Name Time Description Capacity Price Speakers Session Type
Heather Storta Darning Hand Knits11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Do you have holes in your hand knits? Don't throw the garment in a drawer, never to be worn again - darn it! Darning is not too difficult, and can extend the life of our well-loved knitted items. In this demo, we will learn two different methods of darning - Scotch darning and Swiss darning.

30$15.00Demonstration
Kathy Sparks Foraging for Color2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Nature provides a plentiful bounty of materials that can be used to produce color. In this lecture students will learn to identify some of the common plants available for use in the dye pot. Harvesting, storage and preparation will be covered as well as the basics of dyeing.

20$15.00Lectures
Jeri Robinson-Lawrence Color Theory Merriment5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

In this interactive virtual class, Jeri will provide the nuts and bolts of color theory with exuberance and a love for color while referencing the science behind it. Participants will learn how to choose the color that is best suited for their skin tone, how to choose the color for their next project, where to find color inspiration, and why certain colors work well together when others clash. Sources will be provided for additional research and exploration following the lecture.

65$10.00Lectures
Gretchen Frederick Kathy Reed What's Your Type? A Framework for Understanding Wool and Breeds6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

A one hour Lecture/demo for fiber enthusiasts to think about wool and learn what they like or might like to try. With literally hundreds of sheep breeds, who can memorize each of them and their fleece characteristics? One way to make it easier is to group fleece into categories according to type. When confronted with a breed you don't have experience with, knowing which type it is gives you a solid platform to begin to explore from. We'll discuss five types of sheep wool: Medium, Long, Primitive (or double coated), Fine and Down type. What do we mean by each and what does the type tell you about the wool? Why does that matter? Find out the answers and bring your questions!

96$10.00Lectures
Roy Clemes Intro to Drum Carding6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Drum carders are a mystery to the average fiber artist: fiber is fed into the carder, ends up on the big drum, and something magical happens in between. In this brief, one-hour demonstration, students will learn how drum carders work and why they function the way they do. We will also cover the two most common operator errors, the differences between woolen and semi-worsted carding, and explore the many tools that can make drum carding more efficient.

52$10.00Demonstration
JoAnn Clark Get in Formed - Needle Felting on a Wet Felted Form6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Open the door to the new creative experience of Feltie Forms (pre-felted wool forms). I will demo how to prep, even sculpt the forms to get the shapes needed. Then out comes the felting needles as I show you how you can decorate , add ears, noses or stems and embellish a finished project. You will also meet some of the fanciful creatures in my world.

16$15.00Demonstration
Kay Gardiner Ann Shayne The Secrets of Knitting Happiness7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner of Modern Daily Knitting share their secrets of knitting happiness, bust common knitting myths, and invite you on an ever-expanding journey of knitting joy with their favorite techniques, projects, and insights. Grab a WIP and a beverage and join us for an hour of inspiration and chatty good humor.

490$0.00Lectures
Alanna Wilcox Spinning Using an Electric Spinner7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

A demonstration of how yarn is constructed on a Hansen and an Electric Eel Wheel Nano

20$15.00Demonstration
Terri Martin Machine Knitting Basics7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Description
Have you ever wanted to knit a sweater in a weekend? Do you have more yarn than you could ever hand knit in your lifetime? Then come learn about knitting machines! You'll see demonstrations and examples of lace/eyelets, ladders, cables, ribbing, tuck stitches (brioche), fair isle and slipped stitches (mosaic). You'll come away with a general understanding of the different types of machines and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.  
 
Machine used: Silver Reed LK150.
30$10.00Demonstration
Elizabeth Whitton How to Succeed on Etsy8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Etsy can be a great revenue stream but there is a lot to learn if you're serious about becoming a successful Etsy seller! Elizabeth will provide a solid road map so that you can avoid common mistakes as you're setting up shop or revamping a current shop. We will cover all the major aspects of online selling, specifically geared towards Etsy: creating a desirable product line, branding, SEO (title, tags, description), product photography, pricing, advertising, and resources for Etsy sellers. Bring your questions and aspirations. Elizabeth is in the top 1% of Etsy sellers and has over a decade of experience that she is excited to share with you! Plan on this workshop running for over an hour - Elizabeth wants to be able to answer all your questions.

