Saturday November 2, 2019

​9AM to 4PM

106 School Street, Old Gregg School, Spring Mills PA

PVFF update 9/14/2019:

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are starting to change color, and its time to start thinking about the Penns Valley Fiber Festival. The organizing committee has been working to bring you the best line up of Central PA natural yarn producers and fiber artists. We are in the process of finalizing workshops and demos, and registration information will be available soon. In the meantime, here's a preview of some of the workshops/demonstrations:

*Beginner Knitting - workshop
*Brioche Knitting - workshop
*Needle-felted pumpkin  - workshop
*Chunky finger knitting with roving - workshop
*PA Women's Agriculture Network - workshop
*Spinning locks - demonstration
*Sheep breed yarn characteristics for knitting - demonstration
*Rug hooking/Oxford Punchneedle/Embroidery Punchneedle/Wool Applique - demonstration

Workshops will have participant limits, require advance registration and a class/supplies fee. Demonstrations will be free.

The theme of this years festival will be "Farm to Needle" highlighting locally produced farm raised yarns and fiber, and hand made fiber products.  The majority of our vendors raise fiber animals and/or purchase domestic fiber to make their own yarns.  We want to encourage more knitters and fiber artists to learn about the beauty and benefits of farm raised yarn.

Where Your Fiber is Grown Matters
Most yarn now ships around the world before it ever meets you.  Fiber grown here in the US on small farms, creates a value-added product for our local economy, and ensures you of the highest quality of treatment of the animals that produce your yarn.

Where Your Yarn is Spun Matters
We work with local mills to ensure safe environmental practices in washing and cleaning, and artisanal attention is given to the spinning of every skein of yarn.  Your local mill knows the farmer, knows their fiber, and works with them to create the best yarn possible for your knitting project. 

Where Your Yarn is Dyed matters
On small farms in the US, we hand dye every skein in small batches - not in large commercial vats.  You know that the workers who dyed your yarn are treated well,  that the dye process was environmentally friendly, and that the yarn has been properly rinsed, conditioned and  is ready for your project.

Where You Buy Your Yarn Matters
Your local farmer knows the journey that your yarn takes as it travels from Farm to Needle - they are involved in every step.  The farmer can tell you which animal(s) produced the fiber for your yarn, how the yarn was spun, and how they achieved the coloration in the dye process.  Local farmers invest themselves in creating your yarn, and when you purchase a skein from them you are contributing to your local economy, and ensuring the continuation of the "Farm to Needle" process.  

Check back to find out more about this years "Farm to Needle" themed demonstrations and workshops!