Knitting Weekend at Slater Mill, 2018
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Knitting Weekend at Slater Mill, 2018

10th Slater Mill KNITTING WEEKEND & Fiber Art Marketplace.

This will be my 8th (!!!) year vending at this popular annual convening of knit and design professionals with knitters from our region. Friday evening salon and trunk show, Saturday luncheon, weekend classes, exhibition, and fiber market all weekend long.  slatermill.org/programs/knittingweekend/

Special Event!

Margery Fischer Winters exhibition.  Designer and former Vogue Knitting editor Margery Winters will show two large-scale fiber art sculptures during the Knitting Weekend festivities.

Location

67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
401.725.8638 | info@slatermill.org

 

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Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival 2018
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9 AM to 4 PM - Rain or Shine

Route 30, Vernon/Rockville, CT

GPS- 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT

The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009 and we are off to a great start for our next century.  The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut”, has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival. This event is a delightful agricultural and learning experience for the general public as well as shepherds and fiber enthusiasts.

109 years and counting!!!!

 

Directions

The Tolland Agricultural Center is only a few minutes off of I-84 on Route 30 in Vernon/Rockville, CT.

FROM HARTFORD: Take I-84 East to Exit 67. At the bottom of the ramp turn left on to Rte. 31. Go a short distance to the junction with Rte 30. Turn right on to Rte 30 East and TAC will be 1/8 mile on your right.

FROM BOSTON: Take I-84 West to Exit 67. At the bottom of the ramp turn right on to Rte. 31. Go a short distance to the junction with Rte. 30. Turn right on to Rte 30 East and TAC will be 1/8 mile on your right.

 

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The New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival, 2018
May
12
to May 13

The New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival, 2018

  • Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday 9am - 5pm & Sunday 9am - 4pm

Admission is:  Reg price is $7.  Seniors 65 and older $5 youth 12 and under are free.

NO PETS PLEASE!

At the Deerfield Fair Grounds, 32 Stage Rd, Deerfield, NH, 03037

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Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival 2018
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival 2018

  • Tunbridge World's Fair (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the 30th Annual

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

September 29th & 30th 2018

Sheep–   Goats–   Alpacas–   Llamas–  Rabbits.  In addition to live fiber-producing animals, the Animal Barn at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival includes vendors offering all your favorite fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies.

Festival Vendors

The Festival Marketplace features over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials and local meat and cheese.

Shepherd Workshops

The Festival’s Shepherd Workshops are designed to educate owners – and future owners – of small ruminants. These talks are free and no registration is necessary.

We’d love to hear from you with suggestions for future workshops or if you have the knowledge and skills to teach a Shepherd Workshop at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival.

Fiber Arts Classes

Class options include a variety of full and half day sessions featuring fiber arts such as spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving.  Register for a class and receive a free pass to the Festival!

Please drop us an email with suggestions for future Fiber Arts Classes or instructors.

Not-Just-Fiber-Arts Contests

Many thanks to the folks from Green Mountain Spinnery for organizing the Fiber Arts Contests for the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival.

Fleece Show & Sale

The Festival’s annual Fleece Show and Sale offers high quality fleeces for handspinners, felters and other crafters. Come early for best selection!

Vendor Demos

A number of our Marketplace Vendors have volunteered to showcase their talents, crafting abilities and/or fiber products for these brief free demos. In addition to the scheduled demos, many vendors will be demonstrating in their booths.

Cashmere Goat Exhibit and Show

We are pleased to feature the Cashmere Goat Association and their annual show at the  Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival. The cashmere exhibit is located in the Riverside Barns on the far end of the Festival grounds.

Other Activities & Events

Don’t forget to visit Floral Hall!  Stop by the ever popular Drop In & Spin and try your hand on one of the spinning wheels under the tutelage of our volunteer spinners.

Spend some time with our volunteer knitters and sample yarns from our vendors at the Knit Along.

We introduced our Yarn & Fiber Tasting in 2014 as a way to showcase yarns and spinning fibers from many of our vendors. Yarns, along with needles and hooks, are provided for you to sample and enjoy. Spinning fibers will be located with the Drop in & Spin to allow for sampling. Yarn samples will be located with the Knit Along.