50$15.00Lectures
Name Time Description Capacity Price Speakers Session Type
 Dashing Star Farm Sheepskins Preparing Demo10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Demonstration
Heather Storta Gauge? What's That?11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Have you knit a sweater without checking your gauge and ended up with something too large or too small? Did you know to check your gauge and diligently worked a swatch in advance and it still ended up the wrong size? It's not you, it's how you are measuring (or not measuring) your gauge! Join us as we learn the keys to success when determining our gauge - from the knitting of the gauge swatch, to the blocking, to the measuring. There are some key "best practices" that not a lot of knitters know about. We will uncover these, plus some more tips about gauge, in this demonstration.

27$15.00Demonstration
 Dashing Star Farm Demo: Wool Sorting11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Demonstration
 Dashing Star Farm Demo: Needlefelting12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Demonstration
Lisanne Miller Rug Hooking Thru the Ages1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Lisanne will take you on a guided tour of Hooked Rugs from their humble beginnings to the pieces of artwork they have evolved to today.

20$10.00Lectures
 Dashing Star Farm Tour2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Farm Tour/Mill Tour
 Dashing Star Farm Demo: Wool Sorting3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Demonstration
 Dashing Star Farm Demo: Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Demonstration
 Teatime with Herdwick Sheep -Helder~Herdwyck Farm FRI4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Join the Shepherdess of Helder~Herdwyck Farm for a Virtual Tea-Time, in honor of our Herdwick Sheep! Steep a pot of your favorite tea, gather some tasty goodies to nibble, and settle into your favorite seat with your PC, tablet, or phone. Meet two of Helder~Herdwyck Farm's Award-winning sheep from our breeding-up program. What is a Herdwick Sheep? Why did we choose this breed? Want to know more about our breeding up program? What ARE your questions? Here's a chance to ask and chat over tea. Limit 10 participants, so sign up soon! WATCH OUR BREED TALK video when you get a chance

25 Farm Tour/Mill Tour
Jessica Kaufman The Basics of Batik: How to Set Up a Home Practice4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Join a batik professional in her studio for an in-depth conversation about everything to do with batiking on cloth: what materials you need, the best wax to use, tools and equipment (I've made all the mistakes!), dye chemistry, how to manage multilayered designs, wax removal, and more. Expect an open conversation designed to answer your questions and inspire you to try batik at home.

24$15.00Demonstration
Alanna Wilcox How to Spin a Coil Yarn4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

A demonstration on how to make coils in your handspun yarn.

15$15.00Demonstration
Galina Khmeleva Lace Lace Lace with Galina Khmeleva5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

In this workshop you will learn how to "make a bunch of holes, in the right place". Better known as Orenburg Style Lace knitting, this class with introduce you to the 10 basic elements, chart reading, and the proper care of your heirloom piece.

46$15.00Demonstration
Toby Barna Choosing and Using Hand-Dyed Yarns5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Hand-dyed yarns are all the rage, and for good reason! These beautiful, unique yarns can add a touch of panache to any project. However, there are a few things to look out for to make sure your project shines as brightly as it can. In this presentation, Toby will talk about the basics of color theory and to use them when choosing yarn for a project. She'll explain all the different varieties of hand-dyed yarn and share some tips and tricks for when (and when not) to use each kind.

28$15.00Lectures
Jeri Robinson-Lawrence For the Love of Longwools: British Longwool Sheep and Wool5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Have you always wanted to learn about British Longwool sheep and their characteristics? Have you wondered why you would use this wool and what you would use it for? Do you know what a longwool breed is? Do you want to know what micron or Bradford count mean? Do you have an interest in preservation of heritage sheep? This is your chance to learn about these magnificent creatures and their differences from a shepherd who raises longwool breeds herself. You may have even met her sidekicks over the years in the Breed Barn, her very own North American Wensleydale sheep.

