Fiber Arts Festival will include two days full of demonstrations, exhibits, classes, and shopping. The featured artist this year is Deb Jones. Deb Jones is an expert spinner and owner of The Fiber Garden in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Deb will demonstrate how to spin, including the necessary steps leading up to spinning. There are also demonstrations on sheep shearing, knitting, felting, quilting and so much more.
If you are interested in getting some hands-on experience sign up for one of our classes held during the festival. Some on-site registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration is encouraged. Cost varies by class. Classes include:
- Learn how to make an “Upcycled Pin Cushion” from Virginia Dambach on Saturday, August 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm
- Join our guest artist Deb Jones in “Fiber Preparation for Spinning on Sunday, August 9 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
- “Needle Felt A Sheep” with Teresa Perleberg of Bear Creek Design & Felting on Sunday, August 9 from 1:30-4:30 pm.
North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producer Association along with American Lamb Board presents Taste of Lamb. From 11:30-1:00 pm on Saturday, local Shepherds and Sweet Commotion are dishing up samples of their favorite recipes. Taste some of the delicious dishes and vote for your favorite.
Additional concessions will be available for purchase throughout the weekend from Drunken Noodle. There will be opportunity to shop at the festival for items such as yarn, spinning wheels, needle tools, looms, and more throughout the weekend.
Admission to this event is free. This event is sponsored in part by the Quilters Guild of North Dakota and Pepsi. Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo. For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or visit fargoparks.com.