Woolfest - Lake Metroparks Farmpark - June 22 & 23, 2013
 
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June 22 & 23, 2013
9 am to 5 pm

Due to the nature of this event and facility,
please do not bring your pets.

Festival WorkshopsMarketplace: Vendor list

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd;
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2122 · 800-366-3276



Fiber Arts Show / Western Reserve Rug Hookers Guild Annual Rug Show
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AdmissionDirectionsSponsorsAdditional information

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Fiber-producing animals take center stage at Woolfest. 
Get an up-close look and pet many of the breeds of fiber-producing animals – llamas, alpacas, angora rabbits, and many different breeds of sheep.

Ever wonder how materials to make a sweater or scarf or other garments produced from fiber?  At Woolfest, discover first-hand how the hand-spun and woven products are created from natural fibers, such as the fleece of farm animals.

Demonstrations

  • Sheep herding
  • Animal shearing
  • Fiber processing
  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Knitting
  • Hands-on fiber activities
  • Create felt balls
  • Folk music
  • More!

All visitors can try their hand at knitting, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and carding. 

Traveling the Globe through Wine and Wool
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
June 21, 2013 • 7 to 9 pm

Experience an  evening of wines and fibers from three of the 
most exciting yarn and fiber producers, Italy,  Australia and South America. Enjoy a fashion  show featuring garments hand knit in the yarns  from these areas of the globe while tasting wines  from each of the featured regions.

Accompanying  finger foods will be served. Raffle  and door prizes. The evening will be moderated  and hosted by the herd from Ewes d’Bleu Yarns of  Distinction. 
Register online.

Photo by Jeff Forman, courtesy of The News-Herald

Marketplace

The quality of natural fibers, fiber craft supplies, books, and hand-woven, hand-knitted, or handcrafted fiber products are yours to discover at the Fiber Marketplace.  Vendors from across the Midwest showcase high-quality, natural fiber products from the raw fiber to finished products and demonstrate spinning, loom weaving, knitting and more for sale.  Other fine products including garments and art produced from animals’ fibers will also be on display.

Vendors at Woolfest

Annadele Alpacas

Union City

OH

Beach Treasures by Cottage Creek Jewelry

Montville

OH

Circle Hill Farm

Bradford

OH

Columbus Park Fiber & Quilting

Waterford

PA

Crows on the Ledge Wool Studio

Thompson

OH

Dream Weaver Fiber Arts

Hartville

OH

Elizabeth Vernon Antiques

Akron

OH

Fibernymph Dye Works

Trafford

PA

Gwen Erin Natural Fibers

Hubbard

OH

Lofty Pine

Lindsey

OH

Long Meadow Farm

Freedom

NY

Marianna Halassy Fiber Work
Mantua
OH

Michelle's Assortment

Aurora

OH

Midgard Farms

Mentor

OH

Oak Meadow Alpaca Farm

Walkerton

OH

One for My Master

Alliance

OH

Peanut's Fibers

Lakewood

OH

Pleasant Hill Woolen

Jacobsburg

OH

Pollywogs

Wayland

NY

Roving Acres LLC

Pierpont

OH

Silver Creek Meadows

Garretsville

OH

Soft 'n Sassy

Broadview Hts.

OH

Western Reserve Rug Hookers

Northeast

OH

Woolnuts

Cleveland

OH

Updated 5-31-13
   

Become a vendor at Woolfest!

Fiber Arts Show / Western Reserve Rug Hookers Guild
Annual Rug Show

June 14– July 7, 2013

The Fiber Art show showcases works of fine artistry in fiber arts and fiber textiles, featuring works from the Western Reserve Rug Hookers Guild.

Entries will be on display in the Visitor Center. View nearly 200 pieces of fiber art, including knitted, crocheted, woven, and felted items as well as hand-hooked rugs.

People’s Choice award in each category is selected based on votes by the public viewing the show. Be sure to vote for your favorite in each of five categories.

Workshops
June 20 - 23, 2013

Online Registration for workshops begins at 8 am April 15


Weaving without a loom
Instructor Jan Gibson

Georgia O-Keefe Needle Felted Flower Pictures
Instructor Cyndi Ernst

Felt a Fish-Bird or Creature of your choice
Instructor Deb Yeagle

Nuno Felted Scarf
Instructor Kathy Krisher

Frame Weaving
Instructor Cyndi Ernst

Introduction to Punch Needle Rug Hooking
Instructor Maddy Fraioli

Fiber Workshops offers in-depth courses, presented instructors from across the Midwest.  Pre-registered classes include knitting, rug hooking, felting, weaving, spinning yarn, dyeing, beading, and much more! 


Download workshop descriptions and entry form
(PDF)

Register online or call Lake Metroparks registration department at 440-358-7275
or 800-669-9226 Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Pre-registered workshop students receive free event passes

Admission

  • Ages 2 - 11, $4
  • Ages 60+, $5
  • Ages 12 - 59, $6
  • Children younger than 2, Free
  • Farmpark members, Free

Directions

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Take I-90 to the Rt. 306 exit. Head south on Route 306 five miles to Chardon Road (Route 6), turn left on Route 6, and head east one mile. Entrance to Farmpark is on the right.

Additional information

Sponsors

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Supporting

Discount Drug Mart
Western Reserve Farm Cooperative

Western Reserve Spinners & Weavers
Western Reserve Rug Hookers



 
 
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