56$10.00Lectures
Roy Clemes Broken, Dirty, and Tender Fleece6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

We have all bought that one regretful fleece. Or maybe it's two... or five. But they were cheap, right? They might have even been free. And it was so soft and would have been the perfect fleece if not for that break right in the middle of the staple, or the weak tips, or all the dirt and vegetable matter... Now they live in the bottom of your closet, in total darkness; sad, lonely, and destined to become mulch when you finally get tired of avoiding them. In this brief, one hour demonstration, we'll cover the decision making process for discovering if, and more importantly, how they are salvageable.

33$10.00Demonstration
 Ideuma Creek Alpacas Farm Tour5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

FARM TOUR TODAY! Our small family farm offers anything and everything Alpaca! Both self-raised & imported hats, socks, yarn, teddy bears, gloves, scarves, sweaters, capes, blankets, shawls, dryer balls, mittens and glittens. We will have fantastic specials for The Sheep and Wool weekend ONLY!

  Farm Tour/Mill Tour
Amy Grant Making a Pair of Sox in Under an Hour6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

It's true! with a circular sock machine you can crank out a pair of socks in less than an hour. I'll go over some of the history of these machines and show how to hang a cuff, mock rib, turn a heel, make the sock the correct size and finish with a toe.

34$10.00Demonstration
Ann Tudor Fire, Glass and Fiber-Painting with Glass6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Come learn more about the art of lampworking or torchwork! Be mesmerized by watching me melt rods of colored glass with my O2-propane mixed torch. Once the glass has achieved a molten state, I'll be manipulating the glass into different shapes. "Details make the man" and glass is no different! You'll get to see the pieces I create come to life as we add the little details. Glass objects I'll be creating in my demos will be a pendant and beads. For the purposes of this demonstration, I'll be working with larger pieces since the stitch markers I am known for are tiny. My goal is to show the process from start to finish, and larger pieces will facilitate this. As I work on each piece, I will be explaining the process step-by-step. My goal is to create a visual and verbal account of the process, and then allow time for more in-depth or follow-up questions. This event holds a very special place in my heart and in the history of my business. The very first stitch markers I ever made were several sheep for a friend of mine to give to a group of knitters attending the New York State Sheep & Wool show.

Participants will receive a Special Rhinebeck Discount Code will be included for stitch marker and progress keeper purchases through the end of 2020.  

24$10.00Demonstration
Deborah Robson Meet the Sheep of the Hudson Valley7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

The purpose of this presentation is to showcase the diversity of sheep breeds found in the Hudson Valley and to demonstrate optimal applications for the different fibers. The session will be broken up into 4-5 segments during which we will learn about 4-5 featured breeds, the farms they live on, the farmers who raise them, how their fiber is processed, and see what makers are doing with that yarn. The workshop will use video and PowerPoint, featuring professional quality images by Gale Zucker that have been made available by the Hudson Valley Textile Project, to show sheep up close, fiber up closer still, and a variety of knitted and woven swatches or finished objects which will highlight the differences in the breeds and their performance. A goal of this session is to bridge a gap between consumers and farmers and the other nodes of the supply chain that make the fiber into yarn. Makers are increasingly more aware of the importance of working with materials that are locally-sourced and sustainably processed. This lecture offers the information people are looking for on the differences between the various wool breeds, woolen/worsted processing methods and outcomes, dyeing options, and more.

98$0.00Lectures
Alanna Wilcox Spinning with Fabric Inclusions7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

A demonstration on how to create novelty yarns using strips of fabric

14$15.00Demonstration
Toby Barna Hand-Dyeing Unique Yarns7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Have you ever looked at the beautiful, variegated, hand-dyed yarns available and wondered how they're made? Here's your chance to see an exclusive, up-close demonstration from an indie dyer! Toby will demonstrate how to dye several different styles of yarn, both semi-solid and variegated. After the demo, you'll have a chance to participate in a Q and A with Toby and a discussion of what kinds of patterns lend themselves to each style of yarn.

59$15.00Demonstration
 Dashing Star Farm Sheepskins Preparing Demo7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Demonstration
Amy Snell How to Identify a Pattern That's Good for YOU8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

There's plenty of talk these days about what makes a good pattern, but what's more important is identifying what makes a pattern good for *you.* We will explore what details to look for that make patterns easier to understand and, therefore, to knit. We'll talk fit, yarn substitution, construction choices, and how to identify potential red flags before they push your projects off the rails.

