OWG Movie Night –  

The first Friday of each month at 6:30 PM will be a time to watch online videos, with a fiber focus, as a group and participate in a discussion of the topics afterward. Check the newsletter for the next topic date and Zoom information. Invite your friends to join us. Want a special fiber artist or technique to view contact Gail, getrotter@comcast.net.

Shepherds Extravaganza

Hello, Fellow Fiber Lovers!
I am so happy to say It’s almost time for one of our favorite events, the Shepherds’ Extravaganza at the Puyallup Spring Fair, April 20-29, 2023. I’m Heather Kibbey, your demonstration coordinator for the Extravaganza. I know you are all eager to get back to the good work we do demonstrating our crafts to the public.

Although the Spring Fair will be up and running 2 weekends, our event will take place over one weekend only, April 20-23. This year our event starts at 2 pm on Thursday April 20. We would like to have spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and other fiber arts being demonstrated throughout the Extravaganza. We will continue with hands-on activities for children this year (kumihimo, making bookmarks for the younger crowd, or any other activity you want to show them). We are looking for people who are willing to show the public how a particular fiber technique is done, and/or help kids do a little fibercrafting of their own. Please come and demonstrate your skill!! If you know of others that would be interested in demonstrating, please forward this information to them. Please share this message with your crafting guild. The demo area depends on a robust group of volunteer demonstrators!!

We will set up the area so that you can somewhat shelter inside the demo area if you so choose, but will also have the spinner’s circle outside the area if you choose to do that. Please bring your own mask if you wish to wear one.

Demonstrators and spinners will receive complimentary gate passes to the Spring Fair. Groups of tickets will not be issued. The Fair wants an accurate accounting of tickets used. This year is paid parking on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As far as I now know, the parking will be like last year, with certain lots free. I have no information at this time on which parking lots we will be allowed to use, but will send that info with the tickets when I receive them in a couple of weeks.

Demonstrations and spinning for the Extravaganza will be in J Barn. You will be asked to come for a three or four hour shift. Shifts will be 10 AM-2 PM: 2 PM-6 PM: 6 PM-9 PM. Only on Thursday 20th will shifts begin at 2 PM, and the last shift will end on Sunday night the 23rd at 6 PM.

Please respond to this email with the days and shifts you wish to volunteer. Also, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS, as I must mail you the tickets via US Postal Service when I receive them.

If you have questions, call Heather Kibbey at 253-478-6971, or email me at heatherjkibbey@gmail.com.

Other information on the Shepherds Extravaganza, such as classes, fleece entries, etc. may be found at:
“Shepherds Extravaganza.” https://shepherds-extravaganza.com/.

Warmest regards to all my fiber friends,

If you have questions, call Heather Kibbey at 253-478-6971, or email me at heatherjkibbey@gmail.com.