Sarah’s mother (and Chief Fiber Arts Enabler) Nancy Hart joins for a chat about the 30th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival.
The Vermont festival is always our favorite of the year. Held in our home village of Tunbridge, this medium-sized festival attracts vendors and fiber fans from around New England and beyond. This year we were able to take a spinning class together on Thursday before the festival started. Then on Sunday, Sarah did a free demonstration about using a Norwegian knitting thimble to manage two yarns for color work and double knitting.
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The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival is held every year during the last weekend in September.
Into the Whirled makes beautiful batts and braids for all you hand-spinners out there.
Michael Hampton released his newest line of yarns, dyed-in-the-wool and then spun at his mill. If you want more Michael, check out our interview with him. Nancy mentioned helical knitting and you can learn more about this technique from Jen Arnall-Culliford’s blog and upcoming book.
The Spinning Studio in Bradford, Vermont, makes beautiful wall hangings and sells needle-felting kits. They don’t have an online presence but you can call them at (802) 249-4715.