September 1, 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia

Come join us for a fun day full of learning, shopping, and animals at our second annual fiber festival hosted by Lower Sherwood Farm. 
Rain or Shine • 9 am to 5 pm

$5 admission (children 9 and under are free)
Pay at the gate.

Vendors • Demonstrations • Workshops • Door Prizes


*Workshops require pre-registration.


Schedule:

All day:
  • Spinning and fiber demos
  • Spinning from angora rabbit demos
  • Llamas, sheep and angora goats on display

9:00 a.m.
  • Needle Felting Workshop with Mary Ann Buckley

11:00 a.m.
  • Llama shearing

1:00 p.m.
  • Spinning Gone 'Batty' Workshop with Candy Hargett. Designing and spinning from homemade batts.

2:00 p.m.
  • Wet-felting demonstration

4:00 p.m.
  • Door prize drawings


  • Learn to Needle Felt ... Create a two-dimensional sunrise/sunset ‘painting’ using unspun, dyed wool and felting needles! Wool, felting needles and foam pads will be provided for participants’ use.  $10 materials fee. Limit 10 students.

  • Spinning “Gone Batty” ... love beautiful batts but not sure how to spin them? This is the class for you. Demonstration of creating batts for different effects. Then hands-on of spinning batts to create different styles of yarns. Learn how to prepare custom, artisan batts and spin from them using different techniques.   Already prepared batts will be provided for you to spin. You must provide your own spinning wheel.  Students must be able to spin singles.  $25 materials fee.  Limit 12 students.    
Deadline is Aug. 24.


Still accepting applications.
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Sponsors & Vendors

Event Sponsor

Vendors  - Still accepting vendors
 Please contact us if you are interested in vending. Limited space available.

  • Aleta Springs Farm
Cotswold sheep and clean wool for sale. 

Socks cranked on a circular sock machine. Stop by our booth for demonstrations.

Hand-dyed yarns inspired by Ireland and Celtic culture.

  • Baker & Company
Handmade items from llama fiber and more.

  • Bellefields Jacobs

  • B'Nye'N Creations
Jewelry by Betty Nye

We will be selling our whole fleeces from out huacaya alpaca herd. We may also have some miscellaneous yarn to sell.

  • Creator's Creations 
Photography by Laura Parker

  • Geek Chic

We sell primarily hand dyed yarn & spinning fiber with a scientific focus. Our colors are typically bright and bold & our colorways are named after animals, plants, gems & minerals using the scientific & common names.  We also carry custom mill dyed, exotic, and luxury fiber, curated accessories, and tools including kookaburra fiber wash & handmade Indian Book Charkhas
 
We'll have hand dyed yarn, hand spun yarn, commercial roving, custom commercial roving, hand dyed roving, natural colored fibers, locks, drop spindles, Unicorn fiber washes, and, possibly Babe Spinning Wheels

Hand woven llama rugs and other items. 
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Rovings/yarn from our fiber friends (sheep, goats, rabbits and alpacas), and handmade products that are woven, spun and crocheted - such as wall hangings socks, scarves, ponchos, toys, puppets; and, Schacht looms, spindles and spinning wheels.

  • M&J Unique Designs
Lots of fiber for dyeing and fiber batt creations.

  • One of a Kind
Wool and fiber, fairies, felting kits, slippers, spirit bowls, bags, scarves, herbal sachets

  • Shore Sisters Soapery
Handmade soaps and other little luxuries

  • UrbanGirl Yarns 
Yarns, broaches, T-shirts, candles

Handspinning demos straight from the bunnies.

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Address: 291 Llama Farm Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia

Telephone:
434-286-4494
 
DIRECTIONS 
From Charlottesville:

Take Route 20 South 8.5 miles
At Carter's Bridge turn left onto Carter's Mtn Rd
Take the first right onto Secretarys Road
Go 3.5 miles to 4-way stop.
Turn right onto Blenheim Road 
Go 1 mile
Turn right onto Llama Farm Road
Go 1/2 mile.
Take the center drive to Lower Sherwood Farm.

From Scottsville  

Take Route 795 (Blenheim Rd/Hardware St)
Go about 7 miles.
Turn left onto Llama Farm Rd
Go 1/2 mile.
Take the center drive to Lower Sherwood Farm.



Look for the Flock-n-Spiel signs.