The Fiber Festival of New England
Nov
3
to Nov 4

The Fiber Festival of New England

  • The Fiber Festival of New England (map)
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Fiber Festival of New England is a 2 day event being held from November 3 & 4 2018 at the Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition, Springfield, MA This event showcases products like an ideal holiday shopping opportunity with handmade items from over 200 vendor booths, Fiber Festival is a great educational experience for visitors to learn how animals contribute to the fiber industry through live displays of llamas, alpacas, sheep, rabbits and goats, clothing, quilts, blankets, rugs, looms, spinning wheels, A Fiber Fashion Show, The Make It With Wool Competition, A Fleece Sale and more etc. in the Textile, Fabrics & Yarns industry.

I will be vending along with Dawn Sotir from Coon Hollow Farm, so come by and visit us!

 

 

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Beginner Rug Hooking Class - Second Session
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Rug Hooking Class - Second Session


During this second session, you will bring your hooked piece back and we can work on any problems or questions you have. I’ll show you how to finish your piece and take care of it so it will last forever!

This is a continuation of the first session, so no new members will be signed up.


Coffee, tea, water, and a light lunch will also be included. 

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Beginner Punch Needle Class
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner Punch Needle Class


Punch needle is a mini version of rug hooking, using embroidery thread and a special needle.  You are able to create small loops and be as detailed as you'd like. 
Your class fee includes a Cameo Punch Needle, a design drawn on weavers cloth, a hoop for holding your project, and multiple colors of embroidery floss.  We will also go through the different ways you can finish your project.

Coffee, tea, water, and a light lunch will also be included. 

Fee for this class is $35.00 The class is limited to five people, so sign up early!

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Beginner Rug Hooking Class - First Session
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Rug Hooking Class - First Session


Spend a few hours learning a new art!  Your class fee includes a pattern drawn on linen, dyed wool, cut into strips and ready to hook as well as a hook.  I will have frames and hoops available for use during class, but you will need a tight-fitting hoop to work on your project at home.  Hoops can also be purchased during class. 

This first session will include a brief discussion on how rug hooking started, different equipment used, and how rug hooking can be incorporated into any part of your decor. We will begin hooking, and you can take your project home to work on. The next session will be hooking and going over any problems you may have had, and how to finish your rug.

This class is limited to five people, so sign up early! The class fee is $70.00. A $35.00 deposit is needed to reserve your spot.

Only one spot left!

Coffee, tea, water, and a light lunch will also be included. 

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

CT Arts and East 2018

CT Arts & eats—A day of artisan wares and fares, will be taking place Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 am until 4pm at Stibb’s Field, Southbury Training School, in Southbury, CT.

 

Formerly the long-running Southbury Fall Fine Arts Festival, this revamped event will feature a more diverse set of artisan vendors, including food trucks.

 

The spacious Stibb’s Field with its picturesque pond and pines will serve as the backdrop to this late-summer event, which will showcase high quality, unique products made by artisans from throughout Connecticut and beyond.

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Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Repurpose Happiness Vintage and Maker Market

  • 11 Kirtland Terrace Chester, CT, 06412 United States (map)
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Located at the Chester Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Terr, (Rte 154), Chester, CT

Repurpose Happiness will be host to an eclectic mix of handmade, vintage, repurposed and antique goods and is sure to have something for every style, taste and age! Along with a myriad of vendors, makers, merchants and artisans, Repurpose Happiness will also host a fleet of food trucks and live music for all to enjoy.   

Repurpose Happiness is for anyone who wants to see first hand Connecticut’s vibrant arts and antique culture, looking for rare or limited runs items, or just wanting to have a good time this September in the  Historic Town of Chester. As the fairgrounds are only a 5 minute drive  from the Chester downtown the Repurpose Happiness Vintage and Maker Market is a centerpiece to a fun and family friendly outing, check out the Visit Chester Facebook page.

Repurpose Happiness opens its doors on Saturday, September 1st at 10am and runs until 4pm that afternoon, rain or shine. 9am early admission is offered with a $10 fee, general admission is $3 and children are free all day. Part of the admission proceeds will go to The Academy at Mount Saint John in Deep River, CT.  The Academy offers a therapeutic learning environment with high academic rigor and strong vocational options for young men ages 11 – 21.

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