, I still like to read.



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Jack Kelly - Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal (9-5 Saturday)
Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal illuminates the building of the Erie Canal and the historic spiritual and political upheavals that erupted along its banks. The technological marvel of its age, the canal became the scene of one of the most striking outbursts of imagination in American history. Readers encounter America's very first “crime of the century,” wild treasure hunts, searing acts of violence, a visionary cross-dresser, and a panoply of fanatics, mystics, and hoaxers.
JACK KELLY is a journalist, novelist, and historian. He received the DAR's (Daughters of the American Revolution) History Award Medal for his book Band of Giants. He grew up in the Erie Canal region and now lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
Learn more at: https://heavensditch.com/ ; https://www.facebook.com/bandofgiants/

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Jack Kelly

Authors, Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold and Murder On the Erie Canal
Jack Kelly is a journalist, novelist, and historian, whose books include "Band of Giants," which received the DAR's History Award Medal. He has contributed to "The Wall Street Journal," and other national periodicals, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. He has appeared on The History Channel and been interviewed on National Public Radio. He spent his childhood in a town in the canal corridor adjacent to Palmyra, Joseph Smith's home... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Jennifer Wood - Refined Knits : Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitwear (9 - 5 Saturday)

Elegance at the tip of your needles!

Cables and lace are special enough by themselves, but there is something graceful, even magical, about combining the two. "Refined Knits" concentrates on these two techniques, along with incredibly unique Aran Lace which combines the two, and the results are sure to impress.  Enduring Cables: discover cable-work with interesting structure in its details; Graceful Lace: explore the delicate sophistication of open-work; Elegant Aran Lace: combine lace and cables in unexpected and stunning ways.  Knitwear designer Jennifer Wood guides you through knitting these timeless, classic techniques, resulting in finished garments and accessories with a decidedly modern feel you'll treasure for years to come.


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Jennifer Wood

Authors, Refined Knits : Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitware
In the early 2000s, when my daughter was in middle school, she had to read Witch of Blackbird Pond. She was very intrigued by the descriptions of the girls knitting and wanted to learn how to knit. So I bought a book, some yarn and some needles and we both learned how to knit. She soon got bored with it, I on the other hand was completely hooked. As the years went on and I learned more, I found myself altering patterns more to my style... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Margaret Hubert - Customize Your Knitting: Adjust to Fit; Embellish to Taste (9-5 Saturday)
Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.



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Margaret Hubert

Authors, Customize Your Knitting: Adjust to Fit, Embellish to Taste
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including" Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, "and" Customize Your Knitting." She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Nancy Shaw - Sheep Go To Sleep (9-5 Saturday)
Author Nancy Shaw  has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  This year Sheep Go To Sleep, will be available in the board book and hardcover.  The tale begins with the walk home. It's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down. But no fear.  A caring and trust worthy sheepdog is there to help. What will these restless sheep need before they are ready to go to sleep?  A hug?  A blanket?  A drink of water?  Will this loving and dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?  We simply love this story and know you will too.  It's already a beloved classic, as is Sheep in a Jeep which is also making it's debut as a board book.
Visit Nancy on facebook 

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Nancy Shaw

Authors, Sheep Go To Sleep
I gobbled up books when I was growing up. I loved Half Magic, My Father's Dragon, Uncle Scrooge Comics, and many more. We didn't get a TV until I was almost finished with third grade. My family played word games on the long car trips we took, so I enjoyed fooling around with words. I studied English literature in college and graduate school.  I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Pom Pom Quarterly Designer Schedule (9-5 Saturday)
Designers Saturday | 
Bristol Ivy : 9-11; Kiyomi Burgin  & Sachiko Burgin : 11-1; Courtney Cedarholm & Sara Delaney : 1-2; Thea Colman : 2-4; Linda Dubec & Tatyana Scotce : 4-5. 




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Pom Pom Quarterly

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Designers confirmed to attend this year's Festival: Fiona Alice; Lynn Brennan; Sarah Brunenburg; Olga Buraya-Kefelian; Kiyomi Burgin; Sachiko Burgin; Courtney Cedarholm; Thea Colman; Sara Delaney; Linda Dubec; Julia Farwell-Clay; Bristol Ivy; Clare Lakewood; Paula Pereira; Gina Rockenwagner and Tatyana Scotce. Check the designer schedule to learn on which day and at what time each designer... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Rachel Coopey - Socks Yeah! (9-5 Saturday)
Rachel was taught to knit by her grandmother and mother when she was little and she’s still got the extremely long garter stitch stitch scarf to prove it! She was drawn to sock knitting when she bought 3 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn because they were so beautiful and thought I’d give knitting a pair of socks a try, she has had a pair of socks on the needles ever since!

She has published two books of sock designs (Coop Knit Socks (vols 1&2) and Coop Knit Toasty (vols. 1 &2)  worked with Knitty.com, Interweave and Twist Collective. Socks Yeah! will be out just in time for the Festival, September 2016.  Think socks are a major passion!

Please check Rachel and her work out at:Twitter https://twitter.com/coopknits ; Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/coopknits/ ; Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RachelCoopeyKnits/ ; Ravelryhttp://www.ravelry.com/designers/rachel-coopey  ; Website http://www.coopknits.co.uk



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Rachel Coopey

Authors, Socks Yeah!
Rachel was taught to knit by her grandmother and mother when she was little and she’s still got the extremely long garter stitch stitch scarf to prove it! She was drawn to sock knitting when she bought 3 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn because they were so beautiful and thought I’d give knitting a pair of socks a try, she has had a pair of socks on the needles ever since! | Visit Rachel's social network links to see more of what she's... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Susanna L. Hill - Can't Sleep Without Sheep (9-5 Saturday)
Whenever Ava can't sleep, she counts sheep. But Ava takes so long to fall asleep, it's the sheep who are growing tired - until, finally, they quit! When the sheep promise to find a replacement that Ava can count on, chaos ensues as chickens, cows, pigs, hippos and more try their hand at jumping over Ava's fence. Finding the perfectly peaceful replacement for sheep might not be so easy after all.

With irresistibly adorable art, this delightful take on a familiar sleep tactic is sure to become a bedtime favourite. https://susannahill.com/books/cant-sleep-without-sheep/

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Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
SUSANNA LEONARD HILL grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. | Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest  for her story Not Yet, Rose, First Place in the 2005 Seven Hills Contest for Writers (Children's Fiction) for 3 stories, First Place in the 2006 ... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Vernon Benjamin - The History of the Hudson River Valley From the Civil War to Modern Times (9-5 Saturday)
The History of the Hudson River Valley From the Civil War to Modern Times is the companion volume of Vernon Benjamin’s acclaimed history of the Hudson River Valley.  The two volumes, span from the post-Civil War period through the twentieth century, and into the present day. Vernon Benjamin’s magisterial first volume, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War presented nearly 250 years of the Hudson River Valley’s dynamic past with unmatched richness and detail. Now, in the final volume, Benjamin completes his account of the region by taking readers from the post-Civil War period into the present day. Here we see the formation of the great estates of the Valley, including the Rockefellers, Sunnyside, and Olana, and how the turn of the twentieth century brought a new era of growth and prosperity to the region. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes his first political steps in the New York senate during this time, and Thomas Dewey’s work as New York State governor morphed him into a viable candidate on the national political stage as well. In short, the twentieth-century Hudson River Valley was a hotbed of wealth, influence, and culture, a significant and vibrant scene of American development. By taking his narrative all the way into the post-September 11 present moment, Vernon Benjamin concludes his engaging, readable, and comprehensive history of one of America’s most significant and culturally important regions. Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times will be the definitive text on the subject for years to come.

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Vernon Benjamin

Author, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times
Vernon Benjamin is an adjunct lecturer at Marist College whose first volume, subtitled From Wilderness to the Civil War, was published in 2014. The forthcoming volume, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times, continues the detailed tapestry of the region's history, through the Gilded Age, the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Roosevelt years and the postwar period, including a concluding chapter on "Modern... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Wendy Bernard - The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 New Stitch Patterns To Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth and In The Round (9-5 Saturday)
Wendy Bernard s groundbreaking reference title Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary was the first of its kind to provide stitch patterns written for top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round constructions and readers took notice. 
Now Bernard is back with The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, which picks up where the first volume left off, adding hundreds of new stitch patterns organized similarly by type knit and purl, textured stitches, ribs, lace, and cables plus a chapter on mosaic knitting. Each chapter of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items.

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Wendy Bernard

Authors, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 New Stitch Patterns
Wendy Bernard is the author of Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary and the Custom Knits series. Her knitwear patterns have been published widely online and in print in Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines. She teaches top-down and other knitting techniques nationwide, as well as in online classes through Creativebug.com and Craftsy.com.



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

2016 Festival Art Contest Show (vote 4 your favorite) $1500 first prize!
May 1, 2016
Dear Artist,

Our contest is becoming popular. Please read the 2016 contest rules completely, especially RULES #4 and #6. In an effort to depart from past designs, we’re specifically seeking non-bordered art. The judging committee seek original, new, clever artistic renditions that appeal to both men and women. We debated our design parameters that remain important for future artists to consider when designing for this competition. 1) Ability to read everything even if printed on small and large products (mugs, 5" wide palm card, advertising, shirts). 2) Original and unique concept not reminiscent of other festival artwork in the world 3) Unisex appeal (tricky since most of our attendees are women) 4) Simple color scheme to accommodate 4 or 5 color discharge screen printing process. Art is art none-the-less, and we appreciate all of your efforts and spirit of playing the game. You can't win unless you try.  These tips should help improve previous entrants make the bar in the next attempt, which the committee strongly encourages.

We look forward to displaying the top 10 entries at this year's Festival for all to see. Good luck and have fun! Get on the special mailing list to get contest updates, changes and reminders!

- Art Contest Committee


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Photo Contest - Photos Displayed
Come see all of the photos and the winners in the various categories.


Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day

Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour

Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 38 B 41.935380, -73.904493

9:00am

NEW!! Needle Felting "tiny pictures" w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday, $14

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
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fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

NEW!! Upcycled Sweater "Puppets" Ages 7+
Project available all day, $12

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

NEW!! Wool Roving "Butterfly Mobiles" 7+
Project available all day Saturday, $12

This simple activity is sweet and quick.  Fold and pinch some roving.  Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle and hang from a  twig.  A fun decoration for your room!!!!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater Stitching: Stuffies & Pillows Ages 10+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $14

This sewing project makes use of felted wool sweaters and introduces the idea of crafting with recycled materials.  Participants have the choice of creating stuffed friends or simple patchwork pillows, hand-stitched and embellished with wool yarn and felt.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all weekend, $10

This simple, free-style embroidery project makes use of wool yarn and is great for little ones to get the feel of stitching! Children will use a piece of burlap stretched in an embroidery hoop, a plastic needle and wool yarn to create abstract or simple designs, and voila, a “yarn painting!” Older children or adults are encouraged to use the same materials to create more complicated embroidery designs!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Llama & Alpaca Farm Displays
Read, touch, and pet to learn about various breeds, fibers and histories of these exotic animals

Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

9:00am

Sheep Breed Displays
Read, touch, and pet to learn about various breeds, fibers and histories of these animals

Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
http://www.sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list/

Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods
Saturday October 15, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:30am

Pomcast Q&A with Julia Farwell-Clay (9:30 Saturday)
Pom Pom's very own podcast sees PPQ pals Lydia Gluck and Sophie Scott hosting this sometimes cheeky but always entertaining show. For this special 'Tales of a Yarn' live Pomcast edition, PPQ editor Lydia Gluck will be interviewing knitwear designer and Pom Pom contributor Julia Farwell-Clay.

Authors
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Julia Farwell-Clay

Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Julia Farwell-Clay is a writer, knitting designer, and teacher who lives in Boston.  She is a regular contributor to knitting magazines like Pom Pom Quarterly.  Her book, From Folly Cove, was published in 2015 by Classic Elite Yarns.  Twitter, Instagram: @farwellclay
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Pom Pom Quarterly

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Designers confirmed to attend this year's Festival: Fiona Alice; Lynn Brennan; Sarah Brunenburg; Olga Buraya-Kefelian; Kiyomi Burgin; Sachiko Burgin; Courtney Cedarholm; Thea Colman; Sara Delaney; Linda Dubec; Julia Farwell-Clay; Bristol Ivy; Clare Lakewood; Paula Pereira; Gina Rockenwagner and Tatyana Scotce. Check the designer schedule to learn on which day and at what time each designer... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

What makes a Cashmere goat cashmere?
Learn about exactly how a Cashmere goat's fiber became so special.

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

10:00am

Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan & Kirsten Kapur - Drop Dead Easy Knits (10 - 11:30 Saturday)
Finally, a knitting book featuring fantastic projects that don’t require you to study a pattern for hours–a sure recipe for blissful, carefree knitting. A book of great potential gifts and keepsakes, this collection of 30 dynamic projects–from blankets to simple sweaters to wraps–is designed so you can easily pick up your needles during moments of free time, whether binge-watching a show, waiting for your plane to board, or having a “wine and knitting” night with friends. For key moments–such as joining an arm to a sweater or casting on additional rows–patterns are coded with “concentration zones” and “cruise control” segments for when you can go into a mindful state and let the knitting take a back seat. Thin enough to slip in your bag, with charming four-color photography throughout, Drop-Dead Easy Knits is the answer to all your laid-back knitting needs.

Authors
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Mary Lou Egan

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
As a designer, Mary Lou Egan specializes in accessible projects simple enough for a less experienced knitter to accomplished but that also give experienced kniters a chance to relax and knit: while waiting at the doctor's office, reading the subtitles in a movie, or hanging out with friends. Based in St. Paul, Minneasota, she teaches in the nationally-known shop, the Yarnery and at other shops and fiber festivals.  The insight gained from... Read More →
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Kirsten Kapur

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
Early in her career Kristen Kapur worked in ready to wear as both an apparel and textile designer.  During those years she gained a strong knowledge of garment construction as well as surface design, a combination of skills that led to designing knitwear which requires both. Kirsten particularly loves exploring the intersection of color and texture in design.  Her most recent book is Kirsten Kapur Shaw Book One.  Kirsten's... Read More →
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Gale Zucker

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
Gale Zucker is an award-winning editorial and commercial photographer.  She is the co-author/photographer of the books CraftActivism (2011) and Shear Spirit (2008).  Her clients include yarn companies, magazines book publishers, knitwear designers and artisnal clothing manufacturers.  Her publication credits include everything from Vogue Knitting and the New York Times to Forbes, Womans day, and TV Guide. | Gale can be found online... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Nicky Epstein - Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature : From Flat to Fabulous (10:00-12:30 Saturday)

Astute owls, feisty fighting fish, and adorable turtles are just a few of the many animals knitters will delight in constructing from this book of addictive projects. Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature offers more than 35 knitted animals to make from step-by-step instructions. With Epstein's fresh approach to stuffed animals, all knitters need to do is knit a square (often with color work or quirky techniques), sew the square into the designated shape, and stuff it! Fun and easy-to-make embellishments add rich detail and character to each animal.


By Nicky Epstein
Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-942021-66-7
8 x 9 inches • 144 pages


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Nicky Epstein

Author, Knit A Square, Create a Cuddly Creature - From Flat to Fabulous - A Step by Step Guide
NICKY EPSTEIN is a prolific knitwear designer, the author of many bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on her unique knitting techniques. Her numerous books published by Sixth&Spring have sold more than 650,000 copies. She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting magazines, including Vogue... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Norah Gaughan- Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting Cables and Designing Your Own (10-12:30 Saturday)
This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories.