38$15.00Lectures
 Dashing Star Farm Tour9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (EDT)

9-10 am, 2-3 pm Sheepcam Farm Tour, weather permitting
10-11 am, 7:30-8:30pm Sheepskins - preparing for tanning, post tanning carding & maintenance
11am-12noon, 3-4pm Wool Sorting
12 noon-1pm - Needlefelting
4-5pm Machine Quilting Wool Filled Potholders

White & Natural Colored DSF Crossbreed ROVING, SHEEPSKINS, & YARN; Wool Bed & Throw PILLOWS; Wool MATTRESS PADS & DUVETS; Felted TECH CASES; Wool DRYER BALLS; Wool PET FUTONS; Pillow Shams; Woven Wool BLANKETS; Tableware and Wool POTHOLDERS & TRIVETS; Knitting Patterns; SHEEP SKIN STOOLS & DUSTING WANDS; WOOL THROW PILLOWS; WOOL CAT TOYS; and HANDKNITS, self-raised

  Farm Tour/Mill Tour
Name Time Description Capacity Price Speakers Session Type
Amie Petronis Plumley Yarn Doll! (30 minutes)10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

Amie will combine videos with live teaching to help your little ones create a yarn doll out of craft scraps that can be found around the house. Ask questions, learn something new, and have fun!

15$0.00Children's Class
Mary Jeanne Packer Behind the Scenes at a Spinning Mill - See How Yarn is Made11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Take a behind the scenes tour of a commercial carding and spinning mill and find out how knitting yarn is made. Learn the difference between woolen and worsted spun yarns and explore how different natural fibers perform with different yarn specifications.

98$10.00Farm Tour/Mill Tour
Amie Petronis Plumley Paper Plate Weaving! (30 min.)1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Amie will combine videos with live teaching to help your little ones create a weaving project out of craft scraps that can be found around the house. Ask questions, learn something new, and have fun!

15$0.00Children's Class
Alanna Wilcox Tips for Spinning Consistently2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

A demonstration on tips and tricks to help a spinner make more consistent yarn

20$15.00Demonstration
Deborah Robson A Fiber Odyssey: How The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook Came to Happen LINK FIXED2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

The plan was for a short jaunt: two authors would spend nine months putting together a small, pretty guide to wools, with color pictures of sheep and of locks of wool, along with summary information for quick reference use. Ha! Here's the inside story of the little project that grew, and of the four years I spent researching, writing about, and spinning every animal-grown fiber the team could reasonably get its hands on. Come learn how I tore my life apart to put a book together. If I'd known in advance what the project would involve, I would never have said yes (the task was impossible). In retrospect, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. It was amazing and wonderful.

98$0.00Lectures
Heather Storta Picot CO and BO3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

The picot cast on, and matching bind off, makes for a very decorative edge. It looks darling atop some lacy socks, or at the hem of a baby dress. In this demo, we'll learn how to work these edges, and how to modify them to make different picot sizes and spacing.

11$15.00Demonstration
 The Holistic Shepherd - Helder~Herdwyck Farm4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Join Erin Bradt, Holistic Management Practioner, Owner, and Shepherd here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm, as she talks about Regenerative Agriculture and the roll her flock of Herdwick sheep plays along with other important species on her diversified family farm, in regenerating the ecosystems of her land. Learn about the careful planning, certain practices and special tools, and perspective of regenerative agriculture and the need for returning to diversification in farming. This can be as superficial or as in-depth as the group makes it. Please use Chat for questions only, and bear with this Shepherd, she's new at this live stuff. Limit 25 participants This will be an on-farm virtual visit/walk, in the field. WATCH OUR BREED TALK video when you get a chance

25 Farm Tour/Mill Tour
Deborah Robson The Properties and Qualities of Wool4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

