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2018 Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival Information Book – Coming in April 2018

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Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tickets
$3 per person
7 years old and under is free.

Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival formerly known as Spring Fiber Fling is an educational event focused on fiber and the process from “Sheep to Shawl”. It will be a weekend event with various activities for you to take part in, learn, and purchase anything from art supplies to finished handmade products. We will have different livestock expos and demonstrations going on around the grounds for you to enjoy. We will have regional sheep and goat shows including clinics and showmanship opportunities. We will host a Dog Herding Competition. We will have 3 buildings set up for our crafters, artisans and fiber related vendors with booths set up to sell everything from fiber art supplies (wool, knitting needles, crochet hooks, cloth, etc.) to finished products (handmade items). We will then have another building set up as classrooms where you can sign up to take various classes. Our instructors will be teaching different skill sets at different experience levels. The classes will consist of, but are not limited to, spinning, weaving, quilting, sewing, knitting, and fiber animal management classes. We are very excited for the event and cannot wait to give this educational experience to our community. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events


Daily Events
10:30 am Sheep Shearing
11:00 am Skirting the Fleece
11:30 am Sheep Herding Demo
1:30 pm Sheep Shearing
2:00 pm Skirting the Fleece
2:30 pm Sheep Herding Demo

Saturday Musicians on the Stage
Watch for a list of Musicians to be announced

Sunday Musicians on the Stage
Watch for a list of Musicians to be announced

Open Show

Beautiful colored wools. Abstract picture of wool texture.

Do you already work with fiber? If so, enter your finished projects here in our open show. There are a variety of departments and classes including crocheting, knitting, quilting, felting, photography, and fleece.

You can not only show off your hard work to everyone who comes to the event, but you can also compete against others to win premium money. See the Spring Fiber Fling Booklet for more information and how to register.

Classes and Workshops

 
 
Saturday Morning

Watch for a list of classes in April 2018

The following is a list of classes that were offered in 2017
– FELTING SCULPTURES: GNOME
– CONTINUOUS STRAND WEAVING ON TRIANGLES, SQUARES, AND RECTANGLES
– CABLE SCARF
– FIX YOUR KNITTING
– SPINNING WOOL 101, THE BEGINNERS CLASS
– SILK REELING BASICS
– PAINT A PICTURE WITH WOOL
– PAINTING WITH FIBER
– GOAT MILK SOAP MAKING
– ANGEL FELTING CLASS
– BEGINNING CROCHETING
– SPINNING THE FIBER OF THE GODS….ALPACA
– WET FELTED NECKLACE

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Saturday Afternoon
Sunday Morning
Sunday Afternoon

Vendor Application

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Teaching Application

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