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Fiber Facets - Art Fair on the Farm: May 18 & 19, 2013 Hours: 10 a.m.-3p.m.

I will take 2014 off from this event; look for 2015!

Artists, products and demonstrations at Fiber Facets, Art Fair on the Farm, May 18 & 19, 2013
Fiber Facets: an "on the farm" experience—see the fiber animals, view the process from sheep to shawl (carding, spinning, felting,and weaving), purchase designer yarns, oil paintings,  garments, and handmade furniture. Meet the artisans and purchase:  wool socks, basketry, quilted bags and accessories, beaded jewelry, metal garden art, soaps, totes, and more.  Sample great "eats" and buy locally grown foods.
                       Tom Luke on guitar Saturday & Frank Schwahlbach on banjo Sunday
Demonstrations:    Sheep shearing  at 11:00 a.m. and 1p.m. (John Rezachek)
                           Wool carding in between sheep shearing. (John Rezachek)
                           Socks being "hand cranked" on a machine - day long (Diane Bass)
                           Single strand lap loom weaving - day long (Patricia Herman)
                           Drop spindle spinning - day long (Carol Wagner)
                           Needle felting - day long (Emily Turner)
                           Spinning with a spinning wheel -day long (Cindy Ellenbecker)
                           Oil Painting - day long (Dan Green)
                           Preparing lamb dishes/sampling (Darren & Cheri Sattler)
                           Various beading techniques - day long (Leann Buboltz)
                           Cute lambs, kids, alpacas, and Angora bunnies - day long 
2013 Featured Artisans: 
Best Bags Ever (hand-crafted rope totes, one of a kind works of art. Also carpet bags in 3 sizes:  "perfect", "x-large", and "who says you can't take it with you?"  Ideal gift for a favorite teacher, the savvy traveler, or your BFF).

Bleating Heart Haven  (alpaca, mohair, and various wool yarns---all from our animals, Shetland sheep fleeces, knitted wearables, nuno-felted scarves, mohair socks, handmade buttons, handmade woven basketry,knitting end tables, and hand-bent willow furniture)
Carol's Creative Crafts - quilted and sewn home decor, table runners, placemats, appliance covers and window treatments.

Charles Philips (author of youth/teen novel,  Bodo Jones: Adventures .  The story is about boy who is an aspiring young detective along with his sister and best friend.  Chas. Philips is working on a sequel now and will be available to personally sign purchased books.)

Dan Green Painting - (original oil painting and prints, and greeting cards)

Designs by LeAnn: Piece by Peace - (one of a kind, unique pieces of jewelry, using various beading techniques and stitches with beads and embellishments allowing the piece to take on a life of its own, popping with color and feelings, inspired by the natural beauty of the environment).
Eastern WI Locally Grown/Trust Local Foods - Trust Local Foods puts culture back into agriculture by only distributing foods from small farms and artisans in eastern WI.  We will be sampling and selling goat, sheep, and grass-fed cow chesses plus enjoy a locally made ice cream cone from Kelly County Creamery!
Fiber Creations (is all about texture, design and color ---hand-dyed wearables, fiber, stone, clay and beaded jewelry, photo cards, nuno felted accessories, handmade buttons, purses, and hand-dyed fabric)
Floppy Ear Farm - goat farm that makes hand-crafted goat milk soap in bar and liquid form.  Nearly a 1/4 of milk in every bar.  In 2012 Floppy Ear Farm took 2nd place at the ADGA National Bath and Body competition. Gift baskets, laundry soap, lotion bars, and lip balm.
Frank Schwalbach - Stockbridge native- banjo picker for Hilltop Gospel singers from Christ the King in Sherwood and the Driftless Bluegrass band out of Columbus WI; plays old time and bluegrass: standard and Gospel.  If anyone would like to join him, bring your instruments,play, and sing along!
Heart to Heart (bright, whimsical birdhouses and yard art, signs, mirrors, embellished watering cans, etc)
Hidden Valley Woolen Mill   (custom-dyed yarn and roving, quilt batts-poly & wool-, sheepskins, drop spindles, lazy kates, and custom carding services for both quilt batting and roving.) 
Kangaroostaurant  ready made eats and drinks made from local foods and served out of a very cool truck.

Kathy Schuh-Rise:  Homemade laundry soap and lotions, note cards (40 different kinds) and art coffee mugs

Mary Schuler Crafts (hand-crafted purses,bags, and totes. quilted make-up bags plus zippered bags for coins, gift cards, MP3 players, golf tees. Handmade Amish quilt pattered hot pads, E-reader covers for Nook and Kindles.)
Meadowpath Photography (fine art photographs, metal prints, and photo note cards. Subjects include farm animals and wildlife, antiques and still life, landscapes and plant life. All photographs are made with professional grade papers by a small local printer.)
Merino and Mulberry (unique, hand crafted wearable art.  electronic pouches, clutch purses, handbags, hairbands, scarves, shawls, and vests.  All created with luxurious wool, silk chiffon, and embellished with beads and antique buttons. )
Meuer Farm, LLC (fresh, made on-site: regular and cinnamon kettle corn, 2013 maple syrup: Grade A, light and medium, and Grade B, dark.  Raw honey from our farm, Golden Maple Root Beer by the bottle or the case, brochures for strawberry picking seasons and October corn maze.

Patricia's Handwoven (handwoven scarves, vests, catnip mice, flower pins, headbands . . . and triangle looms, square looms, rectangles looms so you can make your own items ---also books and patterns.)

Plaid Squirrel  (pieces for your home and outside spaces repurposing furniture, picture frames, lighting fixtures, and metal pieces. Also sell art from 50 consignees from wood-carving, candles, lotions, garden art, photography, and much more.)
Sattler Farm Lamb (locally grown choice lamb cuts, purchase by the cut, half or whole; recipes recommended too!)
Socks to Di For (hand cranked socks featuring a smooth hem at the top and no irrititing seam at the toes; great socks for those with circulatory problems or diabetes; socks are 75% wool and wool naturally breathes and wicks away moisture.)
Sparking Chip Chop Shop (handmade American metal garden art, primarily made from table flatware, inspired by Shirley's own flowers. From hummingbirds on a trumpet vine to whimsical flying monkey wrench birds.)
Tom Luke plays acoustic guitar and harmonica and sings folks, blues, jug band, gospel, and country bluegrass. He  plays lead guitar in the band Dusty Tracks

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