The reason we feed, muck the pastures and care for our alpacas every day is because they produce such luxurious fiber. This fall we are celebrating this 'Fiber of The Gods' as the Incans called it with the Whidbey FiberQuest with a Twist on November 2 - 4. Visit 4 fiber farms + 1 knit shop over 3 days on beautiful Whidbey Island and be entered to win a basket filled with fiber products. Pick up your free ticket from one of the participating fiber farms and knit shop. It's a great way to get started on those holiday gift projects or something warm and soft for yourself.
At Fern Ridge on Saturday, Nov 3 we will have a fiber dyeing demo using plant-based dyes. Maybe we'll use the onion skins I (and my friends) have been collecting or some local berries. . . whatever we can find.
And what about the Twist? We're featuring additional stops on FiberQuest for specials on wine, chocolate and a gourmet deli meal. Download FiberQuest Info below. If you can't be a FiberQuester in person that weekend . . . you can still enter 2 online contests at www.whidbeyfiberquest.com
While you're on the island stop by the Whidbey Weaver's Guild sale known as: Uncommon Threads at Greenbank Farm. They will have a fabulous array of hand-woven clothing and items for the home all handcrafted by the creative community of weavers living on Whidbey Island. Another opportunity to start your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind creations that will be cherished for a lifetime.