MABA Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival 2018

MABA Alpaca and Fleece Festival

Fleece, Yarn, Crafts, and Food!

What better way to spend a November weekend? 

Come on out and visit the MABA Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds – admission is FREE!

There will be a great variety of vendors, so you can be sure to stock up for all of your winter crafting needs.  The festival features a huge assortment of one-of-a-kind project supplies and high-quality fibers of all sorts.   This is the perfect place to find that special something for a holiday project or gift!

There will also be seminars and classes if you want to try something new or just hone a skill you already have.

Our booth will be in the dining hall this year, so no matter the weather, you will stay dry and comfortable when you visit us.  As usual, we will be offering hand-spun art yarns made with fleece from our herd.  There will also be cottage-milled yarns from our herd’s fleece, spun at a local mill.  Heather will have beautiful felted pieces of wearable art for sale as ready-made gifts as well.  In addition to the items for sale, we will offer live demonstrations throughout the day, including spinning and blending boards. 

Stop by and say hello!

For more information visit the MABA Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival site.

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Charm City Yarn Crawl 2018!

yarn crawl

We Say “Yarn”, You Say “Crawl”! Yarn! Crawl! Yarn Crawl!

We are thrilled to be participating in this year’s Charm City Yarn Crawl!  This is a wonderful week of exploring your local yarn suppliers, getting great discounts, and entering to win prizes!  You must purchase a Yarn Crawl tote ($15) and have it with you to receive the discounts, but believe us, it’s worth it.  The totes are available at our own Little Boutique online (for in-store pickup), or at any of the participating shops.  Fourteen different yarn stores in the area are participating, and every one of them will have great specials you won’t want to miss!

In addition to offering the yarn crawl discounts all week, we will be offering demonstration events during the weekends. 

On April 8, 14, and 15, we will have demonstrations every two hours, cycling through Ravishing Roving (art batts & rolags), Spiffy Spinning (art yarn techniques), and Fabulous Felt (needle felting).  Heather can’t wait to show folks the different techniques she’s learned at various workshops during the past year!

Please note that we will not be able to offer demonstrations on Saturday, April 7. 

Heather is giving a talk that Saturday with the Creative Knitters Guild in Kensington, so she won’t be on the farm to work her magic with fiber.

Please visit http://charmcityyarncrawl.com/ for all the details about the totes, the prize entry passports, and, of course, the participating shops.  We can’t wait to see you!