At this time, the show is still a GO!
We will keep you updated as a situation develops and changes. It is our hope that we will be able to go forward with the Fiber Fest this year, so, we are still planning out another fantastic event!
We are still allowing class registrations and sign ups, vendor spaces are full.
Instructors and vendors are planning out for social distancing guidelines and how best to make this event a SAFE & FUN event.
In the event that we DO have to cancel, a full refund will be given to class attendees.
We know that canceling the show would be a huge burden in loss on our vendors and on our attendees.
However, our primary concern must always be for the health and safety of everyone who will attend The Grazing Hills Fiber Fest.
We will update here if anything changes.
We thank you for your understanding and support.
We have some fantastic classes to offer to you again this year!
-PLEASE make sure to double check your date/time so you don't overlap your classes if you sign up for more than one!
-Once signed up, you will get a confirmation email from us.
At the Festival, please check-in at the INFO booth to receive your class(es) packet.
-NO TICKETS ARE PHYSICALLY MAILED!
-Some classes require additional supplies be brought with you. So, make sure to read the full class description.
NOW, GO SIGN UP!
For more information on each of the instructors, scroll down or click here.
Angela Rogers is the owner of Cedar Creek Alpacas in Cook, Washington.
Angela and her husband, Alan, have been raising alpacas for 10 years.
They also have a boutique and fiber studio on the farm.
Angela’s love of fiber arts includes felting with the beautiful fiber her alpacas produce as well as weaving and spinning.
Angela will be having a vendor booth, too! Cedar Creek Alpacas.
She is teaching:
-Needle Felting Ornaments
- Intro to Nuno Felting a Scarf
Her fiber hobby turned business, Calico Farm Fiber Arts, began more than 12 years ago with the rescue of 6 Pygora fiber goats.
Shortly after, she was given a spinning wheel and introduced to fiber arts by her dear neighbor friend.
Anna fell in love with fiber art and soon began the Wooly Rescue for fiber bearing animals. She also raises Pygora goats, Angora goats, and a variety of fine will and long wool sheep.
Anna continues to rescue fiber animals in need, as well as an occasional horse or dog that needs a home,
Anna and her family recently moved to Montana and are in the process of setting up their 200 acre ranch with hopes of a venue, maker studios, and cabin rentals
She is teaching:
- Drop Spindle Basics
- Flowers, Fairies, and Mermaids: Beginning needle felting class
Carol Casavant, has been weaving for over 20 years.
She is a production weaver under the name Casavant Creations, and is currently selling her works in various shops in the area, including “Cow Girl Chocolate“, “The Black Bird at the Depot, and “Shop at the Barn” at the Artisan Barn in Uniontown as well the “Winter Market” in the 1912 Center.
She has taught weaving using the rigid heddle loom for over six years and has given instruction on the mutiharness loom both in a class setting as well as at her home.
Teaching has very rewarding because of the enthusiasm of the students as they learn that the possibilities are limited only by their imagination.
Carol will be teaching:
-Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Hiya! My name is C.C. Almon. Along with my daughter Dami, we are the design team JavaPurl Designs. I'm a self-taught knitter (began in 2005). I began designing knitting patterns in 2012. I’ve published 3 physical books (Coffee With C.C.; Coffee With C.C. (And Dami Too); & Tickled Pink), 10 eBooks, & 61 patterns. I have a love affair with knitting things that correspond to my geeky life, whether it’s fandom inspired socks or coffee inspired patterns or something that requires me to think just a little bit differently. Dami & I are also the hosts of the weekly Geeky Girls Knit (& Cross Stitch) video podcast/FlossTube. We’ll be celebrating our 9thpodiversary later this year. I live on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington with the Dr. Hubs (aka Russ), Dami (when she’s home from university), & the fluffiest 4 year old baby kitty, Pink Purl Almon.
C.C. will be at a booth, too, SoundView Fiber Mill.
She is teaching:
Diana is the owner of Going to the Sun Fiber Mill which she started from the ground up in 2007.
