Contact: Kerry or Marta
Address: Watertown, SD
2018 North Country Fiber Fair
The 26th annual North Country Fiber Fair will be held September 14th, 15th, and 16th 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. Come and watch sheep shearing demonstrations on Saturday. 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 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. Featured classes this year include needle tatting, bookbinding, bobbin lace, warping a loom, nalbinding, and a crochet class for kids. 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.