The Wildflower Fiber Retreat Committee decided 17 years ago to gather all our spinning friends and spend a weekend knitting, spinning, dyeing and having a good time!
The idea took off, and has become a springtime tradition. As the retreat grew, so did our friendships, knowledge, creativity and desire to ensure that traditional methods were passed on to the next generation.
Wildflower Fiber Events
As part of our efforts to promote fiber arts in the community, we sponsor the well known Wildflower Fiber Retreat at Camp Tyler
in March of each year.
In addition, we sponsor a Wildflower Knitting Camp held in August
This web site will include detailed information on upcoming Wildflower Fiber events, along with an opportunity to register and make payments online.
Ongoing: Knitting and Spinning Lessons, private or group, Midge Jackson email@example.com
FUN FUN FUN! Don't miss one of the many fiber festivals occurring this fall!
The Mountain and Valley Wool Growers are presenting,once again!, The Taos Wool Festival in beautiful New Mexico October 6&7 with workshops occurring before and after. It is not too late to register!
October 27, 2012 10:00 to 5:00 North Texas Blackland Prairie ARTISAN & FIBER FAIRE. Plan to attend this first ever North Texas fiber event held at Apple Tree Farm, a working sheep farm near Van Alstyne, TX. Shop,shop,shop with local artisans! All proceeds will go to the Animal Refuge Foundation in Sherman, TX. For more information, contact BlacklandFaire@gmail.com
STAR, the Texas State Alpaca Ranchers, will host their first every independent alpaca fiesta in Bryan,Texas the first weekend in November. Classes, lectures, demonstrations, contests and more. Not to be missed.
Kid N Ewe is back! This annual festival is held the second weekend in November, 9, 10, 11,2012, in Boerne, Tx, just west of San Antonio. This festival has it all, lots of events, classes and more. Go online to view all the particulars and register for workshops
Sunday October 14,2012 1:00 to 4:00 Gossamer Webs Felting Class at Blue Moon Gardens. With instructor, Midge Jackson, experience felting wool with fabric and embellishments to create a unique scarf. Go home with instructions and the hands on experience to create fabulous felted items. Cost: $50, supplies included. Register at bluemoongardens.com
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 10:00 to 12:00 pm atA SPINNER'S TALE FARM
BODY BASICS AND LITTLE LUXURIES with Midge Jackson
Treat yourself to a wonderful spa experience in the privacy of your own home when you use luxurious bath and body products produced in this class! Learn to make your own signature bath salts, herbal bath bags, bubble bath, lotion and more in this two hour class. Add signature scents, too. Ideas and instructions for presentations make your creations great for gift giving. Students will make the products in class and go home with recipes and inspiration! Class Tuition $35.
PAMPER YOUR SKIN…NATURALLY! 1:30 to 3:30with Midge Jackson
Tired of the high prices and noxious additives of commercial skin care products? Yes you can make your own creams, exfoliants, toners, cleansers and more! In this “ hands on” class, students will learn about the benefits of botanicals and create skin care products designed to meet their own needs at a fraction of the cost of department stores! Take home all the recipes and tips on having the skin you always dreamed of! Class Tuition $40.
Register for one class or both classes at The Pearly Queen Store and the Yarns and Purls Page. The classes will be listed and you will be able to register and pay via Pay Pal using a credit card. If you would like to pay by check, please make the check payable to Midge Jackson and mail to 1908 Faulkner Tyler TX 75701 For more information, call 903-593-8185. Pre registration and payment are required to reserve a spot. Don't delay as class size is limited.
Other Events of Interest
From time to time, we will post in this section information on other events not sponsored by Wildflower Fiber, but of interest to our members and others in the East Texas artisan community.
TRINITY RIDGE ALPACAS OPEN FARM DAY is held the fourth Saturday of each month at Janet Hancock's Trinity Ridge Farm near Kemp TX. Bring a dish and your current fiber art project. Plan to spend the day with like minded people, tour the barn and learn more about alpacas! Contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-877-5060 for more information. (0609)