Natural Fiber Showcase and 2017

Our annual Natural Fiber Showcase and Open House is just around the corner on Dec 2nd and 3rd, 10 am – 3 pm each day.  Stop by the farm to admire the work of local fiber artists, get inspired, and do your holiday shopping in our farm store.  In addition to fiber products, we have maple syrup in pints, quarts, and decorative jars for stocking stuffers, and maple sausage for your holiday meals.

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2015 Showcase

We would like to encourage you to enter items for display in the showcase. Please bring them to the farm no later than Nov 29.  You can fill out a registration form at the farm, or email info@awrinkleinthymefarm.com for a copy to download and print yourself.  The fee to enter items is $10 for two items, and $5 for each additional item.

Winners of each category and the Best In Show will be decided by ballot of those in attendance Friday and Saturday, with prizes awarded on Saturday afternoon.

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10am – 2pm

Dec 1st – Dec 20th
Please call ahead to let us know you’re coming!  Call 207-212-4058.  Other hours available by appointment.

Wool, fiber tools, maple syrup, maple sausage, and more!

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Join us for Felting Fridays on Dec 9th and January 13, 1-3 pm.  In December, we will be felting the Joyful Snowman Thyme Tile, and in January a sunset image.  $30 includes fiber materials.

 

In 2017, come visit us vending at the Agricultural Trade Show in Augusta January 10 and 11, from 9am – 5pm.

Coming soon: watch for information about Toe-Up Two At A Time Socks, a knitting class early in 2017.

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Shearing Day, Felting, and Yarn & Yoga

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Join us for Shearing Day on Oct 27 to help as Jeff shears the lambs and some ewes.  10 am on, potluck lunch, knit and spin after.

Felting Friday THIS Friday, October 14, 1-3.  Felt a Wise Owl Thyme Tile in a needlefelting class suitable for beginners.  $30 includes fiber materials.

Just around the corner: our fall Yarn & Yoga retreat is Oct 28-30.  Find more info here and register now.

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Cashmere Center Presentation by Linda Cortright

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Be part of a wild afternoon, learning about the only Cashmere Center in the world dedicated to the nomads of the India’s High Himalayas.  Bring your knitting.  More information here.

When: 1:00 PM. Sunday, November 13th.

All donations are tax deductible and will benefit the 2017 training program.

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Dyeing Class and Upcoming Lecture

spaced dyed rovingRegister now for Dyeing to Spin with Linda Clutterbuck, now happening on Sept 28, 10-4.  More information here.

 

Save the date: Linda Cortright will be presenting at the farm about the Cashmere Center in India on Sunday, November 13.  Stay tuned for details.

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Upcoming

Fall is just around the corner!  Fall colors are starting to show up in the dye kitchen…

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The farm store is on the road at fairs frequently in the next few months.  Come see us at the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Fiber College in Searsport, Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Fryeburg Fair, and the Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, MA.  More info on these events can be found here.

Now would be a great thyme for you to register for our annual fall Yarn & Yoga retreat!

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Dyeing to Spin scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th is postponed!

Check in for a fall date!

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Yarn Haul

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13232966_1710204142561180_3000558617028583560_nThe Great Northern Yarn Haul – a self-guided tour for fiber artists of all kinds, taking you across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Come by the farm to pick up your “passport” and free yarn haul tote bag with a $20 purchase. Each time you visit one of the 16 fiber stores, get your passport initialed, and mail it in to enter a drawing for a prize. More information here.

The Yarn Haul will be ongoing through July 17.

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Summer

Come visit us at the farm. Our lambs are growing, and flowers are blooming, strawberries are ripening…..

Coming soon: July 8, Felting Friday. Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish.  Each month we’ll be working with the best-sellers from 2015. July ~ Spring Violets, and August ~ Roostah.
Bring your own tools or use ours.
$30 includes fiber materials.

July 9th: Learn to dye with plants and weeds from our dyers’ garden and what we gather around the farm. Plants may include marigolds,and dyers coreopsis from our garden, & from the pasture black-eyed susans, jewel weed, & goldenrod.
Fee: $45. Bring some fiber of your own to dye, or purchase some in our store for the class. Please register.

Dyeing to Spin with Linda Clutterbuck July 20 10a -4p Learn how to dye roving in strips of color. Bring your wheel~ We will practice spinning the space-dyed roving

Camden Harbor Arts The Camden Public Library will host approximately 80 artists in its first annual summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair on July 16 and 17, 2016. The fair will feature items for every taste and prices for every pocketbook! Art patrons will find works in watercolor, oil, acrylics, as well as photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Fans of handcrafted wares can shop for pottery, glass, woodcrafts, jewelry, fiber art and furniture.

Harbor Arts & Books Fair is an admission-free, family-friendly event, making it a perfect day trip or weekend destination.

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The Month of May

Join us for Felting Friday this Friday from 1-4 pm to make your own Sheep Thyme Tile.

Looking for a road trip?  Come see us at New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival May 14 and 15 in Deerfield.  More info here.

We’ll be shearing May 18, starting at 9 am.  Come be part of the process of working with our lovely wool.

And we’ll be in attendance at the Bethel Farmers’ Market May 28, 9-12, in the parking lot of the Norway Savings Bank.

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Spring Events

We think we’re all done with lambing, and we’re definitely done with sugaring for the season.  Stop by to get your syrup and see how big the lambs are getting!

We will be shearing on May 18th, starting at 9 am.  Come be part of this seasonal process.  Many hands make quick work around the skirting table and in the barn.  Bring a dish to share for lunch.  Some raw fleeces available for purchase.

Register now for May 6th and June 10th Felting Fridays, and check out the information on our upcoming summer natural dye classes, as well as guest instructor Linda Clutterbuck teaching dyeing to spin July 20.

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