If you tried to make wool in a lab (and people certainly have attempted this), you could not succeed. The physical and chemical properties of wool can be partially imitated but cannot be replicated. Come learn, through a discussion of the science of wool, why this fiber, in all its varieties, is pretty close to magical. I love all fibers, but I'm especially intrigued by wool. I keep circling back to it because its properties are almost unbelievable - and not quite predictable, in part because it occurs in so many different varieties. Wool is one of the foundations of civilization, and, I believe, can be one of its salvations. We'll take a close look at wool's structure, its chemical and physical properties, and its behavior in our yarns and finished fabrics. I'll touch on why some wools have bounce and others don't; why some is delightfully soft and vulnerable to wear, while some is tough-feeling and sturdy enough to withstand steady abrasion over years; why some felts or pills and some doesn't (which has a lot to do with both the fiber and the yarn structure). I'll talk about what wools are available to fiber folk now, and why we serve our craft well not only to use those wools but to ask suppliers to give us even more options. When we push the boundaries of what we know about wool, we also push the boundaries of what we think our crafts are, or can be. A lot of what I say about wool applies to any fiber, but, well, wool has it all!

98$0.00Lectures
Amanda Barcenas Tammy White Anne Choi Heather Loomis Christina Ahlseen Jeri Robinson-Lawrence Beginning Shepherd Workshop: Live Virtual Q&A3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Do you have questions about raising sheep? Do you want to learn about different fleece types? Thinking about raising sheep for meat, dairy, or wool? Need to know how to house sheep, administer meds, trim hooves? Want to know where to find a shearer, a mill, someone to use your wool? Where do you even begin? Come and join fellow shepherds who will answer your questions and/or tell you where to find answers. 

Co-hosts include:

490$0.00Breed Talk
Debbie Held Plying Hefty Hanks from Spindled Yarns4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

If you love your spindles but find yourself wondering, "Now what?" once your cop is full, wonder no more! This class takes the mystery out of how to ply from your spindles and will help you achieve hefty, full-sized hanks of your best spindled yarn yet-even if you own just 1 spindle. Students will learn a number of different methods for efficiently winding off the spindle shaft (and why the wind-off is so important to your final yarn results), and, of course, methods for seamlessly joining your spindled singles into both 2-pied and chain-plied skeins. (Please note: This class is for both supported and suspended/drop spindle enthusiasts, as these techniques work across the board.) This class will remain password accessible to students for 90 days after the initial demonstration.

36$15.00Demonstration
 Merritt Bookstore presents: "Sustainability in the Crafting Community" with Kathy Hattori, Clara Parkes, Sonya Philip, Katrina Rodabaugh, Adrienne Rodriguez, Hannah Thiessen, and Kristine Vejar PASSCODE: cousins3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

"Sustainability in the Crafting Community" with Kathy Hattori, Clara Parkes, Sonya Philip, Katrina Rodabaugh, Adrienne Rodriguez, Hannah Thiessen, and Kristine Vejar. * Saturday, October 17th @ 3:00
(Pass: cousins)
To ask a question beforehand click here! https://tinyurl.com/y2dl3v7r

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300$0.00Symposium
Jolie Elder Essentials of Versa Lace6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

We love lace! We love the feminine allure of lace shawls and wraps and cowls and scarves. But we do not love the wrong sides of these garments. Phooey! What's a knitter to do? Did you know you can convert many stockinette-based lace patterns into reversible lace patterns? No, this is not double-knitting, but you should already be comfortable with 1x1 ribbing and lace knitting.

20$15.00Demonstration
 Ideuma Creek Alpacas Farm Tour5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Saturday 5-7.  Virtual farm tour at 5 and 6.  Farm tours last 10-15 minutes and will be followed by questions and answers about our farm, animals and products found on our on-line store. Our small family farm offers anything and everything Alpaca! Both self-raised & imported hats, socks, yarn, teddy bears, gloves, scarves, sweaters, capes, blankets, shawls, dryer balls, mittens and glittens. We will have fantastic specials for The Sheep and Wool weekend ONLY!

  Farm Tour/Mill Tour
Alanna Wilcox Drafting - Different Styles and When to Use Them7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

A demonstration on different drafting styles (worsted and woolen) and when to use them

20$15.00Demonstration
Amie Palmer I've Got This Yarn8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

We've all got mystery yarn that we can't identify, don't know how much we have, and don't know what to do with it. Learn the tips and tricks to figure out what you have and what it can do.

