Sheep and Wool Festival i Rhinebeck New York

Sheep and wool festival er en håndarbeidsfestival som foregår hvert år i Rhinebeck. I går den av stabel 19 til 22 oktober 2017. Rhinebeck er ett lite tettsted som ligger ca en time utenfor selve sentrum av New York. I år vet jeg at det er flere norske håndarbeidsinteresserte som skal besøke festivalen. Min søster er en av de og jeg gleder meg til å høre om opplevelsen. Her er hva wikipedia  sier om festivalen.

 

Sheep and wool festival 2017

 

 

The festival was first held in 1972. It is attended by knitters, crocheters, handspinners, and growers of natural-fiber-producing livestock. The livestock includes sheep, goats, angora rabbits, llamas, musk oxen, and alpacas. It also includes vendors of the materials and tools associated with each. It is held in October of each year at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. In addition to the myriad vendors and demonstrations of fiber arts activities, the festival features several livestock competitions, sheepdog trials and a sheep to shawl contest.

In 2007 for the 35th festival about 12,000 people attended. 375 vendors applied for the 275 spaces.

På denne festivalen skjer det mange aktiviteter og workshops. Gå inn på hjemmesiden for å se hvilke workshops som de tilbyr

http://workshops17.sheepandwool.com/workshops/index.asp

Her kommer en oversikt over noen av  aktivitetene :

Competitions and Shows

Angora Goat Show

Angora Goat Show

Festival Art Contest

Festival Art Contest

Fiber Arts Contests

Fiber Arts Contests

The 2017 Fiber Arts Contests featured breed will be Gotland and the Fiber Contests «Item of the year» will be bags (handbags or totes).

Youth Skein Contests – Youth Handmade Item Contests – Youth Spinning Wheel Contest

Registration Online OPENS AUG. 30.

Leaping Llamas

Leaping Llamas

MIWW Fashion Show

MIWW Fashion Show

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Sheep Show (B&W)

Sheep Show (B&W)

Sale Sheep Show & Bred Ewe Sale

Sale Sheep Show & Bred Ewe Sale

 

Book Signing & Conversations

Saturday, October 21

11:00am

Clara Parkes (11-2 Saturday)

Clara Parkes is the author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.  Her new book, A Stash of One’s Own will be featured at the festival!

Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.


Authors

avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community. Since then, through her writings… Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00am – 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

Kathy Shea / The Chicken Chick (Saturday 11:30-12)

Do you have chickens? Are you thinking about getting some? Kathy Shea Mormino, the «Chicken Chick» and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sense of humor allow her to connect, educate and share an appreciation for chickens as pets with chicken enthusiasts everywhere. Kathy is a wife and work-at-home mom who balances blogging, writing, crafting and cooking with motherhood of her two little girls and her own flock of more than 40 feathered pets. SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, AT 11:15 in the Tales of Yarn Space, building B.

Kathy will be at the Merritt Bookstore location in Building B for much of Saturday and Sunday to continue signing!


Authors

avatar for Kathy Shea Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino, the «Chicken Chick» and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sen… Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 11:30am – 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:30pm

Judith Durant – Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables (Saturday, 11-5)

Do You Know Your Knits?
When someone says Fair Isle knitting, what comes to mind? What about Intarsia, Domino, or Mosaic? In this session we’ll walk through some of the most common knitting techniques and discuss the qualities of each. Then the next time you’re admiring the sweater of someone ahead of you in the check-out line, you may just recognize the technique and be able to go and knit one for yourself!*please note, all  Tales of Yarn talks will have 15 minute exit/entry period starting before the posted time of the talk*

Authors

avatar for Judith Durant

Judith Durant

Author/Editor/Designer, Judith Durant Knits & More
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 y… Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475
Sunday, October 22

11:00am

Kathy Shea / The Chicken Chick (Sunday 11-11:30)

Do you have chickens? Are you thinking about getting some? Kathy Shea Mormino, the «Chicken Chick» and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sense of humor allow her to connect, educate and share an appreciation for chickens as pets with chicken enthusiasts everywhere. Kathy is a wife and work-at-home mom who balances blogging, writing, crafting and cooking with motherhood of her two little girls and her own flock of more than 40 feathered pets.

SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, AT 10:45 in the Tales of Yarn Space, building B.

Kathy will be at the Merritt Bookstore location in Building B for much of Saturday and Sunday to continue signing!


Authors

avatar for Kathy Shea Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino, the «Chicken Chick» and author of  October 2017 book, The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens (which she will be signing at the festival!)  shares a fun-loving, informative style to raising backyard chickens. Her practical approach and down-to-earth sen… Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am – 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Clara Parkes (11-2 Sunday)

Clara Parkes is the author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.  Her new book, A Stash of One’s Own will be featured at the festival!

Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.


Authors

avatar for Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes

Author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community. Since then, through her writings… Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 11:00am – 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:45am

Cathy Carron of Cowl Girls 1+2 : Talking about her latest project in stranded knitting, Ticker Knits.

Bestselling author Cathy Carron is a well-known and highly respected knitwear designer and author of six books, including Hattitude (Sixth&Spring) and Hip Knit Hats (Lark). Her popular blog, knitcliks.com, is known for its daily content that pushes the knitting craft forward in fashionable and modern ways.  Cathy will talk about her latest project in stranded knitting, Ticker Knits.

SEATING BEGINS 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TALK, AT 11:30 in the Merritt Bookstore * Tales of Yarn Space, building B.


Authors

avatar for Cathy Carron

Cathy Carron

Author, Cow Girls 2: The Necks Favorite Knits
Internationally renown hand knitwear designer, Cathy Carron’s latest work or collection is ‘Happy Feet’. Her current work is regularly published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Simple, and the online magazine, Twist Collective. Other recent work can be seen on Ravelry.com and her website www.pondedge.net. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, knit simple, Knit.1, knitscene, The Twist Collective, Vogue Knits-On-the-Go (Gifts, Bags Book II), Rowan International Vol. #42, Vogue’s The Ultimate Sock Book, One Skein Wonder: Designers(2007), and the upcoming, One Skein Wonder: Luxury Yarns(2008); Joy of Sox (2009). Bestsellers include Short Story (2012), Cowlgirls (2011), Hattitude (Fall 2009… Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 11:45am – 12:15pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

 

 

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