For more information about special events and workshops at Sheep & Shawl, or to register, please call 413-397-3680.
SHEEP & SHAWL EVENTS
FIBERary SUNDAYS 2019
1:00 – 3:00 Free
265 Greenfield Rd, S. Deerfield Call 413-397-3680 for more info.
Celebrate FIBERary! During the month of February, Sheep and Shawl offers special events to raise awareness of local fiber farmers, their products, and fiber artists.
This year we are hosting various fiber arts demonstrations on 3 Sundays (3rd, 10th, & 24th), where you can drop in, come hang out, and ask questions of fiber artists sharing their spinning, crocheting, knitting, and weaving skills. We are also hosting a speakers’ panel about the Western Massachusetts Fibershed project on the 17th. Please join us!
CRAFTS DEMOS, 1:00 – 3:00
Watch demos and ask questions with folks doing these crafts:
FIBERary 3: Spinning, Rigid heddle weaving, Inkle weaving, and Knitting
FIBERary 10: Spinning, Rigid heddle weaving, Crocheting, and Knitting
FIBERary 24: Spinning, Rigid heddle weaving, and Knitting
FIBERary 17, 1:00 – 3:00 : LOCAL CLOTH
Please reserve your seat. 413-397-3680 Free
Join us for a panel presentation about a new local cloth initiative. Meet the people behind the cloth – Lisa Bertoldi, Katie Cavacco, Michelle Parrish and Nur Tiven – and find out what goes into creating woolen yardage made with local materials and local labor.
The Western Massachusetts Fibershed Affiliate Group was awarded a mini-grant to acquire local fleeces, have them spun at Green Mountain Spinnery, and woven into yardage. The panel will include two shepherds (Ryan Richards from Brooks Bend Farm in Montague and Jill Horton-Lyons from Winterberry Farm in Colrain), weaver Peggy Hart of Bedfellows Blankets, and the members of the Fibershed Affiliate Group.
Fibershed is an international movement that develops regenerative regional textile systems that connect fiber producers and consumers, and strengthen local economies. Networking & organizational and educational projects help create these systems in their local regions.