Where will you find alpaca, wool, angora, mohair and silk; fiber, yarn, clothing and gifts this weekend?
Try the Upper Midwest Alpacas 2010 Fall Fiber Festival this Saturday, November 6, from 9 to 4 at the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7 in Hopkins.
This is a great opportunity to buy locally produced fiber treats directly from producers in Minnesota and surrounding states. Many of these yarns and fibers are not carried by our local yarn stores, so this is one of the few chances to see, touch, and buy them.
In addition to all the great fiber, there will be clinics, demos, and classes on knitting, crocheting, spinnning, weaving, and felting. If you already spin, you can join the spinning circle.
One of the great things about living in Minnesota is that our locally produced fiber is gorgeous, high quality stuff. If you're thinking of making a one-of-a-kind gift for someone here in Minnesota or far away, why not start with yarn and fibers available nowhere else?
Come on out to the Fiber Festival! Bring your knitting!
NOVEMBER 1-DECEMBER 30 Opening reception: Friday, November 12, 5-8pm
Adorable felted Booties ($35) by Christy Binoniemi
Everyone's sure-bet for unique, affordable handmade gifts for the holidays. Items from over 170 artists. This year's feature artist is Christine Pradel-Lien, whose beautiful woven tapestries are exhibited for sale in the Community Gallery.
LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION MASTER WEAVER MAXIMO LAURA November 3, 6-9pm at Textile Center
Laura is an internationally acclaimed tapestry weaver. He is recognized at one of South America's pre-eminent textile artists and is considered the pride of Peru (the country of his birth). He has won numerous awards in national and international competitions and has exhibited in over 70 solo shows.
Laura will be doing a talk on his work and a weaving demonstration in the Textile Center Auditorium. He will also have a collection of his new designs for sale.
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.