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  • May 18, 2019

    Big Timber Civic Center

    Join us for this exciting festival celebrating the fiber arts and Sweet Grass County's rich history of wool production.

    No gate charge. Free to enter.

    All classes and vendor booths will be inside.

  • 2019 List of Events

    Festival Hours

    Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

    Spinning and weaving demonstrations throughout the day. 

    "Fiber Art Circles" all day! Join some experienced fiber artists to get some hands-on practice spinning, weaving, knitting, etc. This informal setting offers an opportunity for fiber artists of all levels to learn from each other.

    Crochet with Amy: Amy Krum of Crochet and Chardonnay, will answer questions and give demonstrations throughout the day. If you have a crochet project you are stuck on, come ask Amy.

    Sons of Norway Sheep to Shawl Demonstration:  At 9 am a sheep will be sheared and throughout the day they will take you through the steps of skirting, washing, carding, spinning, and weaving the wool resulting in a handmade shawl. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day to win the shawl. The drawing will take place at the Sons of Norway dinner following the event (the winner does not have to be present).

     

    2019 Classes

    (Click on the class for class description and instructor bio)

    9 am - 12 pm  Dyeing Wool – Instructor: Melody Murter

    9 am - 12 pm Knitting for All Levels - Instructor: Bettina DeBoer

    10 am - 12 pm  How to Judge Wool - Instructors: Mark King

    1 pm - 4 pm  Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom – Instructor: Marcy Foran

    1 pm - 4 pm  Spindle Sampling - Instructor: Julie Norman

    1 pm - 4 pm  Round Ornament Felting - Instructor: Jayne Lund

    Class Registration Form

     

    Activities

    9 am - 4 pm  Name that Fiber Exhibit

    1:30 pm - 4 pm  Welt Felting on a Bar of Soap

    1:30 pm - 4 pm  Needle Felting with Cookie Cutters

    You do not need to pre-register for activities. Come by any time and check it out. No experience needed.

     

    Fiber Arts Showcase

    Open Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

    An exhibit of handmade wearable and decorative fiber art. View the extraordinary range of items that can be created using natural materials. Entries may include items constructed of handmade fabrics (knitted, crocheted, woven, felted or any other technique which forms a stable fabric) or pieced works (quilts or other textile projects).

    Click Here For More Details

    Fiber Arts Showcase Entry Form

     

    Vendor Fair

    Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

    Vendor Registration Form

    Spaces are currently available

     

    Sheep Shearing Demonstration

    Saturday at 9 am and 1 pm

     

    Sons of Norway Annual Dinner

    Saturday at 6 pm at the Civic Center

    Pot Luck Dinner

    Live Music Jam Session

     

    Historic Wool House Private Tour

    Friday at 5 pm

    Tour is free and you do not need to sign up in advance.

    Meet at the wool house which is located at 127 E Yellowstone Ave. (next to Yellowstone Feed).

     

    More Exciting Fiber Festival News

    Roadside Beanie Knit-a-Long

    Join Prairie Handspinners and Shetland Wool Week to create a colorwork hat that can also be modified into a bag or headband and re-designed to your ascetic. Start your project at Crazy Mountain Fiber Fest and finish it before the PHS Fiber Fest to bring it to the event for a special display and be entered into a special prize drawing. For more details visit 2019 PHS Fiber Fest or Prairie Handspinners Fiber Fest Facebook page.