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Norah Gaughan

Authors, Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting With Cables and Creating Your Own
Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in many books, including "Handknit Hoilidays" and "Weekend Knitting" from STC. She divides her time between Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Providence, Rhode Island.



Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Make It With Wool Judging
http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/make-it-with-wool/

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

10:00am

Spit Roasting Lamb with Sean Lacy
Learn how to setup and prepare an outdoor grill for a spit roast lamb. Sean Lacy stands by ready to answer questions, while roasting a lamb to be enjoyed by all at the end of the day, "while supplies last..."
seansprivatecatering.com

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Sean Lacy

Sean Lacy has been working in the local food industry for over 13 years. For the last 5 years, he has been providing the Hudson Valley with quality catering services and food logistics. He is a full time meat cutter and gourmet sausage maker at Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh, NY. He can provide simple, inexpensive barbeque to multi course plated service and everything in between. His butchery demonstrations fascinate audiences at both the... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Area 14

10:00am

On-going barn loom weaving demos
This is not a demo of "continuous weaving" used with a triangle loom. There are several demo of many things happening continuously throughout the day. ;)

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

10:15am

Made in the Moment - SAT 10:15 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
GS Room

10:30am

Breed Talk: Wensleydale & Teeswater Sheep, Spinning Art Yarn Demonstration
Exhibitors
avatar for Virginia Scholomiti

Virginia Scholomiti

Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater and Wensleydale, The Yellowfarm
We breed registered Teeswater and Wensleydale luster longwool sheep. Both breeds are in the process of being established here in the US. Their lovely locks are ideal for lock spinning, tail spinning, and many textured art yarns, as well as more traditional yarns. Knit the locks into any project, felt locks or weave them into your unique creation.


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Mary Jane Mucklestone - Fair Isle Journey : Mary Jane Mucklestone (10:30 Saturday)
Authors
avatar for Mary Jane Mucklestone

Mary Jane Mucklestone

Authors, Geo Knits: 10 Lessons and Projects for Knitting Strpes, Chevrons, Triangles, Polka Dots and More
Mary Jane Mucklestone is a world-known hand knitting designer, whose inventive designs are featured in many books and magazines.  She is the author of three books focusing on color-work knitting. Her "200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter s Dictionary," was an instant classic translated into many languages; and her other books include "150 Scandinavian Motifs "and "Fair Isle Style: 20 Fresh Designs for a Classic Technique. | Mary Jane is a... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:30am

Inkle Weaving Demo
Inkle Loom weaving. Inkle bands are quite strong and can be used in applications where a flat band is desired, such as guitar and camera straps , colorful shoelaces, belts, reins, etc.
Ute Delaney from the Elmendorph Handspinner Guild (Red Hook) will demonstrae inkle loom weaving

Volunteers


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:30am

Angora Goat Show
This year marks the 19th year for the annual Angora Goat Show in Rhinebeck.  Both registered white and naturally colored goats will be shown. The Saturday show features an "In and Out" category with goats being shown "In" their fleece on Saturday. Those goats are then sheared Saturday evening and shown again on Sunday morning "Out" of their fleece. The fleece is judged "in the bag". The three scores, in the fleece, out of the fleece and the fleece in the bag are tallied and the highest score wins!

Angora goats originate from the middle east, specifically from near the Ankara region of Turkey. In the 1850s the goats were imported to the United States, to the area around North and South Carolina. Eventually, the Texas geography and climate proved to be ... read the rest...

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 38 41.935013, -73.904485

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 5:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:00am

CANCELLED in 2016 - Breed Talk: Black Welsh Mountain, Conservation Breeding
Presenter
avatar for Irene Banning

Irene Banning

Sheep Breed Display: Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Black Sheep Hill Farm
CAN'T MAKE IT 2016 - Back in 2017 | Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Heritage Breeds, Pasture Raising Sheep, Conservation Breeding, Felting, Knitting

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs "Les moutons"
TIMES are ESTIMATED, LOCATION TBA
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

11:00am

Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

11:00am

Lamb Ragu with Pasta with Anne Gallagher
Lamb Ragu with pasta

Presenter
Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Kiyomi Burgin (11-1 Saturday)
Kiyomi Burgin is from Toronto, Canada and knits everyday.  If she doesn't, she goes to bed feeling downright grumpy.  See more of her knitting and other things that keep her in a good mood at kiyomiburgin.com 
Instagram: @kiyomibee 

Authors
avatar for Kiyomi Burgin

Kiyomi Burgin

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Kiyomi Burgin is from Toronto, Canada and knits everyday.  If she doesn't, she goes to bed feling downright grumpy.  See more of her knitting and other things that keep her in a good mood at Kiyomiburgin.com. Instagram: @kiyombee



Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Sachiko Burgin (11-1 Saturday)
Sachiko Burgin is a Toronto-based knitter and designer who loves all things crafty and handmade.  She also likes to crochet, spin, machine knit, sew, make jewellery nd snuggle kitties.  See her current projects on Ravelry.com as chiko and Instagram as sachikobee.

Authors
avatar for Sachiko Burgin

Sachiko Burgin

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Sachiko Burgin is a Toronto-based knitter and designer who loves all things crafty and handmade.  She also likes to crochet, spin, machine knit, sew, make jewellery and snuggle kitties.  See her current projects on Ravelry.com as chiko and Instagram as sachikobee. | Instagram: @sachikobee



Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Weaving Demo: Cane, rush, danish cord, shaker tape
Weaving Cane, Rush, Danish Cord, Shaker tape on chairs - Cassandra Thaule, The Seat weaver

Volunteers
CT

Cassandra Thaule

Cassandra is specialized in restoration of family heirloom and that special chair

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Silk Reeling from Cocoons!
Theresa Drouin-Guerette - Silk Reeling from cocoons
Note:  Terri needs access to the Demo area 1 Hour ahead of demo time to soften the cocoons. She also needs access to electricity and water (she can get water from the bathroom) and she also needs 2, 6 foot tables


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne - Mason-Dixon Knitting Filed Guide No. 1 : Stripes (11-3 Saturday)
We have created Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides to explore the wide world of knitting in a tidy, compact way.  We hope to inpsire you to think about what you see when you're knitting, and to discover the ways knitting extends into a life well lived.  And, of course, we hope you'll knit something you love.

Authors
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 1: Stripes
Mason-Dixon Knitting serves knitters by creating an ever-evolving world online and in real life where knitting is celebrated, explored and taught.  It is a place of rich community, creativity, curiosity and humor - the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.  Kay lives in New York City.  Ann lives in Nashville.  We talk on the phone daily and send each other hundreds of emails a week across the Mason-Dixon Line.
avatar for Ann Shayne

Ann Shayne

Author, Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides #1: Stripes
Mason-Dixon Knitting serves knitters by creating an ever-evolving world online and in real life where knitting is celebrated, explored and taught.  It is a place of rich community, creativity, curiosity and humor - the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.  Kay lives in New York City.  Ann lives in Nashville.  We talk on the phone daily and send each other hundreds of emails a week across the Mason-Dixon Line.



Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Breed Talk: Soay Sheep and Fiber
Presenter
AB

Annie Bourke

Sheep Breed Display: Soay, Cairnomohr Farm
Exhibitor=Sheep

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Margaret Hubert - Customize Your Work (11:30 Saturday)
Customize Your Work 
Based on Margaret Hubert's knowledge of the practice of Knitting and Crochet she will reveal the key(s) to making fashions that "fit and flatter".

Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Authors, Customize Your Knitting: Adjust to Fit, Embellish to Taste
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including" Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, "and" Customize Your Knitting." She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

11:30am

Made in the Moment - SAT 11:30 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
GS Room

12:00pm

Breed Talk: Coopworth Sheep, talk by Susie Wilson
Presenter
Exhibitors
MD

Marianne Dube

Sheep Breed Display: Coopworth


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:00pm

Ed the Wizard
Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:00pm

Shannon and Jason Mullet-Bowlsby - Crochet Geometry: Geometric Patterns to Knit and Flatter (12-1 Saturday)
Crocheters in search of sophisticated designs will find what they re looking for in this chic, contemporary collection. Fifteen patterns include sweaters, pullovers, boleros, and other stylish garments, all beginning with simple geometric shapes. A circle becomes a cardigan, four rectangles turn into a vest, and two triangles transform into a poncho. A superb basics section, with the clear, accessible details that have made Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby a renowned world-class teacher, will help even beginners master the skills needed to create these stunning items. 
One of "Booklist's Top 10 Crafts & Gardening Books: 2016!"


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!

Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

12:00pm

John Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends : The SheepOver (12-5 Saturday)
Meet the adorable orphan lamb Sweet Pea and discover why her true story has become a picture book phenomenon and enchanted readers of all ages!
One cold winter night, Sweet Pea the orphan lamb becomes very sick. Everyone in the farmyard is worried about her! Under the watchful care of Farmer John, Laddie the sheepdog, and Dr. Alison the mobile veterinarian, she slowly recovers. Dr. Alison tells Sweet Pea she can have a sleepover to celebrate as soon as she is well again. When the day finally comes, her closest friends Sunny, Prem, and Violet join her in the greenhouse for a fun and imaginative "SheepOver" celebration. 
This charming story of caring and friendship by farm owners John and Jennifer Churchman, brought to life with John's entrancing photo-illustrations, will enchant readers young and old. In the words of one of her many fans, "Sweet Pea brings a calming, authentic joy to my life that makes me laugh, cry and gives me hope that all is well in the world. . . . Everyone needs a little Sweet Pea in their lives!"

Authors
avatar for John Churchman

John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : The SheepOver
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life.  | John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Breed Talk: Master Spinners Program and the versatility of Shetland Sheep
Presenter
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm

Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:30pm

Children's Read Aloud : Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani, Susanna Hill and John Churchman (12:30 Saturday)
Authors
avatar for John Churchman

John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : The SheepOver
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life.  | John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in... Read More →
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
SUSANNA LEONARD HILL grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. | Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest  for her story Not Yet, Rose, First Place in the 2005 Seven Hills Contest for Writers (Children's Fiction) for 3 stories, First Place in the 2006 ... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

Authors, Sheep Go To Sleep
I gobbled up books when I was growing up. I loved Half Magic, My Father's Dragon, Uncle Scrooge Comics, and many more. We didn't get a TV until I was almost finished with third grade. My family played word games on the long car trips we took, so I enjoyed fooling around with words. I studied English literature in college and graduate school.  I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me... Read More →
avatar for Iza Trapani

Iza Trapani

Authors, Gabe and Goon
I was born in Poland, and spoke only Polish when I came to the United States at the age of seven. My relatives gave me a big book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and I began to learn English as I read the poems.  | | Little did I know that someday I would be writing my own verses and making books for children.  As you can see, I still like to read.


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Cheese Making Before Your Eyes - Brent Zimmerman, Lime Kiln Farm, ABCheese (Italy)
Brent will demonstrate the process of making a whole milk ricotta cheese. It's too hard to source sheep's milk, believe it or not, so he'll use a cow's milk for the demo. But you'll be able to sample 3 different sheep's milk cheeses of different ages to taste the difference, thanks to Dancing Ewe Farm. He'll also explain the process of making a pecorino romano (sheep's milk) and how to use the left over whey to make a fresh Italian style ricotta (no acid added).
www.limekilnfarm.com 



Presenter
BZ

Brent Zimmerman

Lime Kiln Farm
Brent Zimmerman , a life long farmer, has been raising sheep and goats and making cheese in the mountains of Tuscany Italy for the past 25 years.  Recently transferred to the Hudson valley where he is starting his next farming adventure www.limekilnfarm.com, he will be making goat and cow cheeses.  He is the author of the book Author "Get Your Goat" (2011) and travels frequently back to his farm in Italy.

Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Choosing a Breed, Owning Sheep Q & A
So you have decided that you would love to have some sheep! Owning a flock of sheep has many benefits as well as many challenges.  Whether you plan on having just a few sheep as a hobby or going into a larger flock as a business, many of the considerations are the same. But in both cases it is a responsibility as well. We will discuss the questions that are often asked of shepherds and answer questions from the group. Be prepared to take notes.

Presenter
avatar for Toni Kellers

Toni Kellers

Sheep Breed Display: Mini Cheviot, Shepherds Croft Farm
We have represented the American Miniature Cheviot breed here for many years. These small (23"sheared shoulder) sheep are a dual purpose sheep but we breed mainly for fleece quality. Cheviot wool is a medium grade with a 3-4" staple, soft, a has a helical crimp that makes it easy to spin. Their small size makes them easy to handle and even the rams have a good disposition. Come see us in the Breeds Barn, in the Parade of Breeds, and at our... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

Amy Herzog - You Can Knit That : Foolproof Instructions For Fabulous Sweaters (1-2 Saturday)
When knitting superstar Amy Herzog gets complimented on her hand-knit sweaters, the compliments are often followed by but I could never knit that. Now, you can! "You Can Knit That" is a clear, simple reference book and pattern collection that gives knitters the sweater-making confidence they need. Whether you re knitting a sweater for the first time or seeking to expand your skills to knit sweaters in styles you ve never tried before, this essential guide starts with basic sweater know-how and moves into instructions for knitting six must-have sweater styles vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves. Each chapter offers a less-intimidating mini sweater sized for a child and a selection of adult women s patterns in 12 sizes 24 sweater patterns in all, each building on the next, to ensure success with even the most complicated sweaters.

Authors
avatar for Amy Herzog

Amy Herzog

Authors, You Can Knit That : Fool Proof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters
Amy is super passionate about helping knitters make sweaters that are both worn regularly and much-loved. She’s the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and the Knitter’s Toolbox collection of handy knitting calculators, and is also the author of Knit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love. Amy has been knitting since she was old enough to hold the needles, and tech-crazed since she created... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Courtney Cedarholm (1-2 Saturday)
Courtney Cedarholm grew up in Jackson, Wyoming and learned to knit from her grandmother and mother.  After attending parsons School of Design she travelled to Peru where she worked with an Artisan knitting co-op.  Courtney now lives in New York and works in the fashion industry designing children's closthes while also designing and writing knitting patterns.
Courtneycedarholm.com
Instagram: @court_e_ney 

Authors
avatar for Courtney Cedarholm

Courtney Cedarholm

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Courtney Cedarholm grew up in Jackson, Wyoming and learned to knit from her grandmother. After attending Parsons School of Design she travelled to Peru where she worked with an artisan knitting co-op. Courtney clothes while also designing and writing knitting patterns. Find her at Courtneycedarholm.com ; Instagram: @court_e_ney



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Sara Delaney (1-2 Saturday)
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her Memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later.  Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author and Craftsy instructor.  When she's not crafting, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls. 
Ravelry.com/designers/sara-delaney
Instagram: @chxbetty 

Authors
avatar for Sara Delaney

Sara Delaney

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Sara Delaney learned to crochet at her memaire's knee at the age of seven, and knitting came two years later. Since rediscovering her love of yarn she's been teaching at WEBS, and is an author atnd Craftsy instructor.  When she's not craftling, she's collecting eggs from her chickens, making maple syrup with her husband, or hip-deep in the daunting yet joyful task of raising two teenage girls.  Ravelry.com/designers/sara-delaney... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

What is Paco-vicuña?
Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

1:00pm

Fashion Show Follows Judging
If you plan on entering the contest, add this event to your Sched and post something in your profile that you're competing in MIWW.
http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/make-it-with-wool/

Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Knitting Demo: "knit A Square"... Into a cuddly creature
Nicky Epstein knittrig Designer and author will demonstrate "knit A Square... Into a cuddly creature, from her brand new book "knit a Square"

Authors
avatar for Nicky Epstein

Nicky Epstein

Author, Knit A Square, Create a Cuddly Creature - From Flat to Fabulous - A Step by Step Guide
NICKY EPSTEIN is a prolific knitwear designer, the author of many bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on her unique knitting techniques. Her numerous books published by Sixth&Spring have sold more than 650,000 copies. She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting magazines, including Vogue... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Make It With Wool Fashion Show
Add this to your Sched if you plan on being in the audience as a spectator. (See the Competitions Session if you are a competitor)
http://sheepandwool.com/for-exhibitors/make-it-with-wool/


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Bobbin Lace Making

Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Cathy Carron - Cow Girls 2 : The Necks Favorite Knits (1-5 Saturday)
The cowl is back! Bestselling author Cathy Carron once again gives the cowl her visionary treatment. Showcasing 35 fresh designs, this book offers an impressive range of styles, from Café au Lait, where two contrasting colors combine with a ripple pattern, to the sleek, double-faced Sun Valley. Beautiful colorwork, beading, shaping, cables, textures, embellishments, and more will catch the eye and hearts of every knitter and fashionista. CATHY CARRON is a well-known and highly respected knitwear designer and author of six books, including Hattitude (Sixth&Spring) and Hip Knit Hats (Lark). Her popular blog, knitcliks.com, is known for its daily content that pushes the knitting craft forward in fashionable and modern ways. 

