Washington County Fiber Tour
Apr
29
Apr 30

Washington County Fiber Tour

This year marks the 25th annual Washington County Fiber Tour!!  Its a great opportunity to get out and meet the farmers.  They are happy to talk with you and show you their farms and animals.  The website below gives more info....

Again this year, I will be open both Saturday and Sunday!  Feel free to stop in and visit with us, see the sheep and shop at our Yarn Shop!  

 

http://www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org/

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
May
6
May 7

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

This year, look for Foster Sheep Farm in the Battenkill Fibers tent at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!  We are very excited to be asked to vend in their tent!  Be sure to stop in!!!

 

New Hampshire Sheep and Wool
May
13
May 14

New Hampshire Sheep and Wool

  • 34 Stage Road Deerfield, NH, 03037 United States

Join us for the NH sheep and wool festival!  We are vending at this event again this year, look for us in the same building!  Commercial building 1 booths 11 & 12

http://www.nhswga.com/index.php/sheep-and-wool-festival

Adirondack Wool and ArtsFestival
Sep
23
Sep 24

Adirondack Wool and ArtsFestival

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival has changed its name!  Join us again this year,  we will be in the same location!!  We look forward to seeing you all again!


Thursday Night Knitting
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Night Knitting

  • The Yarn Shop at Foster Sheep Farm

Come and join us for some relaxing knitting, crocheting, spinning or whatever project you are working on. Thursday night knitting is open to all. 

Wednesday Knit Group
May
25
10:00 am10:00

Wednesday Knit Group

Join us for knitting, crocheting, spinning, whatever your craft may be.  Grab a cup of coffee and visit for a while.  See you there!

Thursday Night Knitting
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Night Knitting

Join us this evening for our Thursday night knitting group. All are welcome. Bring your latest project. Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday Knit Group
May
18
10:00 am10:00

Wednesday Knit Group

Please join us at The Yarn Shop for knitting, spinning, crocheting, whatever your latest project may be. Grab a cup of coffee and come sit by our fireplace and relax.

Open House
Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

Open House

Join us for our annual open house!  This year we invite you to visit with the lambs!  Watch us prepare the fleeces for spinning.  In The Yarn Shop watch us as we turn the fleece into yarn! 

Foster Farm wool will be 15% off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Night Knitting!
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Thursday Night Knitting!

  • The Yarn Shop at Foster Sheep Farm

Join us this evening for our Thursday night knitting group. All are welcome. Bring your latest project. Hope to see you there! 

Spinning Guild Color Challenge
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Spinning Guild Color Challenge

This is a fun day for all of us that love color and fiber!  Fat Cat Knits has dyed 17 different colors of Targee top for us to choose from.  Each color has 3-2 ounce bundles.  We will pick our colors in rounds, starting with all 17 colors and by a random drawing.  After each round, we will remove any unchosen colors and start round 2 with 17 colors again.  The same will happen for round 3.  At the end of the day, you will have 6 ounces and 3 different colors to work your magic with.  You will be allowed to add 1 neutral color to complete your project if you would like.  All this for just $22.50.  We still have room for participants.  Please email Carole at fostersheepfarm.com or call 518-338-6679.  to sign up.

Rock Day Celebration
Jan
9
10:00 am10:00

Rock Day Celebration

Join us for a fun-filled Guild day! We will be spinning and knitting; playing a few fun games.  There will be prizes and also a spinning bee.    Bring a dish to pass,  I will provide cups, plates, utensils, and beverages! We plan to eat around 12:30 if you want to join us!  

This is definition from Wikipedia...

Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations.

Many St. Distaff's Day gatherings are held, large and small, throughout local fiber community. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.

In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth.

Men have their own way of celebrating this occasion; this is done through Plough Monday. It is the first Monday after Epiphany where men are supposed to get back to work.

Every few years, Distaff Day and Plough Monday falls on the same day. Often the men and women would play pranks on each other during this celebration, as was written by Robert Herrick in his poem "Saint Distaffs day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day" which appears in his Hesperides.