The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival celebrates 20 years of fiber creation and art, just as the cold season sets in. On Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be exhibitions, competitions, and workshops on a wide-range of fiber arts, like hand-spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, lacemaking, rug hooking, and basket-weaving. In addition to the fiber arts, there will be a source demonstration of sheep shearing, over 75 vendors selling craft supplies and equipment, as well as finished goods, horse-drawn wagon rides, and food.Barbara Parry, author of Adventure in Yarn Farming, and Sara Lamb, author of Spin to Weave, will be guest speakers on the dying and spinning of yarn.
The festival will be held in Hemlock Fairgrounds, 7370 Water Street, Hemlock. Admission is $5 per day, children 12 and under are free. No Pets allowed, including the parking lot. For more information call 607-522-4374 or visit GVHG.org/fiber-fest.