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Thursday, October 18
 

8:00am

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

Thursday October 18, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Demystifying Double Knitting - Thurs AM - SOLD OUT
This is a class for knitters who want to explore the wonderful world of double-knitting (DK). That’s the two-sided technique, not the yarn weight!

DK is a versatile and wonderful way of creating stunning effects in reversible, two-sided knitting, so no more wrong sides, no unsightly floats, and best of all, two garments in one, as whatever beautiful pattern is displayed on the front, shows on the back too, but with the colours reversed. Magic!

Because the results are often so impressive, a lot of people feel that DK is beyond their knitting capabilities. This class proves that belief to be entirely wrong!  As with any other type of knitting, no matter how complex the finished project, it is only One Stitch at a Time (#OSAAT), and if you can knit and purl, then you too can become a DK wizard.

In this class we will be exploring how the basic mechanics of DK work: looking at the structure of the fabric, and how the two sides interact with each other to create the interlocked, reversible beauty that only DK can give you. We’ll talk a little bit about what is possible in the technique, to give you a flavour of where this foundation can eventually lead you, but we’ll mostly be concerning ourselves with getting you familiar with what yarn goes where!

We’ll be starting with a two-colour cast on, learning about simple, no-pattern DK (one colour on one side, and a different colour on the other), reading DK charts, changing colours, and while we are learning all of this information, we’ll be creating a cute little coaster, with a gorgeous heart design on it. When you’ve finished, you can turn it over, and look! There’s another heart, in a different colour! Congratulations, you are now a double-knitter!

Skill level:  Beginning - NECESSARY:  The ability to knit and purl. That’s sort of it!DESIRED:
1) Please be familiar with the Long-Tail Cast On.  If you have never done this before, please practice before attending the class. See my tutorial at https://youtu.be/zwK8DD80pvM to make sure we are all doing the same version.
2) It would be good to have some experience of working with two yarns at the same time. If you have already done any stranded or fair isle knitting, and are already comfortable manipulating two strands of yarn together, you will be on to a winner! (If you normally use a yarn guide for holding two yarns in the same hand, it will be useful for you to bring it with you)


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

Sweater Alchemy Drawstring Pocket Skirt
Using recycled sweaters we will create bespoke drawstring pocket skirts for any body type.  Join Crispina ffrench, the mother of used sweater alchemy in a fun-filled three-hour class.  Learn the basics of creating with used clothing and make a warm and functional skirt to wear to the show!  Basic handsewing skills helpful, but not necessary.  These skirts are great over yoga pants, tights, and even jeans adding a layer of warmth right where you need it to make the fall and winter a whole lot more cozy.  Materials, the use of tools, and all the guidance you need to finish your skirt in class are part of the deal!

 Skill level:  No experience necessary!


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

Viking Knitting: Zen, Not Warlike - SOLD OUT
Students will make a stunning bracelet, using a simple looping technique as used by the Vikings, with wire and a stick, which looks like knitting.    This simple craft which looks complicated, makes very beautiful bracelets, earrings or necklaces etc. is portable and fun to do.   Students will add beads to embellish the bracelet and learn how to add the findings.

Skill level:  Beginner/Intermediate

Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Wire Work for All Levels - Thurs AM
Whether you have never touched a tool before or have taken other classes in working with wire, you will leave  this class with several new items in a wide variety of possible directions.   Besides the fiber related items there are an endless variety of potential gifts.
 
There is a short intro on tool use and safety  and then you may go off in any direction. For those who may have issues with their hands I am glad to work in tandem with you.
 
You will be working with copper, bronze and nickel wire of various gauges. I bring ear wire stock with me to demonstrate  making your own wires without a jig.
 
Skill level: All levels welcome


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

1-2-3 Twilled Basket With Braided Lashing - SOLD OUT
Students will learn how to layout a herringbone base using narrow stakes. The sides will be woven and shaped with a 1-2-3 twill weave that leaves a spiraling pattern up the sides of the basket. Manipulation and shaping of softer uprights will be taught. This basket will be finished with a braided lashing if time permits (as shown in image).
Dimensions of finished basket is approximately: 7”D x 5-6”H.
Skill level: Some basketmaking experience is suggested.
 


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... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Dyes of the Americas - SOLD OUT
This workshop investigates the traditional “Ancient Natural Dyes of the Americas”, including Indigo, Cochineal, Weld, Madder, Fustic, Weld, Walnut, Logwood and Brazilwood. We will explore the source of the dye materials, whether plant or insect, review the historic significance of the dye stuffs and focus on the fiber sources found in the Americas - wool and camelid.

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

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Intermediate Spinning - SOLD OUT
This is an in-depth class covering: 1) fibers and how they are prepared for woolen and worsted, 2) spinning techniques, 3) wheel adjustments and ratios, and 4) finishing your skein for a professional look. 

 This class will help participants to fine tune their spinning skills and to put to use some of the techniques they may have read about but not explored.

Skill level:  Intermediate - must know how to spin.


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Introduction To Spinning - Thursday - SOLD OUT
Have you ever wanted to create your own yarn? In this introductory workshop you will learn how to adjust and care for a wheel and the basics of spinning: drafting fibers, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. Leave the workshop with the confidence to continue building on your skills.

Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Hand Manipulated Techniques - SOLD OUT
If you’ve already mastered plain weave, and completed a few projects, then you are ready to move up to the next level! In this class, you will learn how to add new decorative elements to your projects, and explore more intricate patterns.  A full video setup makes it very easy to see and follow along your instructor. First, we will focus on hand-manipulated techniques such as Danish Medallions, Brook’s Bouquet, Leno, and Clasped Weft. We will then move on to learning how to use a pick up stick to add some interesting pattern possibilities. We will also go through yarn choice, how to calculate project yardage and plan for more complex projects.
 
Skill level:  The ideal student is one who has mastered plain weave and done a few projects and is looking to expand their skills. These techniques make more interesting projects with very little additional investment. The next class up after this would be Rigid Heddle Weaving: Using Double Heddles.

Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - Thurs - SOLD OUT
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.  

Skill level:  No prior weaving experience is necessary.


Instructors
avatar for Navajo Weavings & Supplies - Marilou Schultz

Navajo Weavings & Supplies - 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... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Tunisian Crochet - SOLD OUT
Are you a crocheter who is ready for something new? Come join the ranks of crocheters who love this versatile type of crocheting. Tunisian crochet has been a popular form of crochet for over 150 years. 

In this class, we will learn basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, joining yarn, changing colors, finishing off, and blocking. We will also learn some extra pattern stitches, including Tunisian stockinette, which looks like knitted stockinette stitch from the front side, and much more. This technique will open up another whole world of patterns to you as a crocheter.

Skill level:  Beginner with basic crochet skills


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Weave a Basket with Fabric, Wool, and Vines - SOLD OUT
This basket is a fiber lover’s dream! You will make a traditional Appalachian style ribbed basket with a twist– fabric and yarn will be incorporated alongside vines to create a fun and colorful look. 

We will start with a grapevine frame with god’s eye lashing and then use a choice of either a traditional or random weave techniques to give the basket a soft but sturdy construction. There is a lot of room for your individuality to shine in this basket and everyone’s will turn out a different size and shape (approximately 11” x 8” x 10”) 

Participants are encouraged to bring your own fabrics, roving, and yarn to use in the basket. You will go home with a finished basket. instructions to create many more, and inspiration to continue weaving!

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.
Skill level:  Beginner, None, although it requires some fine motor skills and your hands will be in and out of water during the workshop.



Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

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 18, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Livestock penning
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 18th to 8AM on the 20th.

Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

1:00pm

Beginner Birdie Oxford Punch Class - SOLD OUT
If you’ve always wanted to learn to make a punch hooked rug with yarn, here’s a chance to try your hand at a small project to see how you like it. 

We’ll work on a BIRD pattern that may be used as decoration. By doing this you will learn everything necessary to hook larger rugs. The bird design is great for beginners because it teaches many punching techniques including how to punch straight lines, curves, and how to make sharp points. No previous experience with the punch needle is necessary.

Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

1:00pm

Demystifying Double Knitting - Thurs PM - SOLD OUT
DEMYSTIFYING DOUBLE-KNITTING
This is a class for knitters who want to explore the wonderful world of double-knitting (DK). That’s the two-sided technique, not the yarn weight!

DK is a versatile and wonderful way of creating stunning effects in reversible, two-sided knitting, so no more wrong sides, no unsightly floats, and best of all, two garments in one, as whatever beautiful pattern is displayed on the front, shows on the back too, but with the colours reversed. Magic!

Because the results are often so impressive, a lot of people feel that DK is beyond their knitting capabilities. This class proves that belief to be entirely wrong!  As with any other type of knitting, no matter how complex the finished project, it is only One Stitch at a Time (#OSAAT), and if you can knit and purl, then you too can become a DK wizard.

In this class we will be exploring how the basic mechanics of DK work: looking at the structure of the fabric, and how the two sides interact with each other to create the interlocked, reversible beauty that only DK can give you. We’ll talk a little bit about what is possible in the technique, to give you a flavour of where this foundation can eventually lead you, but we’ll mostly be concerning ourselves with getting you familiar with what yarn goes where!

We’ll be starting with a two-colour cast on, learning about simple, no-pattern DK (one colour on one side, and a different colour on the other), reading DK charts, changing colours, and while we are learning all of this information, we’ll be creating a cute little coaster, with a gorgeous heart design on it. When you’ve finished, you can turn it over, and look! There’s another heart, in a different colour! Congratulations, you are now a double-knitter!
Skill level:  Beginner - NECESSARY: The ability to knit and purl. That’s sort of it!DESIRED:
1) Please be familiar with the Long-Tail Cast On.  If you have never done this before, please practice before attending the class. See my tutorial at https://youtu.be/zwK8DD80pvM to make sure we are all doing the same version.
2) It would be good to have some experience of working with two yarns at the same time. If you have already done any stranded or fair isle knitting, and are already comfortable manipulating two strands of yarn together, you will be on to a winner! (If you normally use a yarn guide for holding two yarns in the same hand, it will be useful for you to bring it with you). 


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

1:00pm

Lucy Ewe - Rug Hooking 101 - Thurs PM - SOLD OUT
Lucy the sheep is back again. She was such a hit in 2016 that she has returned! You will hook this sheep in no time, learning how to pull up nice fluffy loops. She's a real charmer- sign up soon so you don't miss out!

Skill level:  Beginner

Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

1:00pm

Top Down Stranded Yoke - SOLD OUT
In this workshop, we'll practice knitting a top down stranded colorwork sweater while knitting a yoke swatch in the round.  Using my favorite invisible increase, you'll get a feel for how the yoke is shaped while following a top down yoke chart.  We'll go over color theory and dominance, knitting with 2 colors of yarn per row, and learn about different yoke sweater construction methods.   You will need to bring a size 7 needles suitable for small circumference knitting (your choice DPNS or 32" long circular needle for magic loop.)   

Skill level:  Intermediate - Prior experience with knitting in the round and experience knitting at least 1 or 2 small stranded colorwork projects.  


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Wire Work for All Levels - Thurs PM - SOLD OUT
Whether you have never touched a tool before or have taken other classes in working with wire, you will leave  this class with several new items in a wide variety of possible directions.   Besides the fiber related items there are an endless variety of potential gifts.
 
There is a short intro on tool use and safety  and then you may go off in any direction. For those who may have issues with their hands I am glad to work in tandem with you.
 
You will be working with copper, bronze and nickel wire of various gauges. I bring ear wire stock with me to demonstrate  making your own wires without a jig.
 
Skill level: All levels welcome


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

1:00pm

Beaded Kumihomo: Braid Peace and Beauty Into Your Life - SOLD OUT
Using  a modern and simplified and portable foam - a kumihimo disc, students will learn to braid the Kumihimo, and add beads to make a bracelet.    2 size beads will be used which forms a lovely spiral.  They will learn how to finish the bracelet with  jewelry  findings.

