by Sarabeth Parido
Are you ready to try something new? The 2024 Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival invites you to unravel the world of fiber arts through an exciting array of workshops. Whether you're a seasoned fiber enthusiast or a curious beginner, these workshops promise to ignite your passion and enhance your skills.
Though the festival is held Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 – we open our workshop area on Friday, May 17 as well to begin our classes. Our workshops cover a wide range of techniques, from traditional spinning and weaving to modern fiber art forms like needle felting and ecoprint dyeing. Learn from skilled artisans who are eager to share their expertise and passion for the craft.
Hands-On Learning for All Skill Levels:
No matter your skill level, our workshops cater to everyone – from beginners taking their first steps into the world of fiber to advanced artisans looking to refine their techniques. Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step, ensuring a supportive and engaging learning environment.
Diverse Selection of Fiber Arts:
We put a lot of thought into what kind of workshops we bring into the festival each year. Looking at current craft trends helps us to get a wide range of arts into our programming. This year, we have classes for both knitting and crochet as well as SAORI style weaving, needle felting, spinning and dyeing. We also have classes for the designer in mind with a graphing class for knitters and crocheters. Our Barn to Yarn class is back for producers looking to build their fiber farm and grow their fiber business.
The 2024 Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival promises a weekend filled with inspiration, education, and the joy of creating with fiber. Whether you're a seasoned artisan or just beginning your fiber journey, our diverse workshops cater to all levels of expertise. Join us in Lexington for an unforgettable experience of learning, sharing, and celebrating the incredible world of fiber arts. Don't miss out – secure your spot in these workshops and unlock the endless possibilities of fiber creativity!
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.