Sheep and Wool Festival in Chestnut Ridge Features Child-Friendly Crafts
Sheep and Wool Festival Petting Zoo 2019
On May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Fiber Craft Studio, in Chestnut Ridge, will host its tenth Sheep and Wool Festival under the shade trees of the Threefold Educational Center campus. This family-oriented community event features child-friendly crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, live music, local craft vendors and food. Admission and parking are free.
A small fee is charged for craft activities, which will include carding and spinning wool, weaving a bracelet, bundle-dyeing silk with natural plant dyes, crafting a woolen bird, and finger-knitting a crown from fresh flowers.
A silent auction will feature clothing and decorative items handmade by friends and alumni of the Fiber Craft Studio. The Studio Shop will have an array of natural materials and one-of-a-kind craft kits for purchase.
All proceeds from the festival benefit the studio’s educational programs.
“At the Fiber Craft Studio, we work with dye plants and natural materials to create everyday objects that are beautiful, functional and enriching for both the maker and the user,” says Bill Day, the studio’s development coordinator. “In our courses, workshops and public events, we share these experiences with people of many backgrounds and interests.”