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Hi!

Well, it has been quite a while since my last post, but I don’t want to miss the opportunity to invite you (if you live in the area) to the Annual Spinners Day on the Farm where I’ll be having a booth.

COME SPIN BY THE RUSSIAN RIVER

Russian River

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012

10 AM  TO 4 PM

Dear handspinners, knitters, fiber producers, and vendors,
We invite you to participate in Spinners’ Day on the Farm.
This event is intended to promote, showcase, and sell fiber,
Fiber arts, and related crafts, produced by the members of
Sonoma County Fibertrails and other vendors.

Westside Farms offers its beautiful, shady picnic grounds
Alongside the Russian River, only 25 minutes from Santa

Grape vines in the California wine region of t...

Grape vines in the California wine region of the Russian River Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rosa, for our use.

Come relax, spin, visit, eat, view demos, and buy  from a
wonderful array of fibers, yarns, tools, and other supplies.

A pot-luck lunch will be shared.  Please bring a dish (large
enough for 6-8), your own cutlery, plate, and beverages.

Items for sale will include, but are not limited to:

Fibers, roving,  yarn,  dyes, sheepskins, spinning & weaving equipment

Where?

WESTSIDE FARMS
7097 WESTSIDE ROAD
HEALDSBURG, CA

 I have a Google link for directions.

A great raffle with lots of items donated by the vendors will also be held.

Demonstrations and other learning opportunities will occur during the day. Bring your spinning wheel!

If you happen to visit the Fair, please come by and say hi!

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Save the date! October 10th. Second Annual Fiber Fest.

Yep! It’s about the time when we start to get ready and celebrate the bountiful gifts that mother earth has been saving for us all year long. On October 10th, Mimi Luebbermann will be hosting her Second Annual Fiber Fest at Windrush Farm located on Chileno Valley which is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wonderful wineries.  At the farm we will have demonstrations, fiber vendors, and of course I will be there with my woolly goods. Black Mountain Weavers represented by Marlie DeSwart will have a booth and Charmaine Krieger be there offering her natural dyed fibers. Mimi will have for sale her milled spun yarn and roving made from her own flock of sheep . Spinners are very much welcome to bring spinning wheels!

Directions

From San Francisco and the East Bay

Take Hwy 101 N to Petaluma Blvd South
Exit on Petaluma Blvd S and stay on that road into downtown Petaluma.
Take a left at the sixth stop-light which is Western Ave, just underneath the clock tower.
Stay straight on Western Ave for about 2 miles until Chileno Valley Rd. Look for green Walker Creek Ranch sign before your left turn onto Chileno Valley. Turn left on Chileno Valley Rd.
Follow Chileno Valley Rd for 3.6 miles. Look for the “Marin County Line” sign and a “narrow bridge” sign.
Windrush Farm is the driveway on the left just before the bridge. 2263 Chileno Valley Rd.

From Santa Rosa and the North

Take Hwy 101 S to Washington Street Exit, Petaluma
Exit and turn right on Washington Street.  Continue west and turn left on Petaluma Blvd.
Take a right at the next stop-light onto Western Ave, just underneath the clock tower.
Stay straight on Western Ave for about 2 miles until Chileno Valley Rd. Look for green Walker Creek Ranch sign before your left turn onto Chileno Valley. Turn left on Chileno Valley Rd.
Follow Chileno Valley Rd for 3.6 miles. Look for the “Marin County Line” sign and a “narrow bridge” sign.
Windrush Farm is the driveway on the left just before the bridge. 2263 Chileno Valley Rd.

From Pt Reyes Station

Take the Petaluma-Pt Reyes Rd and after the Marin Cheese Factory turn left onto Hicks Valley Road.  At the Petaluma-Marshall Road, turn right towards Petaluma.  Go up the big hill, come down, and at the intersection where Chileno Valley goes left, GO STRAIGHT.  Cross the narrow bridge, and immediately turn right into the driveway of 2263 Chileno Valley Road.  The intersection is confusing, but Chileno Valley also continues straight, hence, do not turn left.

Fall Fiber Fest

Mimi Luebberman has WindrushFarm where she grows alpacas, sheep and  goats. She is part of our knitting circle. I have posted about our visits to her farm previously and how much fun we have at the farm when we visit. She works really hard trying to promote her fiber throughout  farmers markets, and now she is organizing a day in the farm where I will be participating on selling my wool. Besides her farm, Mimi writes beautiful books about different topics. From heirloom tomatoes  to “How to grow orchids” with fabulous photography. The event will be held on the 26th of September and I really can’t wait. My friend Marlie who owns Black Mountain Artisans will be there. I will be demonstrating how to do felt. I’m a bit anxious about it, since I’m kind of a shy person.

I’m planning to spend the night before at the farm with my friend Gina and have a good time sipping wine and talking about what else? Fibers and wool! This will be my first event selling my fibers.

For more information about this event and directions go to Fiber Arts of West Marin.