2016 Demonstrations Schedule

SATURDAY Oct 1st

10:30-11:00 Peggy Doney How to Make 198 Colors From 3! Triad Dyeing is a systematic way to create palettes of color using just three dye colors.  Come see samples and go through the dye process.
11:15-11:45 Robert Knuckles, Tall Tail Ranch and Cheryl Juntilla, LaChiripada Triangle Loom Weaving Robert Knuckles and Cheryl Juntilla will demonstrate continuous strand weaving on the triangle loom.  Learn techniques, how to remove your finished piece, and how to create patterns with color and texture.
12:00-12:30 Deb Tewell, Milkweed Designs Dimensional and Textured Felt By adding a few easily accessible pieces of equipment, felting produces fun and funky dimensions, layers, and textures that can be added to anything from hats to wall hangings.
12:45-1:15 Judy Chapman, Proprietor of Judy Ball Creations  Needle Felting: More Than Meets the Eye Brief background on needle felting and a demonstration of techniques, needles and various applications.
1:30-2:00 Brandy Vignali Descr. Coming soon  
2:15-2:45 Jefferson Farms Natural Fibers Fleece/Wool/Fiber/Hair?!?!?! We will compare different breeds, fiber types and discuss (and look and feel!) the differences in fiber types, what we breed for and how we test the results.
3:00-3:30 The Fleece Factory of the Rockies Skirting your fleece for Optimal Output Skirting your fleece for Optimal Output
3:45-4:15 Woodlake Woolies Bunny Basics - From Care & Grooming to Spinning Learn how to love and care for Angora bunnies. We will cover housing, grooming, and the best way to spin this luxurious fiber (with a straight from the bunny demo).


SUNDAY Oct 2nd

10:00-10:30 Tahnibaa Naataanii Traditional Navajo Hand Spinning Using a Lap Spindle This demonstration will focus on the cultural significance of the Navajo spindle and share carding and spinning Navajo churro wool from the rolags, spinning directly from uncarded  fleece.
10:45-11:15 Nancy Irlbeck Feeding for Fiber Every wonder about nutrition needed for sheep to produce fine, beautiful wool? What you feed, how you feed it, and when you feed make a difference!
11:30-12:00 Allie Neas Twirling Beats Boarding Easy on your shoulders and less tiring for your arms, Dazzler's Best Horizontal Warping Mill makes quick work of the time-consuming job of warping.
12:15-12:45 Dyer's Wool Beginning Locker Hooking Locker hooking allows you to create beautiful rugs, pillows, saddle blankets, and other products—without a loom or a spinning wheel—using unspun wool hooked through a canvas mesh. 
1:00-1:30 Linda Smith, DeGoatsnsheep Ranch Making the Rainbow How to use the nine basic colors to get whatever color you may want for hand-painting, or pot-dyeing. These dyes are non-heavy-metal, light and color fast, a responsible way to dye.
1:45-2:15 Nancy Irlbeck Comparing Fiber of Six Rare Sheep Breeds Six breeds of sheep (Wensleydale, Teeswater, Lincoln, BFL, CVM and Karakul), six different fibers and six different uses. A tutorial in breed-specific fiber use!
2:30-3:00 Rio Fernando Farm (Shelley Loveless) Plucking/Grooming an Angora Rabbit Learn why plucking or combing is the best method of obtaining prime angora fiber (over shearing), the tools required, and demonstrate the technique, offering tips and advice.