Skill level:  Beginner/Intermediate


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

3:00pm

Cashmere Fiber & Spinning Demo
Contact: Llamas & Alpacas: Candace Miller
camelids@sheepandwool.com

Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638
 
Friday, October 19
 

7:30am

Vendor Set-up, Workshop parking in Oval from Mulberry St
Friday October 19, 2018 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 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Bengala Mud Dyeing With Itajime Shibori - Fri AM - SOLD OUT
Let's try Japanese traditional textile art with Bengala mud dyeing! Bengala is an earth-based fabric dye made from soil. uses very little water, and is environmentally safe and fun to use. After a short lecture and demo of sustainable dye method, you will design your own fabric with Bengala and indigo dye color using a Japanese Itajime shibori technique. You can try 3 different wooden patterns to make various designs.
 
Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

Rhinebeck Gnome of the Year 2018
In this class you will needle felt the Rhinebeck Gnome of the Year. A great beginner class, but even the experienced felter can learn some new tips and tricks, and complete this adorable gnome.  

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

Sap Bucket T-Shirt Alchemy Knitting Bag
Using layers of recycled cotton t-shirts we will create stylish and eye-catching bucket bags, big enough to carry your knitting or use as a purse.  Interior and exterior pockets help keep you organized and a closure keeps things a little more secure.  Join Crispina ffrench, the mother of used clothing alchemy, for a fun-filled three-hour class!  Stay focused and show-off your finished bag at the show!  The use of all tools, materials, and equipment are part of the deal!

Skill level:  Beginners!

Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

Shaping: the Future of Double Knitting - Fri AM - SOLD OUT
Ready to move on from using double-knitting to make pot-holders, coasters and scarves? Then this is the class for you.

Double-knitting is a fantastic technique for creating reversible, double-squishy fabric with no unsightly wrong sides, and can be used for many different purposes. If you want to take your double-knitting to the next level, you are going to need to know a little bit more than how to make the standard stocking-stitch-on-both-sides fabric that we all know and love.

I'll show you how to execute a variety of different types of both increases and decreases, and tell you where you might want to use each of them to their best effect. 

We’ll talk bout the concepts behind changing shaping techniques for single-face knitting into reversible, two-sided shaping techniques that will allow you the freedom to turn your double-knitting into any shape you like.

The class covers two different types of yarn overs (both connected and unconnected forms), along with the Make One increase (both left- and right-leaning). For decreases, we’ll discuss the idea of matched pairs, and learn about right- and left-leaning single and double decreases, as well as the Centred Double Decrease, and a whole variety of others. Time permitting, we’ll even learn how to do German Short Rows in DK, so that you can send your double-knitting round corners!

Once you get to grips with what is possible, the possibilities are endless. This really IS the future of double-knitting!

I would advise bringing a sugary snack and some water to the class (available in Building D!), as I’ll be giving your brains a good work out.
Skill level:  Intermediate - You will need to be competent in standard, two-colour double-knitting, creating a fabric that show as stocking stick on both sides. You will need to know how to cast on in two colours, alternating knit and purl stitches, to set up for DK, and you will preferably need to know how to perform the Slip-Stitch Edge technique for creating neat and tidy edges that lock the two faces of your fabric together, although any edge technique for DK would suffice.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

Wire Work for All Levels - Fri. AM - SOLD OUT
Whether you have never touched a tool before or have taken other classes in working with wire, you will leave  this class with several new items in a wide variety of possible directions.   Besides the fiber related items there are an endless variety of potential gifts.
 
There is a short intro on tool use and safety  and then you may go off in any direction. For those who may have issues with their hands I am glad to work in tandem with you.
 
You will be working with copper, bronze and nickel wire of various gauges. I bring ear wire stock with me to demonstrate  making your own wires without a jig.
 
Skill level: All levels welcome


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

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 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Design Your Own Stranded Colorwork Yoke Sweater - SOLD OUT
Want to design your own yoke? Let’s do it! In this  class, you’ll learn all the techniques needed to create your own stranded yoke sweater design. Jenn will bring her sweaters and talk about her design process and how it's evolved since she first started. We’ll cover various construction styles, proportions, sizing, and customizing your yoke according to gauge and chart width. There will be colorwork motifs on hand that you can incorporate into your yoke chart, or feel free to bring in charted motifs that you may have come across that inspire you, or if you’re feeling adventurous, design a chart all your own. We'll have colored pencils and plenty of inspiration on hand. You’ll learn how to sketch your design and how to chart your yoke on graph paper. You'll knit fringed speed swatch while following your chart.  
 
Requirements: Intermediate knitters must know how to:  Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; chart reading; have knit a whole garment; have knit a few accessories; easy colorwork.

Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Introduction To Spinning - Friday - SOLD OUT
Have you ever wanted to create your own yarn? In this introductory workshop you will learn how to adjust and care for a wheel and the basics of spinning: drafting fibers, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. Leave the workshop with the confidence to continue building on your skills.

Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Lichen Dyeing - Fri - SOLD OUT
Explore the world of this little understood plant and discover the amazing colors that can be obtained from these common forest dwellers. This workshop will investigate colors from Lichens native to the Midwest and those, which may be collected on your travels. We will also explore the wonders of some amazing complex dye procedures that can result in phenomenal colors.

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

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

9:00am

Shoulder Pack - SOLD OUT
Here's a basket to take wherever you go and keep your drop spindle or small project with you. Students will learn how to weave a filled base as well as weave and shape the sides of a small traditional backpack style basket. The basket will be finished with a long leather handle, rims and lashing. 

Dimensions of basket are 11"high at the back and approximately 5" wide. 

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

Skill level:  Some basket weaving experience is helpful.

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... Read More →



Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Spinning Alpaca, Selecting and Spinning the Treasure of the Andes
Spinning Alpaca Intensive is a six hour class that focuses on the beauty and versatility of alpaca fleece.

Class will start with a brief history of the alpaca and an in depth discussion of alpaca fleece types, grades, colors, characteristics, and fleece styles. We will further explore how the age of the alpaca, its health, shearing, housing, herd management and the environment will impact fleece quality. Many samples will be offered for review to back up the material presented. 

Discussion and hands on learning will be used to allow students to develop skills to select the appropriate alpaca fleece for their desired use. All alpaca, after all, is not created equal with six grades of fleece and each alpaca shearing prime, seconds and thirds which needs to be skirted and sorted for optimal use. Further crimp/lock style varies greatly in alpacas and that information will help the spinner make informed choices regarding yarn choice.

Participants will receive samples of fleece types and grades and practice spinning samples in both worsted and woolen depending on the appropriateness of the fleece sample. Spinning from the lock, carding, combing and fleece preparation will be discussed and hands on demonstrations will be given.

Participants will be provided both raw and processed alpaca fleece for spinning in a variety of grades and fleece styles. The class will finish with a discussion of popular alpaca blends versus 100% alpaca. We will discuss the viability and use of these popular blends and students will be given samples of alpaca/merino, alpaca/silk, alpaca/angora and alpaca/bamboo to spin during class.

I have been a spinner for what seems a lifetime and a spinning teacher for the last 10 years working with both beginners and experienced spinners. I have personally raised alpaca for 14 years and have maintained a herd of 100 animals for the last 10 years, this makes me uniquely qualified to teach this class.

Skill level:  Must be able to spin a continuous yarn on either a wheel or drop spindle.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

The Art of Navajo Weaving - Friday - SOLD OUT
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.  

Skill level:  No prior weaving experience is necessary.


Instructors
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Navajo Weavings & Supplies - 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... Read More →



Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Twist & Diameter - SOLD OUT
In this class we will discuss the principles of twist and diameter, showing you how to apply them to get the yarn you want, every time.

This in-depth look at two major factors of yarn design and construction will give you the foundation you need to create yarns to your specifications. You will learn how to make choices in twist and diameter to achieve your desired ends, how to sample efficiently, and how to keep records so that you can go back and recreate any yarn you’ve made.

This is a fascinating study that will enhance both your skills and your enjoyment of your spinning time - and your finished items will thank you for it!

Skill level:  Intermediate - Must be able to spin a continuous yarn and be able to ply.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Wild Basketry: Twining and Twill With Cattails and Bark - SOLD OUT
Do you want to explore the possibilities for creating baskets entirely with wild-harvested plants? 

In this workshop you will weave a sample basket using a variety of natural materials, including barks, cattails, iris leaves, and more seasonally available materials. You will be able to choose the shape and the pattern of your basket and have the choice of either making a functional basket or a sculptural piece. The overall size will be approximately 5” x 4” x 6.” 

Over the course of your sample basket you will learn a variety of techniques, including both a simple twill with flat pieces of bark and several methods of twining, in which two strands are alternatively woven around the stakes of the basket. 

During the workshop we will discuss how to identify, harvest, and prepare a variety of materials, as well as have hands on experience processing bark and vines. If you are inspired to create a deeper connection to the materials you use while making a beautiful and completely unique basket then this is the class for you. Everyone will leave with a completed basket, handouts and information on what was covered during the workshop, and inspiration to explore your local natural landscape.

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.
Skill level:  Beginner -  although it requires some fine motor skills and your hands will be in and out of water during the workshop.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

9:00am

Yarn and Fiber Characteristics - SOLD OUT
This “hands on” class will help participants understand how the properties of fiber become the properties of yarn and how those properties affect the products we make.  

We will first explore the world of fibers; where they come from and how they grow and then handle the fibers and examine their characteristics under magnification.   Finally, we will dissect yarns to see how fiber, twist and ply affect the look, feel and durability of the products we ultimately knit, crochet, felt or weave.   

We will explore animal, vegetable and man-made fibers.   This class has appeal for felters, knitters, weavers and spinners alike.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

10:00am

12:00pm

Exhibitor Setup Barn 27 'til 8pm
Friday October 19, 2018 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 2018: You can enter unregistered and crossbred sheep in the Sheep Sale.

An equipment auction will follow the Bred Ewe Sale. For more info, contact festivalinfo@sheepandwool.com


Friday October 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

1:00pm

Needle Felted Santa
In this class Participants will learn tips and tricks to make needle felting fast and fun, as well as completing a sweet Santa to bring home.  

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

1:00pm

New England Porch Weave - SOLD OUT
You've seen them, right?  The big porch rockers, sad, with no seat?  Learn the basics of weaving the New England Porch Weave on a stool. At the least, you will have a gorgeous natural material (reed) stool and a new skill. If you're adventurous, you can become a chairnerd and start saving sad chairs and restore them to their former glory!

Please note for this class, you need some hand strength, ability to stand for long periods of time and don't mind your hands being wet.


Skill level:  Intermediate


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Shaping: the Future of Double Knitting - Fri PM - SOLD OUT
Ready to move on from using double-knitting to make pot-holders, coasters and scarves? Then this is the class for you.

Double-knitting is a fantastic technique for creating reversible, double-squishy fabric with no unsightly wrong sides, and can be used for many different purposes. If you want to take your double-knitting to the next level, you are going to need to know a little bit more than how to make the standard stocking-stitch-on-both-sides fabric that we all know and love.

I'll show you how to execute a variety of different types of both increases and decreases, and tell you where you might want to use each of them to their best effect. 

We’ll talk bout the concepts behind changing shaping techniques for single-face knitting into reversible, two-sided shaping techniques that will allow you the freedom to turn your double-knitting into any shape you like.

The class covers two different types of yarn overs (both connected and unconnected forms), along with the Make One increase (both left- and right-leaning). For decreases, we’ll discuss the idea of matched pairs, and learn about right- and left-leaning single and double decreases, as well as the Centred Double Decrease, and a whole variety of others. Time permitting, we’ll even learn how to do German Short Rows in DK, so that you can send your double-knitting round corners!

