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Knit One, Tour Too: PA Yarn and Fiber Tours

Tours created specifically for fans of the fiber arts!

Tour One: Historic Old Economy and Sewickley 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 1st Join us as we visit charming Sewickley for a stop at Yarns Unlimited, a boutique yarn shop in Sewickley where there are "unlimited" yarn possibilities and historic Old Economy, home of the Harmonists. The Harmonists were known for their fiber production and wealth - they funded many businesses in Western Pa. We will have a catered lunch at Old Economy, visit with the curator, a fiber historian, see demonstrations on the silk reel and weaving, and then tour the historic grounds. There will also be the chance to shop in the Village gift shop. Shuttled tour includes special discounts, giveaways and prizes to win. Also includes box lunch served at Old Economy. Cost: $75 Tour Two: Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival Saturday, May 16th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us as we travel to the Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival. Two pickup points: North at the Park N Ride at Mt. Nebo or South at Park N Ride at Woodville- Rt. 50 in Thoms Run Road in Collier/Bridgeville to the Green County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg. Exhibits and demonstrations include: spinning, shearing and weaving; sheep to shawl competition; dog sheparding and more. Tour Three: Dundee Fields Sheep Farm and Fibernymph Dye Works Friday, May 29th 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See where the yarn comes from by visiting Dundee Fields Sheep Farm. Home to several rare breeds, you can also visit their natural dye garden, talk with the farmer and purchase local yarn right from the source. After a lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit with Lisa Beamer, local Indy yarn dyer and fiber artist. Lisa will explain her process and have hand-dyed yarn for purchase. Tour Four: Ten Mile Fiber Mill and Lippencott Farm Saturday, June 13th 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Is there anything cuter than a baby lamb or alpaca? Join us as we visit two local farms, one a sheep farm and one an alpaca farm. Lynda West will take us on a tour of her farm, we will see her small mill, then try our hand at dying local yarn. After a box lunch at the farm, we will visit Lippencott Alpaca Farm, a fourth generation farm, where Lena Galing will show us her alpaca herd. There will be opportunity to purchase local yarns from both venues. A portion of the proceeds from each tour goes to North Hills Community Outreach, a non-profit serving families and individuals in crisis, hardship and poverty.

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May 1, 2015

10:00AM - 4:00PM

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