All our contests – fleece, handspun yarn and handicrafts – will be judged and exhibited at Floral Hall beginning at around noon on Saturday.

Our Sheep Herding Demonstrations are always popular. Located between the Dodge Gilman Building and the Food Vendors, demos will include sheep herding and sheep shearing.

 

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The Fiber Festival of New England
Nov
4
to Nov 5

The Fiber Festival of New England

  • Eastern States Exposition Mallary Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THE FIBER FESTIVAL OF NEW ENGLAND

Presented by Eastern States Exposition and New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association

Nov. 4 & 5 • Sat., 9am – 5pm; Sun., 9am – 3pm
Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition

Fiber enthusiasts are coming together for the annual Fiber Festival of New England to promote the use of wool and other natural fibers and related products to the general public!

November 3

More than 150 New England exhibitors will be showcasing their products including clothing, quilts, blankets, rugs, looms, spinning wheels and more. Workshops on felting, spinning, punch needle, Tunisian crochet, rug hooking and more will be held both days.

 

In addition to being an ideal holiday shopping opportunity with handmade items from over 200 vendor booths, Fiber Festival is a great educational experience for visitors to learn how animals contribute to the fiber industry through live displays of llamas, alpacas, sheep, and rabbits.

Activities include:

  • A Fiber Fashion Show, featuring handmade clothing and items made from natural fiber, will be held Saturday at 1:45pm. Showcase your fiber-made accessory or garment made out of wool, mohair, alpaca or angora at this fun event. No pre-registration is required, and those interested may contact Kathy Rasys at (413) 245-9463 or via email at kathyrasys@hotmail.com. Participants and anyone wishing to model should arrive no later than 10am on the day of the show.
  • The Make It With Wool Competition is a national competition in which contestants select, construct and model their own garments. Make It With Wool promotes the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns and encourages creativity in sewing, knitting and crocheting. The competition is open to entrants of all ages.
  • A Fleece Sale will be ongoing throughout the Festival and is open to all. Be the first in line to purchase a fleece. Those interested in contributing fleeces should send fleeces to arrive on or before Friday, Nov. 3, or bring them to the Mallary Complex, by Nov. 3, 9am to 8pm. Please include the date shorn, breed of animal and producer information.
  • Sheep Shearing demos will also take place throughout the weekend.

Admission to the Fiber Festival of New England is $7 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

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Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Join us for the 29th Annual

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

September 30 & October 1, 2017

Sheep–   Goats–   Alpacas–   Llamas–  Rabbits.  In addition to live fiber-producing animals, the Animal Barn at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival includes vendors offering all your favorite fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies.

Festival Vendors

The Festival Marketplace features over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials and local meat and cheese.

Shepherd Workshops

The Festival’s Shepherd Workshops are designed to educate owners – and future owners – of small ruminants. These talks are free and no registration is necessary.

We’d love to hear from you with suggestions for future workshops or if you have the knowledge and skills to teach a Shepherd Workshop at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival.

Fiber Arts Classes

Class options include a variety of full and half day sessions featuring fiber arts such as spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving.  Register for a class and receive a free pass to the Festival!

Please drop us an email with suggestions for future Fiber Arts Classes or instructors.

Not-Just-Fiber-Arts Contests

Many thanks to the folks from Green Mountain Spinnery for organizing the Fiber Arts Contests for the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival.

Fleece Show & Sale

The Festival’s annual Fleece Show and Sale offers high quality fleeces for handspinners, felters and other crafters. Come early for best selection!

Vendor Demos

A number of our Marketplace Vendors have volunteered to showcase their talents, crafting abilities and/or fiber products for these brief free demos. In addition to the scheduled demos, many vendors will be demonstrating in their booths.

Cashmere Goat Exhibit and Show

We are pleased to feature the Cashmere Goat Association and their annual show at the  Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival. The cashmere exhibit is located in the Riverside Barns on the far end of the Festival grounds.

Other Activities & Events

Don’t forget to visit Floral Hall!  Stop by the ever popular Drop In & Spin and try your hand on one of the spinning wheels under the tutelage of our volunteer spinners.

Spend some time with our volunteer knitters and sample yarns from our vendors at the Knit Along.

