Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Nebraska Fiber Fest

I just saw this on Ravelry, and thought I'd pass it along for all the mid-westerners who aren't as lucky as we to have such events as Black Sheep Gathering and Oregon Flock & Fiber every year (not to mention SOCK SUMMIT and SOAR this year!)

1st Annual Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair!

Saturday, October 17, 2009
@The Farm and Ranch Museum
2930 M Street
Gering, NE 69341

Brown Sheep Co. and Barn Anew Bed and Breakfast will be co-hosting the event.

Vendors and demonstrators will be coming from all over Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and South Dakota to offer a variety of fiber art related products, projects, and techniques to share with participants.

Join us for this interactive fiber arts event! There will be activities like educational demonstrations, hands-on projects for children and adults, the sale of local/regional artists work and fiber art supplies, information and instructional resources, and a chance to pet and interact with some of the animals that provide the fiber we love to work with!

Our goals are to:
•Foster connection and education between the generations
•Explore the history and contemporary importance of fiber and textiles
•Inspire others to discover their talents for creating with fiber
•Share new techniques as well as offer an opportunity to relax and work on your projects with us. (Bring your latest fiber project to share)

Exhibits and on-going demonstrations for all ages!

~Wet Felting
~Needle Felting

And much more!

We will also have door prizes, a silent auction and great food catered by The Feed Barn in Mitchell, NE.

This is the first fair of its kind to be held in Nebraska and we are so excited for you to be a part of it! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to post on this thread or pm me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you are interested in being a vendor, the deadline for applications is August 15th, 2009. Due to limited space this will be a juried show and applicants will be notified by August 19th, 2009.

So gather your friends and family and plan to come and spend the day with us! With a good turnout we are hoping to make this an annual event here in the Panhandle! Hope to see you there!

Store Manager
Brown Sheep Co.
100662 CR 16
Mitchell, NE 69357

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