9th Annual Fiber Farmers Day
May 1st | 9am- 2pm | WNC Agricultural Center
LOCAL CLOTH'S FAVORITE PASTURE TO PRODUCT EVENT
Wondering what to do on the first Saturday in May this year? Kentucky Derby? Virtual Maryland Sheep and Wool? How about Fiber Farmers Day!
This spring, Local Cloth's 9th annual Fiber Farmers Day will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center sales barn. Where it all began! We're hoping for a mild spring day for you to find your favorite wool, mohair, camelid fleece, yarn, roving or handmade item. Farmers will share space in the area that has temporary horse stalls where there is plenty of room to spread out so that vendors and shoppers stay safe. There will be no horses in the stalls!
Even though it will be at the Ag Center we have again decided to limit the sale to product only. (No animals ) Spinners, bring your wheel and join the spinning circle. Knitters and crocheters are welcome to bring needles and hooks and join in, too. We'll also demonstrate how fleece is carded and combed to prepare it for spinning.FARMERS REGISTER HERE
Fiber and textile art enthusiasts can plunge their hands into luscious locally raised alpaca, sheep or mohair fleeces; fondle yarns and products produced from them; and learn how to incorporate more local fibers into your knitting, spinning, weaving, felting or crocheting projects. Presented by Local Cloth Inc, this event is designed to educate the public about local fiber, allow the purchase of local animal fibers, and provide local resources for turning that fleece into the roving, yarn or cloth they need.
This is a free event.
How to get there:
Take I-26 East to Exit 40. Make a right turn off the ramp on to Airport Road, 280. Turn left at the first stop light past the Asheville Airport on to Fanning Bridge Road. The main entrance, Gate 1, is on the right.
Take I-26 West to Exit 40. Make a left turn off the ramp on to Airport Road, 280. Turn left at the first stop light past the Asheville Airport on to Fanning Bridge Road. The main entrance, Gate 1, is on the right.