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Winter Wool Festival

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

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

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

Description

Celebrate the connection between people, plants and animals! Visit demonstrators as they spin, hook and weave. Discover how artisans turn fleece into thread and thread into colorful tapestries, rugs and clothes.

Learn all about fiber animals and plants that are iconic to the Southwest, as well as those that come from all over the world. Tutorials scheduled throughout the day!

Event Features

  • Demonstrators Galore:  We will have our regular demonstrations of quilting, rug hooking and colchas. In addition, we will have special demonstrations including Drop Stich Knitters and Las Aranas Spinners and Weavers Guild. This group will be setting up spinning and looming equipment, providing hands-on drop spinning demonstrations, and dyeing wool in the farmhouse kitchen. The rest of the demonstrators will be spread out in the farmhouse, cider barn and around the farm.
  • We will also have live music from the Red Light Ramblers. They will be playing a lively organic blend of Cajun, southern old-time, Irish bluegrass and folk-esque tunes, all while singing in three-part harmony. Their set is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Discovery stations will talk about fiber plants, fiber animals, Navajo churro sheep and the kitchen garden.
  • Plus crafts!!!!  Do your own little weaving project.

Price

Included with admission.