Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Queso Cabeza Farm and Turkeyville USA joining up to bring new festival venue!

After running a single-day event for five years, the Fiber Arts & Animals Festival is joining the Turkeyville USA Folk Art Faire on October 3rd and 4th, 2009, from 10 AM to 5 PM on the grounds of Turkeyville USA, just ½ mile west of Exit 42 (N Drive North) off I-69. Admission and parking are free. Over the last several years, there has been a renewed interest in natural fibers and working with the land to create useful products. This second venue for the festival will allow for more demonstrations and artists. This year there will be an Art Quilt exhibit, sheep-to-shawl event and sheep shearing demonstration. There will also be several low-cost fiber art workshops for people to learn how to work with wool.

This is a juried event. Each exhibitor must apply to attend and bring a unique perspective on fiber art. Along with exhibiting fiber-producing animals such as sheep, llamas, rabbits and goats, some artists are providing short demonstrations at their booths about the fiber arts they practice. The fiber artistry represented this year includes loom weaving, harness weaving, wet felting, needle felting, spinning wool to yarn using several different methods and rug hooking. All artists attending are listed on Queso Cabeza Farm was founded in 2001 and started producing the Fiber Arts & Animals Festival in 2004. The Fiber Arts & Animals Festival was created to provide a low-cost, educational alternative to folks looking for opportunities to work with wool and related products.

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