Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

I was in Heaven when I went to the 10th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in Dickson, Tennessee. It was my second year to go. I was by myself, but still enjoyed every minute. I wish I had more pictures, but I was a bit sheepish (haha) of taking pictures because I wasn’t sure if the vendors would want me to. And, no, I didn’t ask because I didn’t want it to be a big deal. Maybe I’ll get the courage next year to do it.

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This Fiber Fest is great. It goes on for Friday and Saturday and they have lots of vendors, goats, rabbits, sheep, and lots of classes you can take. I was only able to make it on Saturday but I took two classes.

The first class I took was how to make a traditional Appalachian hearth broom. It wasn’t exactly easy, but I did it. I thought it was such a neat class. We made hearth brooms the way they were made in Appalachia in the 1700’s. I bought supplies to try to make two more. I decided not to cut the ends off and use it as a decoration…if you want to use it, you just cut the bottom at an angle. Here is my broom:

The second class I took was Beginning Drop Spindle. I did pretty well until the plying…which for some reason is a big problem for me. This time it was because the fiber I had twisted into yarn was extremely thin at one part and it snapped apart during playing. I am going to keep trying, though!

Some pics of the various animals that were there:

If you want to information on Fiber Festivals from late May through August 2017, click here.

For information on festivals in September 2017, click here.

And for festivals from October – November 2017, click here.

If you know of one that I missed, please contact me so I can add it to the list!

 

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Fiber Festivals October – November 2017

If you need to see the late May – August 2017 list, click here.

September can be found here.

Check back to this page periodically because I may have missed some Fiber Fests and if I did I will add them.

As always, if you notice that I missed a Fiber Festival, please message me and let me know so I can get it added. Thanks!

Fiber Festivals October – November 2017

October:

October 6-7, 2017: Knitters’ Day Out in Summerdale, PA

October 7, 2017: Kings County Fiber Festival in Brooklyn, NY

October 7-8, 2017: Fosston Fiber Festival in Fosston, MN

October 7-8, 2017: Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta in Vista, CA

October 12-16, 2017: Camp STITCHES in Coeur d’Alene, ID

October 14, 2017: Lake Area Fiber Arts Festival in Lake of the Ozarks, MO

October 14, 2017: Autumn Fiber Festival in Ashland, OH

October 21, 2017: Fiber in the Boro in Murfreesboro, TN

October 21-22, 2017: Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI

October 21-22, 2017: New York State Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY

October 27-29, 2017: Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Fletcher, NC

October 27-29, 2017: Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival in The Dalles, OR

November:

November 3-4, 2017: Ozark Fiber Fling in Steelville, MO

November 4-5, 2017: The Fiber Festival of New England in West Springfield, MA

November 10-11, 2017: Thumb Fiber Festival in between Port Sanilac and Lexington, MI

November 11-12, 2017: Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival in West Friendship, MD

Fiber Festivals for September 2017

If you need to see the May – August 2017 list, click here.

The October – November 2017 list is here.

Check back to this page periodically because I may have missed some Fiber Fests and if I did I will add them.

As always, if you notice that I missed a Fiber Festival, please message me and let me know so I can get it added. Thanks!

Fiber Festivals September 2017

September:

Sept 6-10: Fiber College of Maine in Searsport, ME

Sept 7-9, 2017: Georgia Fiber Fest in Columbus, GA

Sept 8-9, 2017: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair in Scotts Bluff (Friday classes) and Mitchell, NE

Sept 8-10, 2017: Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI

Sept 9-10, 2017: Garden State Sheep Breeders Sheep & Fiber Festival in Lambertville, NJ

Sept 9-10, 2017: Endless Mountains Fiber Festival in New Milford, PA

Sept 14-17, 2017: STITCHES Texas in Irving, TX

Sept 15-16, 2017: Fiber Daze in Mt. Vernon, MO

Sept 15-16, 2017: Manitoba Fibre Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sept 15-17, 2017: California Wool and Fiber Festival in Boonville, CA

Sept 15-17: Florida Fiber In in Orlando, FL

Sept 16, 2017: Fiber in the Park in Earlville, IL

Sept 16-17, 2017: Finger Lakes Fiber Festival  in Hemlock, NY

Sept 17-18, 2017: Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, OH

Sept 22-23, 2017: Paducah Fall Fiber Festival in Paducah, KY

Sept 22-23, 2017: Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, VA

Sept 22-24, 2017: North Country Fiber Fair in Watertown, SD

Sept 23-24, 2017: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, OR

Sept 23-24, 2017: Southern Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival in Greenwich, NY

Sept 30, 2017: East Side Fiber Festival in East Nashville, TN

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017: Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival in Tunbridge, VT

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017: Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival in West Branch, MI

 

Fiber Festivals Late May – August 2017

These are for late May – August 2017. Please visit the Festival websites for times and details. Also, if you know of one that I missed, please let me know!

The festival list for September is here.

The October – November 2017 list can be viewed here.

MAY:

May 20, 2017: High Fiber Festival in Toano, VA

May 20, 2017: Upper Valley Fiber Fest in Troy, OH

May 20, 2017: Rhode Island Fiber Festival and Craft Fair in Bristol, RI

May 20-21, 2017: The Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival in Lexington, KY

May 20-21, 2017: Spring Fiber Fling in Woodstock, IL

May 20-21, 2017: Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival in Waynesburg, PA

May 20-21, 2017: Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival in Hughesville, PA

May 20-21, 2017: 4th Annual Ranch Party & Wool Festivities in Point Arena, CA

May 20-21, 2017: Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair in Long Island, NY

May 26-27, 2017: Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in Dickson, TN

May 26-28, 2017: Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, OH

May 27-28, 2017: The 43rd Annual Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair in Cummington, MA

May 27-29, 2017: FiberTrain Wool Festival in Nampa, ID

JUNE:

June 2-3, 2017: Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival in Franklin, IN

June 2-4, 2017: Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners Annual Conference in Lawrence, KS

June 3-4, 2017: Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair in Worthington, OH

June 3-4, 2017: Maine Fiber Frolic in Windsor, ME

June 9-11, 2017: Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival in Hamilton, MT

June 10-11, 2017: Wool Market & Fiber Festival in Estes Park, CO

June 10-11, 2017: 7th Annual CNY Fiber Arts Festival in Bouckville, NY

June 17-18, 2017: Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival in Ames, IA

June 23-25, 2017: Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR

JULY

July 15-16, 2017: Fiber “U” in Lebanon, MO

July 22-23, 2017: Copper K Fiber Festival in Whitehall, MT

AUGUST:

August 3-6, 2017: STITCHES Midwest in Schaumberg, IL

August 12, 2017: Fiber Revival in Newbury, MA

August 18-20, 2017: Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI