Have you ever thought it would be fun to dive into the wonderful world of processing a fleece from sheep to sweater, but weren’t sure where to start? You can start at the Blue Hills Fibre Festival on June 6 at 1:00 pm. We will be offering a free presentation on the basics of choosing, skirting, washing and processing a fleece to the point where it is ready to spin or felt or whatever other creative use you may have for it. We will cover the basics of washing fleece, including the ever mysterious fermented suint method. You will learn the basics of what type of sheep produce what type of fleece, what to look for in a fleece, and different ways to wash and dry the fleece. We will show you that the job can be done with a minimum of investment in expensive equipment, and that it can be just as much fun getting the fleece ready to use as it is to use it! No need to sign up. There is no fee. Just be at the hall at 1 pm and join the fun!
Well the festival is almost here and we have a great line-up for you! We have 19 vendors, some excellent workshops, some lovely fleeces, great food, and even a place to sit and spin :)
just a note: we have extended our workshop registration until June 21. Register now!!
Click on over to the workshop tab and register for one of our fantastic workshops :)
We are getting ever closer to spring and as the snow melts our thoughts turn to gardening and long bike rides on summer evenings. We are also ramping up for the festival!
We have some news items for you. First, all our vendor spots are now FULL. If you have already sent in an application, all you need to do is send payment, but we will not be accepting new applications for indoor space! We have total of 18 vendors this year (up from 12 last year). So exciting!
Also, our workshop descriptions are now posted HERE. We will open registration on April 6! Note that class sizes are limited so register early to secure your spot! We will start a waiting list if the workshops fill up.
Lastly, with the weather warming up this week, it will soon be time to shear sheep! We hope to have a variety of sheep fleeces in our show and auction! If you are a sheep farmer, or interested in buying raw fleece at our festival, see more info HERE.
Spread the word. June will be here before you know it!
We are excited to announce our first few vendors! More to come in the next couple weeks. Our spaces are almost full so if you want to be an indoor vendor sign up soon! (edit: we have ONE space left inside!!)
CLICK HERE for the list! (or follow the link at the top of the page)
Be sure to check back over the next few weeks.
We are very excited about our new venue :) The hall in Carberry is spacious and beautifully lit, with ample space for workshops and even a spinning circle!
June 28th can’t come soon enough!
CLICK HERE for photos!
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting vendor applications for the 2014 festival. Click here for more information and to fill out our online application form.