Another great event for the Golden Fleece Spinners' Society
A taste of the 2015 CNY Fiber Frolic. Photos courtesy of Jill Robinson.
In a Spinner's Connection story a few weeks ago, we shared a bit about the Golden Fleece Spinners' Society's upcoming Fiber Frolic event. The fifth annual Fiber Frolic was held on Saturday, April 18, at the Beaver Lake Nature Center. It was a fun day of skill sharing and fiber stash building-two of my favorite things! The event focuses on "farm to customer" products, including plenty of spinning fibers, yarns, and finished textiles. Guild member Jill Robinson, who organizes the event, tells us a bit about how the day was spent:
"The guild hosted fourteen area vendors with a variety of product offerings including handspun yarns, hand-dyed yarns, fiber, fleeces and rug hooking wool, spinning and knitting tools, hand-crafted wooden drop spindles, knitting bowls, weaving benches and drop spindle storage boxes, goats milk soaps, knitted and felted finished garments and accessories, and rug hooking supplies and tools. Guild members demonstrated the art of spinning wool on spinning wheels and on drop spindles. Bob and Susan Geiger, of High Bid Farm, one of our returning vendors, provided an outdoor fleece skirting demonstration.
"As in past years, shoppers were greeted by a story loom presented by guild member Michelle Clark, who is a Circle Leader with Weaving A Life. The looms offer visitors an opportunity to weave a few strands of hand-spun yarn and participate in the creation of a work of art that is a raffle prize at the end of the Frolic. In addition to the story loom weaving, each vendor donated an item to the guild, and the items were raffled off at various times during the Frolic event."
Find more information about the vendors and the guild's future events on the Golden Fleece Spinners' Society website.