We introduced our Yarn & Fiber Tasting in 2014 as a way to showcase yarns and spinning fibers from many of our vendors. Yarns, along with needles and hooks, are provided for you to sample and enjoy. Spinning fibers will be located with the Drop in & Spin to allow for sampling. Yarn samples will be located with the Knit Along.

All our contests – fleece, handspun yarn and handicrafts – will be judged and exhibited at Floral Hall beginning at around noon on Saturday.

Our Sheep Herding Demonstrations are always popular. Located between the Dodge Gilman Building and the Food Vendors, demos will include sheep herding and sheep shearing.

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Squam Art Fair - Fall
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Squam Art Fair - Fall

One of the loveliest traditions of our gatherings is a most enchanting extravaganza known as the SQUAM ART FAIR!

This one-night-only event happens Saturday from 7:30-10:00pm and brings together some of the most talented artisans working today.

Tucked off the road in an exquisite woodland setting filled with strings of twinkle lights and ice lanterns, the fair has a wide range of gorgeous art and handcrafted wares including pottery, jewelry, stationery, textiles (vintage fabrics, exquisite hand dyed yarns and other delicious materials for you to create your own masterpieces), photography and mixed-media art. Because the Squam Art Fair is open to all, it has become an annual tradition for people to travel up to the lake for a night of magic in the woods.

We will be posting information about vendor submissions for our 2017 Squam Art Fairs in early 2017.

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Garden State Fiber Festival
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Garden State Fiber Festival

  • Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

23nd Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival

Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
September 9 – 10, 2017
9AM – 5PM Sat.
9AM – 4PM Sun.

Free Parking
Undercover — Rain or Shine
Stroller & Wheelchair Accessible
Admission: $5/Person – $10/Car Load – $15/2 Day (Car Load) Pass

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Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair
May
27
to May 28

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Cummington Fairgrounds
97 Fairgrounds Road
Cummington, Massachusetts 01026
www.MASHEEPWOOL.org

Fair Admission:
Parking - $10 per car,  $15 for a two day pass
No ATM available, please plan accordingly.

The Pioneer Valley Sheep Breeders Association, the Massachusetts Federation of Sheep Associations and the Massachusetts Deptartment of Agricultural Resources will sponsor its Annual Sheep and Woolcraft Fair at the Cummington Fairgrounds in Cummington, Mass.
Premium money will be divided on a point system from money available.

All Massachusetts sheep producers and woolcraft enthusiasts are invited to participate in this event. 
We welcome you! Camping is available on the grounds for vendors and exhibitors.  There is a $20
charge for campers and a $10 charge for tents.  Hook-ups are first come first serve.

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Rhode Island Fiber Festival and Craft Fair at Coggeshall Farm
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Rhode Island Fiber Festival and Craft Fair at Coggeshall Farm

THE ART OF PRODUCING AND WORKING WITH NATURAL FIBERS AND TRADITIONAL CRAFT SKILLS WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE 9TH ANNUAL RHODE ISLAND FIBER FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR AT COGGESHALL FARM MUSEUM ON SATURDAY, MAY 20, FROM 10AM TO 4PM. AGAINST A BACKDROP OF A WORKING 18TH-CENTURY FARM, ARTISANS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WILL COME TOGETHER FOR A DAY OF PUBLIC CELEBRATION AND EXHIBITION.

IDYLLYIC SETTING FOR A FIBER FESTIVAL

Situated on 48 acres of pristine coastal farmland, Coggeshall Farm is a living history museum reflecting the lives of tenant farmers in the late 1700s.

During the festival, interpreters dressed in 18th-century clothing will mingle with visitors as they explore the historic farmhouse and outbuildings.

Observe craft demonstrations, purchase handcrafted items and natural fibers, and watch a master sheep shearer at work on Coggeshall’s own Gulf Coast Natives. Old-fashioned games, kids’ crafts, dance performances, acoustic music and great local food complete the scene.

COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES IN THE COGGESHALL COOK-OFF!

Last year's Coggeshall Cook-Off produced some inspiring desserts. This year's theme is rice pudding! A registration fee of $5 cash must be paid upon arrival at the Festival (in addition to ticket price). All registration fees will go toward cash prizes awarded to the winners.

