Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 Spring Fiber Fling

Yesterday I saw my first robin of the season.  So, despite the heaps of snow – dirty, crusty, feels-like-styrofoam snow – spring is just around the corner.  And with spring come the fiber events!

One such event in which I’ve participated for a couple years is 2012 Spring Fiber Fling.  It’s a weekend fiber retreat held at a church camp in Pickford, Michigan.  That’s in the Upper Peninsula, about halfway between the Bridge and Sault Ste Marie.  This event is sponsored by the Country Spinners and Bridge Shuttlers.  There are 2 contact folks:  Lois Robbins, 906-632-3689,, and Jeremy Ripley, 906-253-1565,

The fun begins on Friday evening, May 18, and continues through lunch time on Sunday, May 20.  There are plenty of half-day workshops on Saturday and Sunday.  This year, I’m teaching “Plying for Texture” on Saturday morning and “I Heart Duplicate Stitch” on Sunday morning.  Other workshop topics include:  soap making, needle felting, spindle spinning, embroidery, knitting, basketry, drum carding, quilting, naalbinding, and more!

And there are vendors too, usually about a dozen or so.  I’m thinking I might snag a nice Corriedale fleece this year; they have looked enticing in the past….

Pre-registration is necessary, and the registration deadline is April 27, 2012.

You can find the brochure with all the details either at my website, Stone Sock Fibers, or on Facebook at their event site.

Join the fun!  A trip to the UP alone is worth it!

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