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        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 Shearing
     Sheep to Shawl Demonstration
     See Lambs, Sheep, Rabbits, and other Fiber Animals
     Spinning & other Craft Demonstrations
     Vendor Raffle
     Consignment Booth
     Kid's Crafts & Games
     Hay Rides

9:00am-5:00pm.

$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.

Workshops
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. 

Hand Milking
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 s.otis@coggeshallfarm.org)

Small Space Gardening
Ideas, secrets, skills for making the most out of a small (or big!) garden space.
11:00am
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."  
1:00pm
$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 s.otis@coggeshallfarm.org)

Seed Saving Workshop
Learn the basics about heirloom plants & how to save seeds from your own garden vegetables.
2:00pm
$15.00 per participant (or $10.00 for members); pre-registration strongly recommended but not required.  (register at s.otis@coggeshallfarm.org)

Felting Fiber Fun
Learn how to felt by turning raw fiber into felted shapes and textures.  All ages.  
3:00pm
$15 per participant ($10 for members), limit 20 people.  Preregistration strongly recommended but not required.   (register at s.otis@coggeshallfarm.org)

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