We will offer prizes in three categories: Ages 12 and Under, Ages 13 to 17, and Ages 18 and up. Contestants must present their Cook Off item at the registration desk by 2 pm on Saturday, May 20. Registration fees in each category will determine the size of the cash prize in each category. Winners will be announced at 3 pm on Saturday, May 20. 

For more information on the Coggeshall Cook-Off, Email Eleanor Langham.


FREE ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS

Admission to all of our major festivals is included with your membership (1 ticket for Individual members, 2 for Couples, up to 4 for Family Members and up to 6 for Sustaining Members). Non-members pay the regular weekend admission fee: $7/adults and $5/kids under 12, seniors 62+ and active-duty military. You can purchase your membership online or at the Festival. Non-member tickets are available at the gate.

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Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival

Route 30, Vernon/Rockville, CT

GPS- 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT

The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009 and we are off to a great start for our next century.  The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut”, has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival. This event is a delightful agricultural and learning experience for the general public as well as shepherds and fiber enthusiasts.

Program Highlights

Vendors: Throughout the site: featuring fiber of all types, fiber tools, dyes, finished goods, soaps, herbals, local CT cheese and a variety of other quality items produced by small farms and businesses from the North East.

Vendor List

Food:  Professional concessionaires will be offering a variety of food: lamb stew, kabobs and burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, kraut dogs, chili cheese dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sausage with onions & peppers, portobello burgers with red roasted peppers, chips, coke, diet coke, sprite, lemonade, bottled water and coffee, chicken nuggets, fries, fried dough.

“The Fiddleheads”: wandering minstrels playing traditional stringed instruments

Spinning Bee Competition:  1PM in the event tent.  Bring your wheel or drop spindle and compete in any or all of the classes for ribbons and prizes. 

Wheel Classes:  Longest Yarn, Thinnest Yarn, Craziest Yarn, and Judge's Choice

Drop Spindle Class:  Longest Yarn

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Unwind on the North Shore: a casual weekend of fiber arts
Mar
25
to Mar 26

Unwind on the North Shore: a casual weekend of fiber arts

Join us in March for a weekend to "unwind".   Share, learn and create in a relaxing environment with fellow fiber artists.   Take classes from our talented instructors in hand-dyeing, knitting, needle felting and hooking with yarns.   Bring  your unwanted yarns, books, magazines and tools to our swap table, and enjoy shopping for unique goods from our Fiber Marketplace. Learn more here! 

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Knitting Weekend at Slater Mill
Jan
21
to Jan 22

Knitting Weekend at Slater Mill

Returning in January, 2016 for my sixth (!) year vending at the Knitting Weekend Marketplace in this historic textile mill museum.  This is a really fun weekend with workshops, a wine and cheese lecture and of course the marketplace, which is free to attend.  

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Harvest and Fiber Festival at Tangerini's Spring Street Farm
Sep
17
9:30 PM21:30

Harvest and Fiber Festival at Tangerini's Spring Street Farm

  • Tangerini's Spring Street Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm

139 Spring Street

Millis, MA

Saturday, September 17th

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

apples   ~   pumpkins   ~   cider donuts   ~   hot cider   ~   soaps and lotions   ~   project bags
 spinning   ~   indie dyers & fibers   ~   buttons   ~   hay rides   ~   ice cream   ~   music   ~   pottery

THERE IS ADDITIONAL PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL ONE STREET OVER FROM THE FARM

        Stay tuned as our vendor list grows

Romney Ridge Farm
Dirty Water Dye Works
Mirror Lake Pottery
Mad Hatter Apothecary
Third Floor Studio
Honey Gem Designs
Fiber Stash
Rag Hill Farm
Gigi Bonin Hand Dyed Yarns
Sweet Sheep Body Shoppe
With Pointed Sticks
EIEI Wools
Katrinkles
In The Loop
Gigi Bonin Hand Dyed Yarns

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Garden State Fiber Festival
Sep
11
9:00 AM09:00

Garden State Fiber Festival

Garden State Fiber Festival, Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 9AM - 5PM Sat., 9AM - 4PM

Free Parking
Undercover — Rain or Shine
Stroller & Wheelchair Accessible
Admission: $5/Person – $10/Car Load – $15/2 Day (Car Load) PassSun.

http://www.njsheep.org/festival/

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Squam Art Fair and Ravelry Revelry
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Squam Art Fair and Ravelry Revelry

  • Rockywold Deephaven Camp on Squam Lake (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Squam Art Fair at the Rockywold Deephaven Camp on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH  http://www.squamartworkshops.com/

What could be better than spending an evening amongst fellow handcrafters - finding yarn in the perfect color, an irresistible antique linen, a unique item of clothing just for you? (To get a glimpse of who will be bringing tables full of goodies for you, click on the VENDORS button above).  

