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Sunday, August 10, 2014


 Welcome to the Wool Show!

Artists & crafters from all over the region will have their items on display this week at the NW Washington Fair in Lynden WA

 We hope that you'll stop by and take a look!

Here are a few things from past fairs to show you -

There will be spinners spinning. 

And Weavers, weaving!  

  And beautiful shawls, scarves, hand-spun yarn and all manner of hand made items for you to look at. 

And best of all, we have these beautiful new signs made by our friend Allen Berry!  What a talent!  I just know that they will bring a lot of people in to look at our displays.

And many kudos to Niki Kuklenski, who took on the HUGE job as Wool Show Superintendent!  She has put in many, many hours and has whipped us all into shape.  There will be people demonstrating spinning, weaving, drop spindling, and more all week long.  We hope you can stop by and say hello! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

2014 SKAGIT HIGHLAND GAMES! (Or, Men in Skirts!!)

SKAGIT HIGHLAND GAMES  July 12 & 13, 2014  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  OUR MEETING WILL BE July 12, 2014:  – meeting at noonish, Lunch on your own


Yvonne Madsen is our coordinator for the Skagit Highland Games.  She sends this info:

     The days are approaching quickly!  So those of you who signed up to do demos, please be ready to do some great PR at this event!  There will be lots of folks asking questions as they watch our demos, and who knows. . . there may be a budding spinner among our visitors!  (That’s what happened to me!) 

 The gates open at 9 a.m., and we should have several of you in place to spin early, and throughout the day.  There are lots of vendors (including food & drink) so plan to take some time to visit them as well as watching the Games, Piping, Dance, Harps, Ancestry presentations & all the other great things.  You may drop off your spinning wheel & other supplies at the Handicapped entry on the North side of the grounds.  Then you’ll park in regular parking, but won’t have to schlep your stuff as far.  Call Yvonne if you need help moving wheels, etc (360 770 6044). 

  The tickets have been mailed to participants, with just a couple of exceptions.  If your mailing address is not in our directory, you will need to call Yvonne on her cell phone (360 770 6044) when you arrive at the gate.  Or, go to the vendors’ gate on the west side of the grounds - they may let you in if you tell them you’re doing a demo. 

 Please bring some of your own fiber to spin.  We will pace ourselves with the fleece-to-shawl, which is scheduled for noon on Sunday.  #-(  So we’ll begin picking, carding, spinning, & weaving on Saturday but will be sure to leave a bit of each phase for Sunday noon.
    Any questions - email Yvonne  yvonne.m@comcast.net and THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 Wonderful Woollies Farm Sale!!



5740 Mertz Rd., Bellingham WA 98226
Presents the Fourth Annual


Saturday, APRIL 12, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CVM/Romeldale, Shetland, Alpaca, Llama, and various other breeds & cross breeds, and The Spindle Smith’s hand-carved spindles 
& other tools
Directions: From Interstate 5, take exit #255 (Sunset/Mt. Baker Hwy) and drive east. After 1mile turn left (north) onto Hannegan & continue past the Smith Road light, toAxton Rd. Turn right (east) on Axton. Drive 1.1 mile & turn left onto Mertz -we’re the first barn on the right. 
If you get lost, phone 360 770 6044