The Saturday before Mother's Day!
Held on the front lawn of R&M Yarns, 8510 Hwy. 60, Georgetown, TN 37336
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Not your typical Festival...our vendors are asked to "educate" the public
on fiber, fiber techniques and fiber animals.
Great opportunity for children to get "up close & personal"
with fiber and fiber animals. We're hoping for sheep shearing again this year!
Vendors are by "invitation only"--all vendors must demonstrate their particular craft.
Our goal is to be primarily an "educational" fiber festival showcasing as many
different techniques as possible.
Demonstrators will also be offering animals and their handmade finished products for sale.
Demonstrations, Animals & Activities Planned:
Sheep and other fiber animals exhibited
Dyeing Demonstration & Hand-Dyed Yarns for Sale
Different types of Weaving including Back Strap
Knitting & Crochet
Antique Embroidery Machine (1856) & Demo
Hands-on activities for children; they might get to use a Kool-Aid filled squirt gun to paint a wool warp! Lots of Fun!
Past Kool-Aid dyed wool on display in the form of woven rugs.
Thank you to the many vendors and demonstrators who have agreed to come and share
their particular skills....R&M Yarns
If you have a fiber technique you'd like to demonstrate or animals to showcase, please call the Store... 423.961.0690.
Date: Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2019
Location: Birchwood Community Center
5623 TN-60, Birchwood, TN 37308
Total Cost: $150
This 2-day Workshop is an "Introduction to Summer and Winter" with a bonus discussion on profile drafting and blocks. A $50 deposit is requested to hold a spot in the workshop. Space is limited.
A floor loom with a minimum of 4 shafts is required. Pre-warped looms must be brought to the workshop. Instructions will be emailed closer to the workshop dates.
R&M Yarns has a limited number of rental looms available at $40 for the 2-day workshop (email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a loom).
Elaine Bradley has been weaving since 1986 and teaching since 1992. She has studied at Haystack, Penland, and the Folk School. Her work has been published in "Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot" and "Weaver's" magazines and displayed in regional and national exhibits. Elaine's instructional style emphasizes the basics and good craftsmanship, along with originality and creativity.