• NYS Sheep & Wool Festival 2021
    by Eric Frisino (Hudson Valley Textile Project) on September 17, 2021

    Gail talks with some of the organizers of the festival To find out more and stay up to date:www.sheepandwool.comIG – nysheepwoolFB – NYS Sheep&Wool Festival – Official

  • Approaching Life (and Wool) One Step at a Time at 5 Creek Farm
    by M. (Fibershed) on September 14, 2021

    Written by Sasha Wirth and photographed by Noelle Gaberman As a little girl, Coleen Maloney was sure she’d found the perfect birthday present for her mother: a small brood of chicks. “My mother was born after the first day of Spring, and I was sure it was going to be the best gift […]

  • Fall Fleece & Yarn Sale–CALL FOR VENDORS
    by Andrea Holladay (NJ Fibershed) on September 9, 2021

    We’re planning a Fleece & Yarn Sale on Sunday, October 24! We’re inviting our Fiber Producers and Artisan Members to join us with yarn and other finished goods made with

  • A conversation with Carole Foster
    by Gail Parrinello (Hudson Valley Textile Project) on September 8, 2021

    Carole Foster takes time out of her very busy schedule to talk about life on her farm and her beautiful yarn. You can find Carole at:www.fostersheepfarm.comfostersheepfarm on InstagramThe Yarn Shop at Foster Sheep Farm on Facebook Look for her booth at:Adirondack Wool and Arts FestivalSat. […]

  • Shearers
    by Andrea Holladay (NJ Fibershed) on September 2, 2021

    Please let us know of any outdated information on our list.  If you still can’t find a shearer, call your local 4-H office and see if a high schooler is

  • Felted Friends Fiber Challenge
    by Andrea Holladay (NJ Fibershed) on September 2, 2021

    Are you curious about needle felting? Ever wondered which Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em (SE2SE) breeds would work best? Do you NEED a little wooly buddy for your craft area? If so,

  • Mini Fiber Fest Sept 19, 2021
    by admin (LocalFiber) on August 20, 2021

    Freeville Farmers Market celebrates all things fiber - yarn, wool, and fleece - on Sunday, September 19, 2021. At this Mini Fiber Festival, local farmers, producers, and makers who use fiber from our area join our market vendors. Demonstrations, fiber animals on exhibit, great live music, and […]

  • Raising Happy Animals at Integrity Alpacas
    by M. (Fibershed) on August 18, 2021

    Written by Sasha Wirth and photographed by Paige Green A baby blanket, crocheted from soft and cozy alpaca fiber, was Charlene Schmid’s first glimpse into a new world of fiber. She was making it for her daughter, and the experience of working with such a silky, luxurious fiber left an […]

  • Handcrafted at Ace ‘N The Hole Ranch
    by M. (Fibershed) on August 5, 2021

    Written by Marie Hoff and photographed by Paige Green Ace Vandenack is a crafter. Together with his wife, Pam, the couple has crafted a farm, a fiber business, and a life for themselves in the verdant green hills of far Northern California, in conifer-treed Humboldt County. They have built […]

  • Breaking Bobby Bones Visits Montana Sheep Ranch
    by Andrea Holladay (NJ Fibershed) on July 18, 2021

    Catch the upcoming edition of Breaking Bobby Bones on the National Geographic channel Sunday at 10 p.m. eastern time as the syndicated radio host challenges himself to master the art

  • 4th Annual HVTP Summit & Makers Market July 30, 2021
    by admin (LocalFiber) on July 17, 2021

    Meeting Rm 6, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY A gathering of farmers, makers, designers, manufacturers, educators, and others interested in strengthening NYS’s textile supply chain. Keynotes by Clara Parkes, founder of The Wool Channel and author of six books including the […]

  • With Sincere Sheep, Change Begins One Skein at a Time
    by M. (Fibershed) on July 16, 2021

    Written by Sasha Wirth and photographed by Noelle Gaberman While it is common for a sheep to be called mild, helpless, gentle, or wooly-minded, Lincoln wasn’t like the rest of the flock. Lincoln was “a sincere sheep,” wrote his owner. And it was this humble and candid description […]