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!
HOLD the date:
Saturday November 2, 2019
9AM to 4PM
106 School Street, Old Gregg School, Spring Mills PA
2019 Committed Vendors (list will be updated throughout the year)