20$15.00Lectures
Kay Gardiner Amy Snell Morehouse Farm LLC - Late Night Knit-In9:30 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)

Everyone's welcome at the Late Night Knit-In! Co-hosted by Morehouse Farm and Amy Snell, the Devious Knitter, with special guest Kay Gardiner from Modern Daily Knitting, this is where you'll make connections with your fellow crafters in an informal setting. Everyone's welcome - bring your current project (knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, tatting, felting, whatever else I'm missing!) and let's hang out, relax, and swap Rhinebeck stories. We're looking forward to meeting you all, Rhinebeck first-timers and veterans alike!

1000 Knit-In
Name Time Description Capacity Price Speakers Session Type
 Ideuma Creek Alpacas Farm Tour9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Sunday 9-11.  Virtual farm tour at 9 and 10.  Farm tours last 10-15 minutes and will be followed by questions and answers about our farm, animals and products found on our on-line store.  

Our small family farm offers anything and everything Alpaca! Both self-raised & imported hats, socks, yarn, teddy bears, gloves, scarves, sweaters, capes, blankets, shawls, dryer balls, mittens and glittens. We will have fantastic specials for The Sheep and Wool weekend ONLY!

  Farm Tour/Mill Tour
 Subito Farm DEMO: Cranking a pair of socks on a CSM (Machine Knitting)11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

We are a fiber family consisting of Cindy and her two daughters, Sarah and Meaghan. We are interesting in all things fiber including felting, knitting, dying, pattern design, hand spinning, and knitting machines. We specialize in our original knitting patterns and hand dyed yarn to go with them. Meaghan's needle felted earrings are beautiful and unique and her catnip mice are a customer favorite. As with most years we'll be releasing a new series of patterns and yarns. Come and see what's new this year!

  Demonstration
Heather Storta Mirror Knitting12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Have you ever worked entrelac, or a 10-stitch blanket, and wished you didn't have to turn your work so frequently? Well then, mirror knitting is for you! Mirror knitting is simply knitting backwards – and it can speed up any small stitch count knitting by allowing you to always work with the right side facing you. Join us for this demo of how to knit backwards – and learn a new knitting trick!

30$15.00Demonstration
Amie Petronis Plumley Baa Baa Softie Sheep!1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Amie will combine videos with live teaching to help your little ones create a sheep stuffie of their very own. Ask questions, learn something new, and have fun!

12$0.00Children's Class
Susan Levi-Goerlich The Noisy Paintbrush: Free-motion Machine embroidery1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Through a lecture and demonstration format, The Noisy Paintbrush will introduce you to the basics of free-motion machine embroidery including blending and mixing colors by layering threads and creating painterly effects using only straight stitch and zig-zag. The lecture will also explore the potential of bobbin embroidery and dissolvable fabric.


 

29$10.00Demonstration
Amanda Solomon Charis Walker Emily Tzeng Alberto Barcenas Kat Chang Anne Choi A Farm Of Our Own1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Are you a BIPOC knitter, crocheter, spinner, or felter who loves sheepy, woolly, farm fiber? Do you dream of raising your own flock of sheep one day, and wonder if you'll find support as a BIPOC farmer? Let's have this conversation! Join us and meet some of the BIPOC sheep breeders and yarn producers in our fiber community. They'll share their stories of how they started out, the challenges they've met--in and out of the pasture, and what they've learned so far. Our goal is to create a BIPOC-centered discussion space. Due to the sensitivity of topics such as land access, and navigating in a predominantly white farming culture, this event is geared specifically to an audience of color. 

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490$0.00Breed Talk
 Subito Farm DEMO: Fresh indigo dyeing2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

We are a fiber family consisting of Cindy and her two daughters, Sarah and Meaghan. We are interesting in all things fiber including felting, knitting, dying, pattern design, hand spinning, and knitting machines. We specialize in our original knitting patterns and hand dyed yarn to go with them. Meaghan's needle felted earrings are beautiful and unique and her catnip mice are a customer favorite. As with most years we'll be releasing a new series of patterns and yarns. Come and see what's new this year!