Authors
avatar for Cathy Carron

Cathy Carron

Author, Cow Girls 2: The Necks Favorite Knits
Internationally renown hand knitwear designer, Cathy Carron's latest work or collection is 'Happy Feet'. Her current work is regularly published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Simple, and the online magazine, Twist Collective. Other recent work can be seen on Ravelry.com and her website www.pondedge.net. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, knit simple, Knit.1, knitscene, The Twist... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Dora Ohrenstein - Top-Down Crochet Sweaters (1-5 Saturday)
Top-Down Crochet Sweaters
Working a garment from the top down is a popular knitting technique, and now, with Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, designer Dora Ohrenstein opens up the technique to crocheters, offering them the chance to unpack and explore all the beautiful possibilities available with top-down crochet garments. After a thorough workshop on the top-down technique — with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs — Ohrenstein presents 14 sweater patterns. Two versions of each sweater are made with different yarns, usually in a different gauge, with options for six different sizes and variations in style. With options for several different necklines, silhouettes, lengths, and other stylistic elements, plus unique stitches to optimize shaping and drape, crocheters will be amazed by the stylish, contemporary designs now available for their favorite craft.



Authors
avatar for Dora Ohrenstein

Dora Ohrenstein

Authors, Top Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns With Perfect Fit
Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, author, and teacher. She is the author of Top-Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, which is being hailed as a must-have resource by the crochet community. Ohrenstein’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and many other print and online... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Jillian Moreno - Yarn-i-tec-ture | A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want (1-5 Saturday)
Yarn-i-tec-ture : A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want.  
Create your dream yarn! Discover the pleasures of designing and building custom-made yarn by spinning it yourself, choosing everything from color to feel and gauge. In Jillian Moreno's new book Yarn-i-tec-ture leads you through every step of yarn construction, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos showing you how to select the fiber you want (wool, cotton, silk, synthetic), establish a foundation, and spin a beautiful yarn with the structure, texture, and color pattern that you want. In addition to teaching you the techniques you need for success, Moreno also offers 12 delicious original patterns from prominent designers, each one showcasing hand-spun yarns. 

Authors
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Jillian Moreno

Authors, yarn.i.tec.ture
Jillian Moreno has been involved in craft publishing for more than 20 years. She worked at Interweave Press and has co-authored two books, Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits. For the past 11 years she has been at knitty.com, where she is the editor of Knittyspin, the advertising manager, and head of the KnittyBlog. She recently helped launch PLYmagazine and sits on their editorial board.



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Kate Atherley - Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns (1-5 Saturday)
The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns provides everything you need to know to share your projects with fellow knitters.  This one-stop guide includes concrete guidelines with lots of examles on everything from pattern writing basics, to schematics and charts. To handling multiple sizes, establishing a personal style sheet, and more.  The book addresses the details of how to create complete, clear and easy-to-use knitting patterns, and will help you translate your project into a set of instructions that any knitter can follow.

Authors
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Kate Atherley

Author, Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns
The Managing Technical Editor of Knitty.com, Kate Atherley is the author of Custom Socks and Beyond Knit & Purl, the latter of which was praised as the the 21st century's answer f to Knitting for Anarchists.  Kate regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave KnitLab, Yarn Fest, and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines. | Twitter: @kateatherley | Instagram... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Leicester Longwool Sheep and Fiber, talk by Keri Boucher
Presenter
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Keri Boucher

Owner, Iris Creek Farm
Iris Creek Farm is a beautiful 100 acre farm located in Scotland Ct. With its rolling green hills and rocky soil it is perfect for pasture raising our Leicester Longwool Sheep . The hay we grow and put up is feed for winter and the combination provides us with a grass fed system. | The Leicester Longwool is a wonderful dual purpose sheep with the easiest going personality I've ever meet. Their fleece has the combined qualities of strength... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Maple Frost Farm

Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool, Kim Mastrianni
Come see a piece of history. Beautiful rare Leicester Longwool sheep prized throughout the world and by the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. | Join us at 1:30 at Shepherds Talk Fiber where Leicester Breeder Keri Boucher will demo the beauty of working with this fiber. | Find us at the Maple Frost Farm Vendor Booth: Spectacular self-raised, Leicester Longwool natural colored and white fleeces, natural and hand dyed locks... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

1:30pm

Judith Durant - How Kismet Created a Knitting Book Author (1:30 Saturday)

How Kismet Created a Knitting Book Author

Judith Durant did not set out on the path to a career that involved knitting, but circumstances led her on a circuitous route to just that. "Keep your options open” may sound clichéd, but if you’re mindful, you may end up exactly where you should be.


Authors
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Judith Durant

Authors, Cable Left, Cable Right : 94 Knitted Cables
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Norah Gaughan- Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting Cables and Designing Your Own (1:30-4 Saturday)
This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories.

Authors
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Norah Gaughan

Authors, Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting With Cables and Creating Your Own
Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in many books, including "Handknit Hoilidays" and "Weekend Knitting" from STC. She divides her time between Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Providence, Rhode Island.



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Beginning Handspindle - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join me and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. We will cover adding a leader, drafting your fiber, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. A spindle is not needed, one will be provided. No experience necessary! You will leave the class able to call yourself a spindler!

Donna can be reached by emailing treeoflife@metrocast.net with any questions.  

Proficiency Level:
 Open to all

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publications such as Interweave Knits and Spin Off and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep and a... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

Fully Functional Felted Forms: Felt-encased Glass Vessels - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Felted vessels are beautiful: rich colors, textural surface treatments, and the warmth and earthiness of wool combine to make an extraordinary piece of art.  Yet, even with a stiffener they do not hold water.  In order to make a vessel that is fully functional a vase must be encased in the felt.  

In this introductory workshop each student will create a vessel that fully or partially covers a 10” glass cylinder.  Merino roving, silk, and various other fibers create a surface that is sophisticated yet durable!  

This workshop will cover wet-felting basics but is also a great refresher for felters with some experience.

This workshop will be held in a heated tent, your hands will be in and out of water and you will be standing for most of the class.


Email contact:  Tebbetts@aol.com

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques, Carolann focuses her teaching on the flat resist method for vessels and handbags. During the school year she teaches visual art at the high school level in central... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:30pm

Roving, Roving, Roving with Hooks or Sticks - CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Okay… maybe the song is a little bit of a stretch but come on… it’s funny… rove rove rove your boat… um… hooks…   

We all know the joy of holding a new bundle of roving in our hands. The endless possibilities that these blank canvases of fabulous fiber conjure before our mind’s eye start our fingers to twitching and our thoughts turn to spindles, wheels, and rug latches. It’s a beautiful thing! But I submit for your consideration the addition of wielding a crochet hook or knitting needles and making FAB projects without all of that waiting for the roving to be spun into yarn. Instant gratification! Who doesn’t love that?   

We will learn to work with roving to create yarn (sans wheels and spindles!) of varying weights so you can customize your finished project to reflect your own personal style and flare. Don’t have your own style and flare? That’s okay… we’ll show you some tricks along the way to use this FAB fun and unique way of working with roving to create projects you'll be proud of… and make your friends jealous of your new rove-stitching prowess!

Goals: 

  • Learn which end of the hook to work with.
  • Split and pre-draft roving  
  • Crochet a basic swatch with un-spun roving   
  • Create your first project
Skills Required: Must know basic crochet (ch, sc, hdc, dc) and knit stitches

Please note:  This class will be held in a heated tent.

Instructors
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Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:30pm

Rug Hooking 101 - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of rug hooking. Students will learn to pull up cut strips of wool, using a hook, into a backing to create a small mat suitable for a mug rug. Learning the technique of pulling loops, we will see our design come to life. 
Once you have mastered this process, you will be able to hook a rug of your own design in the future. You are only limited by your own creativeness. 

No experience is required.

Maureen can be reached for questions by emailing maureenrugar@gmail.com.

"Fantastic & worthwhile" - Kathleen K, 2015 Workshop participant

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

Santa's Lamb
Limited Capacity seats available

Make this sweet mini banner “Santa’s Lamb during this ½ day workshop. You’ll learn all about needle felting in two dimensions while making the body of santa. Then move into a little three dimensional needle felting to define his face and put the curly roving lamb in his arms. The finished project is 8” x 14”, which helps insure that it will be completed in 3 hours. 

Experience Level: novice to expert

Lyn can be emailed at lyn@charlotteshousebandb.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Lyn Slade

Lyn Slade

artist, Designs by Lyn
I am a needle felting artist, teacher and the author of Creative Needle Felting, Wool Art with a Painterly Style, published by All American Crafts Publishing Co.  | | I have been teaching needle felting art and exhibiting in solo and group art exhibits for 11 years. My work has been published in numerous national periodicals. I’ve been teaching around the country, at shops, farms, homes, guilds and museums. I have SO enjoyed... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

The Magic of Indigo - Sat. PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

You have always admired and loved the beautiful blue achieved from dyeing with indigo. 

This workshop will help you gain a level of confidence in indigo dyeing as you work through the process from start to finish. You will be using “pre-reduced indigo”, which is 60% reduced and only needs soda ash to complete the vat.

Now that lye is no longer needed in the preparation of the vat, this new form of indigo is a great step toward a more eco-friendly way of dyeing with indigo. In addition to preparing and maintaining the indigo vat, you will explore several types of shibori resist techniques to create pattern. Everyone will go home with beautiful indigo dyed silk scarves! 

Level of Experience - Beginner

We will be working in a heated tent with dye and water.   

Vicki can be contacted by emailing vickijensen53@gmail.com with any questions.  

Instructors
avatar for Vicki Jensen

Vicki Jensen

Vicki Jensen is the Classroom Coordinator and Lab Manager for PRO Chemical & Dye. She earned her MFA in Fibers from Arizona State University and completed a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  | | Her teaching experience includes weaving, spinning, and quilting guilds around the United States. Her ikat resist dyed textiles, indigo-dyed shibori, art quilts and felting have been in many juried and invitational exhibitions... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:30pm

The Touch, The Feel of … Other Fibers
Limited Capacity seats available

So now you know how to spin wool, you want to explore different breeds of sheep, (Merino, Cotswald, Jacob, Liecester Longwool, Teeswater, to name a few),  feel and spin Huacaya Alpaca, how does Suri Alpaca spin? What does it look/feel like to spin in the grease, washed or carded? How long of a staple does silk have, do I buy a brick of silk, a hankie, or a cap of silk? How long is the staple of cotton? How soft is Angora Rabbit anyway? Does it need a lot of twist? What is ‘Blooming’? How do I ‘spin on the fold’ with cotton?  How do I spin the mohair to make that gorgeous novelty, curly yarn? Can I spin dog hair?  

You won’t have to search the internet for all different animal breeders/ or walk around the festival finding different animals, You will only have to take Julie’s class at NYSW! You will have over 20 different samples, (Julie is constantly adding fiber samples for you to explore), Each ‘take home’ box will have labeled baggies of fiber samples along with pen and index card for you to write down notes and observations. 

Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you to use or you may bring your own wheel. This is an explorative class of different fibers that will enable you to further research the fibers of your choice later in your spinning career!
Experience: Know how to spin beginning intermediate. Students who have taken the beginning spinning in the AM have done fine in the fiber exploration class. Students should be able to keep a rhythm going while spinning.

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

Thick & Thin Handspun Singles - Sat PM
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the first things we lose as spinners when we are learning is that character of an uneven single. The thick and thin yarn that came so easily when all we wanted was a fine single begins to elude us. While the skill to create a fine even yarn are immensely helpful in most knitting projects, sometimes we really need that thick and thin characteristic to make a nice warm and chunky knit.

We will cover how staple length effect the regular intervals of thick to thin to create a sturdy and usable yarn that will really showcase the color gradients of the fiber you are using. Additionally, we will explore plying techniques beehive coils, supercoils, and more that lend themselves well to a thick and thin single. 

Level of Experience: Intermediate/Advanced spinners  

Emily can be emailed at bricolagestudios@gmail.com with any questions.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewelry and hand dyed fiber goods for her business, Bricolage Studios, and teaches classes and workshops both locally and throughout the United States in spinning, fiber... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 15, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Breed Talk: CVM Romeldale, The Livestock Conservancy
CVM Romeldale breeder Marie Minnich shares her wisdom. Other members of the National Romeldale CVM Conservancy will also be on hand in the Breed Display Barn for you to learn about this type of sheep.

Presenter
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Shepherds Talk Fiber: Livestock Conservancy

Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs "Les moutons"
TIMES are ESTIMATED, LOCATION TBA
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

2:00pm

Easy Appetizers for Entertaining: Featuring Goats Cheese - Author Cathy Vogt
Easy Appetizers for Entertaining- Featuring Goats Cheese: Get creative and gather ideas, recipes for simple Crostini toppings, making deviled eggs, including seasonal greens, incorporating into pastry wraps and much more.Learn how to create quick appetizers with a variety of goat cheeses that highlight the tangy and sweet flavors of this delicious ingredient. Cathy will demonstrate how to make Appetizer truffles and the many flavor combinations that can be created using local herbs, seasonal fruits, vegetables and nuts. (tasting)

www.anaturalchef.com

Presenter
avatar for Cathy Vogt

Cathy Vogt

Author, Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen
Cathy Vogt is a professionally trained Chef and  Health & Culinary Coach, focused on educating clients on how to adopt healthier eating & lifestyle habits.  She is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Eating Psychology Coach and Breathing normalization specialist.  Cathy business,  A Natural Chef has worked with 100’s of clients since 1996 offering Nutrition & Wellness coaching programs, Personal Chef... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Exotic Breeds Parade, presented by Barn 27 Walking around the Fairgrounds
Gathering point for the parade is at Barn 27 Front.

Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

2:00pm

Made in the Moment - SAT 2:00 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
GS Room

2:00pm

Thea Colman (2-4 Saturday)
Thea Colman combines her love of knitting with her commitment to cocktails, creating a career that justifies al her favourite purchases (each of her patterns is named after a drink!).  She plays with a mix of styles details, and construction methods in her designs and loves to find motifs that look more difficult than they actually are.  Babycocktails.com , Twitter, Instagram: @babycocktails

Authors
avatar for Thea Colman

Thea Colman

Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Thea Colman combines her love of knitting with her commitment to cocktails, creating a career that justifies all her favourite purchases (each of her patterns is named after a drink!). She plays with a mix of styles, details, and construction methods in her designs and loves to find motifs that look more difficult than they actually are.  Babycocktails.com ,  Twitter, Instagram : @babycocktails



Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

White & Natural Colored Sheep Show 'The Black and White Show'
May be delayed due to Equipment Auction event. Shows starts with the Natural Colored Fine Wool division, followed by the White Long Wool division, continues tomorrow morning at 8am. 

Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

2:00pm

Edie Eckman - Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (2-5 Saturday)
Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies, Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms — plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more — there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs. 
Reach out to Edie on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram or Ravelry.                               

Authors
avatar for Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, andChristmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Breed Talk: Herdwick Sheep Fiber and this new breed in the United States
Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:30pm

Drop Spindle Spinning Contest
Spinners will spin for 15 minutes. When time is up, the spun yarn will be skeined, measured and judged.

Presenter
Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:30pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

2:30pm

Cathy Carron - Cowls Galore and Then Some : A New Direction (2:30 Saturday)
During 2014 after Cowlgirls2 was completed  Cathy Carron sought a new direction in knitting. She wanted to bring something new to the knitting world. In the process began to play and discovered herself transitioning; finding new forms, and new ideas in hand knitting...

Authors
avatar for Cathy Carron

Cathy Carron

Author, Cow Girls 2: The Necks Favorite Knits
Internationally renown hand knitwear designer, Cathy Carron's latest work or collection is 'Happy Feet'. Her current work is regularly published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Simple, and the online magazine, Twist Collective. Other recent work can be seen on Ravelry.com and her website www.pondedge.net. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, knit simple, Knit.1, knitscene, The Twist... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

2:30pm

Nicky Epstein - Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature : From Flat to Fabulous (2:30-5 Saturday)

Astute owls, feisty fighting fish, and adorable turtles are just a few of the many animals knitters will delight in constructing from this book of addictive projects. Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature offers more than 35 knitted animals to make from step-by-step instructions. With Epstein's fresh approach to stuffed animals, all knitters need to do is knit a square (often with color work or quirky techniques), sew the square into the designated shape, and stuff it! Fun and easy-to-make embellishments add rich detail and character to each animal.

 

 


Authors
avatar for Nicky Epstein

Nicky Epstein

Author, Knit A Square, Create a Cuddly Creature - From Flat to Fabulous - A Step by Step Guide
NICKY EPSTEIN is a prolific knitwear designer, the author of many bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on her unique knitting techniques. Her numerous books published by Sixth&Spring have sold more than 650,000 copies. She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting magazines, including Vogue... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:00pm

Spinning Wheel Contest
A race to spin the most, bestest skein of yarn! Adult and Youth divisions.

Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

Spinning Demonstrations by Various Farms Barn 27 Llamas, Alpacas, etc
The camelid barn hosts spinning demonstrations as well as a breed display.

Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

3:00pm

Circular Sock Machine Demonstration
Circular Sock Machine, by Olive Abruzzee and Elizabeth Caruso

Volunteers
OA

Olive Abruzzee

Circular Sock Machine, by Olive Abruzzee and Elizabeth Caruso
EC

Elizabeth Caruso

Circular Sock Machine, by Olive Abruzzee and Elizabeth Caruso

Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

Judith Durant - Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables (3-5 Saturday)
Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables
Knitted cables, with their three-dimensional twists and turns, are a common element in lots of patterns -- but most patterns don’t include directions for executing them. Cable Left, Cable Right, by expert knitter Judith Durant, eliminates the mystery with detailed, in-depth instructions for creating 94 different styles of cable, from perfectly plain to fantastically fancy. Close-up photos and clear instructions teach you the techniques you need, including design options like braids, diamonds, and pretzels so you can make your cables truly one-of-a-kind. This book is the perfect companion to any knitting pattern featuring cables, giving you the information and skills to make polished, beautiful, and unique cables for any project. 



 

Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Authors, Cable Left, Cable Right : 94 Knitted Cables
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.



Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:15pm

Made in the Moment - SAT 3:15 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
GS Room

3:30pm

Chop Stick Knitting Contest

Walk In's Welcome. No Pre-registration required.

People knit as much as they can, as fast as they can, in 15 minutes - using chopsticks. It's a hoot


Presenter

Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:30pm

Nicky Epstein - Nicky Knits & Designs Fashion Show (3:30 Saturday)
Nicky will be discussing how she designs as she shows the pieces in her fashion show. And there will be a display of the animals from Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature!
Come join the fun-- Saturday at 3:30 Tales of Yarn, in the back of the Merritt Bookstore booth in Building B.  

Authors
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Nicky Epstein

Author, Knit A Square, Create a Cuddly Creature - From Flat to Fabulous - A Step by Step Guide
NICKY EPSTEIN is a prolific knitwear designer, the author of many bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on her unique knitting techniques. Her numerous books published by Sixth&Spring have sold more than 650,000 copies. She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting magazines, including Vogue... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:30pm

Lamb Shanks - Jamie Parry (Another Fork in the Road, Milan, NY)
Description coming

Volunteers
JP

Jamie Parry

Chef, Another Fork in the Road, Milan, NY

Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:30pm

Cathy Vogt - Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen (3:30-5 Saturday)

Cathy Vogt's business,  A Natural Chef, has worked with 100’s of clients since 1996 offering Nutrition & Wellness coaching programs, Personal Chef Services and Professional Recipe Development for companies.

Cathy’s first book; Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen- offers plant based  recipes along with nourishment practices and empowering you to change your thought patterns regarding health & nutrition.

You can find out more about her work, recipes and resources www.anaturalchef.com

Cathy is also on Instagram & Facebook


 

 



Authors
avatar for Cathy Vogt

Cathy Vogt

Author, Cultivating Joy in the Kitchen
Cathy Vogt is a professionally trained Chef and  Health & Culinary Coach, focused on educating clients on how to adopt healthier eating & lifestyle habits.  She is a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Eating Psychology Coach and Breathing normalization specialist.  Cathy business,  A Natural Chef has worked with 100’s of clients since 1996 offering Nutrition & Wellness coaching programs, Personal Chef... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:45pm

Ed the Wizard
Saturday October 15, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

4:00pm

Crochet Contest
Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

4:00pm

What's the Difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?
Presenter
avatar for Spitter's 4H Club

Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

4:00pm

Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan & Kirsten Kapur - Drop Dead Easy Knits (4 -5 Saturday)
Finally, a knitting book featuring fantastic projects that don’t require you to study a pattern for hours–a sure recipe for blissful, carefree knitting. A book of great potential gifts and keepsakes, this collection of 30 dynamic projects–from blankets to simple sweaters to wraps–is designed so you can easily pick up your needles during moments of free time, whether binge-watching a show, waiting for your plane to board, or having a “wine and knitting” night with friends. For key moments–such as joining an arm to a sweater or casting on additional rows–patterns are coded with “concentration zones” and “cruise control” segments for when you can go into a mindful state and let the knitting take a back seat. Thin enough to slip in your bag, with charming four-color photography throughout, Drop-Dead Easy Knits is the answer to all your laid-back knitting needs.

Authors
avatar for Mary Lou Egan

Mary Lou Egan

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
As a designer, Mary Lou Egan specializes in accessible projects simple enough for a less experienced knitter to accomplished but that also give experienced kniters a chance to relax and knit: while waiting at the doctor's office, reading the subtitles in a movie, or hanging out with friends. Based in St. Paul, Minneasota, she teaches in the nationally-known shop, the Yarnery and at other shops and fiber festivals.  The insight gained from... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Kapur

Kirsten Kapur

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
Early in her career Kristen Kapur worked in ready to wear as both an apparel and textile designer.  During those years she gained a strong knowledge of garment construction as well as surface design, a combination of skills that led to designing knitwear which requires both. Kirsten particularly loves exploring the intersection of color and texture in design.  Her most recent book is Kirsten Kapur Shaw Book One.  Kirsten's... Read More →
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Gale Zucker

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
Gale Zucker is an award-winning editorial and commercial photographer.  She is the co-author/photographer of the books CraftActivism (2011) and Shear Spirit (2008).  Her clients include yarn companies, magazines book publishers, knitwear designers and artisnal clothing manufacturers.  Her publication credits include everything from Vogue Knitting and the New York Times to Forbes, Womans day, and TV Guide. | Gale can be found online... Read More →



Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

4:00pm

Linda Dubec (4-5 Saturday)
Linda Dubec is an spiring designer with roots in Sweden and Canada.  Her love for wool and crafts developed from working in a yarn store in downtown Toronto where she, besides learning about wool and crafts, has met great knowledgeable friends.
Instagram: @lindadubec 

Authors
avatar for Linda Dubec

Linda Dubec

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Linda Dubec is an aspiring designer with roots in Sweden and Canada.  Her love for wool and crafts developed from working in a yarn store in downtown Toronto where she, besides learning about wool and crafts, has met great knowledgeable friends.  Instagram: @lindadubec



Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

4:00pm

Tatanya Scotce (4-5 Saturday)
Tatyana Scotce started to knit at the age of nine and spent five years picking up every skill and trick she could.  She favors classic designs with a modern twist that can be easily incorportated into veryday wardrobe.  Tatyana lives in New York City where she is able to enjoy four seasons of knitting.
Instagram: @briocheknits

Authors
avatar for Tatyana Scotce

Tatyana Scotce

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Tatyana Scotce started to knit at the age of nine and spent five years picking up every skill and trick she could. She favors classic designs with a modenr twist that can be easily incorporated into everyday wardrobe. Tatyana lives in New York City where she is able to enjoy four seasons knitting.  Instagram: @briocheknits



Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
 
Sunday, October 16
 

8:00am

Workshop Parking in E Lot 3 for Early Morning Classes
See Map for E Lot 3 area for closest access to the 4H Gate for early morning Workshops. That is the ONLY gate you can get into. Mulberry St entrance is CLOSED and does not open early enough for you to enter there. NEW: You may only enter the Fairgrounds 4H Gate before public open hours if your workshop is at 9am.

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday October 16, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

8:30am

White & Natural Wool Sheep Show 'The Black and White Show' continued
with Natural Colored Long Wool followed by White Wool Fine, White Wool Medium and Natural Colored Medium Wool. Please be ready to show at scheduled time. We will immediately follow with Supreme White Ram, Supreme White Ewe, Supreme White Fleece, Supreme Natural Colored Ram, Supreme Natural Colored Ewe, & Supreme Natural Colored Fleece. 8:30am until FINISHED, time flexible

Sunday October 16, 2016 8:30am - 2:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

9:00am

Made in the Moment - SUN 9 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
GS Room

9:00am

Kumihimo:   How to braid peace and beauty into your life - 9:00 am -SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wanted to try Kumihimo with and without beads?  Here’s your chance to complete a bracelet using two sizes of beads which form a lovely spiral.   You should have time to complete the bracelet or will have the knowledge to complete it at home.   

Using modern and simplified foam Kumihimo disc, the basic braid is not a as difficult as it looks and is very Zen.   You will love the way the beads work onto the thread and the finished product.   

In this course you will learn: 
A brief history 
The materials which can be used 
The basic braid 
How to start and finish your braid         
How to add the beads 
How to add the findings 
Where you can purchase supplies         
How to fix your mistakes        

Beginners welcome!   

Hetty can be reached by emailing hettyhansg@yahoo.com with any questions.

Instructors
HG

Hetty Gunderud

Hetty Gunderud is rarely seen without yarn or fleece close by.   Born and raised in London, England and the suburbs,  I started knitting, sewing and embroidery at age 4 1/2 years, and have not stopped since then.   I love to try new and  different ways of doing the crafts I have learned and having fun with them.   | | I arrived in Woodstock, NY in 1961 with a degree in Occupational Therapy and was arts and... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Bld D

9:00am

Beginning Wheel Spinning - AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how yarn is made? Twist the fibers and you will make yarn. Guaranteed!  

Here is your chance.  Learn the basics of a spinning wheel, (Double Treadle Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you in class),  Learn how to draft the fibers and allow the twisted fibers to slide through your fingers onto the spool. Learn how to change spools, spin more fiber onto a second spool, and then ply the two singles together. You will make yarn right before your eyes.  

You will learn how to measure your finished yarn on a Niddy Noddy.  Take home your first homespun skein of yarn and enjoy a small take home sample of Shetland fiber for later spinning.  All you need to bring is patience and excitement! 

Experience: none

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Circle Weaving - Sun. AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Circular weaving is portable, creative and flexible!  In this class, we will needle weave on a circular  loom frame that is warped by simple wrapping technique.  Students will learn a variety of weft stitches, and incorporate textured yarns, beads, locks and other embellishments in their work, which can be used as wall hangings or made into bags, hats, garments, home furnishings, etc.   Instruction will be provided for transforming your woven circle into a hat.  An easy, creative and fun way to weave!

Prerequisites:  No previous weaving experience needed.  In order to transform the woven medallion into a hat, student will need basic knitting or crocheting ability. (Most of the knitting or crocheting  to finish the hat will be finished outside class: focus of the class is on creating the woven medallion.)

Have questions?  Melissa can be reached at melissa@wildharefiber.com 

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks

Melissa Yoder Ricks has been crazy for yarn and fiber since early childhood, and has pursued her love of fiber arts full time since 2008 as the owner/fiber artist at Wild Hare Fiber Studio (www.wildharefiber.com) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.   | | A graduate of Duke University, Melissa has taught numerous classes and workshops, particularly in creative spinning and fiber preparation, at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, John... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Introduction to Net Making - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Net making is a fun and versatile craft, the basics of which can be grasped quickly. Using the same set of techniques, you can make a functional bag, a decorative shawl, scarf, or even a hammock. Nets can be faster to make and use less material than knitting, so can make great quick projects to use up leftovers from your stash. 

This workshop will cover the basic net making knots to work both flat and in the round. By learning increases and decreases you will begin to understand how to shape your nets into a variety of forms. 

You will leave the workshop with a completed mesh bag, the beginning of a scarf, the tools you need to continue, and a few additional patterns to try at home. All materials provided, but feel free to bring some of your own yarn (worsted weight or thinner), string, or cord. 

No experience required. 

Joe can be reached by emailing several.projects@gmail.com

Instructors
avatar for Joe Winter

Joe Winter

Joe Winter is sculptor and educator based in New York City. He is currently on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence college and has also taught at the School of Visual Arts (NY) and the Tyler School or Art (Philadelphia). He has worked and taught in a variety of media, including fibers, wood, and digital media. His work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad. 



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Mosaic Knitting - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This slip stitch knitting technique uses two or more colors but only one color per row! This unique way of knitting is easy to work and is a great alternative to stranded colorwork. Mosaic knitting can be done with stockinette stitch, garter stitch or a combination of the two. In this workshop we will be working on a pair of fingerless mitts as you learn how to work the stitches and read the charts.
  
Questions for Donna?  Email her at treeoflife@metrocast.net.  

Skill Level: Open to all who can knit and purl.  

Materials Information

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publications such as Interweave Knits and Spin Off and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep and a... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

PA German Band Weaving - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Before there were buttons and button holes, zippers or Velcro, clothing was held together with bands or tapes.  Some were just plain linen tapes but the PA Germans and many of the Scandinavian people made their tapes with beautiful patterns and colors with this warp faced weaving.  Traditionally they used three types of looms:  the box loom, a paddle loom and a gate loom. A gate loom is just a pretty rigid heddle. Join me in this class to learn the history of the looms and weavers and learn to weave a band that can be used for dog leashes and collars, belts, headbands, book marks, curtain tie backs or upholstery trim.  You will learn to measure and cut the warp, tie it up, and weave a band.

