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Oct 17th, 2014 | Category: Crafts

MONROE – If you have ever wanted to walk in free of charge to a huge space filled with fiber products, service and classes, and visit with a number of local artists, farmers and processors – many of them from our area – you’ll have your chance during the annual Fiber Fusion event this month.

Spinning class with Taryn Winegardner. COURTESY PHOTO

Spinning class with Taryn Winegardner. COURTESY PHOTO

Taking place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, more than 100 vendors will be on hand as well as numerous classes. All types of natural fibers, yarns, and fiber arts will be available.

The event is sponsored by North Sound Alpaca Association, of Stanwood, and is open to the public and free of charge. The group was created in 2008 and includes alpaca owners and breeders in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Snohomish. More information about the group can be found at www.NorthSoundAlpacas.org.

Ongoing free demonstrations and an educational exhibit featuring local animal breeders with live fiber producing animals will be held throughout the weekend.

Participating vendors include multi-generational goat and sheep farms like The Pines in Maple Valley to family-owned mini-mills that process fiber into yarns and rovings such as Superior Fibers in Edmonds and Evergreen Fleece Processing in Woodinville.

A variety of classes and workshops include spinning, knitting, felting, fleece preparation, and more are listed online.

Fiber Fusion Northwest is excited to include a Wool and Mohair Show, as well as an Alpaca Fleece Show Youth Division, in the fleece judging.

A used Equipment Sale includes spinning wheels, spindles, carders, looms, swifts, knitting needles, and crochet hooks, and pattern books. Items for sale are to be brought in early Saturday morning.

For more information, visit www.FiberFusion.Net, contact Lisa Lewis at (360) 391-7308 or email info@fiberfusion.net. Follow the Fiber Fusion Northwest Facebook page for additional details.

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