Spinning, weaving and felting tips and techniques are just a few of the topics on the agenda for the 2013 Great Lakes Fiber Show. This year, the show will be held May 25 and 26 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, Ohio, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Sheep Show and Sale and the eastern Angora Goat Show.
The fiber show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Now in its 18th year, the Fiber Show has attracted interest from over 90 vendors, selling raw and processed fiber from sheep, alpacas, llamas, angora goats, angora rabbits, and buffalo. Several fiber processors will be on hand to take your fiber back to the mills to be processed into batting, roving or yarn for your projects. Many vendors will have finished items for sale as well as sheep related art and pottery. Venders will also have spinning, weaving and knitting tools on hand as well as patterns and other supplies. The fiber show has grown from one building to four buildings as well as outside exhibit area featuring alpacas, sheep, and rabbits.
A highlight of the fiber show is the workshops and fun activities during the two-day event. According to Linda Reichert, coordinator for the fiber show, the pre-registration is required for the workshops, but the fun activities are free and open to people of all ages. The workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.