Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ewe-per Fiber Fair Finale!

By all accounts the first annual Ewe-per Fiber Fair was a success!

People could get there because Judith and her husband Jim made signs.

The Chamber of Commerce was happy to advertise for us.

And I fixed the sign at the school.  Twice, because someone at the school took it down (two days before the event!)

Here are some of the vendors and their wares:

Woolderness from Hessel, MI

Winter Sky Wool Co., from Naguanee, MI
(I love the display!)

Hand turned wooden Yarn Bowls by Jim Engle of Lakefield Township

Triple R Ranch- Chatham, MI

Spinners End Farm, Curtis MI

Handwoven split reed baskets by Susan and handwoven shawls by Jane

Handwoven Rag Rugs by Carol- Engadine, MI

Lavender Cottage Quilt shop- Curtis, MI

Here are some photos from the Demonstrations:

Kool-Aid Dyeing

Wet felting around a plastic egg

Locker hooking a rug



Weaving on a table loom

Weaving on a triangle loom

Drop spindling
  I did a demonstration of spinning from a rabbit but no one took photos!   Too bad because Bigwig behaved so nicely on my lap and he is such a handsome fellow.

We probably had 100-125 people drop by and most people were very interested in the demonstrations and learning events, especially the children.  Not bad for a first year fair with little advertising exposure and we hope to reach a broader audience next year...we'll start planning MUCH earlier for next year.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Confirmed Vendors and their Wares

Below is our vendor list to date.  There are a few other folks out there waiting to make a decision that we hope to hear from soon!

Candace Blocher-  CVM ram lambs

Janet Couch- Locker hook rugs and knit items from handspun wool

Jim Engle- Hand turned wooden yarn bowls

Eweper Spinners and Weavers group- handspun yarn, knit goods, roving, hand woven rag rugs & Miscellaneous fiber items

Jane Forslund-  Triangle Looms, Shawl Pins, Handspun Yarn, Hand woven Shawls

Lavender Cottage- Fabric for rag rugs, crocheted rag rugs, some finished quilted pieces

Rose St. Martin/ Triple R Ranch- Shetland Roving, Tanned hides, wool wax hand creme, yarn, books and Miscellaneous.

Spinners End Farm-  Shetland Roving, Shetland & Angora Roving, Alpaca roving, English Angora fiber, Pygora fiber, Mohair Roving, English Angora bunnies (one or two adults), small niddy noddies, drop spindles, bamboo knitting needles and crochet hooks.

Karen Valley/ Winter Sky Wool Company- Shetland Roving, Cormo Roving, Handspun Shetland and CormoYarn, hand knit socks, hats & mittens, Felting kits, Cormo lambs, Shetland lambs

Susan Vaniman- Handwoven split reed baskets and knit goods

Woolderness- Roving, handspun yarn, Louet Spinning Wheels and accessories, Weavings, and finished wool products

Remember the date: Saturday July 9th from 10-4!  The little town of Curtis will be hopping with summer visitors and robed in summer finery.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fiber Fair Flyer


If you would like to help us publicize our Fiber Fair here is a link to the Fiber Fair Flyer.  Please pass it along to your fiber guilds, friends and artisans .

We hope to see you at the fair!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Officially A GO!

Being a first year fiber fair I don't think we expected things to run smoothly, but were amazed at a few roadblocks.  Fortunately, the folks in our wee community helped make the right things happen for us (namely liability insurance) and all is a go!

So, we are full steam ahead signing up vendors and advertising.

We want to showcase vendors & fiber artists in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan so if you know anyone who fits the bill, send them our way!

A sneak peek at exciting things to view and purchase at the fair include: 

Fiber:  Shetland roving, Cormo roving, Shetland & Angora roving, English Angora Fiber, Pygora Fiber, Mohair roving, dyed Coopworth roving, and more !

Fiber Animals: English Angora Rabbits, Cormo lambs and maybe a few Shetland sheep (will verify this and update later)

Goods:  Handmade baskets, knit goods, hand woven shawls, hand spun yarn,  beautiful handmade shawl pins, triangle looms, fabric for rag rug weaving....more to come!

Friday, April 15, 2011

First Annual Eweper Fiber Fair!

Please join us at The Three Lakes Academy (formerly Curtis Elementary School), on Main Street Curtis in the beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula on Saturday July 9th from 10-4 for a fiber event with a little bit of something for everyone! 

Local vendors will be selling handspun yarn, woven goods, knit items, wool roving, exotic fiber, fiber animals, and spinning and weaving supplies.  Artisans will be on site offering demonstrations and learning events for adults and children.

Demonstrations and Learning Events Include:

v     Knitting and Crocheting for Beginners
v     Kool-Aid Dyeing
v     Spinning from a rabbit
v      A wet felting project for children
v     Spinning with a hand spindle

v     Weaving on a Triangle loom,
v     Rag rug weaving
v     Locker hooking
v     Weaving on a table loom
v     Spinning on a wheel 

Lunch will be available at the fair by the Three Lakes Community Volunteers .  Lodging and meals are also available in the town of Curtis and surrounding area.  There is a playground on site to keep the kids entertained.

Stay tuned....information about vendors, a schedule of demonstrations, directions to the site and more will be forthcoming.

If anyone is interested in becoming a vendor, give us a shout!