Once you get to grips with what is possible, the possibilities are endless. This really IS the future of double-knitting!

I would advise bringing a sugary snack and some water to the class (available in Building D!), as I’ll be giving your brains a good work out.
Skill level:  Intermediate - You will need to be competent in standard, two-colour double-knitting, creating a fabric that show as stocking stick on both sides. You will need to know how to cast on in two colours, alternating knit and purl stitches, to set up for DK, and you will preferably need to know how to perform the Slip-Stitch Edge technique for creating neat and tidy edges that lock the two faces of your fabric together, although any edge technique for DK would suffice.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

1:00pm

Wire Work for All Levels - Fri PM - SOLD OUT
Whether you have never touched a tool before or have taken other classes in working with wire, you will leave  this class with several new items in a wide variety of possible directions.   Besides the fiber related items there are an endless variety of potential gifts.
 
There is a short intro on tool use and safety  and then you may go off in any direction. For those who may have issues with their hands I am glad to work in tandem with you.
 
You will be working with copper, bronze and nickel wire of various gauges. I bring ear wire stock with me to demonstrate  making your own wires without a jig.
 
Skill level: All levels welcome


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

1:00pm

1:00pm

Judging - Fiber Competitions
Friday October 19, 2018 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

Judging Fleece - Wool, Mohair & Alpaca

Friday October 19, 2018 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 19, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637
 
Saturday, October 20
 

6:00am

Livestock penning until 8am - Vehicles OUT by 8:30am thankU
Sheep can Arrive from Noon on 18th to 8AM on the 20th.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:00am - 8:00am
Bldg 37, Bldg 38 41.935052, -73.904637

9:00am

Amy Christoffers | Signing with Pom Pom | Saturday, 9 - 11 | Issues 23 and 24
Authors

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing her new book Knits About Winter | Saturday + Sunday, 9-11 and 2-4 at PomPom Booth
Authors
avatar for Emily Foden

Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Julie Weisenberger | Signing Cocoknits ! 9:00 -11:00 + 12:30 - 4:00
Limited Capacity seats available

With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience, Julie Weisenberger presents her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop which includes nine new designs. The book expands on the simple, seamless, top-down styling we’ve come to expect from Cocoknits.
More than just a collection, however, this book explains the Cocoknits Method – a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

Authors
avatar for Julie Weisenberger

Julie Weisenberger

Author, Cocoknits
Julie teaches at yarn shops around the country and locally at A Verb For Keeping Warm and Knitterly in Petaluma.  She offer knitters of all levels a wide variety of classes, including felted work, custom-designed sweaters, and finishing techniques.In her own words...  While studying... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Norah Gaughan | Signing with Pom Pom | 9-11 Both days! Plus Saturday 2-4!
Authors
avatar for Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

Authors
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... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair
Registration end date will be October 4th OR  if the limit of 700 entries is reached.

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

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

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:00am

9:00am

John Martin | Signing his book WOOL and WINE | 9:00 - 5:00
Wool and Wine tells the stories of the people behind unique pairings of yarn and wine – how they got their start, where they are headed and what has happened along the way. Captured in 175 stunning photos and featuring 12 family run wineries and 12 independent dyers from across North America and Europe, the book brings together yarn, wine, food recipes, knitting patterns and projects from some of today’s most prominent knitting designers in a fun, engaging package with a little something for everyone.

Authors
avatar for John Martin

John Martin

Author
Wool and Wine tells the stories of the people behind unique pairings of yarn and wine – how they got their start, where they are headed and what has happened along the way. Captured in 175 stunning photos and featuring 12 family run wineries and 12 independent dyers from across... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | All day books and signing!
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

Authors
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
avatar for Ann Shayne

Ann Shayne

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | New issue + new books AND previous issues + previous books! ALL DAY!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

 

Authors
avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
avatar for Emily Foden

Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →
avatar for Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

Authors
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... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Gluck

Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 38 B 41.935380, -73.904493

9:00am

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


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

9:00am

Needle Felt Notebook
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16
Needle felt an image, design, or symbol and attach it to a small pocket notebook.  A sacred place to write or sketch your dreams, poems, or drawings.

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

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Needle Felting 'tiny pictures' w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

New!!! Weaving
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16

This weaving project is perfect for the beginner.  The weaver will have many choices of yarn, roving, and natural branches to create their masterpiece.  This project comes with a loom ready for action and ready to hang on any wall!

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

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater 'Puppets' Ages 7+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Wool Roving Ornaments
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $12
Make a handful of holiday ornaments with pipe cleaners, wool roving, and embroidery thread or yarn

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

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 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 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 27 41.936059, -73.905418

9:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
https://sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list-2018/

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

Vendors List
See attached file for Vendor List.


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
22D

9:00am

Wine Tasting, Specialty Foods
Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:15am

Sara Delaney | Signing: Design Your Own Crochet Projects + more | All day Saturday!
Sara is the author of two books about crochet.
Design Your Own Crochet ProjectsYou love to crochet, but you’re tired of the granny square and other predictable projects. Let celebrated crochet teacher Sara Delaney help you expand your skills while showing you how to create custom-fit wearable accessories. Delaney’s unique, flexible formulas let crocheters of all levels easily design scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, gloves, hats, and socks. With fill-in-the-blank templates and a stitch dictionary, you can use your favorite yarn and stitch pattern, and make accessories that fit perfectly. Delaney offers a starter course in the technique with 18 of her own original patterns, along with the formulas she used to create them. The companion online calculator helps create your customized patterns even more quickly!

How to CrochetGet hooked on crochet and bring handcrafted charm to your home and wardrobe. Sara Delaney provides easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for joining, fastening off, selecting color schemes, and much more. Learn how to read crochet patterns and work a basic chain with single or double stitches. You’ll quickly be on your way to crafting your own pretty potholders and delicate scarves.


Authors
avatar for Sara Delaney

Sara Delaney

Author
Sara Delaney is the author of Design Your Own Crochet Projects and How to Crochet. She has been designing and writing her own patterns for more than 10 years. She teaches crochet classes online at Craftsy, and she lives in western Massachusetts. In her own words... I learned to... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:15am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Alice O'Reilly | Signing with Kathleen Dames | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include: 
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Iza Trapani | Signs Baa Baa Black Sheep and more! Saturday, all day.
Iza Trapani joins us with her wonderful books for children of all ages, from the traditional nursery rhymes Baa Baa Black Sheep and Mary Had a Little Lamb, to Gabe and Goon that helps younger children understand night time fears, and many more.

Iza was born in Warsaw, Poland, where she lived until she was seven years old. Her parents fostered a life-long appreciation for books, art, and music. Iza learned to read before she started school and was always encouraged to draw, even though she would take over the entire dining table with her papers and pencils.

When Iza was seven, her mother traveled to America to visit her sister. At the time, whole families were not allowed to leave Communist Poland, so Iza's mother took her, the youngest. Their visit turned into a permanent stay. Her mother remarried and hoped to bring Iza's brother and sister to the United States, but tragically, she died too soon. Iza moved to a children's home in Lodi, New Jersey, where she stayed until she was 16. During this time, Iza's father in Poland also passed away. It wasn't until after she married and became a U.S. citizen that Iza felt she could travel to Poland without fear of deportation. Twenty-five years passed before she was reunited with her siblings.

Over the years, Iza continued to draw and paint. She wanted more than anything to create children's picture books. Crossing paths with a turtle in the woods inspired her first book What Am I? An Animal Guessing Game. Since then Iza has written and illustrated several books for children including the best-selling Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; The Itsy Bitsy Spider; and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
Inspired by nature, children and animals, Iza has an endless wellspring of stories and ideas to share with young readers. She was once told that to be a good author a writer must know CPR—concise, precise, and rounded. In her picture books the illustrations play an integral part in enhancing and clarifying the text. It's a wonderful union of art and story with a fresh and interesting perspective.
Iza lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with her husband on their farm in a house that they designed. She has worked very hard for her success and feels blessed by the warm reception her books have received by readers young and old.

Authors
avatar for Iza Trapani

Iza Trapani

Author
Iza Trapani was born in Poland. When she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of over two-dozen children's books, including the best-selling The Itsy Bitsy Spider... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kathleen Dames | Signing with Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include:
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
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Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Susanna Leonard Hill | Signs her children's books + *new* When Your Llama Needs a Haircut ! Both days!
Limited Capacity seats available

Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. She went to the Brearley School for K – 12, then received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Middlebury College. She then went on to get her M.A. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Special Education of Children With Learning Disabilities from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Her new set of board books, When Your Llama Needs a HaircutWhen Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, and others will make you laugh out loud-- and your kids, too!

Authors
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Susanna Leonard Hill

Author
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... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
  • Kids Friendly YES!

9:30am

Beth Brown-Reinsel | Signing the 25th Anniversary Edition of Knitting Ganseys | 9:30-5:00
Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller, Knitting Ganseys, is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and update version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns, and more!

This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-color, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared, making this as vital to your knitting library as the original.

Authors
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Beth Brown-Reinsel

Author
The author of the classic Knitting Ganseys , Beth Brown Reinsel will release the 25th Anniversary edition of this book at the festival!In her own words... I work with knitters, teaching techniques which enhance their enjoyment of their craft and which inspire them to challenge themselves... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Breed Talk: Coopworth Sheep
Exhibitors
MD

Marianne Dube

Sheep Breed Display: Coopworth, Mountain Vewe Coopworths
Sheep Breed Display: Coopworth


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

Made in the Moment - Sat 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT
Leave this mini class with a finished shawl pin, keys chain or any number of other simple projects. With the holiday season about two months after the show you will be in a good position to gift from your heart and hands.
 
Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

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

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

10:00am

10:00am

Dream Catcher Scarf Pin - SOLD OUT
Let's catch a dream by weaving a beautiful pin!
 
We'll learn how to warp a circle loom and weave a beautiful design and what dream is not complete without catching beads!

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Lucy Ewe - Rug Hooking 101 - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
Lucy the sheep is back again. She was such a hit in 2016 that she has returned! You will hook this sheep in no time, learning how to pull up nice fluffy loops. She's a real charmer- sign up soon so you don't miss out!


Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will teach participants how to extract light blue hues from fresh leaf indigo.  This workshop will also explore the ancient process of natural dyeing with powdered indigo. 

Participants will learn how to set up a sugar indigo vat. We will explore shibori resist dyeing techniques and have the opportunity to dip dye locally sourced yarn and roving. 

Participants may bring their own natural fibers to dip as well (old silk or wool garments/accessories/yarn/roving/etc.) 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Steeks Without Fear! - SOLD OUT
Steeks allow a knitter to work "in the round" without purling. They can be used anywhere you would like to create an opening in your garment. In this workshop we will cover different methods of working, securing and finishing steeks and discuss the when and why of each method. During class you will be working on a a small stranded sample.

Skill level:  Intermediate. Students must have prior experience with stranded knitting (working with 2 colors) and following a chart.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Stool With Rush Top - Saturday AM - SOLD OUT
Learn how to rush and you’ll be able to save a lot of chairs!

We will learn to rush a junior footstool (13 x 10 x 9) using fibre rush. Once you learn how to do paper, you can use other materials like seagrass, pretwisted natural rush, paracord and more.
Please note for this class, you need some hand strength, ability to stand for long periods of time and don't mind your hands being wet.

Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

STRANTARSIA Working Patches of Colourwork in the Round - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
STRANTARSIA 
We all know that intarsia can’t be done in the round. (Well, you can do some sorts of things that involve working back and forth, and seaming up the side, but it’s not really possible to do it properly.)

You CAN, however, work a panel of stranded (think fair-isle) knitting in the round, where the colourwork does not go all the way round the piece, but is only worked in one specific area.

