2015 Demonstration Schedule - Free demos!!!
(A few hands-on demos have small materials fees.)
Look for the Balloons marking the location of the hourly demonstrations
All Day Demonstrations include:
Saturday September 5, 2015
11am Above the Fray - Learn about the hemp and hand-embroidery traditions of the minority people of Northern Vietnam. Using pictures, samples and models, we will introduce the traditional preparation of hemp from its plant to cloth, including the preparation of the fiber, weaving and indigo-dyeing the cloth, and decorating with wax-resist batik. We will also share our knowledge of this region’s incredible hand-embroidered art.
12pm Ace Vandenack - Sheep shearing demo
12pm Kira K Designs - cabling without a cable needle
1pm Hope Springs Botanicals - Felted jewelry making. Come and watch or join the fun, buy a kit and make your own.
2pm John Marshall - short audience participation demo using fresh-leaf indigo (it gives a beautiful robin's egg blue)
3pm Schaer Place Textiles - Spin on a drop spindle
4pm Cinnabar and Indigo - Simple amulet bracelet made with the silk cordage method.
Sunday September 6, 2015
11am Above the Fray - Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein venture to the remote hill-tribe regions of Laos and Vietnam to personally select the world’s most exquisite hand-woven naturally-dyed silk, cotton and hemp textiles directly from independent hill-tribe artisans. Our diverse selection of textiles is woven of locally-raised material using traditional materials, methods and motifs. Above the Fray passionately supports the artisans and their traditional skills and diverse cultures and we are eager to share our knowledge, pictures and stories as well as the incredible woven art of these peoples.
11am Yarn - Stranded color or Fair Isle knitting using both hands. This technique is fast and easy.
Noon Spinning contest in the Fiber Circle
1pm Kira Designs - Learn the best way to weave in ends on your knitting projects.
1pm Ridgewood Fine Woolies - Tie-dye T shirts with Indigo in a 5 gallon bucket.
2pm Ewe So Dirty - Make your own deodorant. Students will start with a "base" and create their own scented, natural and chemical free deodorant. $10 material fee.
2pm Annabelle's Handmade - Spin on a drop spindle
3pm Nebro Rock Textiles - How to pick out and judge a good fleece and a lesson in wool grading.