Demonstrations 2018

The 2018 list will give you an idea of what demos will be available in 2019


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Join the Fiber Circle!  Bring your portable projects and hang out in the Fiber Circle and enjoy the warm and welcoming sense of community.

The Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild  ( offers a cozy space to relax and work and learn. Education and sharing is always the focus of the Fiber Circle. Come and learn about the many different kinds of fibers  and explore the versatility of each  unique characteristic.  Learn a new skill like spinning, weaving, or knitting or expand on what you already know.  Featured this year is Natural Dyes.  Check out the many different plants that can create beautiful color.  There will be samples of plants as well as fibers showing the  colors they can produce.

2018 Demonstration Schedule - Free demos!!! 
                *A few hands-on demos may have small materials fees.*
Look for the Balloons marking the location of the hourly demonstrations

Saturday September 8, 2018

11 am      Learn Tail Spinning Wensleydale and Teeswater locks at Pan’s Garden Yarn   @ booth.

11 am      Don’t miss Aunt Janet demonstrating Spinning Cotton on a Spindle  @ at Aunt Janet’s Fiber Mill booth.

Noon       At Color of Nature try making Fleece Angels & Fairies with Trisha @ booth.

Noon      Learn about Traditional Natural Dyeing with Rodrigo Sosa Bautista  @ booth

1 pm       John Marshall will discuss & demonstrate Fresh-Leaf Indigo Dyeing  @ outside demo area.

2 pm        Sunni at YARN will be demonstrating Increasing Stitches in Knitting  @ booth.

2 pm         At Schaer Place Textiles, Lois will be demonstrating Spinning on a Navajo  Spindle  @ booth.

3 pm        Learn How to Make Felted Buttons with Brenda at Arbuckle Fiber Co  @ booth.

4 pm        Check out Kira K as she discusses Reading Crochet Stitch Diagrams  @ booth.

4 pm         Make some yo-yos, hands-on, with Jennifer Duncan @ booth.

Sunday September 9, 2018

11 am      Learn the finer points of Spinning Art Yarn at Nebo Rock Ranch and Textiles with Janet Heppler               @ booth.

11 am       Try your hands at Twining with Silk Ribbon with Julie   @ Cinnabar and Indigo booth.

Noon        SPINNING CONTEST! @ The Fiber Circle.

1 pm         At Above the Fray there will be a discussion on Silk Dyeing and Weaving in Laos and the Hemp Process in Vietnam @ booth.

2 pm         Sunni will demonstrate Provisional Cast-on @ the YARN booth.

2 pm          Stop by Erica Morlan, she will be discussing methods and finer points of  Needle Felting  @ booth.

3 pm         John Marshall will discuss & demonstrate Fresh-Leaf Indigo Dyeing   @ outside demo area.

3 pm         Make Felted Bolos and Snakes, hands-on, with Betsy  @ Ridgewood Fine  Woolies.
All Day Demonstrations include: @ booths

Silk Bliss will demonstrate Marbled Scarf Techniques all weekend.

Rima at Eureka Fabrics, will be teaching, hands-on, Pattern Hacking, Bias Tape, and Seam Finishes, Needle Tatting, and Wool Embroidered Appliqué Techniques.

Make a Needle Punched Mug Rug, hands-on, with Una @ Wooley Walkers.

Cindy at Russell Ranch in the Redwoods will be demonstrating Tunisian Crochet  @ booth

At the Arcata Historical Society booth they will be demonstrating Traditional Fabric Rug Hooking Techniques.

Hope of Hope Springs Botanicals will be demonstrating How to Make a Small Felted Vessel on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.

Out on the Front Patio, Ana at Azalea Angoras will be demonstrating harvesting bunny fur.