The Clackamas County Events Center will host the 17th Annual OFFF! Their mission is to “exhibit & demonstrate the full spectrum of natural fibers… from the animal to the finished product”. And this they do well! This year, our own Wendy Pieh will judge the cashmere goat show & fleece competition. Additionally, she will put on a 4 hour workshop on fiber identification on the friday before the show. The cost is $45. At the show, there is usually some stiff competition, so good luck to all contestants… and to Wendy who will be working hard to earn her keep! Wendy and her husband Peter Goth have been raising cashmere goats on the coast of Maine for the past 16 years. Thru careful culling, she has developed a signature herd of silver-coated goats that yield lots and lots of beautiful white/grey fiber. She is a really good judge… you will learn a lot from her if you choose to participate either as a contestant or as an observer. The goat show is 9 am on Saturday Sept 28, at the Clackamas County Event Center, Canby, OR. The coordinator is Lisa Zeitz and the website is www.flockandfiberfestival.com.
It seems that there is a need for a Breeder’s Directory. My best source is the directory in Wild Fibers Magazine, www.wildfibersmagazine.com, but if you want more, let me know.
June 1 – 2, 2013 Pioneer Museum, 2340 N Ft. Valley Rd. Flagstaff, AZ. 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. $1 per person, 14 and under, and 65+ free
22nd Annual Wool Festival, a weekend celebrating the tradition of sheep ranching and fiber craft in Northern Arizona
Slogan: Sometimes the sheep wins.
* Live sheep, goats, and alpacas
* Herding dog and shearing demonstrations
* Fiber craft demonstrations; by Navajo and other local artisans
* Living history sheep camp; meet local Shepherds and sample traditional sheep camp cooking
* Local fleece and fiber crafts for sale
Call for more information: 928-774-6272
alternate URL http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/flagstaff.asp
Start Date: Jun 1, 2013
End Date: Jun 2, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Organized by: AlAnn Ranch Alpacas and Angoras
Web site: http://www.FiberAndWoolFestivalAtFlagstaff.com
Address: 2340 N. Fort Valley Road
…………..Flagstaff, AZ 86001