Fiber Festival Demonstrations

Free demonstrations of various fiber arts may be viewed throughout the weekend.  Our demonstrators are generous volunteers who share their knowledge with us and are always happy to answer questions.  The list of demonstrations is listed in the program brochure, as well as on signs at the fairgrounds, so demonstrations may be easily located while at the festival. 

Demonstration Schedule

for 2016 

Demonstrations for Saturday

  • 10:00 - 12:00    Silk Reeling with Donna Howland and Phoebe Daniel  (Commercial Bldg.)
  • 10:00 - 1:00      Chair Caning And Reseating with Chris and Paula Sophoclides  (Hemlock Hall)
  • 10:00 - 1:00      Tape Loom Weaving with Bonnie Weidert (Commercial Bldg.) 
  • 10:00 - 3:00      Basket Weaving with Tom Jagger (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 10:30 - 11:30    Spinning Angora with Cindi Meding (Vendor Tent) 
  • 11:00                Sheep Shearing with Brian Bancroft  (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 11:30 - 12:00    Drop Spindling with Kirk Adams (Vendor Tent) 
  • 12:00 - 1:00      Skirting A Fleece with Bob and Sue Geiger (Vendor Tent) 
  • 12:30                Sheep Shearing with Brian Bancroft (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 12:30 - 1:00      Weaving On A Rigid Heddle Loom with Jen Adams  (Vendor Tent) 
  • 1:00 - 2:00        Spinning Angora with Cindi Meding (Vendor Tent) 
  • 1:00 - 3:00        Flax To Linen with Wendy Caffee (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 1:30 - 5:00        Silk Reeling with Donna Howland and Phoebe Daniel (Commercial Bldg.)
  • 2:00 - 2:30        Using Wool Combs To Create Combed Top with Jen Adams (Vendor Tent) 
  • 2:00 - 3:00        Spinning Cotton On A Supported Spindle with Karen Miskell   (Hemlock Hall) 
  • 2:00 - 3:00        Skirting A Fleece with Bob and Sue Geiger (Vendor Tent) 
  • 2:30                  Needle Felting with Ann Merriwether (Vendor Tent) 
  • 3:00                  Sheep Shearing with Brian Bancroft (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 3:30                  Using Blending Boards And Teasing Boards with Robin Nistock  (Hemlock Hall) 

Ongoing Demonstrations Saturday

  • Triangle Loom Weaving with Viv Fulton (by request -  Hemlock Hall) 
  • Rectangle Weaving On A Frame Loom with Viv Fulton (by request - Hemlock Hall) 
  • Peg Loom Weaving with Viv Fulton (by request - Hemlock Hall)
  • Youth Conservation Program - Finn Sheep with Sarah Parshall  (Ag Bldg. Eaves)

Demonstrations for Sunday 

  • 10:00 - 1:00      Charkha Spinning with Bonnie Weidert (Commercial Bldg.) 
  • 10:00 - 2:00      Chair Caning And Reseating with Chris and Paula Sophoclides(Hemlock Hall) 
  • 10:30                Sheep Shearing with Brian Bancroft (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 10:30 - 11:30    Spinning Angora with Cindi Meding  (Vendor Tent) 
  • 11:00 - 1:00      Flax To Linen with Wendy Caffee  (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 11:30 - 12:00    Drop Spindling with Kirk Adams (Vendor Tent) 
  • 12:00 - 1:00      Skirting A Fleece with Bob and Sue Geiger  (Vendor Tent) 
  • 12:30 - 1:00      Weaving On A Rigid Heddle Loom with Jen Adams (Vendor Tent) 
  • 1:00                  Sheep Shearing with Brian Bancroft  (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 
  • 1:00 - 2:00        Spinning Angora with Cindi Meding (Vendor Tent) 
  • 2:00 - 2:30        Using Wool Combs To Create Combed Top with Jen Adams (Vendor Tent) 
  • 2:00 - 3:00        Skirting A Fleece with Bob and Sue Geiger (Vendor Tent) 
  • 2:30                  Needle Felting with Ann Merriwether  (Vendor Tent) 
  • 2:30                  Using Blending Boards And Teasing Boards with Robin Nistock (Hemlock Hall) 
  • 3:00                  Sheep Shearing with Brian Bancroft  (Ag Bldg. Eaves) 

 Ongoing Demonstrations Sunday

  • Triangle Loom Weaving with Viv Fulton (by request- Hemlock Hall)
  • Rectangle Weaving On A Frame Loom with Viv Fulton (by request - Hemlock Hall)
  • Peg Loom Weaving with Viv Fulton (by request - Hemlock Hall)
  • Youth Conservation Program - Finn Sheep with Sarah Parshall  (Ag Bldg. Eaves)