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Woolstock 2016 and Annual Farm Tour
May 20 - May 22
One of the best Vermont knitting retreats, Woodstock 2016 partners with instructors, wool producers and crafters from across the region to create an unforgettable event for knitters, crocheters and felters. Coupled with the annual Mountain Fiber Folk Farm Tour, you’ll want to spend the entire weekend with us knitting, socializing and touring some of the best wool producers in the nation.
Stay with us Friday night and then start your day on Saturday with a gourmet breakfast before walking down the street to the Montgomery Arts Center for one of three great instructional classes.
If you chose to stay with us Saturday as well, then you can enjoy a dinner on the town and then head out after another great breakfast for the annual Farm Tour, where you can visit local farms and see how the sheep, goats and other animals that produce that special Mountain Fiber Folk wool are raised.
Here’s a complete calendar of the weekend’s events:
10am -4 pm – Rigid Heddle Weaving Class – Susan Snider, Instructor. Cost: $75 (includes $10 materials fee). Maximum of five students without looms. Includes the use of loom and all materials. If you have your own loom, please by all means bring it!
9am – 1pm – Wooly Dragons Class – Amy Felske, Instructor. Cost: 30 class fee plus materials fee of $20-40 depending on kit chosen). Learn to make wooly dragons from the master of the craft.
10am – 2pm – Needle Felting: Birds of a Feather – Kathy Giroux, Instructor. Cost: $30 class fee that includes materials. Break for lunch is included in this very popular needle felting class.
10am – Noon – Short Row Knitting: Fingerless Mitts. Marin Melchior, Instructor. Cost: $30 class fee, includes pattern.
1pm – 4pm – Book Signing & Trunk Show: Becky Herrick. Meet Beck Herrick and pick up her latest book.
10am -4 pm – Annual Farm Tour & Shop Visit – Free. Tour local fiber farms to see where the region’s premier fiber comes from. Mountain Fiber Folk Shop & Studio will also be open with demos and refreshments all afternoon. Weather permitting, we may even have some fiber animals at our shop.