A Farm to Fiber Arts Experience!
NOVEMBER 14, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92109483542pwd=UUVJN0pyV0RXZ2cyMWMvM2JiZmIrQT09
Meeting ID: 921 0948 3542
2020 marks a new year moving forward quickly as Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival, formally Kid ’n Ewe. To mark the beginning of a new decade, we have decided to introduce a spin along that includes the entire state of Texas…actually the entire world possibly.
The date of the event is Saturday, November 14, 2020 and will be hosted by Texas Fleece & Fiber via Zoom. We will post a public login and password. Times will be posted closer to the event date.
How can Guilds participate?
Consider having a meet up virtually as a zoom event prior to TFF 2020. Get your guild members excited with demos, q & a’s, internal challenges that help push your spinners forward. This is about fellowship and virtual high five. If you are affiliated with a yarn shop, weaving studio or fiber arts studio, then consider the next opportunity.
How can yarn shops, weaving studios and fiber arts studios participate?
We are including the various types of meet up places where products are sold and classes are taught. As a shop owner you could come up with a unique color way for spinning fiber that is special for Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival. You can promote your “team” colors, have a cool nickname, create internal team challenges that get your customers pepped up.
How can spinning instructors or team leaders participate?
Upload demo videos or visual aids with typed details to the Big State of Texas spin along group. Alternate options are to post links to your youtube channel to specific spinning videos. The BSTSA will be an annual event in our Homestead. Every year we will try to add other ways to educate and participate.
First, that's kind of a mouthful there. TBSTSA is the brain child of Dawn Ortega in response to the number of Guilds who were founded on fellowship and education. Traditionally fiber festivals will host a fleece to shawl event where participants are competing as teams. TFF is taking it down a notch to a more laid back version where you can choose to challenge yourself, but we really just want you to join us on the front porch to spin.
Jeri Brock is a woodwork and spinner who has developed out a method of learning that's easy and fun. She is a crafter of Turkish spindles which has become a big boom in our spin world. She will lead a thirty minute discussion from her perspective with room for Q & A.
Abigail Carter learned how to knit & sew from her mother and spent class days annoying teachers by knowing the answer even when she was “goofing off” knitting with two pencils. She later taught herself to crochet, and enjoyed making amigurumi critters. For the last four years, she’s been honing her spinning skills, taught by a lovely friend, and is so chuffed with the hobby that she can’t wait to share her knowledge! When she’s not at the wheel or spindle, you might find her hoarding a growing stash of fibers in need of processing, weaving on vintage looms, fiddling about with woodworking, or teasing her gremlin cat, Roxie
The Big State of Texas Spin Along is here to stay. We will start from here and grow up the non-event into community of spinners based on fellowship and joy in work. We encourage meet ups and in-house team fun to mark milestones. Looking forward to seeing you all this year!