This is a technique that I have pioneered myself, and it’s really fun to do. Its applications are many and various. You can, for example, put a contrasting motif on the ankle of a sock, or a sports logo on the front of a hat. Fancy working a patch of colour work into the breast of a jumper knitted in the round? Thought you could only achieve it with duplicate stitch after the event? Not any more! Now you can add little patches of stranded colourwork anywhere you like in your in-the-round projects.

Skills covered: Knitting Back Backwards (the ability to work your knitting from the right needle to the left, so that you don’t need to turn the work), How to create the Strantarsia panel itself, and the mechanics of how it works, Tips on joining the colours so that there are no holes where one section flows into the next.
Skill level:  Beginner - This is a class that will be suitable for knitters with some experience of stranded/fair-isle knitting, who are comfortable with working with two colours at the same time, and working in the round, and who are looking to expand their horizons.
 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Today's Granny - SOLD OUT
Granny’s are everywhere in fashion and home decor.  Let me show you just how fun and easy it is to create a simple granny square.

We will review written directions as well as work from a schematic.  Other techniques covered will include the proper way to join new colors and weaving in ends.

Skill level:  Some crochet experience is helpful but not necessary.

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Twigg Stitch Technique - SOLD OUT
This is a technique class, we will begin with the basic Twigg stitch holding one yarn in each hand then move on to holding both in the same hand for those who want to. As the students get used to it we will learn how to correct common mistakes and end with a Q&A.

Skill level:  Intermediate - You need a good knowledge of basic knitting skills, however the key to doing Twigg stitch is in how you hold and use the yarns (you do need to control both at the same time). We will begin with holding one yarn in each hand and move on to holding both yarns in the same hand for those who want to.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Lisa Steele | Natural Chicken Expert | Signing 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks + | 10-12 + 2-4 Both Days!
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, Lisa is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

In her own words... A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications. Homeopathy has become such a hot topic for people of all walks of life, both in their own lives and that of their animals, so by focusing on natural methods, I have really tapped into the current trend in chicken keeping.

Authors
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Lisa Steele

Author, Fresh Eggs Daily
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing her books 10 - 4 on Saturday!
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 magazine publishers. Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle-arts field. She lives in Pawling, New York.

Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Author
Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margeau Soboti | Signing her two books, Margeau Chapeau + Margeau Blanc | Saturday 11 - 1
Margeau Blanc: A New
Perspective on Winter White Knits

Elegant in their simplicity, these 13 gorgeous knitwear items for autumn and winter combine plain silhouettes with a chic and sophisticated appeal. This book presents clear instructions, diagrams, and color photos for seven sweaters and six accessories. Most of the patterns are sufficiently easy for novices but interesting enough for experienced knitters.
Among the easy-to-knit items are a fur bomber hat with earflaps, a square shawl with tassels, a broken rib beanie, and a fringed wrap in triangle knit-and-purl pattern. Other simple patterns include loose- and standard-fitting crewneck pullovers, a raglan-sleeve fisherman's sweater, and drop-shoulder pullovers. More challenging patterns include a cabled beanie, an oversized crewneck pullover, and a V-neck cardigan. Yarns range in color from white and snowdrift to ivory and ecru and in weight from DK to bulky, offering an exciting variety of shades and textures.

Authors
avatar for Margeau Soboti

Margeau Soboti

Author
Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer.She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. She... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Maude White | Signing her book Brave Birds, featuring cut paper art!
Maude White's book, Brave Birds, features her gorgeous cut paper art.  Her card collection and journals inspire at the first glance.

In her words "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them, making both feel larger and more beloved.
I want to spread love and kindness in the world and I hope to do so through my work. I hope to encourage in the viewer emotional and mental associations with a distant or imaginary past that bring feelings of safety and peace. It is very important to me that my work should help people and should provide them with a safe space, even if that safe space is only an imaginary place they are transported to. My work is created with love for the primary purpose of sharing love and encouraging love between others.

Authors
avatar for Maude White

Maude White

Author
Maude White is an extraordinary artist.  In her words, "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

On-going barn-frame looms and Union loom weaving demos
On-going weaving demonstrations on barn-frame looms and Union looms
Turn of the Century - 1870-1920  -- Bruce & Zelma Barrett



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing | 40th Anniversary of her first book! Saturday, 10:00-5:00
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. 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
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Author
Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Coiled Pine Needle Baskets - SOLD OUT
In this workshop participants will work with longleaf pine needles to create a beautiful and refined basket using coiling. Coiling is an ancient technique in which bundles of material are sewn together in a spiral pattern using a wrapping strand to build the basket. In this basket, using a wooden round as the basket center, you will begin with a line stitch and soon progress to learn a variety of other stitches, including V stitch, wheat stitch, and core wrapping. 

Depending on the colors of waxed linen or embroidery floss you choose, the overall pattern and look of your basket will be totally unique. Overall size is approximately 4-5" diameter and 2"-3" tall. This workshop is great for either beginners or those who have coiled with other materials and want to learn stitch patterns and advance their skills.

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


Skill level:  Beginner,  although fine motor skills are required and your hands will be in and out of water throughout the workshop.
 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

10:00am

Creatures Over A Wire Armature
We will build life-like or fantasy creatures. Use wire and basic tools to form a "skeleton." Build up your sculpture with wool muscles and skin/fur/hair. Sink glass eyes, add polymer hooves, claws, teeth. 

Expect to finish an 8" sculpture (approx).

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

10:00am

Lichen Dyeing - Sat - SOLD OUT
Explore the world of this little understood plant and discover the amazing colors that can be obtained from these common forest dwellers. This workshop will investigate colors from Lichens native to the Midwest and those, which may be collected on your travels. We will also explore the wonders of some amazing complex dye procedures that can result in phenomenal colors.

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.
Skill level:  All levels welcome.
 

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

10:00am

Sizeable Yet Slim Storage Tote Basket - SOLD OUT
This basket not only provides lots of room for you to store your supplies or carry your fiber project -measuring approximately 20” L x 6” W x 14” H (including the handle), it also conveniently fits into narrower spaces in your home or car. 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to lay out the base, to weave up the sides incorporating dyed accents and to rim/lash their baskets.

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.
Skill level:  All levels are welcome.
 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

10:00am

Spinning Luxury Fibers
Spinners are usually reluctant to spin luxury fibers for many reasons; not only can they be costly and hard to come by, they require knowledge of the fibers to spin them successfully. This class will take the mystery out of spinning some of the well known luxury fibers. As a successful fiber farmer of 14 years, I have had been surrounded by luxury fiber production from beginning to end and have honed my skills in luxury fiber yarn producing. This class will focus on Tibetan Yak, Angora, Cashmere, Mohair, Alpaca and Teeswater.

The class will spend time with each of the above fiber types. A discussion of the animals that produce each fiber, the fiber types, and how they are harvested will start each section. A discussion on how the age of the animal, its herd management, health and environment will be explored. Many samples will be offered for review to back up the material presented. 

Many luxury fibers are presented to spinners in an altered state, some processing has occurred to make the fibers easier to spin, or to cut down on the manual work of dehairing a down fleece, seperating a locked fleece, etc.. Fleeces will be presented in their raw state first, followed by a discussion of hand processing techniques for each fleece type. Samples will be provided for each spinner to work with.

Spinners will be spinning raw both raw and processed samples of each fleece type and best spinning practices for each fiber type will be explored as well as some special tips and tricks for spinning luxury fiber exclusive to the instructor. Spinning locked fleeces into a simple art spun lock yarn will also be learned.

We will finish the class with a discussion of popular luxury fiber blends. We will discuss the viability and use of these popular blends and students will be given samples to spin during class.
Skill level:  Spinners must be able to spin a continuous yarn on either a drop spindle or wheel.
 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

10:00am

The Finer Points of Combing! - SOLD OUT
If you love spinning a smooth worsted yarn or have ever struggled with a difficult fleece, full of second cuts or vegetation, then hand combed prep is for you!
 
Learn how to transform fleece into gorgeous top, leaving the dirt and short stuff behind!! This workshop will cover basic types of fleece, fibers suitable for combing, styles of combs, how to match fiber to the appropriate combs, techniques for using the combs and the final step of dizzing, which is amazing!
 
You will also learn methods for getting the most spinnable fiber out of your beautiful fleece, with less waste. What’s the difference between a hackle and a comb? What’s a flicker? I’ll explain that and more!
 
You will be seated while combing, with one stationary comb and one moving comb. You will also learn how to comb free hand (a comb in both hands).
 
This workshop will give you an understanding of the combing process and the confidence to take what you’ve learned and turn your own fleece into luxurious hand-combed top!
 
Combing may just become your newest fiber addiction!!
 
Skill level: No experience necessary.
 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

10:30am

Breed Talk: Blue Faced Leicester & Border Leicester Sheep
Exhibitors
avatar for Cloverworks Farm

Cloverworks Farm

Exhibitor, Shepherd, Katie Sullivan - Cloverworks Farm
I am a full-time sheep farmer specializing in BFL and Border Leicester sheep raised on our Animal Welfare Approved Vermont farm. We offer BFL and Border Leicester flock yarns, patterns, roving, pelts and more. I am happy to talk to beginning shepherds about pursuing their sheep dreams... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Angora Goat Show
This year marks the 20th 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 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 38 41.935013, -73.904485

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 20, 2018 10:30am - 5:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:00am

Breed Talk: “Diamonds in the Rough”, Santa Cruz Sheep
Exhibitors
avatar for Phillip & Paula Garner

Phillip & Paula Garner

Sheep Breed Display: Santa Cruz Sheep, Hidden Hills Farms
Sheep Breed Display: Santa Cruz Sheep


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Llama Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities
Presented by Spitters Club & 2HF

Moderators
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2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

Bristol Ivy | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11- 1 | Knitting Outside the Box
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting.

Bristol's book, Knitting Outside the Box, was debuted and sold out over 500 copies at the 2017 Sheep and Wool Festival.

Authors
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Bristol Ivy

Author
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting. Bristol's book... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Caitlin Hunter | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11 - 1 | Issue 27
In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our property, which is why my business is called "Boyland"!

I have a degree in apparel design and manufacturing and worked as a designer in the traditional fashion manufacturing industry before leaving my career to stay home when our children were little.
Once my boys became a bit more independent I decided to restart my career as an independent knitwear designer.

I believe in knitting as an antidote to our instant-gratification world, and l love designing garments and accessories that can be treasured for a lifetime and longer.

I feel that knitting is like any challenge in life- just take it one row at a time and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish!

Authors
avatar for Caitlin Hunter

Caitlin Hunter

Author
In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our... Read More →
avatar for Pom Pom Quarterly

Pom Pom Quarterly

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Designers confirmed to attend this year's Festival: Bristol Ivy; Meghan Fernandes, Lydia Gluck, Amber Platzer Corcoran & Jaime Jennings. Check the designer schedule to for specific times!


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Clara Parkes | Signing | A Stash of One's Own + more! (11-2 Saturday)
Author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.
Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.
Clara will be signing her books at the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B including her new book,  A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn !   

Authors
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Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Silk Reeling from Cocoons!
Theresa Drouin-Guerette - Silk Reeling from cocoons


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:15am

Made in the Moment - Sat 11:15 AM - SOLD OUT
Leave this mini class with a finished shawl pin, keys chain or any number of other simple projects. With the holiday season about two months after the show you will be in a good position to gift from your heart and hands.
 
Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

11:30am

Breed Talk: Introducing the "Worlds Cutest Sheep" to the USA.
Exhibitors
MA

Martin and Joy Dally

Owners, Super Sire Ltd.
Owners


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Breed Talk: Valais Blacknose: Introducing the "Worlds Cutest Sheep" to the USA.
Exhibitors
MA

Martin and Joy Dally

Owners, Super Sire Ltd.
Owners


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:30am

Norah Gaughan | Signing 40 Timeless Knits | Saturday 11:30 - 1:30
Forty stunning intermediate-level designs from one of knitwear’s brightest stars: Norah Gaughan!
 
