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Please come see us at the Autumn Festival!

posted Sep 23, 2016, 8:40 AM by Marla Campbell

Claude Moore Park - 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling, VA 20164
Saturday, September 24, 2016 10 AM-4 PM

The Lanesville Heritage Area of Claude Moore Park will be center stage for the Autumn Faire and Craft Festival. Vendors of varied hand-made crafts will sell their products on the Lanesville Lawn near our 1779 Ordinary and 1870 Schoolhouse. Faire activities, which will be mixed in with the craft booths, include family and children’s activities, craft demonstrations, and musical entertainment.

Foothill's guild members will be on hand demonstrating many spinning, weaving and other fiber techniques.

Holiday Craft Show

posted Oct 10, 2015, 3:30 AM by Foothills Fiber Guild   [ updated Oct 10, 2015, 3:31 AM ]

Come join us December 4th - 6th at the McLean Holiday Craft show. 
Enjoy a wide variety of arts & crafts and holiday music by local school groups.  In addition to a wide selection of hand woven, knitted  and crafted items, our members will be demonstrating our craft including weaving, spinning and felting.

McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, Virginia. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 12. Admission price good for all three days!

Autumn Faire and Craft Festival

posted Sep 16, 2015, 12:42 PM by Foothills Fiber Guild   [ updated Oct 10, 2015, 3:22 AM ]

Claude Moore Park - 
21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling, VA 20164
Saturday, September 26, 2015 10 AM-4 PM

The Lanesville Heritage Area of Claude Moore Park will be center stage for the Autumn Faire and Craft Festival. Vendors of varied hand-made crafts will sell their products on the Lanesville Lawn near our 1779 Ordinary and 1870 Schoolhouse. Faire activities, which will be mixed in with the craft booths, include family and children’s activities, craft demonstrations, and musical entertainment.

Foothill's guild members will be on hand demonstrating many spinning, weaving and other fiber techniques.

Holiday Craft Show

posted Nov 7, 2014, 8:39 AM by Foothills Fiber Guild

Come join us December 5th - 7th at the McLean Holiday Craft show. 
Enjoy a wide variety of arts & crafts and holiday music by local school groups.  In addition to a wide selection of hand woven, knitted  and crafted items, our members will be demonstrating our craft including weaving, spinning and felting.

McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, Virginia. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under the age of 14. Click here for a $1 off coupon.

Autumn Faire & Craft Festival

posted Sep 13, 2014, 8:02 AM by Foothills Fiber Guild   [ updated Sep 13, 2014, 8:10 AM ]

Claude Moore Park - 
21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling, VA 20164
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10 AM-4 PM

The Lanesville Heritage Area of Claude Moore Park will be center stage for the Autumn Faire and Craft Festival. Vendors of varied hand-made crafts will sell their products on the Lanesville Lawn near our 1779 Ordinary and 1870 Schoolhouse. Faire activities, which will be mixed in with the craft booths, include family 
and children’s activities, craft demonstrations, and musical entertainment.

Foothill's guild members will be onhand demonstrating many spinning and weaving techniques.

Cancelled - Field trip to Graustark Llama Farm in Bluemont Va!

posted Jul 3, 2014, 12:17 PM by Foothills Fiber Guild   [ updated Jul 11, 2014, 5:24 PM ]


llama
This event has been cancelled and we will meet at the library as usual.
Agenda
  1. We’ll have a short business meeting at 10 am at the Farm.
  2. Linda Brown of Graustark Llama Farm will give  us a tour of her farm – lots of opportunities to get “up close and personal” with her friendly flock…and lots of photo opportunities as well!
  3. Optional Needle Felted Project.   Linda will have a couple of kits available for purchase – either a needle felted picture (perhaps a “Llamascape”?) or a needle felted ornament (like a bluebird).  The kits will be available for about $15.00    We can work on a project there or take them home.   She’ll also have felting needles available for purchase at about $5.00  as well for those that prefer to work on their project while we’re there.   Purchase of a kit and working on a project it TOTALLY optional.  

It is an outdoor venue, so if it rains, we may need to suddenly change our plans. If it’s just a drizzle, she has some canopies/tents that we can sit under, but if it’s a rainstorm, we’ll have to cancel.

Address: 19240 Walsh Farm Lane Bluemont,VA 20135

Graustark Llama Farm

Farm Days at Frying Pan

posted May 7, 2014, 5:35 PM by Foothills Fiber Guild   [ updated May 7, 2014, 5:42 PM ]

Members of the guild will be demoing spinning and weaving at Frying Pan Park during Farm Days on May 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. Please come join in the fun. Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations. Participate in hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking. Enjoy crafts, games, puppet shows and get an up-close introduction to the baby farm animals Click here for more information.

Dorset Buttons

posted Mar 16, 2014, 3:56 PM by Foothills Fiber Guild   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 1:17 PM ]

Jinann taught a group of guild members how to make cartwheel Dorset Buttons following the March meeting. We were a little scattered at first testing Jinann's patience but she prevailed and lead us to making beautiful buttons on our first attempt. Thanks Jinann - you rock!

Dorset buttons where once a booming cottage industry. If you'd like to learn more about them and possibly try your hand at them check out this site:

Ordinary Times

posted Mar 16, 2014, 3:33 PM by Foothills Fiber Guild   [ updated Mar 16, 2014, 3:50 PM ]

Claude Moore Park held their "Ordinary times - life in Colonial Lanesville" event on February 22nd. 

The event was held in and around the old Lane whiteboard house and offered visitors a glimpse into the daily workings of  what life might have been like back then. They got to see some woodworking, cooking over a fire and even got to sample some bread and chicken stew made over those fires.

In addition, there were demonstrations of spinning and needlework. Marla Campbell spun cotton on the Foothills guild great wheel "Lily". Several of the visitors even tried their hand at. Doesn't Lily look right at home there?!


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