She was raised on a cattle ranch in Northern Nevada and was taught hand crafts at an early age by her grandmother. She started teaching crochet to others at the age of 16 and has continue to do so since!
Diana is a designer of many crochet patterns for several magazines. Her hand-spun yarn has been printed in both Handwoven and Spin Off Magazines. She is a certified sorter of camelid fibers. She has taught dyeing, spinning, weaving, and carding classes at many fiber festivals in both the US and Canada.
She loves her fiber environment, being able to process for others and being with her grandchildren who live nearby.
She loves teaching all she has learned through the years and feels it is important to pass this knowledge on to others.
Diana will be a vendor, too!
She is teaching:
- Hand Carding Made Easy
- Hand Spinning for Fractal Yarn
Mary is returning to the Grazing Hills Fiber Festival for the second year to teach Beginning Spinning!
About Mary G.:
I love fiber and have been spinning for many years. I want others to love spinning as much as I do!
I enjoy spinning all different types of fiber but am especially drawn to the “soft and luxurious” alpaca as in what is produced here at Grazing Hills.
I live in Moscow with my husband of 36 years, Dave, and our beloved golden retriever, Dillon. I have 3 children, 1 daughter in law, one son in law and 4 grandchildren ages 4 and under.
When I am not trying to keep up with all of life’s responsibilities, I enjoy sitting at my spinning wheel immersed in the different fibers that make their way into my wheel. I find spinning a very rewarding and relaxing craft and am continually fascinated by the process of turning a raw material into a beautiful finished project through the process of spinning.
I look forward to sharing the wonderful process with you.
See you in class!
Mary will be teaching:
- Intermediate Spinning
My name is Melissa Williams and I am the owner and head maker here at Coffeetime-Creative! We are a mobile studio dedicated to inspiring creativity through art classes and handcrafts. I am an overall crafting enthusiast! I love all types of art including: drawing, photography, macrame, knitting, crochet and pretty much all other handwork crafts. I also enjoy coffee, vintage goodies, makeup (Mary Kay), traveling, outdoor adventures with my family, and more coffee!
My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have three children (girl 10, boy 8, & girl 4). We adopted all of our children 4 years ago! Because of my unique and difficult journey to motherhood (infertility, foster care, & adoption) I have a deep love for those who have experienced grief and loss. In May of 2019 I started a non-profit ministry, The Restoring Joy Project: supporting women who are struggling on their journeys of motherhood. Another passion of mine is encouraging women through community events and small business. Teaching is my groove and I’m excited to share my love of crafting with you.
Grab a goodie and enjoy “coffeetime” as we create together!
Melissa will be a vendor, too!
CoffeeTime - Creative
She is teaching:
-Macrame Dream Catcher
-Farm Animal Backpack Clip
Tammy is a fourth-generation fiber artist who enjoys sharing her passion with everyone she meets. Her love of sheep, wool, writing, and inspiring others to learn led her on the path of running her own business, Goldieknots Montana, which specializes in Montana grown wool, locally processed yarn and spinning fiber, and Made in Montana handmade gift items, as well as educational programming in fiber arts, ranging from fiber preparation to completed projectswhich she lovingly refers to as “Fleece to Fashion.”
She participated in the Montana Art’s Council’s MAP Program in 2016 and has taught fiber- related classes throughout the United States. She has been spinning, knitting, and felting for more than ten years and is a member and Newsletter Editor of the Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners, current member and past Secretary and Co-Chair of the Prairie Handspinners Guild in Billings, MT, a member and Secretary of the Lincoln Council for the Arts, and recently began the Lincoln Fiber Circle in her new home of Lincoln, MT.
Prior to moving to Montana, Tammy lived in Southern California and the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania where she was a former Humane Education specialist for the SPCA. Herteaching style is fun, creative, and interactive, and when she’s not in her studio creating or onthe road teaching, you can find her spending time with her dogs, sheep, horse, and other barnyard critters.
Tammy will be a vendor, Goldieknots.
She is teaching:
-Fiber Prep 101