Over the past 30 years, Norah Gaughan has contributed an astounding 120+ patterns to the iconic Vogue Knitting magazine. From inspired textures to spellbinding cables to innovative constructions, she has created a legacy that will last for generations. To honor her achievements and contributions in knitwear, 40 of her patterns from Vogue Knitting magazine have been gathered into a single volume. From a timeless cabled vest, her first Vogue Knitting piece published in 1987, to a striking Fair Isle pullover from 2018, each garment will dazzle knitters. Fun and engaging to create, these patterns and their construction will broaden a knitter's understanding of what knitwear can be.

Authors
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Norah Gaughan

Authors
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... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities!
Alpaca Care, Maintenance & Photo Opportunities
Presented by Small Paws Farm


Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

12:00pm

Breed Talk: Sheep Selfie Station
Do you want to take a "selfie" with a sheep? Come on over to the breed talk tent to get up close and personal with a sheep.

Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633
  • Kids Friendly YES

12:00pm

Amy Herzog | Signing her NEW book Ultimate Sweater Party, 12 - 2, both days!
Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog’s beloved knitting series (which includes You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few. Amy’s clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere.

Authors
avatar for Amy Herzog

Amy Herzog

Author
Amy is super passionate about helping knitters make sweaters they love to wear. She worked in computer security for 15 years before leaving the corporate life to found a knitting tech start-up. She’s the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and knitting calculators, and is the author of Knit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love, and, You Can Knit That.  Amy has been knitting since she was a wee thing, and tech-crazed since she created her first Lego/LOGO robot in 7th grade. (Little known fact: CustomFit was almost a giant... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Vilasinee Bunnag | Signing her book Loome Party, 12 - 3, both days!
Vilasinee Bunnag's awesome Loome is a fantastic way to use all your yarn, new and leftover yarn.

Loome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome. Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colorful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you’ve got the hang of working with the tool, you’ll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and playful projects—each developed by a guest designer—including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands. Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.
 

Authors
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Vilasinee Bunnag

Author
Vilasinee Bunnag left a career in wealth management to take a design idea from concept to reality. She is the inventor and designer of the Loome tool, a five-in-one tool for making pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings and cords. She travels the country sharing tips and... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Toby Roxane Barna | Signing her book Design Doubles | 12:00 - 4:00
Toby Roxane Barna's new book, Design Doubles, sparks imagination.  A gorgeous color or texture pattern beckons to a designer to try it out in different ways. Should it be used for a hat, a sweater, a cape? In this book, designer Toby Roxane Barna allowed her imagination to explore the variations and came up with pairs of designs—a sweater and a shawl—sharing at least one similar design element.

Authors
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Toby Roxane Barna

Author
Toby Roxane Barna started her career as a full-time independent knitwear designer in 2012, and since then she has released over 70 patterns and self-published three books. From the start, she always specialized in designing with hand-dyed yarns, and so learning to dye her own yarn... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

John Churchman | Signing classics + the new book, Alpaca Lunch!
With extra special photography, and gentle loving stories, the husband and wife team of the Churchmans have four amazing titles they offer the world:  The SheepOverBrave Little Finn, A Farm for Maisie, and the new Alpaca Lunch.

John draws on his talents as an artist, photographer, and farmer, he brings their stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations.
Jennifer is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, she has loved telling and writing stories all her life.

In their New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book ~ The SheepOver, Jennifer and John bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter Gabrielle.

Authors
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John Churchman

Authors
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... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
  • Kids Friendly YES!

12:15pm

Wildman Jack
Saturday October 20, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:30pm

Breed Talk: Versatility of Shetland Sheep and the Master Spinning Program
Exhibitors
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Shetland


Saturday October 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

12:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:00pm

Breed Talk: Leicester Longwool Sheep and Fiber, talk by Keri Boucher
Exhibitors
avatar for Maple Frost Farm

Maple Frost Farm

Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool, Kim Mastrianni
Sheep Breed Display: Leicester Longwool


Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

What is a Giant Angora Rabbit?
What is a Giant Angora Rabbit?
Presented by 2HF- John Hart

Moderators
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2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27

Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

1:00pm

Alice + Lisa Hoffman | Reading and Booktalk 1:00 - 1:45 | Tales of Yarn
Bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman will read and talk about their new book, Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. *signing will be after the talk, books are available at the event and for pre-purchase with a numbered place in line from the Merritt Bookstore*

The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting—woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story.

“How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.”—Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting

Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.

From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.

Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators—and lovers—of magic.

Authors
avatar for Lisa Hoffman

Lisa Hoffman

Author
Lisa Hoffman, knitwear designer and knitting teacher, lives in New York City with her husband, Andrew. She has three grown children living near and far.Lisa Hoffman's designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and Knitwear Magazines. She has designed projects... Read More →
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Alice Hoffman

Author
Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters, 1:00 - 2:00, both days!
Before her panel discussion, Katrina will sign her book, Mending Matters. In her own words...

I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. 
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Authors
avatar for Katrina Rodabaugh

Katrina Rodabaugh

Author
Kristina focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Tatting - Betty Feldman and Catherine Conrady
Tatting - Betty Feldman and Catherine Conrady


Saturday October 20, 2018 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 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

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 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Agritourism
Exhibitors
avatar for Wing & A Prayer Farm

Wing & A Prayer Farm

Sheep Breed Display: Cormo Vendor Building 31, Booth 21, Wing and a Prayer Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Cormo Vendor Building 31, Booth 21


Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

1:30pm

Made in the Moment - Sat 1:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Leave this mini class with a finished shawl pin, keys chain or any number of other simple projects. With the holiday season about two months after the show you will be in a good position to gift from your heart and hands.
 
Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Saturday October 20, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Lincoln Sheep & Fiber
Exhibitors
avatar for Amanda & Alberto Barcenas

Amanda & Alberto Barcenas

Owners, Prado de Lana
TBA, self-raised


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

Alice + Lisa Hoffman | Signing their new book Faerie Knitting | 2-3:30
Bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman will read and talk about their new book, Faerie Knitting, from 1:00-2:00 and signing will follow... a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. *signing will be after the talk, books are available at the event and for pre-purchase with a numbered place in line from the Merritt Bookstore*

The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting—woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story.

“How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.”—Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting

Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.

From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.

Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators—and lovers—of magic.

Authors
avatar for Lisa Hoffman

Lisa Hoffman

Author
Lisa Hoffman, knitwear designer and knitting teacher, lives in New York City with her husband, Andrew. She has three grown children living near and far.Lisa Hoffman's designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and Knitwear Magazines. She has designed projects... Read More →
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Alice Hoffman

Author
Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh, Panel Discussion: Mending Matters w/ Sonya Philip+Tammy White | Seating 2:00 Tales of Yarn
Limited Capacity seats available

To celebrate Katrina Rodabaugh's new book, Mending Matters, published by Abrams Books, the author will host a Slow Fashion Panel with two sustainable fiber leaders, Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing, and Tammy White of Wing & A Prayer Farm. Join this public conversation as the three makers discuss their inspiration, ethos, and experiences creating sustainable wardrobes from farm-to-closet.  Signing will be after the discussion.

Authors
avatar for Katrina Rodabaugh

Katrina Rodabaugh

Author
Kristina focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Peggy Hart | Signing her book Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation | Saturday 2 - 3
Peggy Hart is the author of Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation.

Keeping Americans warm for four centuries, wool has been an essential commodity from colonial times to the present. Its colorful and epic tale has impacted millions of lives, including artisans, inventors, immigrants, merchants, mill owners, millworkers, slaves, and Native Americans, to farmers and advertisers.

A story of technological and social change, marketing forces, and our choices as consumers, Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation is a must-read for anyone who has knitted (or worn!) socks, woven a piece of cloth, or curled up with a warm wool blanket.

There are more than 100 Illustrations, from historical to contemporary.

Authors
avatar for Peggy Hart

Peggy Hart

Author
Peggy Hart, the author of Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovations, is a textile designer, production weaver, and teacher with experience in designing, producing, and marketing hundreds of blankets annually including custom blankets for sheep and alpaca farmers... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Exotic Breeds Parade, presented by Barn 27 Walking around the Fairgrounds
Gathering point for the parade is at Barn 27 Front.
No parading past or near the food vendors, please.

Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg 27, Front 41.936218, -73.905638

2:00pm

Sue Stratford | From the UK, signing her books! Saturday, 2:00-3:30
Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.  She owned and ran The Knitting Hut in Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire, UK. After ten successful years, the shop has closed to give Sue more time to concentrate on her design work.

Sue is inspired by lovely yarns and likes working with natural fibres. She regularly exhibits at fibre and textile shows around the UK and teaches classes on a number of different techniques. She lives in Milton Keynes with her long-suffering husband, five children and numerous animals. Visit her website at www.suestratford.co.uk.
 

Authors
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Sue Stratford

Author
Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.   2017 sees the launch of her first garment range... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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 20, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

2:00pm

Beginning Handspindle - Saturday PM - SOLD OUT
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. You will leave the class able to call yourself a spindler!

Skill level:  No experience necessary!


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

2:00pm

Circle Weaving - SOLD OUT
Learn how to warp a circular loom and use different weaving techniques to make a variety of exciting patterns.  We'll also explore what can be done with circular weavings ; ex: scarves, buttons, market bags and embellishments.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.
 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

2:00pm

Jack Punkin - Rug Hooking 101 - Sat. PM
The pumpkin returns again this year! Last years class was a great success, so I am offering it again. This class is for beginners as well as a refresher course for those who wish to brush up on their hooking skills. 

As a beginner, you will learn how to pull nice even loops, to create your cheerful pumpkin and as a refresher course you will work on improving your skills hooking curves and making consistently even loops. A discussion will be given on finishing your hooked mat.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

2:00pm

Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will teach participants how to extract light blue hues from fresh leaf indigo.  This workshop will also explore the ancient process of natural dyeing with powdered indigo.

Participants will learn how to set up a sugar indigo vat. We will explore shibori resist dyeing techniques and have the opportunity to dip dye locally sourced yarn and roving.

Participants may bring their own natural fibers to dip as well (old silk or wool garments/accessories/yarn/roving/etc.)

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

2:00pm

Recycled Leather Belt Stool - Saturday PM - SOLD OUT
Learn to weave leather belts into a functional, beautiful stool. Perfect for repurposing! 

Instructor will provide belts. It will give you ideas on how to repurpose what you already have at home or find at excursions like thrift shops and flea markets.

Please note for this class, you need some hand strength and the ability to stand for long periods of time.

Skill level:  Intermediate

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

2:00pm

STRANTARSIA - Working Patches of Colourwork in the Round - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
STRANTARSIA 
We all know that intarsia can’t be done in the round. (Well, you can do some sorts of things that involve working back and forth, and seaming up the side, but it’s not really possible to do it properly.)

You CAN, however, work a panel of stranded (think fair-isle) knitting in the round, where the colourwork does not go all the way round the piece, but is only worked in one specific area.

This is a technique that I have pioneered myself, and it’s really fun to do. Its applications are many and various. You can, for example, put a contrasting motif on the ankle of a sock, or a sports logo on the front of a hat. Fancy working a patch of colour work into the breast of a jumper knitted in the round? Thought you could only achieve it with duplicate stitch after the event? Not any more! Now you can add little patches of stranded colourwork anywhere you like in your in-the-round projects.

Skills covered: Knitting Back Backwards (the ability to work your knitting from the right needle to the left, so that you don’t need to turn the work), How to create the Strantarsia panel itself, and the mechanics of how it works, Tips on joining the colours so that there are no holes where one section flows into the next.
Skill level:  Beginner - This is a class that will be suitable for knitters with some experience of stranded/fair-isle knitting, who are comfortable with working with two colours at the same time, and working in the round, and who are looking to expand their horizons.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

2:00pm

Twigg Stitch Project Class
This class is for students who have learned how to do basic Twigg stitch and want to work through a pattern. We will be swatching through the Anyway Mittens which have a 2x2 rib cuff and a rounded top so they can be worn any way.

