Thanks to ALL who participated in 2017 For the Love of Fiber. With a very nice turnout of vendors and onlookers, we had a lovely crowd for the day. (There was even a couple from Allentown on a day jaunt!) The Weavers, Spinners, Embroiderers were there in force with interested crowds throughout the day. They had marvelous displays and were able to interest many in their craft for the future.
Our thanks go to all who participated in the long early preparations and who volunteered in advance of this event. With the setup beginning on Friday with tables, chairs, signs, taping of spaces, maintaining registrations for classes, classroom prep and Tom Horne who hosted our presence and put up a textile stamp display; and then the early prep on Saturday to apply the finishing touches to the welcome and ticket tables, sign in sheets, donation jars, more signs, merchants, and Guild displays, all engaged to put on a great show. Throughout the day many leaped in to help coordinate the crowds.
Many, many thanks to all who showed up to partake and those who volunteered so helpfully during the day. And to the teachers who spent so much time preparing and presenting their skills; as well as the generous donors of basket materials, the wearers of finery, chatters of strangers, sharers of knowledge, and lovers of fiber. The buyers and sellers and bidders on marvelously arrayed baskets and fleeces all joined in a fabulous welcoming combination to produce the energized day of fiber fellowship.
There will be more kudos over the next several days, but I didn’t want to let another moment go by without acknowledging the generous cooperation provided by all Guild members and demonstrators to accomplish another Love of Fiber Event. A group hug hardly covers it, but it sure was a fun experience!
Thank you ALL for promoting our success!
Your faithful secretary,
WHEN: March 18, 2017 TIME: 10am – 5pm
WHERE: The Match Factory, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte PA 16823
Centre Knitters Guild Centre Spinners Weavers Guild Embroidery Guild
2017 FREE MINI-CLASSES
This year there will be 5 classes offered. Kitchener Stitch, Basic Cables, Fiber Prep, Beaded Headband, and Tension and Pain Relief Strategies. Registration is required as space is limited; Class materials list and ‘homework’ can be found at the link below.
Registration for classes begins Saturday, February 18 at noon
Click here for more information or to register
2017 MERCHANT MART
Aisling Yarns Broken Arrow Ventures Gurdy Run Woolen Mill
Hemmabast Farm Lazy O Ranch Mad About Ewes
Muddy Rox Pottery Mulberry Hill Farm Peppermint Knits
Rock Solid Designs Shirsty Cat Designs
Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed Yarn Sunshine Lily Crafts / Ewe Dyed
Underhill Farm Unplanned Peacock Vintage Scrap and Stitch
Enjoy your shopping! Click on the names to visit their websites.
THE KNIT DOCTOR: KNITTING CORNER
New this year we will have a place to bring your knitting issues for help in solving a pattern question, knitting mistakes, and other problems that keep you from furnishing a finely finished object. Lindsay Fürer will provide knitting nurture.
Wear your finished objects to show off your skills! We will provide tags for you to wear if you are willing to be approached to talk about your finery.
Trucks will be on site from 11am to 3pm
Find us at the Match Factory!
Enter at the Philatelic Society door on the far side of the factory building.
Admission is FREE!! Donations welcome. Food bank donations are appreciated.
Plenty of on-site paved parking.