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Three Rivers Fibershed (MN) at Shepherd’s Harvest Festival
May 13 - May 14Free
The Three Rivers Fibershed, based in Minnesota, will be participating in educational demonstrations at this year’s Shepherd’s Harvest Festival in Lake Elmo, MN.
Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals. The Festival was started in order to provide a venue where wool producers, wool consumers and wool artisans could come together and share the excitement of working with sheep and their fantastic product – wool. Gradually, the Festival has grown to include other fiber animals such as angora rabbits, alpacas, and goats. The Festival strives to be a family oriented event that is not only fun but educational. Numerous classes are offered in the fiber arts — geared for all levels of experience — from the beginner to the expert. Each year, we offer some classes in the less well known fiber arts so students can expand their crafts expertise Many vendors of fiber and fiber animal related products show their wares at the Festival through a juried selection of vendors of unique products. If it’s fiber related, you probably will find a vendor with just what you have been looking for.
On Saturday, May 13th, join the Three Rivers Fibershed organizers for a hands-on demonstration of indigo dyeing with a locally grown, naturally fermented indigo vat, outside the sheep barn, where you can learn more about your regional fibershed.
On Sunday, May 14th, join a community conversation about slow fashion and the local fiber economy, facilitated by Three Rivers Fibershed organizers. Bring or wear an item of clothing that is significant to your understanding of slow fashion, and we’ll take a collaborative approach to defining terminology and creatively addressing challenges.