Contact: Kerry or Marta
Address: Watertown, SD
2016 North Country Fiber Fair
The 24th annual North Country Fiber Fair will be held September 16th, 17th & 18th at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown, South Dakota. Friday is for workshops 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 wool hand spinning, knitting, weaving and other fiber crafts will be on going throughout the weekend. See Sheep Shearing demonstrations on Saturday, demonstrations of Sheep Dogs herding sheep throughout both days and dog obedience classes. David Potter, a well-known and respected restorer of spinning wheels will be at NCFF. He plans to bring some examples of his craft and will be available to answer the questions you may have concerning spinning wheel repairs or restorations.
A variety of workshops will be held over the weekend on knitting, hand spinning, basketry, felting, dyeing yarns, weaving and crochet – there are class fees associated with the workshops. Featured classes this year include Needle Tatting, Bookbinding, Traditional Basket Making, Warping a Loom, Nalbinding, Sideways Knitting, Fine Tuning Your Spinning Wheel, and a free Knitting Class for Kids. Nationally known teachers giving workshops will be Kate Larson, spinning (IN) and Margaret Radcliffe, knitting (VA). Many local and regional instructors will be teaching classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced fiber art students.
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 prompting 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.