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Contact: Kerry or Marta
Address: Watertown, SD
2019 North Country Fiber Fair
The 27th annual North Country Fiber Fair will be held September 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown, South Dakota. Friday is for classes only. The Fiber Fair will be open to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Demonstrations of various fiber arts such as wool hand spinning, knitting, and weaving will be ongoing throughout the weekend.
A variety of classes will be held over the weekend on such crafts as knitting, hand spinning, felting, dyeing yarns, weaving, and crochet – there are fees associated with the classes. Many local and regional instructors will be teaching classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced fiber art students.
The featured instructor this year is Molly Elkind. Ms. Elkind will teach four 3-hour classes covering foundational design concepts such as the use of color and value, pattern and rhythm, and composition, as well as developing the use of a sketchbook as an artistic research and planning tool. Ms. Elkind has specifically developed her hands-on workshops for fiber artists interested in planning and creating their art more mindfully and intentionally.
There will be over 30 vendors selling supplies for knitting, hand spinning, crochet, dyeing, and weaving. Find quality yarns, books, carded fibers, exotic animal fibers, equipment, and finished products at this exclusive market. Food vendors will be available.
North Country Fiber Fair is a non-profit organization that conducts several annual events to expand opportunities for fiber animal producers and consumers, as well as promoting education in all aspects of fiber production, the fiber arts, and marketing. For more information visit http://www.northcountryfiberfair.org or call 605-956-7909.