THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM

GREETINGS My Fiber Friends

THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM AN OVERVIEW

For those of you who did not attend it was a fully packed 2 days of speakers, information, and just plain fun.Speakers and participants were from all over the country and Canada.  We were growers, want to be growers, weavers, spinners and dyers and much more.   We learned so much, made contacts with like minded people.  It was  a perfect event.  A big thank you to the members of The New England Flax and Study group and Old Deerfield Village who supplied such a wonderful place to hold this event.  I am sure there will be much more about this event coming in Feburary but for now here are some pictures of the event.

Hope you enjoyed this pictures.  I am hoping that this event will continue in the future.

Carole

Would you like to write an article on your adventures in fiber?  Please e-mail me wspines@aol.com

 

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FIBERuary UPCOMING EVENTS

Hello FIBERuary Friends

From time to time I will be letting you know of happenings in our local and New England area.

Classes at Sheep and Shawl

Fiber Arts Classes at Sheep & Shawl in South Deerfield:

Beginning & Refresher Knitting – Short Course, Linda Forget – Wed. 6 – 8 pm  Mar 30, Apr 6, 13  (3 sessions) $60 plus materials
Crochet Refresher – Heather McQueen  – Sun. 1 – 3:30 April 3 (1 session)  $25 plus materials   Not a beginner’s class.
Knit Your Dog a Sweater  –  Susan Wright – Sun. 2 – 4 pm April 3 & 10  (2 sessions)  $40 plus materials
Sock Knitting for Beginners – Emily Gwynn – Thurs. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm April 7, 14, & 21 (3 sessions) $60 plus materials
Learn to Spin on your own wheel – Carole Adams – Sat. afternoons 1:00 – 3:00  April 9, 16 & 23 (3 session) $60 plus materials
Rughooking with Yarn – Carole Adams – Sun. afternoons 1:00 – 3:00 April 10 & 17 (2 session) $40 plus materials  No experience needed.
Helping Hands Project Class (knitting)– Emily Gwynn – Wed. 6-8pm April 13 & 20 (2 sessions)  $40 plus materials
Sweet Marguerites! (fine crochet) – Heather McQueen – Sun. 1 – 3:30 April 17 (1 session)  $25 plus materials
Two-color Brioche (knitting) – Linda Forget – Wed. and Thur. 1:00 – 3:00 April 20 & 21 (2 sessions) $40 plus materials
Helping Hands Project Class (knitting) – Emily Gwynn – Wed. 6-8pm May 4 & 11 (2 sessions)  $40 plus materials
Entrelac for Beginners (knitting) – Beth Altemari   We hope to offer this again in May.  (3 sessions) $60 plus materials

For more information please see the website atwww.sheepandshawl.com/community. Call 413-397-3680 to register.

                   MASSACHUSETTS SHEEP AND WOOLCRAFT FAIR

Click on below for information on entering your woolcraft items

http://www.masheepwool.org/woolcraft.html

You still have time to make or finish you item for the contest.  Lets make the tables overflow with wonderful handmade items.

NEW FOOD VENDOR AT THE SHOW

The Wheelhouse Farm Truck from Brookfield Farm in Amherst will be at the fair serving up great food.  Those of you from the Amherst area know how good their food is.

The fair is held Saturday and SUnday of Memorial Day weekend.  COme and join us to celebrate  fiber and sheep.  Lots of vendors, dog trails, sheep contests, lead line good food and lots to see  No Dogs please. 

 

THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM

The Linen Symposium is full with a waiting list.  I am gong to be a volunteer and will report on this highly successful event.    

RUG REGISTRY

This program is put on by the local ATHA group.   A unique program to keep informaion on your rugs for the future.

A.T.H.A.

REGION 1 RUG REGISTRY

August 20, 2016

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Shelburne/Buckland Community Center

53 Main Street

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts  01370

 

 

The 4th Annual Region 1 Rug Registry will be held in August

in the picturesque village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

 

Region 1 of A.T.H.A. has undertaken this service so that

rug hooking artists can preserve and document their heirlooms of the future.

 

The Registry is not limited to A.T.H.A. members.

It is available to all rug hookers and owners of hooked items.

 

The form below should be used to make your appointment.

Return it to:      Diana O’Brien,   PO Box 310,   Shelburne Falls, MA  01370-0310

 

 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Region 1 Rug Registry Appointment Request

 

Name ____________________________________________ Tel _________________

Address ____________________________,______________________,____,_______

E-Mail ________________________________________________________________

 

___ Number of Items to be Registered    (Fee is $10.00 per item.)

 

AGAIN THIS YEAR !!!

A Hook-In will be held at the same time & in the same facility as the Rug Registry.

The fee will be $10 per person; beverages and goodies will be provided;

bring your own brown bag lunch or order something delicious from a local establishment.

 

___ I will be attending the Region 1 Hook-In (A prepaid $10 reservation is required)

___ I will not be attending the Region 1 Hook-In, only the Rug Registry

 

Upon receipt of your appointment request, a Rug Registration Form will be emailed to you.

Fill out as completely as possible.  A trained volunteer will review the form with you at your appointment.

 

The item(s) must be physically present.  Digital photos will be taken.

 

The fee per item is $10.00 payable to Region 1 of A.T.H.A. due at the time of registration.

Thank you so much for reading and following FIBERuary.  You have made this a successful event.  I will keep you informed of wonderful events in our area.  Happy Fiber hunting.  Carole-Whispering Pines Farm