Summer fiber festival scheduled

‘Spin-in’ visitors will have the opportunity to meet the fiber artists who create lovely goods from their alpaca fleece at the upcoming summer fiber arts festival. The event, to be held Saturday, July 18, will be held at Prosser’s Sage Bluff Alpacas.

photo courtesy of Sage Bluff Alpacas
‘Spin-in’ visitors will have the opportunity to meet the fiber artists who create lovely goods from their alpaca fleece at the upcoming summer fiber arts festival. The event, to be held Saturday, July 18, will be held at Prosser’s Sage Bluff Alpacas.



PROSSER- Fiber artists from throughout the Yakima Valley will gather Saturday, July 18, at Prosser’s Sage Bluff Alpacas for the farm’s fifth annual “Summer Fiber Arts Festival.”

The event, known among fiber artists as a “spin-in,” is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., appropriate for all ages. Admission is free.

Desert Fiber Arts Guild members will be on hand to share their skills with the public. Throughout the day they will be demonstrating various techniques, including spinning, weaving, felting and knitting. In addition, some participants will have selections of their creative work for sale.

Gerry Kresge Ivkovich of New Cumberland, Pa., will be the event’s “featured artist.” She specializes in spinning unique blends of natural fibers, including alpaca.

Visitors will also be able to tour the farm, meet the alpacas, talk with breeders John and Jennifer Ely, and shop for luxurious alpaca retail items.

Sage Bluff Alpacas is located at 8401 S. Steele Rd., Prosser. Call 509-786-4507 for more information, or visit their web site: www.sagebluffalpacas.com.



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