Skill Level:  no experience necessary - anyone over age 12 welcome.

Instructors
avatar for Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and spinners.  Nancy is a free lance book writer and designer.  She has 2 published books as well as... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Rug Hooking 101 - Sun AM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of rug hooking. Students will learn to pull up cut strips of wool, using a hook, into a backing to create a small mat suitable for a mug rug. Learning the technique of pulling loops, we will see our design come to life. 
Once you have mastered this process, you will be able to hook a rug of your own design in the future. You are only limited by your own creativeness. 

No experience is required.

Maureen can be reached for questions by emailing maureenrugar@gmail.com.

"Fantastic & worthwhile" - Kathleen K, 2015 Workshop participant

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Spinning from Fleece and Locks - Sun AM
Limited Capacity seats available

Yarn does not always have to be spun from fiber that has been processed.

In this one day workshop we will be explore the many different ways that washed raw and dyed fleece and locks can be spun to create everything from a beautifully textured yarn to a.

Using a variety of different breeds we will discuss which are best suited to the techniques of spinning directly, corespinning, and tailspinning as well as what woven and knit applications and gauges would best showcase each individual yarn with samples provided.  

Level of Experience: Intermediate/Advanced spinners  

Questions?  Contact Emily at bricolagestudios@gmail.com 

Instructors
avatar for Emily Wohlscheid

Emily Wohlscheid

Owner/Artist, Bricolage Studios
Emily Wohlscheid has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied metalsmithing and textile techniques, she learned to spin as a way to get back in the classroom. She now creates hand crafted jewelry and hand dyed fiber goods for her business, Bricolage Studios, and teaches classes and workshops both locally and throughout the United States in spinning, fiber... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D

9:00am

Stitch & Click - Photographing Your Fibers - CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Nothing is more disappointing than finishing a FAB fiber project and not being able to take an equally FAB photo of it. In Stitch & Click we will show you how to take great photos that show off your stitch and fiber work.   

Don’t have an expensive camera or fancy photography studio equipment? No worries! We will show you simple tips and tricks to use what you have around the house to create photos that will really show off all that hard work you put into your stitching project.   

Bring your digital camera, (ANY digital camera!) and we will play with lighting techniques and tools to help you learn to take the best photos of your fiber work. We’ll also teach you how to make smart choices for picking good basic lighting and DIY photography equipment without breaking the bank.   

Goals:

  • Basic understanding of a good photo  
    Learn the unique qualities of fiber projects that create special photography issues… and how to overcome each one
  • Understand how to use any digital camera, point and shoot, and even camera phones to get great results   
  • Learn about DIY camera equipment you already have in your house
  • Take a GREAT photo… or two…   
Skills Needed: Should understand the basic settings on your digital camera.

Instructors
avatar for Shibaguyz

Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Speed Vessels: Focus on Form
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how many amazing and varied vessels you can make in one day using the seamless flat resist method and quick-felting Short Fiber Merino Batt. 
In addition to learning the basics of the flat resist method of creating 3D forms, this beginner-friendly class will focus on shaping. 
Each student can expect to come away with three small vessels in dramatically different shapes using the same 6” circular template for each vessel. This skill will allow students to progress to increasingly complex forms in the future. 
In addition, this process is perfect for mass-producing small vessels for gifting and event décor such as shower centerpieces and party favors. 
Needle-felted embellishing will also be introduced in the afternoon to add another layer of interest!
This workshop will be held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.
Carolann can be reached for questions by emailing tebbetts@aol.com

Instructors
avatar for Carolann Tebbetts

Carolann Tebbetts

Visual Art Teacher, Milford Public Schools
Felting is as essential to Carolann as air and food! A week without time in her fiber studio is a calamity. She has been felting for 8 years using a variety of techniques and is in her 6th year of teaching in various venues. Although well versed in virtually all felting techniques, Carolann focuses her teaching on the flat resist method for vessels and handbags. During the school year she teaches visual art at the high school level in central... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

The Rhinebeck Nuno Felt Scarf
Limited Capacity seats available

The nuno felting technique lends itself to experimentation with texture and color, and this workshop is a color lovers dream!  

Learn to felt wearable-art and create a light weight nuno scarf that can be elegant or playful, to suit your personal style.  Nuno felt is distinguished from regular felt because the wool fiber is felted into a textile base (we’ll be felting into hand-dyed silk paj).  This technique makes it possible to use a minimal amount of wool, and creates a beautiful textured effect as the wool migrates through the silk and shrinks in the felting process, gathering or ruching the silk base. 

To make your scarf, you will choose your colors from a palette of fine merino wool roving, and embellish the surface with bits of special fabrics, yarns, threads, silks, ramie, linen, hemp, and lustrous mohair locks, selected from my fiber stash (or bring fibery bits that are dear to your heart).  

The process is magical and the results are always a surprise. The colors of Rhinebeck glow in October - perfect inspiration for your nuno felting!  

About Nuno Felt:
The word nuno means cloth in Japanese.  The nuno felting technique which I teach, was created and named by my sister Polly Stirling, with her assistant Sachiko Kotaka, in the mid '90s as a result of Polly’s experimentation to develop lightweight, drapeable felt suited to the tropical Australian climate she lives in.  Since then, variations on nuno felt have been developed by fiber artists world-wide, making it one of the most popular contemporary felting techniques.

Note to Students: We will be working in a heated tent with lots of water. Please wear shoes that are comfy to stand in, and sleeves you can roll up to stay dry. Dress in layers for warmth and comfort.  We will be standing to work, the workshop requires some stamina for rolling.

For all levels of experience.


Robin can be reached by emailing luckystonefelt@gmail.com with any questions.  


Instructors
avatar for Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her passion for feltmaking began innocently enough 20 years ago, at a family workshop mentored by her sister Polly Stirling- the internationally known “inventor” of nuno felt.  | | Robin continued her study with many master feltmakers. As her felting experience grew, so did her itch to... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

9:00am

Tote-Al Function! - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This is just the perfect basket for the fiber enthusiast on the go…great for taking your current project to your pins and needles group meeting or for carrying your lunch to work.  

It measures approximately 5.5” w x 8’’ l x 7.5” h.  In class participants will have an opportunity to lay out a filled base, weave up the sides as well as rim and lash their basket.  

Dyed overlays for the design and Shaker tape straps will be incorporated at the end.

Level of experience – all levels

Please note:  Your hands will be in and out of water throughout the class.

Questions for MaryAnn?  Email her at maryannwms@optonline.net

Instructors
avatar for Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft engaging and my twenty-five year relationship with basketmaking began.  I have increased my skills and love for baskets by seeking out and taking workshops whenever and wherever I can.  I am particularly grateful to Wendy Jensen, Joann Kelly Catsos, and Lita Leichter for getting me started... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D

9:00am

Wet Spinning Long-Line Louet Linen
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Instructors
DS

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 →



Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bld D

9:00am

Workshops - Full Day, Half Day 9am-4:30pm - See Catalog

Volunteers
avatar for Karen Santucci

Karen Santucci

Workshop Manager, New York State Sheep and Wool Festival


Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

2016 Festival Art Contest Show (vote 4 your favorite) $1500 first prize!
May 1, 2016
Dear Artist,

Our contest is becoming popular. Please read the 2016 contest rules completely, especially RULES #4 and #6. In an effort to depart from past designs, we’re specifically seeking non-bordered art. The judging committee seek original, new, clever artistic renditions that appeal to both men and women. We debated our design parameters that remain important for future artists to consider when designing for this competition. 1) Ability to read everything even if printed on small and large products (mugs, 5" wide palm card, advertising, shirts). 2) Original and unique concept not reminiscent of other festival artwork in the world 3) Unisex appeal (tricky since most of our attendees are women) 4) Simple color scheme to accommodate 4 or 5 color discharge screen printing process. Art is art none-the-less, and we appreciate all of your efforts and spirit of playing the game. You can't win unless you try.  These tips should help improve previous entrants make the bar in the next attempt, which the committee strongly encourages.

We look forward to displaying the top 10 entries at this year's Festival for all to see. Good luck and have fun! Get on the special mailing list to get contest updates, changes and reminders!

- Art Contest Committee


Sunday October 16, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

What is a Pygora Goat?
Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

10:00am

Julia Farwell-Clay (10-11:30 Sunday)
Julia Farwell-Clay is a writer, knitting designer, and teacher who lives in Boston.  She is a regular contributor to knitting magazines like Pom Pom Quarterly, and her book, From Folly Cove, was publsihed in 2015 by Classic Elite Yarns.
Instagram, Twitter: @farwellclay 

Authors
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Julia Farwell-Clay

Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Julia Farwell-Clay is a writer, knitting designer, and teacher who lives in Boston.  She is a regular contributor to knitting magazines like Pom Pom Quarterly.  Her book, From Folly Cove, was published in 2015 by Classic Elite Yarns.  Twitter, Instagram: @farwellclay



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Norah Gaughan - Knitted Cable Source Book: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting Cables and Designing Your Own (10-12:30 Sunday)
This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories.

Authors
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Norah Gaughan

Authors, Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting With Cables and Creating Your Own
Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in many books, including "Handknit Hoilidays" and "Weekend Knitting" from STC. She divides her time between Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Providence, Rhode Island.



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan & Kirsten Kapur - Drop Dead Easy Knits (10 - 1:00 Sunday)
Finally, a knitting book featuring fantastic projects that don’t require you to study a pattern for hours–a sure recipe for blissful, carefree knitting. A book of great potential gifts and keepsakes, this collection of 30 dynamic projects–from blankets to simple sweaters to wraps–is designed so you can easily pick up your needles during moments of free time, whether binge-watching a show, waiting for your plane to board, or having a “wine and knitting” night with friends. For key moments–such as joining an arm to a sweater or casting on additional rows–patterns are coded with “concentration zones” and “cruise control” segments for when you can go into a mindful state and let the knitting take a back seat. Thin enough to slip in your bag, with charming four-color photography throughout, Drop-Dead Easy Knits is the answer to all your laid-back knitting needs.

Authors
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Mary Lou Egan

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
As a designer, Mary Lou Egan specializes in accessible projects simple enough for a less experienced knitter to accomplished but that also give experienced kniters a chance to relax and knit: while waiting at the doctor's office, reading the subtitles in a movie, or hanging out with friends. Based in St. Paul, Minneasota, she teaches in the nationally-known shop, the Yarnery and at other shops and fiber festivals.  The insight gained from... Read More →
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Kirsten Kapur

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
Early in her career Kristen Kapur worked in ready to wear as both an apparel and textile designer.  During those years she gained a strong knowledge of garment construction as well as surface design, a combination of skills that led to designing knitwear which requires both. Kirsten particularly loves exploring the intersection of color and texture in design.  Her most recent book is Kirsten Kapur Shaw Book One.  Kirsten's... Read More →
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Gale Zucker

Author, Drop Dead Easy Knits
Gale Zucker is an award-winning editorial and commercial photographer.  She is the co-author/photographer of the books CraftActivism (2011) and Shear Spirit (2008).  Her clients include yarn companies, magazines book publishers, knitwear designers and artisnal clothing manufacturers.  Her publication credits include everything from Vogue Knitting and the New York Times to Forbes, Womans day, and TV Guide. | Gale can be found online... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Fleece to Shawl Competition - Judging Starts After 1pm
Competing teams make a shawl step by step: starting with washed fleece, to hand carding, to spinning, to weaving, to finishing ends... It's a jam-packed demonstration of classic textile production!
Deadline to Enter: October 1, 2016


Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

Dora Ohrenstein - Top-Down Crochet Sweaters (10-2 Sunday)
Top-Down Crochet Sweaters
Working a garment from the top down is a popular knitting technique, and now, with Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, designer Dora Ohrenstein opens up the technique to crocheters, offering them the chance to unpack and explore all the beautiful possibilities available with top-down crochet garments. After a thorough workshop on the top-down technique — with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs — Ohrenstein presents 14 sweater patterns. Two versions of each sweater are made with different yarns, usually in a different gauge, with options for six different sizes and variations in style. With options for several different necklines, silhouettes, lengths, and other stylistic elements, plus unique stitches to optimize shaping and drape, crocheters will be amazed by the stylish, contemporary designs now available for their favorite craft.



Authors
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Dora Ohrenstein

Authors, Top Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns With Perfect Fit
Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, author, and teacher. She is the author of Top-Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, which is being hailed as a must-have resource by the crochet community. Ohrenstein’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and many other print and online... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Jillian Moreno - Yarn-i-tec-ture | A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want (10-2 Sunday)
Yarn-i-tec-ture | A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want.  
Create your dream yarn! Discover the pleasures of designing and building custom-made yarn by spinning it yourself, choosing everything from color to feel and gauge. In Jillian Moreno's new book Yarn-i-tec-ture leads you through every step of yarn construction, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos showing you how to select the fiber you want (wool, cotton, silk, synthetic), establish a foundation, and spin a beautiful yarn with the structure, texture, and color pattern that you want. In addition to teaching you the techniques you need for success, Moreno also offers 12 delicious original patterns from prominent designers, each one showcasing hand-spun yarns. 

Authors
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Jillian Moreno

Authors, yarn.i.tec.ture
Jillian Moreno has been involved in craft publishing for more than 20 years. She worked at Interweave Press and has co-authored two books, Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits. For the past 11 years she has been at knitty.com, where she is the editor of Knittyspin, the advertising manager, and head of the KnittyBlog. She recently helped launch PLYmagazine and sits on their editorial board.



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

John Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends : The SheepOver (10-2 Sunday)
Meet the adorable orphan lamb Sweet Pea and discover why her true story has become a picture book phenomenon and enchanted readers of all ages!
One cold winter night, Sweet Pea the orphan lamb becomes very sick. Everyone in the farmyard is worried about her! Under the watchful care of Farmer John, Laddie the sheepdog, and Dr. Alison the mobile veterinarian, she slowly recovers. Dr. Alison tells Sweet Pea she can have a sleepover to celebrate as soon as she is well again. When the day finally comes, her closest friends Sunny, Prem, and Violet join her in the greenhouse for a fun and imaginative "SheepOver" celebration. 
This charming story of caring and friendship by farm owners John and Jennifer Churchman, brought to life with John's entrancing photo-illustrations, will enchant readers young and old. In the words of one of her many fans, "Sweet Pea brings a calming, authentic joy to my life that makes me laugh, cry and gives me hope that all is well in the world. . . . Everyone needs a little Sweet Pea in their lives!"

Authors
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John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : The SheepOver
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life.  | John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Nancy Shaw - Sheep Go To Sleep (10-2 Sunday)
Author Nancy Shaw has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  This year Sheep Go To Sleep, will be available in the board book and hardcover.  The tale begins with the walk home. It's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down. But no fear.  A caring and trust worthy sheepdog is there to help. What will these restless sheep need before they are ready to go to sleep?  A hug?  A blanket?  A drink of water?  Will this loving and dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?  We simply love this story and know you will too.  It's already a beloved classic, as is Sheep in a Jeep which is also making it's debut as a board book.  Visit Nancy at  nancyshawbooks.com or nancyshawbooks.blogspot.com.

