EVENTS

>> Knit & Crafts Circle at Tilton Library in South Deerfield, is continuing on Thursdays 10:00 – 12:00 noon.  Seats are now filled. (You must be registered as seats are limited.) However, email me if you’d like to be put on the waiting list to see if any seats are available on a weekly basis.
Also email me if you’d like to be notified when we begin our outdoor under the trees group in warmer weather – soon I hope!  (no seat limits outdoors – bring your own chair!). I’ll also post it on facebook, Instagram, and my website.

>>  May 13-15, Fri – Sun, 10am – 4pm,  Sheep on the Street: Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend, at Historic Deerfield  –   Activities and Demonstrations:     Sheepdog herding; Sheep shearing; Fleece sorting;     Picking wool;  Carding wool;  Spinning wool;  Dying yarn;   Weaving;  Make and take crafts;  Scavenger hunt.   Breeds include Merino, Lincoln Longwool, Shetland, Gulf Coast Native Sheep, Navajo-Churro Sheep, all from New England farms. Vendors (Saturday only): Bedfellows Blankets of Shelburne Falls and part of Western Massachusetts Fibershed);  Wool & Dye Works of Florence;  and Northampton Wools.  Admission: “Sheep on The Street” is included with general admission. General Admission: $18 | Ages 13-17: $5 | Ages 12 and Under: FREE | Members & Deerfield/South Deerfield Residents: FREE   For more information:  Historic Deerfield.org

>> May 22, Sat, 11am – 2pm – “Fibersheds and Communities,”  This exciting discussion is happening in-person in the beautiful Grand Room Stonewall Farm, located at 242 Chesterfield Road in Keene, with an option to tune in virtually for a livestream.   Fibersheds want to connect with farmers and fiber enthusiasts.  Speakers:  Jane Woodhouse of Vermont Fibershed, Lea Rossingol of Northern New England Fibershed, Michelle Parrish of Western Mass Fibershed and Katie Sullivan of Bobolink Yarns.   Together, they’ll explain the positive impacts fibersheds have on local communities and economies, including how they support farmers, processors, and designers. (Katie will also have breed-specific yarn available for sale after the event.)  Learn more and register for the event at:  https://monadnockfood.coop/event/fibersheds/

>> May 28 – 29, Fri 9am – 5pm,  Sat 9am – 4pm,  Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair 2022, Cummington Fairgrounds, MA,  Artisan vendors, local food, sheep shows, sheep dog trials, fiber workshops & more!

>> June 3 – 4, Fri 5:30 – 8 pm, Sat, 9:30 am – 12:30pm,  Hill Institute’s Annual Exhibition,  83 Pine St, Florence, MA – Please consider attending to view class projects of many different crafts – knitting, weaving, woodworking, basketry, rug braiding and hooking, sewing, and moreIt’s lots of fun!