Sunday, September 30, 2012

Upcoming Event

Our first show is coming up! The Kings County Fiber Festival. The event is taking place Saturday, October 6th from 10am to 6pm at the Old Stone House in Washington Park Brooklyn, NY 

For more information visit the website:

There are going to be some amazing vendors plus great demos! So if you are in NY October 6th swing by and say hi to us! We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule of Events

10 am - 6 pm  :  Marketplace 

11:00 am -12:00 pm : An ergonomic stretch for crafters


Calling all knitters!! Do you experience pain and discomfort from knitting too much? This yoga class is made for you. Pop Up Yoga NYC is participating in the Kings County Fiber Festival. This FREE class is specifically designed to help with knitting related injuries. Learn how to sit correctly and release tension in the hands for long hours of knitting/crochet/spinning action. What a perfect way to gear up for all the warm fuzzy hats and scarves we’ll need for the upcoming winter season!

12 pm - 2 pm **

Finger Knitting Demonstration for Children with the Yarn Monkey
** Yarns sponsored/supplied by :

2 pm : Spinning Demo

This will be a circle of spinners from all the boroughs their group is Spin City. The will demonstrate spinning and fleece preparation by:

  • Wheel
  •  Drop spindle
  •  Hand
  •  Fleece carding which is a combing process to prepare the roving for spinning into yarn.

3 pm


  • The differences between sheep breeds and their fleece characteristics.
  • What to look for in a raw fleece.
  • Fleece evaluation.
  • How to look for what you want in a fleece.
  • Prepping a raw fleece for spinning.
Speaker: Kris Brynes from Winter's Past Farms

Our family has been shepherding for almost 10 years, with our farm's primary focus being wool sheep. We raise Coopworth sheep, a long wool breed considered a rare breed in the US, whose wool is prized by hand spinners for their long lustrous staple. We show our fleeces at the county, state and national level and market our wool products at regional.

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