Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spinning a festival out of wool: Saturday May 16 from 9- 4 pm

Reminder two: Celebrate fiber arts, hearth cooking, weaving, spinning and dyeing.
The 3rd Annual Wool and Fiber Festival, hosted by Coggeshall Farm Museum, will take place this weekend with more than 30 vendors of fibers and yarns from sheep, lamb, alpaca and llama. Representatives from the R.I. Spinners Guild, Bayberry Spinners and Slater Mill Guilds will provide information and demonstrations of knitting and weaving. The Children's Craft tent, supported by the RISG and Northeast Handspinner's Association, will provide workshops and have hand-spindle kits for sale. Food and beverages will be available for sale featuring clam cakes and chowder, Del's lemonade and the Hot Dog man.

LOCATION: Coggeshall Farm Museum, Rt. 114 off Poppasquash Road, adjacent to Colt State Park in Bristol. Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 adults; $5 seniors and children ages 12 through 16; $3 children ages 6 to 11; free for museum members and children younger than 5.


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