Authors
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Nancy Shaw

Authors, Sheep Go To Sleep
I gobbled up books when I was growing up. I loved Half Magic, My Father's Dragon, Uncle Scrooge Comics, and many more. We didn't get a TV until I was almost finished with third grade. My family played word games on the long car trips we took, so I enjoyed fooling around with words. I studied English literature in college and graduate school.  I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Vernon Benjamin - History of the Hudson River Valley From the Civil War to the Modern Times (10-2:30 Sunday)
The History of the Hudson River Valley From the Civil War to Modern Times is the companion volume of Vernon Benjamin’s acclaimed history of the Hudson River Valley.  The two volumes, span from the post-Civil War period through the twentieth century, and into the present day. Vernon Benjamin’s magisterial first volume, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War presented nearly 250 years of the Hudson River Valley’s dynamic past with unmatched richness and detail.

Now, in the final volume, Benjamin completes his account of the region by taking readers from the post-Civil War period into the present day. Here we see the formation of the great estates of the Valley, including the Rockefellers, Sunnyside, and Olana, and how the turn of the twentieth century brought a new era of growth and prosperity to the region. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes his first political steps in the New York senate during this time, and Thomas Dewey’s work as New York State governor morphed him into a viable candidate on the national political stage as well. In short, the twentieth-century Hudson River Valley was a hotbed of wealth, influence, and culture, a significant and vibrant scene of American development. By taking his narrative all the way into the post-September 11 present moment, Vernon Benjamin concludes his engaging, readable, and comprehensive history of one of America’s most significant and culturally important regions. Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times will be the definitive text on the subject for years to come.

Authors
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Vernon Benjamin

Author, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times
Vernon Benjamin is an adjunct lecturer at Marist College whose first volume, subtitled From Wilderness to the Civil War, was published in 2014. The forthcoming volume, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times, continues the detailed tapestry of the region's history, through the Gilded Age, the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Roosevelt years and the postwar period, including a concluding chapter on "Modern... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Spit Roasting Lamb with Sean Lacy
Learn how to setup and prepare an outdoor grill for a spit roast lamb. Sean Lacy stands by ready to answer questions, while roasting a lamb to be enjoyed by all at the end of the day, "while supplies last..."
seansprivatecatering.com

Presenter
SL

Sean Lacy

Sean Lacy has been working in the local food industry for over 13 years. For the last 5 years, he has been providing the Hudson Valley with quality catering services and food logistics. He is a full time meat cutter and gourmet sausage maker at Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh, NY. He can provide simple, inexpensive barbeque to multi course plated service and everything in between. His butchery demonstrations fascinate audiences at both the... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Area 14

10:00am

10:00am

On-going barn loom weaving demos - TBA
This is not a demo of "continuous weaving" used with a triangle loom. There are several demo of many things happening continuously throughout the day. ;)

Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

10:00am

Andrea Jurgrau - New Heights in Lace Knitting (10-5 Sunday)

New Heights in Lace Knitting will help you learn the foundation skills needed to become a successful lace knitter reaching new heights with each project you knit! The book includes extensive information on knitting with beads and valuable side bar information on understanding gauge, swatching, and more, alongside gorgeous must knit accessories.



Authors
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Andrea Jurgrau

Author, New Heights in Lace Knitting
Andrea Jurgrau is a nurse practitioner and avid lace knitter whose patterns have appeared in KnitScene, Vogue Knitting, Spin-Off, Enchanted Knits, and the Unofficial Downton Abbey Knitting Collection.  She resides in New York.



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Bobbie Groome - Journey, A Knitter's Research From Lerwick to Land's End (10-5 Sunday)
Come join Bobbie on her travels, from country to country - from Lerwick to Land's End.  Meet the charming, hardworking people and the talented knitters she met along the way.                                                                                   Bobbie shares with you stories, memories and unique knitting techniques she acquired along her Journey, to understand the "engineering of sweaters."  
Her "thoughts" and "schools" at the end of each chapter, highlight unique knitting stitches and techniques of the respective countries.  It is an authentic history, providing insight into early knitting and its necessity of the times.

Authors
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Bobbie Groome

Authors, Journey, A Knitter's Research from Lerwick to Land's End
Bobbie Groome, 90 years young, has had a lifetime journey including travels to foreign countries and remote, barely accessible islands due to her curiosity and personal passion for wool.  A designer, lecturer and teacher, she owned the beloved and highly regarded Wool Shop in Locust Valley, NY for over 30 years.  Her designs have been featured in national consumer and craft magazines.  She offers unique "hands-on" instructions... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Heather Ross - How to Catch A Frog : And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival and DIY (10-5 Sunday)
Much of Heather Ross's creative work has been inspired by her being born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in a rural corner of Vermont during the 1970s. According to Heather, that environment was defined by stunning natural beauty, creative and innovative living, and daily lessons in self-reliance. It also included equal parts of general dysfunction, a self-imposed but nearly inescapable poverty, and little exposure to basic life skills.
When, as a twenty-something, Heather complained to her mother about a long list of things she had missed out on and that had compromised her chance of ever leading a normal life (immunizations, a healthy respect for authority), her mother waved a hand and replied, Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead. "How to Catch a Frog" is a collection of those stories, plus others that show Ross's eventual route to success as an artist, entrepreneur, and mother, all animated by Ross s delightful illustrations and how-to instructions.

Authors
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Heather Ross

Authors, How to Catch A Frog: And Other Stories of Love, Family and ...
Heather Ross is an illustrator and fabric designer whose crafty creations have found commercial success and a massive online following. She has illustrated the Crafty Chloe books Crafty Chloe and Dress-Up Mess-Up and is also the author of the craft book Weekend Sewing. She grew up in the Vermont countryside and has a tremendous appreciation for nature, which continues to influence her work now that she lives with her... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Iza Trapani - Gabe and Goon (10-5 Sunday)
Gabe and Goon, Iza Trapani's newest book is about a little boys who's friendship with a Monster helps him to overcome his fear of Children.  Iza came to the United States at the age of seven, and learned English in part by reading Mother Goose Rhymes. She is the author nd illustrator of many children's books including Baa, Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, The Itsy Bitsy Spider many others including Old King Cole which came out in 2015.

Authors
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Iza Trapani

Authors, Gabe and Goon
I was born in Poland, and spoke only Polish when I came to the United States at the age of seven. My relatives gave me a big book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and I began to learn English as I read the poems.  | | Little did I know that someday I would be writing my own verses and making books for children.  As you can see, I still like to read.



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Jack Kelly - Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, Murder on the Erie Canal (10-5 Sunday)
Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal illuminates the building of the Erie Canal and the historic spiritual and political upheavals that erupted along its banks. The technological marvel of its age, the canal became the scene of one of the most striking outbursts of imagination in American history. Readers encounter America's very first “crime of the century,” wild treasure hunts, searing acts of violence, a visionary cross-dresser, and a panoply of fanatics, mystics, and hoaxers.
JACK KELLY is a journalist, novelist, and historian. He received the DAR's (Daughters of the American Revolution) History Award Medal for his book Band of Giants. He grew up in the Erie Canal region and now lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
Learn more at: https://heavensditch.com/ ; https://www.facebook.com/bandofgiants/

Authors
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Jack Kelly

Authors, Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold and Murder On the Erie Canal
Jack Kelly is a journalist, novelist, and historian, whose books include "Band of Giants," which received the DAR's History Award Medal. He has contributed to "The Wall Street Journal," and other national periodicals, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. He has appeared on The History Channel and been interviewed on National Public Radio. He spent his childhood in a town in the canal corridor adjacent to Palmyra, Joseph Smith's home... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Jennifer Wood - Refined Knits : Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitwear (10- 5 Sunday)

Elegance at the tip of your needles!

Cables and lace are special enough by themselves, but there is something graceful, even magical, about combining the two. "Refined Knits" concentrates on these two techniques, along with incredibly unique Aran Lace which combines the two, and the results are sure to impress. Enduring Cables: discover cable-work with interesting structure in its details Graceful Lace: explore the delicate sophistication of open-work Elegant Aran Lace: combine lace and cables in unexpected and stunning ways Knitwear designer Jennifer Wood guides you through knitting these timeless, classic techniques, resulting in finished garments and accessories with a decidedly modern feel you'll treasure for years to come.


Authors
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Jennifer Wood

Authors, Refined Knits : Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitware
In the early 2000s, when my daughter was in middle school, she had to read Witch of Blackbird Pond. She was very intrigued by the descriptions of the girls knitting and wanted to learn how to knit. So I bought a book, some yarn and some needles and we both learned how to knit. She soon got bored with it, I on the other hand was completely hooked. As the years went on and I learned more, I found myself altering patterns more to my style... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Lars Rains - Modern Lopi : New Approaches to an Icelandic Classic (10-5 Sunday)
Modern Lopi : Contains pattern's tailored to today's lifestyle, celebrating bold, creative palettes. It features designs created from a variety of yarn weights and a kaleidoscope of gorgeous brilliant hues.  With options ranging from bulky to lace and reflecting different skill levels, there's something warm, colorful and cozy for every knitter to be find within these pages.

Authors
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Lars Rains

Author, Modern Lopi: New Approaches to an Icelandic Classic
Lars has been obsessed with Icelandic Sweaters since he started knitting over twenty years ago.  His designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knitty, and Knit Edge as well as in collections for Cascade Yarns, Malabrigo Yarns and Noro Yarns.



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert - Customize Your Knitting: Adjust to Fit; Embellish to Taste (10-5 Sunday)
Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.



Authors
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Margaret Hubert

Authors, Customize Your Knitting: Adjust to Fit, Embellish to Taste
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including" Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, "and" Customize Your Knitting." She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Pom Pom Quarterly Designer Schedule (10-5 Sunday)
Designers Sunday |
Julia Farwell-Clay : 10-11:30; Olga Buraya-Kefelian & Gina Rockenwagner : 11:30-1; Paula Pereira & Clare Lakewood : 1-2; Lynn Brennan & Sarah Brunenberg : 2-3; Fiona Alice 3-5. 

Authors
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Pom Pom Quarterly

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Designers confirmed to attend this year's Festival: Fiona Alice; Lynn Brennan; Sarah Brunenburg; Olga Buraya-Kefelian; Kiyomi Burgin; Sachiko Burgin; Courtney Cedarholm; Thea Colman; Sara Delaney; Linda Dubec; Julia Farwell-Clay; Bristol Ivy; Clare Lakewood; Paula Pereira; Gina Rockenwagner and Tatyana Scotce. Check the designer schedule to learn on which day and at what time each designer... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Rachel Coopey - Yeah Socks! (10-5 Sunday)
Rachel was taught to knit by her grandmother and mother when she was little and she’s still got the extremely long garter stitch stitch scarf to prove it! She was drawn to sock knitting when she bought 3 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn because they were so beautiful and thought I’d give knitting a pair of socks a try, she has had a pair of socks on the needles ever since!

She has published two books of sock designs (Coop Knit Socks (vols 1&2) and Coop Knit Toasty (vols. 1 &2)  worked with Knitty.com, Interweave and Twist Collective. Socks Yeah! will be out just in time for the Festival, September 2016.  Think socks are a major passion!

Please check Rachel and her work out at:Twitter https://twitter.com/coopknits ; Instagram https://www.instagram.com/coopknits/ ; Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RachelCoopeyKnits/ ; Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/designers/rachel-coopey  ; Website http://www.coopknits.co.uk



Authors
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Rachel Coopey

Authors, Socks Yeah!
Rachel was taught to knit by her grandmother and mother when she was little and she’s still got the extremely long garter stitch stitch scarf to prove it! She was drawn to sock knitting when she bought 3 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn because they were so beautiful and thought I’d give knitting a pair of socks a try, she has had a pair of socks on the needles ever since! | Visit Rachel's social network links to see more of what she's... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Susanna L. Hill - Can't Sleep Without Sheep (10-5 Sunday)
Whenever Ava can't sleep, she counts sheep. But Ava takes so long to fall asleep, it's the sheep who are growing tired - until, finally, they quit! When the sheep promise to find a replacement that Ava can count on, chaos ensues as chickens, cows, pigs, hippos and more try their hand at jumping over Ava's fence. Finding the perfectly peaceful replacement for sheep might not be so easy after all.

With irresistibly adorable art, this delightful take on a familiar sleep tactic is sure to become a bedtime favourite. https://susannahill.com/books/cant-sleep-without-sheep/

Authors
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
SUSANNA LEONARD HILL grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. | Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest  for her story Not Yet, Rose, First Place in the 2005 Seven Hills Contest for Writers (Children's Fiction) for 3 stories, First Place in the 2006 ... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Wendy Bernard - The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 New Stitch Patterns To Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth and In The Round (10-5 Sunday)
Wendy Bernard s groundbreaking reference title Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary was the first of its kind to provide stitch patterns written for top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round constructions and readers took notice. 
Now Bernard is back with The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, which picks up where the first volume left off, adding hundreds of new stitch patterns organized similarly by type knit and purl, textured stitches, ribs, lace, and cables plus a chapter on mosaic knitting. Each chapter of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items.

Authors
avatar for Wendy Bernard

Wendy Bernard

Authors, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 New Stitch Patterns
Wendy Bernard is the author of Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary and the Custom Knits series. Her knitwear patterns have been published widely online and in print in Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines. She teaches top-down and other knitting techniques nationwide, as well as in online classes through Creativebug.com and Craftsy.com.



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

View handmade fiber art competition entries on display all day

Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

NEW!! Needle Felting "tiny pictures" w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday, $14

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

NEW!! Upcycled Sweater "Puppets" Ages 7+
Project available all day $12

This project is a perfect introduction to needle felting.  This activity uses a block of foam, a felting needle, a "sheet" of wool, wool roving, and wool yarn.  The sky is the limit with what you can "draw".

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

NEW!! Wool Roving "Butterfly Mobiles" 7+
Project available all day, $12

This simple activity is sweet and quick.  Fold and pinch some roving.  Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle and hang from a  twig.  A fun decoration for your room!!!!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

10:00am

Upcycled Sweater Stitching: Stuffies & Pillows Ages 10+
Project available Saturday and Sunday, $14

This sewing project makes use of felted wool sweaters and introduces the idea of crafting with recycled materials.  Participants have the choice of creating stuffed friends or simple patchwork pillows, hand-stitched and embellished with wool yarn and felt.

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all weekend, $10

This simple, free-style embroidery project makes use of wool yarn and is great for little ones to get the feel of stitching! Children will use a piece of burlap stretched in an embroidery hoop, a plastic needle and wool yarn to create abstract or simple designs, and voila, a “yarn painting!” Older children or adults are encouraged to use the same materials to create more complicated embroidery designs!

The Festival is pleased to collaborate with FiberFlame (Rhinebeck & Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors
avatar for fiberflame

fiberflame

fiberflame
Fiberflame is a walk-in art studio for the whole family! In our two hudson valley locations, you can walk in anytime and dig into a project! Print a tote bag, collage a picture frame, paint pottery, carve a rubber stamp, take a workshop in precious metal clay, throw a party, shop for handmade gifts, layer unexpected materials, learn traditional methods with a twist, and break the rules. | We invite you, your friends and your children to... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

10:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
http://www.sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list/

Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

10:15am

Made in the Moment - SUN 10:15 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
GS Room

10:30am

Breed Talk: Babydoll Southdown Sheep, Raising Sheep as Pets
Presenter
DR

Deb Rendon

Sheep Breed Display: Babydoll Southdowns, Deb Rendon

Sunday October 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Sunday October 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

10:30am

Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey (10:30 Sunday)
Author, knitwear designer, and regular Pom Pom contributor Fiona Alice will be speaking about her knitting journey and her book Take Heart, published by Pom Pom Press in November 2015. Take Heart is a collection of 11 knitting patterns, tracing Fiona's path across the Atlantic from her hometown in Nova Scotia, to where she now resides in London, all set to the stunning Welsh seaside as the backdrop.

