March 15-16, 2014 – Madison Knitters' Guild Knit-In – Annual conference sponsored by the Knitters' Guild in Madison, Wisconsin. Location: Bishop O'Connor Center, 702 South High Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin. Marketplace hours: Saturday, March 15, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM & Sunday, March 16, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
April 26, 2014 – Yarnover – sponsored by the MN Knitters' Guild, Hopkins High School, Minnetonka, MN. Vendor hours: 9 AM – 4:45 PM.
May 10-11, 2014 – Llama Magic & Fiber Friends – Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN. Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 4 PM.
May 17 & 18, 2014 – Shepherd's Harvest – NOTE DATE CHANGE – IT'S NOT ON MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND ANYMORE! Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN. Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 4 PM.
November 8, 2014– Upper Midwest Fall Fiber Festival – Annual Fiber Fair sponsored by the Upper Midwest Alpaca Growers, Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins, MN. 9 AM - 4 PM.
November, 2014 – Minnesota Weaver's Guild Annual Fiber Fair – Studio #332, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN. I am one of over 60 artists in this market so this event features only a few of my hand-dyed and hand-crafted items. Link to WGM Fiber Fair website.
November 14, 15, & 16, time TBA.
Gale Woods Farm…
(Gale Woods is an educational, working farm and a public park in the Minnesota/Twin Cities Three Rivers Park District. Click here to visit the Gale Woods website and register for one of the following classes.)
Beginning Wheel Spinning – Learn how wool goes from sheep to a skein of yarn and learn the basic skills of fiber spinning by using a spinning wheel. In this 4-hour workshop class, we cover methods of preparing raw fiber and the rudimentaries of how to wheel spin your own, unique yarn. Materials provided. Saturday, March 22, 2014; 12:30–4:30 pm.
NEW CLASS! Knit a Vintage Lace Wrap – Using lace yarn from the Gale Woods sheep, you will learn how to read lace charts and knit a variety of lace stitches while creating a dainty lace shoulder or neck wrap for a chilly spring evening. One class, 1–4 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Try It! Beginning Spinning with a Drop Spindle – Using wool direct from the Gale Woods Farm, you will learn how to spin on this portable and ancient spinning tool. The class price includes a drop spindle that you may keep. 1–4 pm, Fall 2014, date TBA.
Check back later to see classes for 2014. Some new offerings are in the works – hopefully including a long-awaited flax processing & spinning workshop! If you're interested in this class, let me know. Advance interest will help me establish a space and time for the class.