SHEEP & FIBER FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Join fiber and textile enthusiasts from across the Northeast at Rhode Island's only Wool and Fiber Festival. See crafts people demonstrate traditional and contemporary fiber arts; purchase your own textile supplies, equipment, and gifts to take home; watch the hand shearing of sheep, and help with 18th century textile and farm work. Activities include:
Sheep to Shawl Demonstration
See Lambs, Sheep, Rabbits, and other Fiber Animals
Spinning & other Craft Demonstrations
Kid's Crafts & Games
$8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children (3-12); Children under 3 Free. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children (3-12); Children under 3 Free.
Interested in volunteering for this event or becoming a vendor? Email us at Events@CoggeshallFarm.org.
Some workshops are free with admission to the fair, some have a small fee to cover the costs of supplies. There are a limited number of spots at each workshop. Preregistration suggested but not required. Early registrations may be made by contacting us at Info@CoggeshallFarm.org or 401.253.9062. Registrations may also be made at the festival.
Get an udderly unforgettable experience hand milking a rare-breed cow.
10:00am, limit 20 people; children may participate if accompanied by an adult.
$3.00 per participant; pre-registration strongly recommended but not required. (register at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Small Space Gardening
Ideas, secrets, skills for making the most out of a small (or big!) garden space.
Free with admission to the festival
Spinning on a Great Wheel
Whether you already know how to spin or not, this workshop will show you the basics of spinning on an 18th century spinning wheel, otherwise known as a "great wheel."
$15 per participant ($10 for members); limit 10 people. Suitable for both beginners and experienced spinners. Pre-registration strongly recommended but not required. (register at email@example.com)
Seed Saving Workshop
Learn the basics about heirloom plants & how to save seeds from your own garden vegetables.
$15.00 per participant (or $10.00 for members); pre-registration strongly recommended but not required.
(register at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Felting Fiber Fun
Learn how to felt by turning raw fiber into felted shapes and textures. All ages.
$15 per participant ($10 for members), limit 20 people. Preregistration strongly recommended but not required. (register at email@example.com)