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Knitting and Fiber Arts Throughout the Olympic Peninsula
Given the temperate year-round climate, the Olympic Peninsula is filled with fibers arts activities from knitting groups to festivals to farm tours featuring sheep, llamas and alpacas. You'll find everything from felting to spinning, knitting, weaving, quilting, clothing, and even hand-dying, throughout the area.
Below are just a few examples. Be sure to check with the local Chamber of Commerce and newspapers for the latest information on opportunities to indulge your fiber fascination.
Open Knitting Group
Meets Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 pm at The Veela Cafe, 133 E. First St., Port Angeles. (360-452-5040). All skill levels are welcome.
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival
Held the 1st weekend in October in Sequim. Check out the website for the latest information.
The Shepherd's Festival
Held during Memorial weekend in Sequim. Sponsored by the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, the festival includes vendors and demonstrations including spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, and sheep herding plus much more. Check the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild website for the latest information.
The Clallam County Fair
Something for everybody, but fiber fans can see exhibits of various fiber-related crafts from felting to quilting along with demonstrations and the critters who produce the fiber. For dates and details, check out the Callam County Fair website.
Port Hadlock Yarns
A cosmopolitan selection of yarns and notions, along with local fibers and and handspun yarns - all in a charming, small town sit-and-knit setting. Visit www.porthadlockyarns.com for class schedules, open sessions, cool ideas, new products, fiber farm tours and stories about the local knitterati. 11am - 6pm (M T Th F Sat) 12 - 7pm Wed. Closed Sunday. Across from Hadlock QFC. (360) 385-5230 (follow us on facebook) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Hadlock-Yarns/312556925441224
Also, check out the various yarn stores and fiber-related farms in the area for update information on groups, gatherings, classes and tours.
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