Thursday, May 03, 2007

Bellevue Fiber Festival

1st Annual Bellevue Fiber Festival,
Bellevue Nebraska
May 11-13 2007
VFW Hall 2108 Franklin Street, Bellevue

Join us as Nebraska celebrates the Joys of Fiber. We will be featuring wool, llama, alpaca, silk, and angora. There will be classes on knitting spinning crocheting and felting, picking a fleece. Whether you are just getting started or have been doing it for years, come celebrate with us!

Schedule of events

Friday May 11th 3pm

Class registration
Fiber In- spinning knitting crocheting what ever you do. Come spend some time getting to know each other and practice what you love.

Friday 3pm-6pm
Vendor set up
Market open
Class registration

Sat 900 am show opens

Beginning crochet 20.00
Advance spinning 50.00
Picking a fleece for spinning 20.00

Beginning spinning 35.00
Beginning knitting 20.00
Lace knitting 50.00
Soy silk felting
Triangle Weaving

3pm-6 pm
Fiber in

Sunday 900am open

930 -1200
Beginning spinning 35.00
Beaded crochet bracelet 20.00
Advanced spinning 50.00
Picking a fleece for spinning 20.00

100pm to 300pm
Knit ruffled Jabot 20.00
Lace knitting 50.00
Kids classes 5.00
Triangle weaving

Fiber in-knit spin crochet


Beginning Wheel Spinning 35.00
A class for those who don’t know how, but want to learn how to spin their own yarns on a wheel or drop spindle. Students can bring their own wheel/drop spindle, or purchase one at the fair to learn on. Also a great refresher class. Class is 2 hours long.

Beginning Knitting 20.00
A great class to get started knitting. A fabulous use for the yarns you spin, or a way to express your love of fiber. Class is 2 hours long. Materials can be brought to the class or purchased at the fair. You will need size 13 needles and 1 skein of worsted yarn.

Beginning Crochet 20.00
Learn to crochet, as an aid to your knitting skills, a way to use your handspun or Just a handy skill all by itself. Class is 2 hours long, and materials can either be brought to class or purchased at the fair. Participants will need a size N crochet hook and a skein of heavy worsted weight yarn.

Felted Soy silk 15.00
A two hour class on felting soy silk, this method is also called silk fusion,
Materials are provided.

Beaded Crochet 20.00
Crochet a bracelet with wire, yarn, and beads, with a magnetic clasp to close. Students will need 20 or 30 gauge wire, fancy yarn of your choice, Magnetic clasps, size 4 and H crochet hooks and E sized Beads! Materials need to be brought. Class is 2 hours.

Triangle Weaving 50.00
We will be making a triangle scarf on a small loom. All materials will be provided along with written instructions. The instructions are the same for either a small loom or a seven foot one. Each class participant will receive a wooden loom and yarn to complete the project as part of the class fee.
Class is 4 hours.

Picking a fleece for spinning 20.00
Learn how to pick a fleece for hand spinning, matching the fleece to the project that you want to do, or just knowing what to look for in choosing a great fleece.
We will talk about the breeds of sheep, which wool is best suited for a project, and what to look for in picking a hand spinning fleece. Washing a fleece, and preparing it for spinning will also be covered. Fleece will be available and samples will be provided for each student to take home and spin. Class is 2 hours.

Knitting with Fabric 20.00
Knit a high style dressy Jabot combining Yarn and lightweight fabric
Materials: Size 8 double pointed needles, 18, 2.5X10 inch strips of fabric, and a sport weight yarn of your choice. Materials will need to be brought to class.

Spinning Beyond Wool 20.00
Wheel or drop spindle class on spinning cotton and silk.
Class is 2 hours long and materials are provided.
Student can bring their drop spindles or wheel, or purchase one at the fair.

Reading, writing and knitting lace patterns.
All materials provided, class is 2 hours long.

Kids classes 5.00
Bracelets, felt wool bags and wool angels
Classes are ½ our each

Vendors and what they sell

Country Dream Acres
Finished goods

A Twist in Time

Some Bunny’s Wool

Fished goods
Processing services

Desoto Bend Alpacas
Finished goods

Arington Jacob Sheep and Alpaca Wool


Days Inn
1181 hillcrest rd
Bellevue Ne
402 292 3800

Best Western White House
305 ft crook rd
Bellevue NE
402 293 1600

Super 8
303 ft Crook rd
Bellevue NE
402 291 1518

American Family Inn
110 fort crook rd
Bellevue NE
402 291 0804


Blogger TitaniumRose said...

Thanks for telling me about this! I put a link up on my blog. I'm planning to come and take the soy silk class. This should be oodles of fun!!!

5/03/2007 11:21 AM  

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