The place to find the best locally made Yarns - Crafts - Arts & More!
Used Equipment Auction - Fleece Show and Sale - Skein Show. Sheep herding and shearing demonstration sheep, rabbits, alpacas, and angora and cashmere goats.
Over one hundred artisans and craftspeople. Festival foods and craft beverages.
Roving, fleece, yarn, patterns, kits, pottery, paper crafts, healing arts, all natural body care products, wood crafts, and more.
Free pony rides, wagon rides, and pumpkin decorating for kids with paid adult admission.
Do you know your fibers? Whether from animal or vegetal origin, fibers and textiles have been an important part of our lives since the dawn of history. Processed into yarns and threads, dyed, woven, they have always had a utilitarian purpose, as well as social importance. Fabulous Fiber Arts weekend at The Farmers’ Museum will explore the world of natural fibers through a variety of demonstrations, mini-exhibits, hands-on activities, showing how they are harvested, processed, and transformed into wearable, utilitarian and decorative items. Come see museum interpreters and local quilting and spinning clubs and guilds demonstrate how flax becomes linen, wool and cotton is spun on various spinning wheels, and produces textiles on looms or through needle arts. You will never think of your clothes in the same way again!
- Hands-on activities:
o Carding Wool
o Spinning Wool on drop spindle
o Felting—Making a Felt Ball
o Rope Making
o Flax to Linen
o Warping a loom
o Yarn Dying
o Knitting and Crocheting
o Spinning on the Great Wheel at Lippitt
Fabulous Fiber Arts is included with regular paid admission. $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members are free.
An event 40 years in the making! The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild invites the public to its 40th Annual Show & Sale. At the historic Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Rd, Colonie.
Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows (Thu at 7 pm, Fri-Sat-Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos. Free admission and parking. Click for more info.
The first dye day will be held September 15th at Grete R's house. We will have 2 sessions; 9:00 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 3:00, with a potluck lunch from 11:30 - 12:30. We will be painting warps or skeins using synthetic dyes. We will not be doing immersion dyeing.
Participants will need to bring either a pre-wound warp [maximum length of 10 yards] or a tied hank of yarn to be dyed, your choice of either cellulose fiber [cotton, rayon or tencel] or protein fiber [wool or silk]. The cost of the workshop is $10 to cover the cost of supplies. You will be able to soak your yarn in the appropriate solution at the workshop before dying.
Space is limited so we will only have 10 participants in each session.
If you have any questions, please call Mary Ellen S 518-813-5519 or Grete R 518-374-3132.
Sign up using attached form.
Program: Guild member Lily March will present her doctoral research on legendary knitter Elizabeth Zimmerman. Bring or wear any Elizabeth Zimmerman designs you have. The guild challenge (weave something adapted from or inspired by something in an old weaving magazine) is also due at the May meeting. Bring your challenge piece for Show & Tell. Social time starts at 7 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30.