Truly, there's nothing else like it.

The Squam Art Fair & Ravelry REVELRY is a whirlwind of inspiration. Mix together the magic of a vintage shop feel, one of a kind goodies, and the creative spirits of all in attendance and you've got yourself a memorable evening at the lake.

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RI Fiber Festival and Craft Fair
May
21
9:00 AM09:00

RI Fiber Festival and Craft Fair

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 10AM–5PM
 

The art of producing and working with natural fibers and traditional craft skills will take center stage at the 9th Annual Rhode Island Fiber Festival and Craft Fair at Coggeshall Farm Museum on Saturday, May 21, from 10am to 5pm. Against a backdrop of a working 18th-century farm, artisans and craftspeople from across the Northeast will come together for a day of public celebration and exhibition.

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The 40th Annual New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival
May
14
to May 15

The 40th Annual New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival

Saturday 9am - 5pm & Sunday 9am - 4pm

At the Deerfield Fair Grounds in Deerfield, NH

Adults - $7.00  

Seniors 62 and over - $5.00

Youth ages 13 - 18 - $5.00

Children 12 and under - Free

 

We are lining up an exciting array of programs for the 2016 festival.  We're hoping for warm, sunny weather and big crowds of happy guests!  For the safety and comfort of our sheep, alpacas, llamas, goats and bunnies, we do ask that you leave your dogs at home.  Only service dogs and the working dogs that are part of our demonstrations and workshops are allowed on the festival grounds. 

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Pop Up Gallery at In The Loop
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Pop Up Gallery at In The Loop

According to the Store Front’s Pop-Up Shop Post by Tristan Pollock, “Pop-Up shops are taking over the retail world and rethinking traditional brick-and-mortars and big box stores…Their primary use is to “sell products, launch new products, generate awareness and test ideas”.

Let us tell you a little bit about PUG. PUG’s will be popping up in the shop each month on a Saturday. PUG’s will only be announced on our Facebook page the evening before, all you have to do is look for our new PUG logo. Each gallery will showcase specialty items offered in limited quantities; they could be Indie yarns, notions, accessories, gifts and whatever else catches our fancy. Since most of these items are offered to us as ‘one-timers’, some may sell out in 24 hours, some in 24 days but once the items are gone, we’re sorry you missed out. Most will be exclusives, vendor test releases, one-of-a-kinds, some knitting related, some craft related and some unexpected.

Will a PUG feature more than one vendor on more than one Saturday per month? Sometimes yes, but the secret is, you will never know what surprise awaits you unless you come to the shop. All of us at In The Loop have worked hard to research and coordinate with each vendor to bring you this wondrous experience of thinking outside the box.

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The 107th Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

The 107th Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival

The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009 and we are off to a great start for our next century.  The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut”, has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival. This event is a delightful agricultural and learning experience for the general public as well as shepherds and fiber enthusiasts.

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Green Mountain Fiber Festival
Mar
18
to Mar 20

Green Mountain Fiber Festival

The 8th Annual Fiber Festival is about to get better. Join us March 18-20, 2016 at the Hotel Coolidge for our second annual Knitting Retreat. This will be a relaxing time to join friends and make new friends. There is no fee to attend the festival or to be a part of the sit and knit. 
Come stay with us for the weekend and enjoy endless knitting and visiting. Last year was absolutley great.I realize many live within a comfortable distance but this could also be a time to have a girlfriend getaway.
Join us for our Community Dinner
If you live on the Amtrak route you and a few friends can board the train and knit all the way to White River Junction. How much fun that would be. No need for a car when you get here, the shop is just across the street. Great food, fun, and shopping all within walking distance. 
So spread the word - a great weekend of relaxing, unlimited knitting and shopping all rolled into one. Limited class offers so sign-up early

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