Wilson County: Fiber Artists Sure to be Pleased at Upcoming Weekend Fiber Festival

Jul 05, 2021 at 09:05 am by WGNS

The upcoming Natural Fiber Extravaganza powered by Alpaca Owners Association is a national event that has something for everyone! Shopping, free alpaca selfies, free alpaca yoga classes, educational displays, seminars, workshops and knitting circles are some of the things attendees will find at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center in Lebanon, TN July 9-11.

This is most especially an event, however, fiber enthusiasts do not want to miss!

Hands-on workshops give participants the opportunity to work with natural fibers and create a variety of fiber arts.

They include:

- Beginning Spinning on a Wheel
- Beginning Your Saori Journey
- Continuing Down the Saori Path
- Creating Pre-Felt
- Designing and Knitting Irregular Triangular Shawls
- Easy Hand Warmer Design
- Estimating Micron Count
- Fabulous Flower Fiber Pin!
- and much more

Alpaca Selfie Booth

Get ready to change your social media profile picture to one you never knew you needed… until now! Here’s your opportunity to take a selfie with an alpaca. Alpacas will be available Friday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Petting Zoo

Be sure to stop by the Pop Smartt Barn during your visit to meet the stars of the show, the animals who produce some of the natural fiber featured throughout the event.

Alpaca Yoga

Alpaca Owners Association is offering FREE yoga classes with a group of friendly and beautiful alpacas at the Natural Fiber Extravaganza. The classes will take place in the backyard area of the Farm Bureau Exposition Center. Class will take place Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 a.m.

Fastest Crochet Contest

Love to crochet? Show off your crocheting skills by joining the Fastest Crochet Contest. No pre-registration required. For more details visit www.fiberextravaganza.com.

Knitting with Chopsticks Contest

Have you ever knitted with chopsticks? Enter this contest and see how fast you can knit. No pre-registration required. For more details visit www.fiberextravaganza.com.

Knitting Circle

Bring your friends or make new ones in the knitting circle while you work on current projects! Concessions and vendors will be open. The knitting circle will be open all weekend.

Dozens of vendors will sell a variety of items from yarn to finished products.

The Extravaganza will take place July 9-11. Hours are:

Friday, July 9 – 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday July 11 - 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit www.fiberextravaganza.com for more details, a complete schedule and information on how to register for workshops. 

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