Eight regional fiber artists including spinners, weavers, machine knitter, feltmaker, quilter, and papermaker will be set up outdoors at the corner of Beekman St. and Grand Ave. Each artist will be demonstrating their craft and displaying finished items along with work in progress. Visitors can try out the equipment and craft materials with the artists’ guidance. Saratoga Bridges, who provides programs for adults with developmental disabilities, will be onsite with students who participate in their Day Hab program weaving classes.
Along with the live demos and displays of all the different fiber arts, there will be a sheep to shawl contest with 2 teams of spinners and weavers competing to complete a shawl from scratch- beginning with spinning fleece to winding bobbins, then to weaving the shawl warp on handlooms. Starting at 11 AM, our feature presentation will be Joe Hamilton who will be shearing sheep and discussing the process during the live demo.
Come and get all your questions answered about the fiber arts and try your hand on a loom, knitting machine or spinning wheel. Or just come to pet the beautiful sheep!
Free admission, family-friendly, ADA accessible, held rain or shine, open to all ages and abilities.
When is the Event?
Saturday, July 13, 2019 — 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM