The farms bring yarn, roving, batts, fleeces and pre-felt at “shop local” prices. There are a significant number of sheep breeds available- Romney, Icelandic, BFL, Corriedale, Lincoln Longwool, Rambouillet (in crosses), and Down breeds. Alpaca fibre is also available, obviously.
There is an amazing and creative knit-in and spin-in on the stage, and plenty of places to sit and relax and pull out your knitting needles.
It’s a creative and energetic day, where people who share a love of fibre come together to talk fleece and yarn and animals. The farmers want to meet their customers, to get the chance to share the love they have for their animals. And the urban makers get a chance to meet their farmers, and to support fibre farming in Ontario.
If you can come down for it, it runs from 10-4, and it’s free.