Skill level:  Advanced - Students need to be comfortable with basic Twigg stitch and working in the round.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

2:30pm

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


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

2:30pm

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

Saturday October 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters | 3:00 - 3:30
After her panel discussion, Kristina will sign her book, Mending Matters.  In her own words...

I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. 
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Authors
avatar for Katrina Rodabaugh

Katrina Rodabaugh

Author
Kristina focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

3:00pm

Spinning Wheel Contest - Walk-INS Welcome. PRIZES!
Spinning Wheel Contest - Walk-ins welcomed. PRIZES!
A race to spin the most, bestest skein of yarn! Adult and Youth divisions.

Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

Wildman Jack
Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

3:00pm

Needle Felting Animals Demo - Arturo Ceballos
Needle felting farm animals and other life like critters - Arturo Ceballos,
Cottage on the Hudson

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


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.
Spitters Club and various Farms

Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

3:00pm

Beginning Shepherding Q and A
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you always wanted to be a shepherd or shepherdess but didn't know where to begin? Come on over to this informal Q and A where several shepherds will answer your questions and talk about their successes, failures, and dramas. All are welcome to this friendly introduction to owning your own sheep whatever breed that may be.

Please add this to your "SCHED" so that we know you are attending as there is LIMITED SEATING.

Exhibitors
avatar for Amanda & Alberto Barcenas

Amanda & Alberto Barcenas

Owners, Prado de Lana
TBA, self-raised
CA

Christina Ahlseen

Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland, American Gotland Sheep Society
Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland
avatar for Cloverworks Farm

Cloverworks Farm

Exhibitor, Shepherd, Katie Sullivan - Cloverworks Farm
I am a full-time sheep farmer specializing in BFL and Border Leicester sheep raised on our Animal Welfare Approved Vermont farm. We offer BFL and Border Leicester flock yarns, patterns, roving, pelts and more. I am happy to talk to beginning shepherds about pursuing their sheep dreams... Read More →
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd
JL

Judi Lehrhaupt

Sheep Breed Display: Shetland, Ewe Can Do It Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Shetland
avatar for Marie Minnich

Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM
avatar for Phillip & Paula Garner

Phillip & Paula Garner

Sheep Breed Display: Santa Cruz Sheep, Hidden Hills Farms
Sheep Breed Display: Santa Cruz Sheep
avatar for Wing & A Prayer Farm

Wing & A Prayer Farm

Sheep Breed Display: Cormo Vendor Building 31, Booth 21, Wing and a Prayer Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Cormo Vendor Building 31, Booth 21


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Saturday October 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:30pm

Chop Stick Knitting Contest - Walk-ins welcomed! PRIZES!
Walk In's Welcomed. 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


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:30pm

Beth Brown-Reinsel | The Gansey, its History and a Detailed Look | Tales of Yarn 3:30, seating at 3:15
Limited Capacity seats available

Beth Brown-Reinsel will be speaking about the history of the gansey, the garment worn by 19th century British fishermen, as well as where they were knitted, who made them, and the techniques that made these garments so very special.  In addition, some of the fables about ganseys will be addressed.  Garments from the latest edition of Beth’s gansey book, Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Expanded, will be shown, and, time permitting, special techniques will be pointed out in each and explained.  There will be some time at the end for questions.

Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller, Knitting Ganseys, is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and update version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns, and more!

This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-color, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared, making this as vital to your knitting library as the original.

Beth will be with us all day Saturday, and just for an hour on Sunday, from 11-12.


Authors
avatar for Beth Brown-Reinsel

Beth Brown-Reinsel

Author
The author of the classic Knitting Ganseys , Beth Brown Reinsel will release the 25th Anniversary edition of this book at the festival!In her own words... I work with knitters, teaching techniques which enhance their enjoyment of their craft and which inspire them to challenge themselves... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

4:00pm

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

Saturday October 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

4:00pm

Crochet Contest - Walk-ins welcomed! PRIZES!
Crochet Contest - Walk-ins welcomed! PRIZES!


Saturday October 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

4:00pm

What's the Difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?
Whats the difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?

Moderators
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2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27
DF

Derbyshire Family Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Saturday October 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27
 
Sunday, October 21
 

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.

Sunday October 21, 2018 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 21, 2018 8:30am - 2:00pm
Bldg 37 41.935153, -73.904742

9:00am

Norah Gaughan | Signing with Pom Pom | Sunday, 9 - 11!
Authors
avatar for Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

Authors
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... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Julie Weisenberger | Signing Cocoknits ! 9:00-12:00
Limited Capacity seats available

With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience,  Julie Weisenberger presents her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop which includes nine new designs. The book expands on the simple, seamless, top-down styling we’ve come to expect from Cocoknits.
More than just a collection, however, this book explains the Cocoknits Method – a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

Authors
avatar for Julie Weisenberger

Julie Weisenberger

Author, Cocoknits
Julie teaches at yarn shops around the country and locally at A Verb For Keeping Warm and Knitterly in Petaluma.  She offer knitters of all levels a wide variety of classes, including felted work, custom-designed sweaters, and finishing techniques.In her own words...  While studying... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

The Amazing "Fleece to Shawl" Competition - Judging Starts After 1pm, Winners Announced 1:30pm
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!


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Lee Harper, Illustrator of Woolbur | Signing Sunday, 9 - 1:30 !
In 2008 my dream came true with the publication of my first book, WOOLBUR. It was written by Leslie Helakoski and I did the illustrations. WOOLBUR was a 2008 Book Sense Hot Pick, a Great Lake Book Award finalist, and The Gift of Literacy Oregon Book Choice. It was also nominated for state book awards in Vermont, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Nevada, Florida (Honor Book), South Carolina, Nebraska, North Carolina, Arizona, and Washington.

Authors
avatar for Lee Harper

Lee Harper

Author
In his own words...Before I had the manual dexterity to draw I entertained people with my Groucho Marx impersonation. Once I was old enough to control how a pencil makes marks on a piece of paper, I diverted my creative energy from Groucho impersonating to drawing.I always loved to... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - 45 minutes after the hour

Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Area 38 B 41.935380, -73.904493

9:00am

Fleece Sale - Wool, Alpaca, Mohair
Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing her new book Knits About Winter | Saturday + Sunday, 9-11 and 2-4 at PomPom Booth
Authors
avatar for Emily Foden

Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Judith Durant | Signing all day Sunday! | 9:00 until 4:00
We are thrilled to welcome Judith Durant back to the Sheep and Wool Festival this year.  Judith is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable RightIncrease, 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. 


Authors
avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Author
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... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | All day books and signing!
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

Authors
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
avatar for Ann Shayne

Ann Shayne

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | New issue + new books AND previous issues + previous books! ALL DAY!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

 

Authors
avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
avatar for Emily Foden

Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →
avatar for Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

Authors
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... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Gluck

Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

On-going weaving demonstrations on barn-frame looms and Union looms
On-going weaving demonstrations on barn-frame looms and Union looms
Turn of the Century - 1870-1920  -- Bruce & Zelma Barrett 


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Century Museum

9:00am

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


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

9:00am

Needle Felt Notebook
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16
Needle felt an image, design, or symbol and attach it to a small pocket notebook.  A sacred place to write or sketch your dreams, poems, or drawings.

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

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Needle Felting 'tiny pictures' w/ Wool Yarn and Roving
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

New!!! Weaving
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $16

This weaving project is perfect for the beginner.  The weaver will have many choices of yarn, roving, and natural branches to create their masterpiece.  This project comes with a loom ready for action and ready to hang on any wall!

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

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Upcycled Sweater 'Puppets' Ages 7+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Wool Roving Ornaments
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $12
Make a handful of holiday ornaments with pipe cleaners, wool roving, and embroidery thread or yarn

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

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg 41

9:00am

Shopping! Find a Vendor
Find a vendor by keyword search on our searchable vendor list.
https://sheepandwool.com/vendors/vendor-list-2018/

Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

9:00am

9:00am

Two by Two Petting Zoo
Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Area 13 41.936316, -73.907194

9:00am

Yarn “Painting” Embroidery - Ages 3+
Project available all day Saturday and Sunday, $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 (Saugerties, NY) to offer this children's craft activity.
Bldg 41 (Tent) - All Day, Saturday, Sunday
First Come, First Served with Guardian

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg 41

9:30am

Breed Talk: Teeswater Sheep, Fleece, Fiber & Spinning Art Yarn Demonstration
Exhibitors
avatar for Holly Partridge

Holly Partridge

Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater, Peartree Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Teeswater


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

9:30am

Alice O'Reilly | Signing with Kathleen Dames | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include: 
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kathleen Dames | Signing with Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include:
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Susanna Leonard Hill | Signs her children's books + *new* When Your Llama Needs a Haircut ! Both days!
Limited Capacity seats available

Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. She went to the Brearley School for K – 12, then received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Middlebury College. She then went on to get her M.A. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Special Education of Children With Learning Disabilities from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Her new set of board books, When Your Llama Needs a Haircut, When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, and others will make you laugh out loud-- and your kids, too!

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Susanna Leonard Hill

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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... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
  • Kids Friendly YES!

10:00am

Breed Talk: Romeldale CVM sheep: Colorful dual purpose
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.

Exhibitors
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Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:00am

Made in the Moment - Sun 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT
Leave this mini class with a finished shawl pin, keys chain or any number of other simple projects. With the holiday season about two months after the show you will be in a good position to gift from your heart and hands.
 
Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Punch Needle Sheep on Wheels Pull Toy
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of this increasingly popular folk-art as seen in so many craft magazines and books - punch needle with Diane Bawol-Johnson.

You'll create a nostalgic 4" square Sheep on Wheels Pull Toy design and Diane will share lots of tips to help you master this ancient art form with just a few simple tools. Its size makes it a perfect take-along craft and there are so many great ways to use your finished project, from home decoration to clothing to jewelry to name a few.

Pattern includes ideas for creating a basket or crock band with your finished design.

Skill level:  Beginner

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Punch Needle Sheep On Wheels Pull Toy
Learn the basics of this increasingly popular folk-art as seen in so many craft magazines and books - punch needle! 

You'll create a nostalgic 4" square Sheep on Wheels Pull Toy design and Diane will share lots of tips to help you master this ancient art form with just a few simple tools. Its size makes it a perfect take-along craft and there are so many great ways to use your finished project, from home decoration to clothing to jewelry to name a few. 

Pattern includes ideas for creating a basket or crock band with your finished design.

Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Songbirds
Participants will have a chance to make a needle felted Songbird in this two hour workshop.  You'll be able to pick from bluebird, robin red breast, or goldfinch - hard to choose just one!  Students will learn how to make a 3 dimensional felted figure, great class for beginners and avid felters alike.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


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Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Stranded Knitting - SOLD OUT
We will cover the basics of stranded knitting in this class. Stranded knitting is used in various types of knitted designs, including Fair-Isle, Scandinavian sweaters, Bohus Stickning sweaters, etc.

We will knit a simple coffee cozy to learn the skills. 2-handed stranded knitting will be demonstrated if students are interested.  Tips and techniques for managing multiple yarns will also be discussed.

Skill level:  Beginning – Advanced knitters. Must be familiar with knitting in the round with either dpns or magic loop on circulars, reading charts. The chart is just a grid showing the color of the yarn for each st so it  is not complicated.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Beginning Handspindle - Sunday AM - SOLD OUT
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. You will leave the class able to call yourself a spindler!

Skill level:  No experience necessary!


