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Fiber-y Fun Opportunities for Summer

by Sarabeth Parido


Come travel the newest Bluegrass area yarn and fiber crawl! Hosted by the Kentucky Fiber Trail and it’s many members, this crawl will take place July 29-August 7, 2022. Come explore and celebrate some of the best fiber venues in the commonwealth area! Our Yarn and Fiber Crawl is an organized event focused on exploring fiber themed locations of a general area over a specific time period. We're expanding our fiber trail to more participants across the Bluegrass and they are opening up their shops, their farms, and their studios. We want to invite people to show off what makes the Kentucky Fiber Trail so amazing!

Each location on the trail will set their own hours throughout the 9 days of the crawl - so be sure to visit our interactive crawl map and plan your trip accordingly! You can also download your printable passport and vendor guide today from our website! For more information on participating in our first ever Bluegrass Yarn and Fiber Crawl visit our website at www.kentuckyfibertrail.com/byfc.

On Saturday, July 16th, 2022 we will have a needle felting class at the Kentucky Natural Fiber Center in Millersburg, KY. This simple nest building project is good for beginners but fun and creative enough for the experienced needle felter. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any extras you want to decorate your nest. It will be taught by Julie Adams of Julie’s Fiber Treasures out of Louisville, Ky. Also there's a special promo for our HoofPrint blog readers that will get you a discount on this class! Just enter code “HOOFPRINTJULY” at checkout and get $10 off your class! Sign up today on the website: https://www.kentuckynaturalfiber.com/workshops


The Kentucky Natural Fiber Center is also planning their first ever Fall Craft and Fleece Faire on September 24th, from 10-5 in Millersburg. Susan McFarland of Susan’s Fiber Shop will be coming to show how to use different fiber processing equipment in a workshop she’s calling “A Fiber Tool Tasting”. A fleece sale, craft swap and vendors will be set up as well as a local food truck. If you’re interested in vending – sign up today on their website: https://www.kentuckynaturalfiber.com/eventapp.



There are many ways to get involved in fiber this summer- we hope you’ll join us!

 

Sarabeth Parido, is the Director of the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival and The Kentucky Fiber Trail. She raises her own small flock of sheep in Clark County, Kentucky along with her husband and four sons.




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