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Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

  The Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild was well represented at this year’s Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival held June 17-18 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa. Sarah Humke was on the festival planning committee. … Continue reading

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Open House and Sale

Saturday, April 22 from 10-4 Sunday, April 23 from 12-4 SHOPPING*REFRESHMENTS*DEMONSTRATIONS Browse as assortment of items made by the Guild’s fiber artists such as rugs, scarves, table runners, hats, and bags as well as locally produced yarn and fiber.

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Upcycling and Repurposing with Fiber Arts

What do you do with clothing and other fabric items you no longer need? If you are an average American, those items could amount to seventy or eighty pounds per year! Our March program presenters shared ways we can repurpose … Continue reading

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Be Friends with Wool

If there was just one thing Ellen Sakornbut wanted us to remember about her January program it was this: RELAX!┬áIt’s just wool. It’s not rocket science or brain surgery. Don’t be intimidated by wool. However, getting to know wool takes … Continue reading

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Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part Three of Three

After stops in Iceland, England, and the Orkneys, Sarah boarded the ferry that would take her to the Shetland Islands and Shetland Wool Week. Shetland Wool Week is a festival celebrating Britain’s most northerly native sheep. Shetland sheep were likely … Continue reading

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Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part Two of Three

For the next part of her trip, Sarah boarded a huge ferry in Aberdeen, Scotland, which took her to the Orkney Islands. Where in the world are the Orkney Islands? You can see on the map above, the Orkneys, along … Continue reading

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Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part One of Three

Our very own Sarah Jane Humke is a skilled spinner and knitter with a love of all things lace. She is also a sheep aficionado, an interest that was strengthened during the several years she lived in England. While there, … Continue reading

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