The Maine Fiber Frolic is dedicated to “celebrating fiber, fiber animals and fiber arts." There will be contests, demonstrations, vendors, a fleece show and sale, and a used equipment market place.
Several of the demonstrations are of particular interest to knitters. These include “Fearless Cables and Lace” a drop spindle demonstration, and “Early Textile Tools.” There will also be Ravelry Meetups, sheep and alpaca shearing demonstrations, a bunny barn, and more.
Over 300 sheep, alpaca, llama, bunny and goat fleeces will be available for sale at the Maine Fiber Frolic. Contests include “Sheep to Shawl Competition”, and “Hand Spun Skeins”. The “Make It With Fiber in Maine” contest features a people’s choice award with the public voting on their favorite item.
Among the many vendors there are several from Massachusetts. Bashful Bags and Fibers, in Needham, MA (617-610-9446) will be selling yarn, bags and felted scarves. From Brewster, MA the Biltmore Wool Barn, (508-385-6114) will feature. roving yarn, natural and dyed. Visitors to the fair can purchase Angora rabbits, fiber, handwoven, felted and handspun textiles from Evergreen Farm, Berkley, MA (508-823-2377). From Pembroke, MA, West Elm Farm (617-435-3372) will have wool roving, hand spun and dyed yarn, goat’s milk and lanolin soap, lanolin based hand balm, scented beeswax candles, icelandic lamb pelts.
So, take a road trip to Maine and enjoy the Maine Fiber Frolic. It will be worth the trip.
The 12th Annual Maine Fiber Frolic
June 2 & 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Windsor Fairgrounds, Route 32, Windsor, Maine
$5/adult, $2/senior adult, children under 12 free