Winter Wool Festival

Join us at the Heritage Farm to celebrate the connections between plants, animals and people!

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 07, 2015
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Description

Watch artisans at work, learn about natural dyes made from plants and follow the process used to turn Navajo Churro sheep wool into sweaters and blankets.

Meet the Navajo Churro sheep that live at the Heritage Farm and learn about how this heritage breed is being preserved. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many fiber arts, including spinning, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking and more. Discover how artisans dye wool for fabulous colors, spin fleece into yarn, and use that yarn to make beautiful rugs, tapestries and clothes.

Enjoy crafts and discovery stations for a hands-on fiber experience.

Schedule of Events

  • 10:30-11:30--Breaking Blue performs folk music under the windmill
  • 11:30--Don Bixby, former Director of the American Livestock Conservancy presents on Navajo-Churro sheep
  • 12:30-2:00--Breaking Blue performs folk music under the windmill

 

Price

Included with admission.