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2017 Festival
June 10th & 11th
10 am – 5 pm

Join us at
Butternut Hill Campground
6893 State Highway 20 in Bouckville 13310

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2017 posters.

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June 10 & 11, 2017

7th Annual CNY Fiber Arts Festival!

(Always the second full weekend in June)

Hours are 10 am - 5 pm both days

Spinning is our focus this year!

     

     Our new posters are ready for you to print off your own copies for display and distribution.  We appreciate everyone's efforts to help spread the word about our festival!  You should start seeing them popping up - if you need already printed versions, contact Pam, our President (see The Organization webpage for her contact info.)    
     Our new advertising road signs have also arrived.  We're looking for volunteers to set them out about 2 weeks before the festival dates and pick them up afterwards.  If you can help, contact Pam.
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      The 2017 Fleece & Fiber Sale registration materials will be up on the website shortly.  I'll put up a note here as soon as they are posted.  Registration of entries in the sale MUST be made ON-LINE.   As a reminder, you do need to be a member of CNY FAP to put fiber into the sale.  Go to the Membership webpage to join.  In the meantime, I can tell you a few key points about the 2017 Fleece Sale.

     This is a sale only; no fiber will be judged.  Raw fiber from any fiber animal species may be sold.  That means you might find any kind of sheep wool, cashmere, pygora, mohair, alpaca, llama, angora, etc. that our producers raise.
     
The seller determines the type of fiber/fleece in each bag - it might be prime high quality and perfect for next-to-the-skin clothing or equally perfect for hard wearing rugs depending on the kind/breed. Medium level "quality" is often in the eye of the beholder, so don't pass up those not quite prime fleeces if your plans are for a project that doesn't require it.  Healthy fibers of all types have their purposes.
     You may find fiber that has been separated out by colors, or purposely mixed for color. Large fleeces may be divided into several bags making for smaller quantities that many folks new to fiber preparation find more manageable.  If you're looking for sweater quantities, you should find it just as easy to pick up multiple bags.  The bags will be tagged with unique producer codes - we expect single fleeces that have been divided into two or more bags will be similarly coded.
     Besides the membership requirement, we only charge an entry fee of $3 per bag of fiber which is due at the time of fiber drop off on Friday June 10th; there is NO SALES COMMISSION!  The price of the fiber is set by the seller; fiber weight and type/kind is included on the bag tags.
     The Sale is Saturday June 10th from 10 am-5 pm and Sunday June 11th from 10 am- 3:30 pm.  Unsold fiber should be picked up between 3:30-5pm on Sunday; unclaimed fiber becomes the property of the CNY FAP.

 

     Quality fleeces are available both days of the festival. Our fleece sale has grown each year from 2013 with 13 fleeces to last year with 126 and over $1500 going back to our producers.  Our members AND the fiber community know the CNY Fiber & Fleece Sale is a good thing!  Hope you'll join us this year.