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 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.
Traditional Rug Hooking
Also in the main entrance of the McGough arena, check out the Rug Hookers! Traditional rug hooking involves pulling strip of wool fabric through a burlap backing. The ultimate in recycling? Learn more on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday – Contemporary Sheep to Shawl
If you’d rather spin from prepared roving than raw fleece, check out the Flint Fiberistas as they demonstrate a contemporary approach. A team of spinners will spin hand-dyed roving (donated by Smoky Mountain Fibers) and then weave a shawl on a rigid heddle loom. Last year’s shawl will be raffled off, with proceeds going to the Manna Food Bank.
This is just a sampling of the demonstrations going on all around you. Click here for a complete list of SAFF 2013 free demonstrations! Demonstrations will also be listed in the program