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Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Bengala Mud Dyeing With Itajime Shibori - Sun AM - SOLD OUT
Let's try Japanese traditional textile art with Bengala mud dyeing! Bengala is an earth-based fabric dye made from soil. uses very little water, and is environmentally safe and fun to use. After a short lecture and demo of sustainable dye method, you will design your own fabric with Bengala and indigo dye color using a Japanese Itajime shibori technique. You can try 3 different wooden patterns to make various designs.

Skill level:  Beginner


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Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Felting for Fashion
Learn the wonders of felting with Nica Rabinowitz. Locally sourced and dyed wool will be provided for participants to explore wet felting. Everyone will walk away with felted shapes that can be needle felted into a a garment or experimental piece. 

You will learn how to felt-in-shape. This will allow you to create felt in the shape of your pattern pieces and create fully felted zero waste garments. Learn to make locally sourced and hand crafted garments in a cost effective and sustainable way.

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water. 
Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Jack Punkin - Rug Hooking 101 - Sun AM
The pumpkin returns again this year! Last years class was a great success, so I am offering it again. This class is for beginners as well as a refresher course for those who wish to brush up on their hooking skills. 

As a beginner, you will learn how to pull nice even loops, to create your cheerful pumpkin and as a refresher course you will work on improving your skills hooking curves and making consistently even loops. A discussion will be given on finishing your hooked mat.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.
 


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

My Monet Scarf - SOLD OUT
As a knitter, I am drawn to all the gorgeous hand dyed fingering weight yarns out there. I am also a crochet granny square fanatic, and so I combined the two to create this beautiful granny square scarf.

This class is jammed packed with technique beyond the basic granny square.

We will work from a schematic, learn how to eliminate the gaping hole in the center of your granny, join new colors, weave in ends and the cherry on top…JOIN AS YOU GO. No one wants to sew all those block together! This simple join as you go technique will change your view of granny!

Skill level:  Intermediate - Basic crochet skills are necessary. Brush up on single crochet and double crochet.

Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Switch Stitch Technique and Sidewalk Mittens
We will start with learning the Switch stitch technique including the specific elements needed to knit the pattern, then when the students are ready we will start the Sidewalk Mittens pattern.

Skill level:  Good intermediate knitting skills. It can be helpful (but is not essential) to be able to knit with either hand. This technique can be worked using one yarn at a time, holding one in each hand or both in the same hand.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

John Churchman | Signing classics + the new book, Alpaca Lunch!
With extra special photography, and gentle loving stories, the husband and wife team of the Churchmans have four amazing titles they offer the world:  The SheepOver, Brave Little Finn, A Farm for Maisie, and the new Alpaca Lunch.

John draws on his talents as an artist, photographer, and farmer, he brings their stories to life with his enchanting photo-illustrations.
Jennifer is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, she has loved telling and writing stories all her life.

In their New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book ~ The SheepOver, Jennifer and John bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter Gabrielle.

They are currently working on their next children’s book and a variety of related creative projects.

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John Churchman

Authors
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... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
  • Kids Friendly YES!

10:00am

Aari Embroidery - SOLD OUT
This workshop is an introduction to a specific type of Indian embroidery called ‘Aari’. In Aari embroidery, the fabric is stretched on a frame and stitching is done with a special Aari needle (Long needle which ends with a hook). Chain stich is the basic stitch in Aari work and this stitch can also be used to apply other embellishments like beads and sequins. This  hands on class will give students  an opportunity to try out chain stitch and use it on a simple peacock feather design.
 
Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

10:00am

Counter Catch-All Basket - SOLD OUT
This practical and pleasing basket is a great introductory basket making project! Whatever your work area looks like, this basket is sure to be a welcome addition.

 Measuring approximately 5.5”w x 4”h, it is just perfect for holding your tools or containing some of that clutter so much a part of your creative efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to complete a basket that is started with a spoked base, one woven with a continuous weave, then rimmed, lashed and finished off with flexible leather handles. Can be made with either natural or dyed weavers.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 hrs

10:00am

Macrame: It's Back, It's Cool and It's Now - SOLD OUT
From the Age of Aquarius, macramé is here again, but different.   Once learned, it is Zen and so beautiful.   Taken from the ancient mariners and tamed, macramé can produce the exotic to the mundane.  You will make a key fob to learn the knots, then continue to make a gorgeous bracelet.  You'll have enough cord to make your bracelet and key fob in class, with enough material leftover to take home to make a necklace and earrings ( findings are available at craft stores).   If you can tie a knot on a package, you can macramé.

In this workshop you will learn: A brief history, Ideas for materials one can use for macramé, Knots (Larks Head, horizontal and vertical half hitch, square knot, and twisted square knot), Adding beads, where to purchase supplies, and a handout.

Skill level:  Beginner


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Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Shaker Tape Weavers Bench - SOLD OUT
Create your own unique weavers bench using 1” wide shaker tape. Color choices will be provided 4 weeks before class.

Learning this traditional weaving art will give you the skills to make more seating in the future. Save the chairs!

Please note for this class, you need some hand strength and the ability to stand for long periods of time.

Skill level:  Intermediate


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 hrs

10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing | 40th Anniversary of her first book! Sunday, 10:00-3:00
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. 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

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Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Samantha Dion Baker | Live drawing and signing... Draw Your Day | 10 - 3 | Live Instagram TBA!
An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker's unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.  AND, a stylish watercolor sketchpad featuring creative prompts and art by artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker.

Samantha Dion Baker truly inspires.  The artist behind all the Merritt Bookstore logos, including Tales of Yarn, she has two new books that will inspire.

Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram, where she shares her "sketch journal," an illustrated daily record of her life, drawn in a fresh, modern style. In Draw Your Day, Baker guides you through her inspirational practice and provides guidance for starting your own. Part instructional guide and part encouraging manifesto about how making art--even art that's not museum-worthy--can make your life more mindful and meaningful, Draw Your Day is ideal for both seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration, as well as aspiring artists who need a friendly nudge to get started.

A sketchbook featuring prompts and inspiration that will get you sketching, painting, collaging, and drawing life's beautiful and mundane moments to create a vibrant record of your daily life. The sketchbook paper is suitable for pencil, ink, watercolor, collage, and more, and the blank cover is fully customizable--make it your own! Created by artist Samantha Dion Baker, the Draw Your Day Sketchbook is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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Samantha Dion Baker

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Samantha Dion Baker graduated from Cooper Union in New York and spent more than twenty years as a graphic designer working with many iconic institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Christian Dior, The Frick Collection, and The Shaker Museum... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing all her books! Sunday, 10:00 - 3:30 | 40th Anniversary of her first book!
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 magazine publishers. Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle-arts field. She lives in Pawling, New York.

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Margaret Hubert

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Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Lisa Steele | Natural Chicken Expert | Signing 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks + | 10-12 + 2-4 Both Days!
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, Lisa is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

In her own words... A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications. Homeopathy has become such a hot topic for people of all walks of life, both in their own lives and that of their animals, so by focusing on natural methods, I have really tapped into the current trend in chicken keeping.

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Lisa Steele

Author, Fresh Eggs Daily
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
  • Kids Friendly YES!

10:00am

Maude White | Signing her book Brave Birds, featuring cut paper art!
Maude White's book, Brave Birds, features her gorgeous cut paper art.  Her card collection and journals inspire at the first glance.

In her words "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them, making both feel larger and more beloved.
I want to spread love and kindness in the world and I hope to do so through my work. I hope to encourage in the viewer emotional and mental associations with a distant or imaginary past that bring feelings of safety and peace. It is very important to me that my work should help people and should provide them with a safe space, even if that safe space is only an imaginary place they are transported to. My work is created with love for the primary purpose of sharing love and encouraging love between others.

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Maude White

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Maude White is an extraordinary artist.  In her words, "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

10:30am

Breed Talk: SHAVE 'em to SAVE 'em: A Program of the Livestock Conservancy
Exhibitors
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Marie Minnich

Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM, Marushka Farms
Sheep Breed Displayr: Romeldale CVM


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

10:30am

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations

Sunday October 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:00am

Breed Talk: Breeding Gotland Sheep
Exhibitors
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Christina Ahlseen

Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland, American Gotland Sheep Society
Sheep Breed Display: American Gotland


Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

11:00am

11:00am

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

11:00am

Beth Brown-Reinsel | Signing the 25th Anniversary Edition of Knitting Ganseys ! | 11:00 - 12:00
Beth will be with us all day Saturday, and just for an hour on Sunday, from 11-12.

Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller, Knitting Ganseys, is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and update version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns, and more!

This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-color, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared, making this as vital to your knitting library as the original.

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Beth Brown-Reinsel

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The author of the classic Knitting Ganseys , Beth Brown Reinsel will release the 25th Anniversary edition of this book at the festival!In her own words... I work with knitters, teaching techniques which enhance their enjoyment of their craft and which inspire them to challenge themselves... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Norah Gaughan | Signing 40 Timeless Knits | Sunday, 11 - 12
Forty stunning intermediate-level designs from one of knitwear’s brightest stars: Norah Gaughan!
 
Over the past 30 years, Norah Gaughan has contributed an astounding 120+ patterns to the iconic Vogue Knitting magazine. From inspired textures to spellbinding cables to innovative constructions, she has created a legacy that will last for generations. To honor her achievements and contributions in knitwear, 40 of her patterns from Vogue Knitting magazine have been gathered into a single volume. From a timeless cabled vest, her first Vogue Knitting piece published in 1987, to a striking Fair Isle pullover from 2018, each garment will dazzle knitters. Fun and engaging to create, these patterns and their construction will broaden a knitter's understanding of what knitwear can be.

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Norah Gaughan

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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... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Bristol Ivy | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11- 1 | Knitting Outside the Box
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting.

Bristol's book, Knitting Outside the Box, was debuted and sold out over 500 copies at the 2017 Sheep and Wool Festival.

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Bristol Ivy

Author
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting. Bristol's book... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Caitlin Hunter | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11 - 1 | Issue 27
In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our property, which is why my business is called "Boyland"!

I have a degree in apparel design and manufacturing and worked as a designer in the traditional fashion manufacturing industry before leaving my career to stay home when our children were little.
Once my boys became a bit more independent I decided to restart my career as an independent knitwear designer.

I believe in knitting as an antidote to our instant-gratification world, and l love designing garments and accessories that can be treasured for a lifetime and longer.

I feel that knitting is like any challenge in life- just take it one row at a time and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish!

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Caitlin Hunter

Author
In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Clara Parkes | Signing A Stash of One's Own + more! (11-2 Sunday)
Clara Parkes is the author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.  Her new book, A Stash of One's Own will be featured at the festival!
Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.


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Clara Parkes

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Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Photographer Traer Scott | Signing her book Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal | Sunday 11 - 2
Gregarious or shy, curious or placid, playful or retiring, all the animals in Traer Scott's newest collection have one thing in common: a sparkling personality! This whimsical, soulful, and personal photo collection focuses on the lives of the farm animals we often take for granted. Scott introduces us to barnyard animals both familiar and lesser known, from cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens to Dolly the wooly llama, Bianca the Sicilian miniature donkey, Percy the Indian peafowl, and Justice the yak. Some of the animals are kept as pets; others are denizens of farm sanctuaries that Scott has visited. She shares her anecdotes about a Texas longhorn steer whose best friends are a trio of goats, a turkey who likes to snack on grapes and watermelon, and many others. Lively captions provide information on each breed, to round out this enchanting tribute to our four-legged (and winged) friends from the farm.

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Traer Scott

Author
Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author of ten books including Shelter Dogs (2006), Nocturne: Creatures of the Night (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014), Finding Home; Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (Princeton Architectural Press, Fall 2015) and most... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

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.

Volunteers


Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

11:00am

Richard T. Morris | Signing SHEEP 101 and other books! | Sunday, 11 - 3:30
Richard T. Morris will be signing his book , Sheep 101This isn’t an introductory course in animal husbandry, but rather a clever spin on the soporific mental exercise of counting sheep. A tucked-in, wide-awake boy is seen on the opening endpapers; he serves as an unseen narrator and sheep counter, and sharp-eyed readers will note that the other characters are items found in his bedroom.

