SHEEP & FIBER FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Join fiber and textile enthusiasts from across the Northeast at Rhode Island's only Sheep and Fiber Festival. Watch award-winning handshearer Kevin Ford, shear our sheep; shop for handspun and hand dyed yarns, textile supplies, raw fiber, and more from local textile and craft artisans; see historic demonstrations of spinning and other household activities; see the fleece to shawl demonsration and enter the raffle for a chance to take it home; learn about sheep, rabbits, and other fiber animals. Kids can take part in crafts, hay rides, face painting, textile demonstrations, and 18th century fun and games.
Fiber and Artisan Vendors:
Play at Life Fiber Arts (hand dyed yarns & fibers for spinning/felting
Katrinkles (bamboo buttons, notions, tools for fiber crafting, fiber art themed jewelry)
Things With Strings (woven twig garden structures, rigid heddle tape looms, small sample hand-woven textiles, handspun yarn)
Loop by Loop Studio (hand hooked rugs, kits, and supplies)
Wendy's Wonders (handpainted wool, handknited wool products, handspun wool)
Soulquest Designs (metal, clay, and fabric jewelry)
Dirty Water Dye Works (hand dyed yarn, knitting kits, patterns, needle felting kits)
Rising Sun Earthworks (functional stoneware pottery)
Jan Marek Raczowski Studio (handcrafted yarn)
Evergreen Farm (Angora rabbits, caging, fibers, handspun angora yarn, handcrafted textiles)
Tidal Yarns (naturally dyed yarns, local fiber)
June Pryce Fiber Arts (hand dyed spinning fiber)
Sweet Sheep Body Shop (lotoin bars, lip balms)
Quaere Fiber (hand dyed yarn, spinning fiber)
Dancing Threads RI (handmade alternatives to disposable plastic bags, knitting accessories, toys)
Kindred Spirits Creation (weaving looms & tools, spinning wheels & tools)
Maybe Tomorrow Farm (fleeces, wool, roving & yarn, related items)
Interested in volunteering for this event or becoming a vendor? Email us at Info@CoggeshallFarm.org.
GPS: enter "Coggshall Farm Museum" (Coggeshall Farm Road, off Poppasquash Road in Bristol, RI)
From the north or west: Get on Rt. 114 from I-195 in Providence. Follow 114 through Barrington and Warren. Once into Bristol go past Colt State Park, and look for Poppasuqash Road. Turn right onto Poppasquash Road, go around the harbor, past the yacht club, and then turn right at the "Coggeshall Farm Musuem" sign. Follow directions for parking.