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Fiber Fun at the Festival

Written by: Christine
May 11, 2017


Working with natural fiber is a big part of our activities here at Golden Acres Ranch. Bobbie is a member of the Weavers Guild and has been working on the loom in Country Store. The loom will warped and anyone can try their hand at weaving this weekend at the Mayhaw Berry Festival.

large loom set up in the County Store at Golden Acres

We’ll have all kinds of fiber to mess with – dirty wool, clean wool, camel hair, llama fleece and some cotton. Samples of  felting – both dry and wet. Try your hand at using a wool picker (lots of nails so keep your fingers out) and then use the hand carder to make batts and roving for spinning.

We are setting up peg looms for small rugs and rocking chair cushions, and handmade knitting looms for caps and scarves.

small peg loom

Alice Cappa will be spinning nearby on Saturday, and experienced weavers from our local guild, The Seven Hills Handweavers Giuld will be here to share their experiences and answer questions. Come and have some fiber fun.