26th Autumn Fiber Extravaganza
Saturday and Sunday
October 8-9, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrating National Spinning and Weaving Week, our Autumn Fiber extravaganza features Rigid Heddle (RH) weaving, using an Ashford Blending Board, spinning and knitting. On Saturday, Fiber artist Karen Johnson (Pearl City IL) will demonstrate scarf weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom, using a new Vari-Dent Reed! Karen is an award winning quilter who dabbles in other arts like felting and weaving. Sunday, Donna Smith, Irish Ridge Alpacas, (Cottage Grove WI) will spin on her favorite Ashford Traditional wheel and weave on her two RH looms. She likes the versatility and ease in carrying her RH looms – and their inexpensiveness allows people to try weaving!
Both days feature “make it and take it” NEEDLEFELTING sessions throughout the day – the perfect venue to try this fun craft. Joining us on Saturday is New Glarus’s own Nina Bell… and Sunday, Carol DeWitt, from Cottage Grove will demonstrate the basics. Lynn Weinberger, (Oregon WI) is a spinner/crocheter who will use a blending board on both days to create multi-colored rolags and spin them into yarn.
** Sunday Only – Roberta Barham, rag rug weaver from Blanchardville WI, will share a pattern for Felted/Knitted Roving Slippers!!! A pattern perfect for the upcoming Wisconsin winter! She will also bring rugs!
Visit our woolen mill and fiber shop stocked with:
YARN FROM THE BARN – artisan yarns in natural colors or hand-dyed in Merino/Mohair and 100% wool in sport weight worsted and bulky weights.
FALL LAMB FLEECES – Washed or raw fleeces. Choose from beautiful Blue Face, CVM/Merino fine wools, or luxurious English Leicester.
NEW SPINNING/FELTING BLENDS – Andy’s Autumn Leaves, Autumn Glory, Mother Earth… and classic natural colored rovings.
ART BATTS – For wet felting… FAB-U-LOCS for embellishment or core spun yarn!
WARM & WOOLY BLANKETS… woven in the USA with our wool!
JACQUARD DYES, SILK SCARVES AND NEEDLEFELTING SUPPLIES
ASHFORD WHEELS – We have the popular double treadle TRAVELER, and the Country Spinner… book your private spinning lessons and accessorize your new wheel.
ASHFORD RIGID HEDDLE LOOMS… BLENDING BOARDS also available
RAINBOW CARDING COMPANY can process your wool “plain” or “fancy”… with glitz or accent luxury fibers/dyed lock wool!
FARM TO TABLE LAMB, TURKEYS, CHICKENS – Licensed, USDA inspected.
BREEDING STOCK – Blue Face, CVM ewes, lambs, rams… ask about our “retired ewes”
***Eclectic Gifts are mixed throughout the shop; curiosities, vintage, unusual books…
Holiday Open House November 19-20, 26-27 2016
Our Spring Shearing Show: April 22-23, 2017
Patty Reedy and Andy Wersal
W7181 Hustad Valley Road
New Glarus, WI 53574