Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Maine Fiberarts Tour Photos

The Maine Fiberarts Tour was well attended last weekend and we all enjoyed sharing our knowledge of fiber, fiber animals and methods of using fiber in creative ways. Take a picture tour of the event at Eolian Farm Llamas and Shetlands.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Maine Fiber Arts Tour

The Maine Fiber Arts Tour is this Friday through Sunday, August 7,8 & 9. Tour Maine fiber studios and farms, there are over 130 participating in the 3 day tour. Eolian Farm will have fiber artists demonstrating and the barn is open for tours. This is the list of demonstrators so far:

Anna Barber
raises angora rabbits, knitter, felter, spinner and dyer - angora/merino yarn
demonstrates rabbit care, needle felting a small animal figure and spinning
selling angora rabbits, felted animal figures, dyed angora/merino yarn

Edna Brown
weaver and knitter
demonstrates weaving and teaches children how to weave

Karen Jelenfy
needle felter, knitter and owner of Village Books selling fiber related books
demonstrates needle felting or knitting a wall hangings

selling fiber related books, Knitting Out Loud CD's and felted wall hangings

Dick Johnson
raises fiber animals and is indispensable on the farm
tour guide in barn to answers questions relating to the animals - llamas, Shetland sheep, chickens and percheron Jack

Jenni Johnson
raises fiber animals, shearer, fiber processor, dyer, spinner, weaver, knitter, felter
demonstrates fiber processing, children's felting, spinning and lucet braiding

selling raw fleece, roving, yarn, dyed carding and egg yolk soap

Linda Murdock
spindle maker, spinner, knitter and dyer
demonstrates using a drop spindle and knitting
selling drop spindles and dyed roving/yarn

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Open Farm Day

I hope that everyone who visited our farm on Open Farm Day had as much fun as we all did last Sunday. Although the preparation is always hectic I find it is worth the extra effort when children learn how to weave, spin or learn what transformations fiber goes through to become clothing. Everyone loves to visit with the animals, feed them carrots, touch a nose, scratch a chin or walk with them in the pasture. Next farm event is this coming weekend with the Maine Fiber Arts Tour on Friday through Sunday, August 7,8 & 9. Stay posted for information on visiting fiber artists and activities that will be ongoing through the weekend.
From Open Farm Day