Authors
avatar for Fiona Alice

Fiona Alice

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Fiona Alice is a knitware designer from Nova Scotia, Canada, currently living in London, UK. After studying other textile mediums at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University she worked in a local yarn shop that inspired her to pursue knitting full-time.  She published her first book last winter, Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey, a collection of knitted accessories published by Pom Pom Press.  fionaalice.com



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Breed Talk: North American Wensleydale, Wensleydale Fiber and Breed Up Program
Presenter
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Flying Fibers is brought to you by the mother-daughter team of Jeri Robinson-Lawrence and Irina Lawrence. Both women are passionate about providing beautiful products to crafters of any skill, as well as promoting the preservation of rare breed sheep. In addition to owning the shop, Jeri and Irina have a flock of rare breed Wensleydale sheep, and endangered Leicester Longwool sheep. Based on the season, there is this local fiber available... Read More →

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs "Les moutons"
TIMES are ESTIMATED, LOCATION TBA
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

11:00am

Amy Herzog - You Can Knit That : Foolproof Instructions For Fabulous Sweaters (11-12 Sunday)
When knitting superstar Amy Herzog gets complimented on her hand-knit sweaters, the compliments are often followed by but I could never knit that. Now, you can! "You Can Knit That" is a clear, simple reference book and pattern collection that gives knitters the sweater-making confidence they need. Whether you re knitting a sweater for the first time or seeking to expand your skills to knit sweaters in styles you ve never tried before, this essential guide starts with basic sweater know-how and moves into instructions for knitting six must-have sweater styles vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves. Each chapter offers a less-intimidating mini sweater sized for a child and a selection of adult women s patterns in 12 sizes 24 sweater patterns in all, each building on the next, to ensure success with even the most complicated sweaters.

Authors
avatar for Amy Herzog

Amy Herzog

Authors, You Can Knit That : Fool Proof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters
Amy is super passionate about helping knitters make sweaters that are both worn regularly and much-loved. She’s the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and the Knitter’s Toolbox collection of handy knitting calculators, and is also the author of Knit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love. Amy has been knitting since she was old enough to hold the needles, and tech-crazed since she created... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

No Fleece Flatbread – the sheep’s goodness is in the yogurt! - Annie Scibienski, Blue Ribbon Hearth, Ghent, NY
Door Prize Cookbook Giveaway, sponsored by King Arthur Flour!
Goodness from a Blue Ribbon Baker! Annie Scibienski is the owner/baker of Blue Ribbon Hearth a micro-bakery business operating as permitted by NY State Ags & Markets. A past Dutchess County Fair winner for "Best in Bread", Annie makes and sells breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and granola. Annie teaches baking to 4-H kids and through BOCES and local adult education programs.
https://www.facebook.com/blueribbonhearth 

Presenter
avatar for Annie Scibienski

Annie Scibienski

Goodness from a Blue Ribbon Baker! Annie Scibienski is the owner/baker of Blue Ribbon Hearth a micro-bakery business operating as permitted by NY State Ags & Markets. A past Dutchess County Fair winner for "Best in Bread", Annie makes and sells breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and granola. Annie is a charter member of The Hudson Valley Baking Society and teaches baking to 4-H kids and through local adult education programs... Read More →

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Felting Demo: Accessories using Natural fiber felt
Judah Leah from Judah Leah Atelier Boutique will make Accessories using Natural fiber felt

Volunteers

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne -Mason-Dixon Knitting Filed Guide No. 1 : Stripes (11-3 Sunday)
We have created mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides to explore the wide world of knitting in a tidy, compact way.  We hope to inpsire you to think about what you see when you're knitting, and to discover the ways knitting extends into a life well lived.  And, of course, we hope you'll knit something you love.

Authors
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 1: Stripes
Mason-Dixon Knitting serves knitters by creating an ever-evolving world online and in real life where knitting is celebrated, explored and taught.  It is a place of rich community, creativity, curiosity and humor - the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.  Kay lives in New York City.  Ann lives in Nashville.  We talk on the phone daily and send each other hundreds of emails a week across the Mason-Dixon Line.
avatar for Ann Shayne

Ann Shayne

Author, Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides #1: Stripes
Mason-Dixon Knitting serves knitters by creating an ever-evolving world online and in real life where knitting is celebrated, explored and taught.  It is a place of rich community, creativity, curiosity and humor - the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.  Kay lives in New York City.  Ann lives in Nashville.  We talk on the phone daily and send each other hundreds of emails a week across the Mason-Dixon Line.



Sunday October 16, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:15am

Leaping Llama Contest presented by All 'Barn 27 Farms'
Limited Capacity seats available


Sunday October 16, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

11:30am

Breed Talk: Shropshire Sheep, Market Animals & their significance to the sheep industry
Presenter
JR

Jessica Rugar

Sheep Breed Display: Shropshire

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:30am

Children's Read Aloud : John Churchman, Nancy Shaw, Iza Trapani and Susanna Hill (11:30 Sunday)
Authors
avatar for John Churchman

John Churchman

Authors, Sweet Pea and Friends : The SheepOver
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer, bringing stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations. His wife Jennifer is a multimedia artist and business consultant, and has loved telling stories all her life.  | John and Jennifer bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of all the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in... Read More →
avatar for Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna Leonard Hill

Author, Can't Sleep Without Sheep
SUSANNA LEONARD HILL grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. | Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest  for her story Not Yet, Rose, First Place in the 2005 Seven Hills Contest for Writers (Children's Fiction) for 3 stories, First Place in the 2006 ... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

Authors, Sheep Go To Sleep
I gobbled up books when I was growing up. I loved Half Magic, My Father's Dragon, Uncle Scrooge Comics, and many more. We didn't get a TV until I was almost finished with third grade. My family played word games on the long car trips we took, so I enjoyed fooling around with words. I studied English literature in college and graduate school.  I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me... Read More →
avatar for Iza Trapani

Iza Trapani

Authors, Gabe and Goon
I was born in Poland, and spoke only Polish when I came to the United States at the age of seven. My relatives gave me a big book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes and I began to learn English as I read the poems.  | | Little did I know that someday I would be writing my own verses and making books for children.  As you can see, I still like to read.


Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

11:30am

Made in the Moment - SUN 11:30 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
GS Room

11:30am

Gina Rockenwagner (11:30-1 Sunday)
Gina Rockenwagner is a Brooklyn-based knit designer, quilt maker, and colour-obsessed artist.  As a professional knit designer in the fashion industry, she has travelled extensively in Peru working with fair trade knitting co-ops and dye houses.  She recently launched her first collection of ethically made, ready to wear knit goods under the label Poppy + Pima.  When not making things she can generally be found working out, rewarding herself with food, cooking, studying to achieve fluency in Spanish and appreciating pop culture.                                   Find her at ginarockenwagner.com and poppyandpima.com.

Authors
avatar for Gina Rockenwagner

Gina Rockenwagner

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Gina Rockenwagner is a Brooklyn-based knit designer, quilt maker, and colour-obsessed artist.  As a professional knit designer in the fashion industry, she has travelled extensively in Peru working with fair traded knitting co-ops and dye houses.  She recently launched her first colelction of ethically made, reday-to-knit goods under the label Poppy + Pima.  When not making things she can generally be found out, rewarding herself... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Olga Buraya-Kefelian (11:30-1 Sunday)
Olga Buraya-Kefelian learned knitting from her mother at a very young age while growing up in Belarus.  It wasn't until her mid-twenties that her knitting developed beyond a hobby, and a distraction from the hardships of military life, into a career in knitwear design.  Currently residing in Alexandria, Virginia, she continues to work on her brand olgajazzy, and several collaborations while teaching classes and workshops.  olgajazzy.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @olgajazzyknits.com

Authors
avatar for Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Olga Buraya-Kefelian learned tknitting from her mother at avery young age while growing up in Belarus.  It wasn't until her mid-twenties that her knitting developed beyond a hobby, and a distraction from teh ahrdships of military life, into a career in knitwear design.  Currently residing in Alexandria, Virginai, she continues  to work on her brand, olgajazzy, and several collaborations while teaching classes and workshops. Find... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Kumihimo:   How to braid peace and beauty into your life - 11:30 am - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wanted to try Kumihimo with and without beads?  Here’s your chance to complete a bracelet using two sizes of beads which form a lovely spiral.   You should have time to complete the bracelet or will have the knowledge to complete it at home.   

Using modern and simplified foam Kumihimo disc, the basic braid is not a as difficult as it looks and is very Zen.   You will love the way the beads work onto the thread and the finished product.   

In this course you will learn: 
A brief history 
The materials which can be used 
The basic braid 
How to start and finish your braid         
How to add the beads 
How to add the findings 
Where you can purchase supplies         
How to fix your mistakes        

Beginners welcome!   

Hetty can be reached by emailing hettyhansg@yahoo.com with any questions.

Instructors
HG

Hetty Gunderud

Hetty Gunderud is rarely seen without yarn or fleece close by.   Born and raised in London, England and the suburbs,  I started knitting, sewing and embroidery at age 4 1/2 years, and have not stopped since then.   I love to try new and  different ways of doing the crafts I have learned and having fun with them.   | | I arrived in Woodstock, NY in 1961 with a degree in Occupational Therapy and was arts and... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Bld D

12:00pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:00pm

Ed the Wizard
Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:00pm

All About Alpacas
Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

12:00pm

Bldg 28's Sheep Breed Parade!
Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:00pm

Edie Eckman - Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies (12-5 Sunday)
Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies, Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms — plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more — there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs. 
Reach out to Edie on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram or Ravelry.                               

Authors
avatar for Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, andChristmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Judith Durant - Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables (12-5 Sunday)
Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables
Knitted cables, with their three-dimensional twists and turns, are a common element in lots of patterns -- but most patterns don’t include directions for executing them. Cable Left, Cable Right, by expert knitter Judith Durant, eliminates the mystery with detailed, in-depth instructions for creating 94 different styles of cable, from perfectly plain to fantastically fancy. Close-up photos and clear instructions teach you the techniques you need, including design options like braids, diamonds, and pretzels so you can make your cables truly one-of-a-kind. This book is the perfect companion to any knitting pattern featuring cables, giving you the information and skills to make polished, beautiful, and unique cables for any project. 



 

Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Authors, Cable Left, Cable Right : 94 Knitted Cables
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.



Sunday October 16, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Rachel Coopey - Knit Every Sock (12:30 Sunday)
Plunge into knitting socks, embrace "start-i-tus".  
All the amazing yarn you once might have saved for a rainy day...is the perfect material to start a new pair of socks...Rachel will show you why (and how) and you'll leave embracing "start-i-tus".

Authors
avatar for Rachel Coopey

Rachel Coopey

Authors, Socks Yeah!
Rachel was taught to knit by her grandmother and mother when she was little and she’s still got the extremely long garter stitch stitch scarf to prove it! She was drawn to sock knitting when she bought 3 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn because they were so beautiful and thought I’d give knitting a pair of socks a try, she has had a pair of socks on the needles ever since! | Visit Rachel's social network links to see more of what she's... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Braised Lamb - Dafna Mizrahi (Chopped! Winner 2015)
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico in 1991, Mizrahi opened her first restaurant, Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room located in Armenia, NY, in 2014. She soon became a televised feature chef when she won the Weber-Harley Davidson National Burger Championship in South Dakota that same year. Shorty after, she made her first appearance with the Food Network as a Chopped competitor in April 2015 and became one of the youngest competitors to continue on to the Chopped Champions round. From a young age, Mizrahi showed a talent for cooking and hospitality. She cooked with her grandmother for every Jewish holiday and never missed a detail. Unlike most children, Mizrahi choose to spend her summers in New York City learning from her biggest mentors, Philip and Thea Scotti owners of PJ. Clarke’s. Mizrahi was tutored in the restaurant business from coach check to taking reservations and management. After high school it was apparent that Mizrahi’s biggest passion was the hospitality industry, which led her to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where she received her degree.From a young age, Mizrahi showed a talent for cooking and hospitality. She cooked with her grandmother for every Jewish holiday and never missed a detail. Unlike most children, Mizrahi choose to spend her summers in New York City learning from her biggest mentors, Philip and Thea Scotti owners of PJ. Clarke’s. Mizrahi was tutored in the restaurant business from coach check to taking reservations and management. After high school it was apparent that Mizrahi’s biggest passion was the hospitality industry, which led her to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where she received her degree.Dafna Mizrahi opened her first restaurant, Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room in 2014 in Amenia, New York. She partnered up with the Monte brothers and sisters who have long history in the hospitality industry. The original Monte’s opened in 1906 on Carol Street in Brooklyn. The family also owned the famous Gurney Inn in Montauk. Dafna, along with the Monte family, have established a farm to table restaurant featuring local agricultural products, highlighting their ingredients in a unique and creative manner.

http://www.monteskitchen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Chefdafnamizrahi/

Presenter
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Dafna Mizrahi

Chef, Monte's Kitchen
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico in 1991, Mizrahi opened her first restaurant, Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room located in Armenia, NY, in 2014. She soon became a televised feature chef when she won the Weber-Harley Davidson National Burger Championship in South Dakota that same year. Shorty after, she made her first appearance with the Food Network as a Chopped competitor in April 2015 and became one of the youngest competitors... Read More →

Sunday October 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Finn Sheep, Breeding and Meat
Presenter
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Siri Swanson

Sheep Breed Display: Finn, Dancing Moon Farm

Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

Exotic Breed Spinning Demo - Alpaca, Angora Rabbit, Llama
Various farms will demonstrate

Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

1:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:00pm

Clare Lakewood (1-2 Sunday)
Clare Lakewood is a West Coast to West Coast transplant.  Born and raised on the West Coast of Australia, she relocated to San Francisco in late 2013, and now enjoys living in a city where every season is handknit season.  She favours texture, simple shapes, and lace; designing the kinds of things she wishes were already in her closet.
Instagram: @lakewoodknits 

Authors
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Clare Lakewood

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Clare Lakewood is a West Coast to West Coast transplant . Born and raised on the West Coast of Australia, she relocated to San Francisco in late 2013, and now enjoys living in a city where every season is handknit season.  She favours texture, simple shapes, and lace; designing the kinds of things she wishes were already in her closet.  Instagram: @lakewoodknits



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Paula Pereira (1-2 Sunday)
Paula Pereira believes that inspiration comes from nature, people and daily life, using yarn and needles as tools.  She is particularly fond of mathematics and geometry which enables her to design garments and accessories.  She lives in Sao Paulo with her husband, 2 dogs and tons of beautiful fibers.
Instagram, Twitter: @paulapkl 

Authors
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Paula Pereira

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Paula Pereira believes that inspiration comes from nature, people and daily life, using yarn and needles as tools.  She is pecularly fond of mathematics and geometry which enables her to design garments and accessories. She lives in Sao Paulo with her husband, 2 dogs and tons of beautiful fibers.  Twitter, Instagram: @paulapki



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Cathy Carron - Cow Girls 2 : The Necks Favorite Knits (1-5 Sunday)
The cowl is back! Bestselling author Cathy Carron once again gives the cowl her visionary treatment. Showcasing 35 fresh designs, this book offers an impressive range of styles, from Café au Lait, where two contrasting colors combine with a ripple pattern, to the sleek, double-faced Sun Valley. Beautiful colorwork, beading, shaping, cables, textures, embellishments, and more will catch the eye and hearts of every knitter and fashionista. CATHY CARRON is a well-known and highly respected knitwear designer and author of six books, including Hattitude (Sixth&Spring) and Hip Knit Hats (Lark). Her popular blog, knitcliks.com, is known for its daily content that pushes the knitting craft forward in fashionable and modern ways. 