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Richard T. Morris

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Richard T. Morris is the author of This Is a Moose and Bye-Bye, Baby! and a former E.B. White Award Honoree and Midwest Bookseller Choice Award winner. He lives in New Jersey with his family. He comes to the festival with his new book Sheep 101.



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:15am

Leaping Llama Contest presented by All 'Barn 27 Farms'
Limited Capacity seats available


Sunday October 21, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

11:30am

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

Sunday October 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

11:30am

Toby Roxane Barna | Place, Community, and Inspiration | Tales of Yarn | Sunday, 11:30 - 12:30
Toby Roxane Barna started her career as a knitwear designer in 2012 and since then she has published over 80 patterns, both independently and in publications such as Knitting Traditions, Knitty.com, Knit Edge, and I Like Knitting.  She recently released her first book with Stackpole Books, Design Doubles. This delightful volume features knitting patterns for 10 sweaters and 10 shawls, each sweater/shawl pair sharing a common design element. Come hear her tell the story of how she found her place in the yarn community, and where she finds inspiration for her designs and yarn colorways.

Seating is at 11:30, the talk will begin at 11:45

Authors
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Toby Roxane Barna

Author
Toby Roxane Barna started her career as a full-time independent knitwear designer in 2012, and since then she has released over 70 patterns and self-published three books. From the start, she always specialized in designing with hand-dyed yarns, and so learning to dye her own yarn... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

12:00pm

All About Alpacas
Moderators
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2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27

Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

12:00pm

Bldg 28's Sheep Breed Parade
Learn about a variety of breeds in one location. Come on out and celebrate sheep and all they have to offer in this family-friendly event.

Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bldg 34 Livestock Arena 41.935359, -73.905244

12:00pm

Amy Herzog | Signing her NEW book Ultimate Sweater Party, 12 - 2, both days!
Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog’s beloved knitting series (which includes You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few. Amy’s clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere.

Authors
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Amy Herzog

Author
Amy is super passionate about helping knitters make sweaters they love to wear. She worked in computer security for 15 years before leaving the corporate life to found a knitting tech start-up. She’s the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and knitting calculators, and is the author of Knit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love, and, You Can Knit That.  Amy has been knitting since she was a wee thing, and tech-crazed since she created her first Lego/LOGO robot in 7th grade. (Little known fact: CustomFit was almost a giant... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Vilasinee Bunnag | Signing her book Loome Party, 12 - 3, both days!
Vilasinee Bunnag's awesome Loome is a fantastic way to use all your yarn, new and leftover yarn.

Loome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome. Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colorful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you’ve got the hang of working with the tool, you’ll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and playful projects—each developed by a guest designer—including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands. Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.
 

Authors
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Vilasinee Bunnag

Author
Vilasinee Bunnag left a career in wealth management to take a design idea from concept to reality. She is the inventor and designer of the Loome tool, a five-in-one tool for making pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings and cords. She travels the country sharing tips and... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Toby Roxane Barna | Signing her book Design Doubles | 12:00 - 4:00
Toby Roxane Barna's new book, Design Doubles, sparks imagination.  A gorgeous color or texture pattern beckons to a designer to try it out in different ways. Should it be used for a hat, a sweater, a cape? In this book, designer Toby Roxane Barna allowed her imagination to explore the variations and came up with pairs of designs—a sweater and a shawl—sharing at least one similar design element.

Authors
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Toby Roxane Barna

Author
Toby Roxane Barna started her career as a full-time independent knitwear designer in 2012, and since then she has released over 70 patterns and self-published three books. From the start, she always specialized in designing with hand-dyed yarns, and so learning to dye her own yarn... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:15pm

Wildman Jack
Sunday October 21, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

12:15pm

Norah Gaughan | Live Pomcast Q&A with Norah Gaughan! | Tales of Yarn | Seating 12:15
Norah Gaughan reflects upon her experience as guest editor for Pom Pom Quarterly's Winter Issue #27.  Q+A to follow!

Authors
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Norah Gaughan

Authors
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... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:30pm

Toes Up! - SOLD OUT
Cast on at the toe and work your way up to the cuff in 2 hours on a prototype sock.  Take all the skills of two different cast-ons, two different heels and create your full size socks after all you learn in the workshop with your prototype sock and you get a new pattern to take home.

Skill level:  advanced beginner and up. It would help to know how many stitches you normally cast on for your hand knit socks.
 


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

12:30pm

Wool Applique Basket of Blossoms
Felted wool is a dream to applique - it's soft and buttery to the touch, there's no need to turn under seam allowances and it needles beautifully!  Because the stitching is bold, it's perfect as a take-along project or for evenings sitting with the family. 

Diane will teach you the basics of this technique while sharing lots of tips and tricks as you create a 9" square Basket of Blossoms block that may be framed or used to embellish a ready-made pillow or tote.

Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

12:30pm

Wool Applique Basket of Blossoms
Felted wool is a dream to applique - it's soft and buttery to the touch, there's no need to turn under seam allowances and it needles beautifully!  Because the stitching is bold, it's perfect as a take-along project or for evenings sitting with the family.

Diane Bawol-Johnson will teach you the basics of this technique while sharing lots of tips and tricks as you create a 9" square Basket of Blossoms block that may be framed or used to embellish a ready-made pillow or tote.

Skill level:  Beginner

For more information and to register for this class, visit our website.


Sunday October 21, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:00pm

Breed Talk: North American Wensleydale Sheep & Fiber
Exhibitors
avatar for Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd, Flying Fibers
Sheep Breed Display: Wensleydale, Flying Fibers Co-Owner, Dyer, Knitter, Spinner, Teacher, Shepherd


Sunday October 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:00pm

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

Sunday October 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters, 1:00 - 2:00, both days!
Before her panel discussion, Katrina will sign her book, Mending Matters. In her own words...

I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. 
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Authors
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Katrina Rodabaugh

Author
Kristina focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

1:00pm

Two at a Time Socks - SOLD OUT
If you have wanted to learn how to knit socks two at a time, this mini-workshop is for you. The technique is applicable to anything where two identical things have to be knitted - sleeves for example. If you prefer, you can knit two sleeves instead of two socks, but bring your in-the-round sleeve pattern with you. We will cast on a pair and begin knitting on them so that you can continue at home.

Skill level:  Beginning – Advanced knitters. Must be familiar with knitting in the round with magic loop on circulars. Must have completed a pair of socks using magic loop. Must be familiar with Judy’s magic cast on if the pattern is for toe-up socks.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:30pm

Winners Announced - The Amazing "Fleece to Shawl" Competition
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!


Sunday October 21, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

1:30pm

Breed Talk: Corriedale Sheep, Storytelling and Children's Activity
Exhibitors
avatar for Meegan Veeder-Shave

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale, Patchwork Pastures
Sheep Breed Display: Corriedale


Sunday October 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

1:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

1:30pm

Made in the Moment - Sun 1:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Leave this mini class with a finished shawl pin, keys chain or any number of other simple projects. With the holiday season about two months after the show you will be in a good position to gift from your heart and hands.
 
Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597

1:45pm

“Mad Science”

Sunday October 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

1:45pm

Kathleen Dames | Finding Inspiration Wherever You Are | Tales of Yarn | 2:00 - 2:45 (seating at 1:45)
Even before pitching the idea of I Knit New York (the first Knit Like A Local™ book from One More Row Press), Kathleen Dames looked all around her for knitting inspiration, from Mansfield Park to the high seas to the streets of New York City. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and designers take those ideas and spin them into their own individual creations, because a handmade sweater (or shawl or hat) is more than just a pile of stitches, it is an opportunity to create a very personal work of art. Kathleen will have all the samples from the second Knit Like A Local™ title, I Knit Paris, on hand.

Authors
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Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Breed Talk: Jacob Sheep
Exhibitors
LA

Laurel and Catherine Snook

Sheep Breed Display: Jacob, Snook Farm
Sheep Breed Display: Jacob


Sunday October 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bldg 28 41.935868, -73.905633

2:00pm

2:00pm

Llama & Alpaca Meet & Greets (Photo Opportunities!)
Moderators
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2HF

Barn 27, Hickory Hill Fiber Farm
Barn 27
DF

Derbyshire Family Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Sunday October 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

2:00pm

Sue Stratford | From the UK, signing her books! Sunday, 2:00-3:30
Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.  She owned and ran The Knitting Hut in Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire, UK. After ten successful years, the shop has closed to give Sue more time to concentrate on her design work. 

Sue is inspired by lovely yarns and likes working with natural fibres. She regularly exhibits at fibre and textile shows around the UK and teaches classes on a number of different techniques. She lives in Milton Keynes with her long-suffering husband, five children and numerous animals. Visit her website at www.suestratford.co.uk.
 

Authors
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Sue Stratford

Author
Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.   2017 sees the launch of her first garment range... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Ashley Martineau | Signing her book Spinning and Dyeing Yarn | 2:00 - 4:00
Ashley Martineau is a self-taught Connecticut-based, fiber artist. The creative guru behind Nouveau Fiber Arts, an online fiber art studio, she has written articles and contributed to several books on the subject of spinning yarns.



In her words...

Ironically, as we move toward a more technologically advanced world, the simple domestic crafts of old are making a comeback. People of all ages are discovering a deep love for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. Along with that has come the desire to create their own one of a kind, artisan yarns.

When it comes to yarn, fiber lovers know that spinning and dying go hand in hand. Yet many books on the yarn craft cover only one topic or the other. In Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, fiber artist Ashley Martineau covers both subjects with rich, illustrative detail and step-by-step tutorials. Simply put, this book a must have for fiber enthusiasts of all levels. Inside, four sections cover: 

  • Fiber Identification and Preparation Explains the various fiber types--from animal wools and plant fibers to silk and synthetics-- how to clean and store them, and preparation techniques for spinning. 
  • Dying Techniques Richly illustrated and easy-to-follow tutorials cover dyeing techniques such as hand painting, dip dyeing, gradient dyeing, solar dyeing, and more for animal and plant fibers. 
  • Spinning Techniques Both drop spindle and wheel techniques are included, along with instructions on how to build drop spindles and a spinning wheel and setting spun yarns. 
  • Going Professional When readers are ready to share their craft, they'll find helpful advice for buying wholesale supplies, preparing for shows, and marketing and selling their work.


Authors
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Ashley Martineau

Author
Ashley Martineau is a self-taught Connecticut-based, fiber artist. The creative guru behind Nouveau Fiber Arts, an online fiber art studio, she has written articles and contributed to several books on the subject of spinning yarns.



Sunday October 21, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Charkha Spinning Demonstration
Spinning on his Journey Wheel Charkha - Jonathan Bosworth, Journey Wheel

Vendors
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Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel

owner, Bosworth Spindles - Journey Wheel
We make top-whorl spindles in domestic / exotic woods as well as moose and elk 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.


Sunday October 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:00pm

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

Moderators
HP

Hermit Pond Farm

Barn 27
Barn 27
HH

Hulse Hill Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27
SH

Stone Harvest Farm

Camelid Barn 27
Camelid Barn 27

Sunday October 21, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Demo Tent-North End of Barn 27

3:00pm

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

Sunday October 21, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593

3:00pm

Wildman Jack
Sunday October 21, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Area F 41.936131, -73.907451

3:00pm

Pick Up Your Stuff - Fiber Arts Competitors from Bldg E - Don't Forget
Because the Festival is closing 1 hour EARLIER (4pm) on Sunday than in previous years, please pick up your entries for fiber competitions at 3pm. Thanks!

Sunday October 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg E 41.936065, -73.907703

3:30pm

Canine Frisbee Demonstrations
Sunday October 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Area 7 41.936925, -73.906593