  Demonstration
 Merritt Bookstore presents: "Inclusive Representation Matters - the Importance of Visible Inclusion in the Crafting Community" with Alex R. of Alex Creates, Arounna Khounnoraj, Cecilia Nelson-Hurt, Thao Nguyen, Lisa Solomon1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

"Inclusive Representation Matters - the Importance of Visible Inclusion in the Crafting Community" with Alex R. of Alex Creates, Arounna Khounnoraj, Cecilia Nelson-Hurt, Thao Nguyen, Lisa Solomon and possibly a few others :) Sunday, October 18th @ 1:00
PASScode is indeed: sheepwool 

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300$0.00Symposium
Jane Hansen Easy Peasy Solar Dyeing with Wool and Kitchen 'Waste'3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

As a busy farmer, it is hard for me to find the time to set up for a full day of natural dyeing, especially during the busy summer season. I was thrilled to discover solar dyeing and the flexibility of timing that it allows while still giving stunning color results. We all have plant material around us that can provide color, whether we live in a studio apartment or on a 400 acre ranch. Join me for a demonstration of simple techniques to collect materials, prepare wool, apply mordant and turn kitchen waste materials and foraged plants into lovely natural colors on wool yarn and roving.

20$15.00Demonstration
Jolie Elder Easy Reversible Cables4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

If you've ever made a cabled scarf or blanket, you know how it is only partly satisfying. One side is an array of beautiful cables, and the other side is obviously the wrong side. What if there was a way to make both sides good without resorting to double-knitting? But there is! This class will cover ribbles. Alas! These tricks don't work for all types of cables; but we will look at when they can and can't be applied.

22$15.00Demonstration
 Subito Farm DEMO: Needle felting a pumpkin4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

We are a fiber family consisting of Cindy and her two daughters, Sarah and Meaghan. We are interesting in all things fiber including felting, knitting, dying, pattern design, hand spinning, and knitting machines. We specialize in our original knitting patterns and hand dyed yarn to go with them. Meaghan's needle felted earrings are beautiful and unique and her catnip mice are a customer favorite. As with most years we'll be releasing a new series of patterns and yarns. Come and see what's new this year!

  Demonstration
 Teatime with Herdwick Sheep, Helder~Herdwyck Farm SUN4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

Join the Shepherdess of Helder~Herdwyck Farm for a Virtual Tea-Time, in honor of our Herdwick Sheep! Steep a pot of your favorite tea, gather some tasty goodies to nibble, and settle into your favorite seat with your PC, tablet, or phone. Meet two of Helder~Herdwyck Farm's Award-winning sheep from our breeding-up program. What is a Herdwick Sheep? Why did we choose this breed? Want to know more about our breeding up program? What ARE your questions? Here's a chance to ask and chat over tea. Limit 10 participants, so sign up soon! WATCH OUR BREED TALK video when you get a chance

  Farm Tour/Mill Tour
 Helder~Herdwyck Farm: Punch Needle Rugmaking Demo, using the Oxford Punch Needle7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Punch Needle Rugmaking Demo, using the Oxford Punch Needle
Using the Oxford Punch Needle, Erin Bradt will introduce you to the ease and fun of 'painting' with yarn to create beautiful chair pads, coasters, rugs and more.  Use up yarn leftover from other projects, even use wool strips like conventional rug hooking, or add decorative fibers too.  Join us! 


We are a small family farm, raising award-winning rare Herdwick Sheep. We offer our Self-raised unique Herdwick fiber as raw fleece, roving, pin draft roving & yarns, and 100% wool corespun, as well as sheepskins (pelts, hides). Come see our ewenique sheep and learn about their wool, containing 4 separate fibers, keeping these sheep warm through winters at upwards of 3,000ft. The fiber is excellent for felting, weaving, knitting or crochet and rugmaking. Strong enough for floor applications and cozy enough for the warmest wool outerwear. Naturally colored from black to silver-blue to nearly white. We also offer knitting, crochet, and rug making tools and supplies, Oxford Punch Needles, and a variety of books and other fiber arts tools. We feature James Rebanks, @herdyshepherd1, world-famous Herdwick Shepherd's books "The Shepherd's Life" and "The Shepherd's View"! WATCH OUR BREED TALK video when you get a chance

25 Demonstration