Authors
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Cathy Carron

Author, Cow Girls 2: The Necks Favorite Knits
Internationally renown hand knitwear designer, Cathy Carron's latest work or collection is 'Happy Feet'. Her current work is regularly published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Simple, and the online magazine, Twist Collective. Other recent work can be seen on Ravelry.com and her website www.pondedge.net. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, knit simple, Knit.1, knitscene, The Twist... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Corriedale Sheep, Storytelling and Kids Wet Felting
Presenter
Exhibitors
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Meegan Veeder-Shave

Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale, Patchwork Pastures
We are a small family farm that raises Corriedale sheep for wool. We do have breeding stock and rams available for sale at times we also have raw fleeces and processed fiber available upon request. Feel free to ask us about holding full time jobs and trying to run a farm at the same time- the good, the bad and the ugly and no we don't get rich doing this...


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Jillian Moreno - Sampling Is Not a Dirty Word! (1:30 Sunday)

Sampling Is Not a Dirty Word!

Sampling isn't just for projects. Learn how sampling will make you a more creative and better spinner. Plus, it's fun! Jillian Moreno discusses her love for sampling and how that devotion became her new book Yarnitecture.


Authors
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Jillian Moreno

Authors, yarn.i.tec.ture
Jillian Moreno has been involved in craft publishing for more than 20 years. She worked at Interweave Press and has co-authored two books, Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits. For the past 11 years she has been at knitty.com, where she is the editor of Knittyspin, the advertising manager, and head of the KnittyBlog. She recently helped launch PLYmagazine and sits on their editorial board.


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Norah Gaughan - Knitted Cable Source Book: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting Cables and Designing Your Own (1:30-4 Sunday)
This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories.

Authors
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Norah Gaughan

Authors, Knitted Cable Sourcebook: A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting With Cables and Creating Your Own
Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in many books, including "Handknit Hoilidays" and "Weekend Knitting" from STC. She divides her time between Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Providence, Rhode Island.



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:30pm

Couture Finishing - CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Master sewists and finishers work for years to perfect their finishing skills and they are sought out by couture designers for those skills to give their work the flawless finishes it deserves. Likewise, you've worked hard on making your stitching skills the best they can be so you can produce FAB fabrics for your handmade projects, now it's time to bring those finishing skills up to the next level.   

There is no arguing the point that FAB finishing is the key to producing handmade projects that have that extra little something that makes them stand out from the crowd. In our Couture Finishing class, we will share with you the professional finishing skills we use every day in our design studio to create the Shibaguyz Designz line of garments, accessories, and home décor.   

We will break down each step of the finishing process from blocking to weaving in ends to flawless seaming and will take the drudgery out of finishing to help make the finishing process just as much fun as the stitching. Imagine your satisfaction when you stand back and look at the flawless finishing techniques that make your project look like it was made by the hands of a pro!   

Yup… we're going to share it all… our professional finishing secrets learned from yearns and years of couture hand sewing will be revealed to YOU! You will be able to use these professional finishing techniques to take your skills from good to great… even FAB!   

Goals:

  • Understanding and application of professional finishing techniques:       
  • Blocking       
  • End Cap Finishing Stitch        
  • "Two Shadows and A Runner" - the spy movie method for weaving in ends        
  • Locking Mattress Stitch and Mattress Stitch for sewing invisible seams        
  • Setting in sleeves        
  • Setting in the perfect zipper and customizing zipper length
Skills Required: Must know how to read a written pattern and should have a basic understanding of how a garment is put together (i.e. A garment is made up of separate parts that are put together to make one finished wearable). Previous garment construction experience not necessary!

If you have questions regarding this class, email Shannon and Jason at shibaguyz@shibaguyz.com

Instructors
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Shibaguyz

CANCELLED IN 2016 | Shannon and Jason are the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography.  Shannon's award winning crochet & knit designs have been featured in and on the covers of both US and international publications and he currently has over 300 published patterns credited to his name since his first design was featured on the... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:30pm

Introduction to Toe-Up Socks
Limited Capacity seats available

Toe up construction enables the knitter to achieve a custom fitting sock. In this workshop we will knit a child size toe up sock with a traditional flap heel. You will work a seamless square toe cast on, toe increases, gusset and heel shaping and finish the leg with a great stretchy bind off. As part of the class you will receive a pattern for full size socks and discuss how to customize the fit.   

Email Donna at treeoflife@metrocast.net with any questions.  

Skill Level: Open to all who can knit, experience with double-point needles is recommended.

Instructors
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Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publications such as Interweave Knits and Spin Off and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep and a... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

PA German Band Weaving - Picking it Up! - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditionally woven bands were used as closures or in any place were a tie was required.  They were very utilitarian, but they could also be very decorative.  Join me to take band weaving to the next level.  Learn how to change designs to better fit your needs, plan your own design, draft the pattern, calculate materials, and then how to “pick up” threads to make more intricate beautiful patterns.  These bands can be used to trim the front of a knitted or woven garment, make matching handles for a felted bag, or in any application where both beauty and practicality is needed.

Experience:  should have taken my introduction to band weaving class or have weaving experience. (Inkle, rigid heddle, or floor loom)

If you  have any questions regarding this workshop, email Nancy@nancy-shroyer.com.

Instructors
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Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers. Nancy personally invented 15+ tools for knitters and spinners.  Nancy is a free lance book writer and designer.  She has 2 published books as well as... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

Rug Hooking 101 - Sun PM - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will introduce students to the wonderful world of rug hooking. Students will learn to pull up cut strips of wool, using a hook, into a backing to create a small mat suitable for a mug rug. Learning the technique of pulling loops, we will see our design come to life. 
Once you have mastered this process, you will be able to hook a rug of your own design in the future. You are only limited by your own creativeness. 

No experience is required.

Maureen can be reached for questions by emailing maureenrugar@gmail.com.

"Fantastic & worthwhile" - Kathleen K, 2015 Workshop participant

Instructors
avatar for Maureen Rugar

Maureen Rugar

I first learned of Rug Hooking while dating my husband in 1977. His grandmother, Gertrude Schaller, thought that I should learn how to be a hooker if I was going to enter the family. Quite honestly the project she gave me did not exactly cause me to want to learn- it was a very boring “broken glass” design. I did love the work she did, all the wonderful finely shaded flower rugs, as I was a floral designer and was drawn to the amazing colors... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

The Touch, The Feel of … Other Fibers
Limited Capacity seats available

So now you know how to spin wool, you want to explore different breeds of sheep, (Merino, Cotswald, Jacob, Liecester Longwool, Teeswater, to name a few),  feel and spin Huacaya Alpaca, how does Suri Alpaca spin? What does it look/feel like to spin in the grease, washed or carded? How long of a staple does silk have, do I buy a brick of silk, a hankie, or a cap of silk? How long is the staple of cotton? How soft is Angora Rabbit anyway? Does it need a lot of twist? What is ‘Blooming’? How do I ‘spin on the fold’ with cotton?  How do I spin the mohair to make that gorgeous novelty, curly yarn? Can I spin dog hair?  

You won’t have to search the internet for all different animal breeders/ or walk around the festival finding different animals, You will only have to take Julie’s class at NYSW! You will have over 20 different samples, (Julie is constantly adding fiber samples for you to explore), Each ‘take home’ box will have labeled baggies of fiber samples along with pen and index card for you to write down notes and observations. 

Lendrum Spinning Wheels will be provided for you to use or you may bring your own wheel. This is an explorative class of different fibers that will enable you to further research the fibers of your choice later in your spinning career!
Experience: Know how to spin beginning intermediate. Students who have taken the beginning spinning in the AM have done fine in the fiber exploration class. Students should be able to keep a rhythm going while spinning.

Julie can be reached at psalm23jw@bellsouth.net for any questions.

Instructors
JW

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Farm (like us on Facebook) has grown to Shetland sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Angora goats, Angora Rabbits, and Scottish Highland Cattle.  | | Julie has been spinning since 1990, and has retired from 30 years of teaching high school Special Education.  She has taught Beginning Spinning at SAFF and she... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D

1:30pm

Tips, Tricks & Tidbits for Your Spinning Toolbox
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you make wise selections of fleece, fiber, preparations, and tools when you have not been introduced to them? How can you fully enjoy being a part of the larger fiber and spinning communities when you don’t understand the vocabulary, speak “spinning”, or have any hands-on experience? 

This is the class that gives you that knowledge base! Expose yourself to what comes before and after spinning: ·

  • Examine a raw fleece, sorting, cleaning, and processing it    
    Examine commercial and hand prepared fibers (primarily wool) and what kind of yarn they will yield
  • Examine commercial and hand prepared fibers (primarily wool) and what kind of yarn they will yield
  • Fiber tools: combs, cards, flickers, dizes, wpi and tpi tools, picker and drum carder
  • A tip to determine correct twist for plying (The most valuable thing I ever learned! and “Worth the price of the whole class!” - Sabette) and evaluating finished skeins for correct twist
Experience Level: all levels—non spinners welcome

Paula can be reached by emailing peashworth@cs.com with any questions.

This workshop is being held in a heated tent.

Instructors
avatar for Paula Ashworth

Paula Ashworth

Owner, Lady Slipper Studio & Farm
I love going from the sheep’s back to my back! I keep a Shetland sheep flock that runs from 25-60 depending on the time of year on my 120 acre farm. I love every step of the fiber process from feeding and birthing the sheep, through fiber prep and completion of a project, and even the smell of wet dirty fleece. Wearing wool is like wearing a hug! I love sharing the skills and knowledge I have gained from previous teachers, experience, books... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bld D Tents

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

2:00pm

4-H Obstacle Demonstration Presented by the Spitter's Club
Presenter
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Spitter's 4H Club

Leader, 4-H Spitters Club
We are a 4-H Camelids Club located in Dutchess County, New York comprised of 14 members ranging in ages of 7-17 years old. Our club participates in many activities throughout the year, allowing us to showcase our animals while educating the public about the importance of 4-H. We are future leaders in training and are fortunate to have 4-H in our lives that nurtures and supports these types of initiatives. In addition, 7 (5 youth and 2 adults... Read More →

Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

2:00pm

CORPUS Dance Theatre performs "Les moutons"
TIMES are ESTIMATED, LOCATION TBA
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more... This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!

Conceived and Choreographed by David Danzon & Sylvie Bouchard
Costum Design by Joanne Leblanc
Performers: to be confirmed
Photo by Gary Mulcahey
Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and Candada Council for the Arts


Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

2:00pm

Lynn Brennan (2-3 Sunday)
Lynn Brennan teaches calculus and knitting (not at the sme time) to high schoolers at a progressive boarding school in Vermont. She lives with her husband and Alaskan Husky in  a cabin in the woods.  Any free time she has is spent hiking up mountains, drinking coffee,along with knitting and sewing up a storm.
Lynn is a contriubting DIY logger for themerrythought.com Instagram: @ramble_lynn

Authors
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Lynn Brennan

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lynn Brennan teaches calculus and knitting (not at the same time) to high schoolers at a progressive boarding school in Vermont.  She lives with her husband and Alaskan Husky in a cabin in the woods.  Any free time she has is spent hiking up mountains, drinking coffee, and knitting and sewing up a storm.  Lynn is a contributing DIY blogger for The Merrythought and Instagram : @ramble_lynn



Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Sarah Brunenberg (2-3 Sunday)
Sarah Brunenberg studied Japanese and English while at university, during which she discovered knitting to busy her fingers.  After being taught by her mother how to cast on, she soon found herself altering patterns to fit.  To finance her work as a knitting designer, she scurries between the shelves as a shop assistant at a Japanese bookstore.
Instagram: @actionmole 

Authors
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Sarah Brunenberg

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Sarah Brunenberg studied Japanese and English while at university, during which she discovered knittin to busy her fingers.  After being taught by her mother how to cast on, she soon found herself altering patterns to fit.  To finance her work as a knitting designer, she scurries between the shelves as a shop assistant at a Japanese bookstore.  Instagram : @actionmole



Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Lamb Tagine - Chef Daniel From “THE Tasting Room Restaurant” off 9G, Rhinebeck
Limited Capacity seats available

Description coming

Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Charkha Spinning Demonstration
Spinning on his Journey Wheel Charkha - Jonathan Bosworth, Journey Wheel

Volunteers
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Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel

owner, Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel
We make top-whorl spindles in domestic / exotic woods & moose antler, charkhas & Journey Wheels, niddy-noddies and boat shuttles. We also have Wood Beams, Everything Balm, tutorial books & DVDs, accessories / bags for charkhas & JWs, and more. | | Jonathan gives hands-on charkha spinning demo on Sunday, 2 PM, Wine Building. Bring your own charkha or try one of ours!

Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Spinning Demo: Yarn spun from a live molting angora rabbit
Mariepaule Rossier from Cottage in the Hudson will Spin yarn from a molting angora rabbit.

Presenter
Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:00pm

Made in the Moment - SUN 2:00 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
avatar for Leslie Wind

Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
GS Room

2:30pm

Llama & Alpaca Meet & Greets (Photo Opportunities!)
Sunday October 16, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

2:30pm

Edie Eckman - How to Write a Craft Book (2:30 Sunday)

How to Write a Craft Book

Edie Eckman, author of several crochet books with over 600,000 total copies in print, shares her process and experience with writing and editing craft books. She’ll also answer questions.

 


Authors
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Edie Eckman

Authors, Crochet One Skein Wonders For Babies
Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders,Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, andChristmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

3-D felting: sheep, goats and other creatures
Arturo Ceballos from Cottage on the Hudson will demonstrate 3-D felting: Sheep; Goats, and various farm animals

Vendors
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Cottage on the Hudson - Arturo

Self raised, Natural colors and Hand Painted Rovings, Hand Spun Yarns, custom dyes, Hand Knitted gloves, scarves, and hats, Knitting Patterns and kits, Spindle kits, Fiberarts supplies for kids, Felting supplies, Needle felted animals, Angora rabbits an


Sunday October 16, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

2:30pm

3:00pm

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Watch border collies and other herding dogs manage a small herd of animals

Sunday October 16, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:00pm

Fiona Alice ( 3-5 Sunday)
Fiona ALice is a knitwear designer from Nova Scotia, Canada, currently living in London, UK.  After Studying other textile mediums at teh Nova Scotia College of Art adn Design University she worked in a local yarn shop that inspired her to pursue knitting full-time.  She published her first book last winter, Take Heart: a Transatlantic Knitting Journey, a collection of knitted accessories published by Pom Pom Press.  fionaalice.com

Authors
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Fiona Alice

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Fiona Alice is a knitware designer from Nova Scotia, Canada, currently living in London, UK. After studying other textile mediums at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University she worked in a local yarn shop that inspired her to pursue knitting full-time.  She published her first book last winter, Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey, a collection of knitted accessories published by Pom Pom Press.  fionaalice.com



Sunday October 16, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:15pm

Made in the Moment - SUN 3:15 pm - SOLD OUT
Limited Capacity seats available

Never worked in metal wire before? No problem! This class is perfect for the knitter who just wants to make a closure for the latest finished  project.  After a quick jump start talk on tools, ergonomics, safety concerns and with lots of project samples to inspire, you are good to go foreword.  An emphasis on finishing, filing and texturing gives you the ability to make sure your project is your own.  

You are assured to come out of the class with a shawl pin ( or other creative end product) and a good story. A selection of wire in bronze, copper and nickel  in a variety of gauges is provided. 

No Experience Necessary!

Leslie can be reached at lesliewind@verizon.net

Instructors
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Leslie Wind

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep... Read More →



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