Free demonstrations take place all the time at SAFF. Watch as vendors and other festival-goers spin, knit, weave, 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 Davis, In the long hall that runs from the atrium area 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 2016 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/.
If you want to learn more, visit with representatives of the John C. Campbell Folk School on Friday and Haywood Community College all weekend long to see what opportunities are available in our craft-rich area. You’ll find them in the long hall near the main entrance of the Davis arena, near the information desk.
This is just a sampling of the demonstrations going on all around you. 2016 SAFF event program will have the demonstrations listed.