Free demonstrations take place all the time at SAFF. Watch as vendors and other festival-goers spin, knit, crochet and felt throughout the event. At particular times, vendors will demonstrate a special technique.
Drop in and Weave
Throughout the weekend you can try your hand at weaving with the WNC Fiber Handweavers Guild. They’ll have looms set up near the main entrance of the McGough arena, near the information desk. Experienced weavers will be on hand to answer your questions as you try out the fascinating transformation from yarn to cloth.
Sunday – Contemporary Roving to Scarf
More than a demonstration, SAFF 2014 will feature Spinning and Weaving teams as they transform the roving of their choice into a lovely scarf. If you’d like to be a part of such a team, check out the details at http://saffsite.org/contests/sheep-to-shawl/. Last year’s shawl will be raffled off, with proceeds going to the Manna Food Bank.
If you want to learn more, visit with representatives of the John C. Campbell Folk School on Friday and Haywood Community College on Saturday to see what opportunities are available in our craft-rich area. You’ll find them near the main entrance of the McGough arena, near the information desk.
This is just a sampling of the demonstrations going on all around you. 2014 SAFF Event Schedule! Demonstrations will also be listed in the program.