Friday, August 29, 2008

Guess Who's Coming to FiberFest

I have a few more additions to FiberFest: Woolart will be there with handspun and hand-dyed yarns, accessories, dolls and toys along with a couple of sheep; The Gathering Place will have lunch fare; Snow Hill's very own Fine Needle will have knitting and quilting supplies and hand-crafted items; Generations Tie Dye will have groovy wearables for babies, kids and adults; and Fibre Cafe of Cambridge will have specialty yarns and hand-crafted accessories.

I don't know if Delmarva has ever seen such a gathering of fiber-philes in one place! Join us for the fun on Saturday, October 11 from 10am to 4pm at Sturgis Park in Snow Hill, MD.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yet Another FiberFest Update

FiberFest (October 11, Sturgis Park, Snow Hill) fans will be glad to know that there are a few additions to the festival line-up: Handmade by Rita will be there with hand-crafted wearables, Woolart will have handmade buttons, handspun and hand-dyed yarns, accessories, dolls and toys, Liberto's Art will have traditonal floorcloths, and hand-crafted all natural soaps, Katie Armstrong will be selling hand-bound fabric-covered journals, and Sharon's Natural Gardens will have hand-woven willow baskets, along with jams and herbal products.

If that doesn't get you excited about FiberFest, here is a pic (Alex hugs an alpaca from LuckyGirlZ Alpaca of Salisbury at FiberFest 07)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Eastern Shore Yarn Crawl

If you haven't yet heard about the Eastern Shore Yarn Crawl for the month of September, you can find out about it on The Sanguine Gryphon blog,, or the Eastern Shore group on Seems like a good opportunity to check out the shops that are a little further afield.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Show and Tell

The Central Delmarva Fiber Guild invites the public to a Show and Tell on Monday, September 8. The program will take place at 6pm at The Fine Needle quilting and yarn shop in Snow Hill. Bring a project—knitting, quilting, crochet, weaving, spinning, sewing, or any other kind of textile art—to share with the group. It will be a fun chance to check out what others are working on, and get inspiration for your future projects.

The Central Delmarva Fibers Guild provides a network for regional fiber artists and those interested in learning fiber art skills. Members of diverse interests and skill levels are welcomed; the Guild includes professional fiber artists, hobbyists, experts and beginners.

For more information, or for directions, contact Stacy at (410) 632-0772.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

FiberFest at Sturgis Park on October 11, 2008

I wanted to let everyone know that we will have this year's FiberFest (October 11, 2008 from 10am to 4pm) at Sturgis Park in Snow Hill. For those of you not from the area, it is just a couple of blocks (walking distance) from the museum itself.

In the past we have had the event at the museum (actually on our neighbor's yard!), and this year we have outgrown that. So, while I was hesitant to move the event away from the museum, having it at Sturgis Park will benefit the festival in several ways. There is more room, including pavilions; electricity is available for any vendor who needs it; parking is ample and close; there are more bathrooms; there are picnic tables for visitors to sit; and it is right in downtown so there will be more foot traffic. The town has generously offered to shut part of River Street off to cars that day, so that there will be more room to mill about. So, I think this is a good decision for our growing FiberFest.

Museum admission will still be free on FiberFest day, and the annual Delmarva Needle Art Show and Competition will be up, so I hope festival-goers will take the short walk over to visit the museum.

PS. This year, Frivolous Fibers from St. Michaels will be at FiberFest, and our friend Carolyn will be selling off her collection of hundreds of fiber art books, including many that are out of print.