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2016 Wool Symposium
November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$40
For the Love of Place
November 19th, 2016 • Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 • 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Fibershed’s 2016 Wool Symposium panels and presentations will focus on regional breeding strategies, biological and mechanical technology, Climate Beneficial Wool, ‘prosumption,’ true cost of raising sheep and making a garment by hand, the history of sheep production in our region, and a special visit by a distant Fibershed Affiliate community organizer who will share how their community is cross pollinating urban and rural sectors.
Tickets for the panels and presentations are $40 for the general public and $36 for members (with $20 tickets for seniors & students). The event will be streaming live for those living farther afield.
The Symposium will also host a marketplace of farmers, ranchers and designers from within our 150-mile region who will be offering place-based goods and raw materials for textile creation. There will also be demonstrations on sheep shearing, wool grading, hoof trimming, angora rabbit shearing, natural dyeing, weaving, and spinning. Marketplace and demos are free to the public. Be sure to join in on social media as we share sneak peeks and updates leading up to the Symposium. We would love to see and hear your thoughts using #2016WoolSymposium.
TICKETS: Now available online here.
Members received an email newsletter with a code for advance tickets with a member discount. (Senior and student discounts are also available. This event historically sells out at least a week in advance. Click here to join or renew your membership. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a member and did not receive a code for advance ticket sales at the member discount price.)