April 27, 2013 – Yarnover – sponsored by the MN Knitters' Guild, Hopkins High School, Minnetonka, MN. Vendor hours: 9 AM – 4:45 PM.
May 11 & 12, 2013 – Shepherd's Harvest, Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN. Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 4 PM.
Fall, 2013 – Celebrate the Harvest – Annual Fiber Arts and Local Foods Fair, Gale Woods Farm (Three Rivers Park District Park), Minnetrista, MN. Date TBA.
November 2, 2013 – 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 2013 – 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.
Dates & times 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.)
Farm Socks From the Toe Up – Knit a pair of sturdy socks from the toe up; 2 sessions – one, 2 hour class, 1–3 pm, Saturday, January 12, 2013; & one, 3 hour class, 1–4 pm, Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Swedish Twined Fingerless Mitts – Learn a unique style of Swedish heritage knitting called Tvåändstickning (Twined/Two-Ended Knitting) while knitting a pair of warm, fingerless mitts. 3 hour class; Saturday, January 26, 2013; 1–4 pm.
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 23, 2013; 12:30–4:30 pm.
NEW CLASS! Wool Processing: From Raw Wool to Roving – Using fleece from the Gale Woods sheep, you will learn how to clean and prepare wool (card or comb it) for spinning and felting. One class, 1–4 pm, Saturday, November 16, 2013.
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, Saturday, November 16, 2013.
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.