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Wool Arts Tour to celebrate 35th anniversary

  • The Annual NH Wool Arts Tour is Oct 6-7. Courtesy

  • The Annual NH Wool Arts Tour, Celebrating its 35th Anniversary on Columbus Day Weekend, Features New Hampshire Fiber Artists October 6th & 7th. Courtesy Photo—

  • The Annual NH Wool Arts Tour, Celebrating its 35th Anniversary on Columbus Day Weekend, Features New Hampshire Fiber Artists October 6th & 7th. Courtesy Photo—


Friday, September 28, 2018 3:21PM

The free annual fiber tour is scheduled for the peak of New Hampshire’s colorful fall leaf season. Hand painted sheep signs guide visitors to and from four official Wool Arts Tour stops consisting of fiber producing farms and studios. Each host-tour-stop features many of New Hampshire’s best fiber artists, their one-of-a-kind fiber arts and locally-produced animal fibers. Most of the sites have fiber-producing animals on display.

Demonstrations of knitting, weaving, dying, spinning, rug hooking, felt making, as well as other fiber-related crafts, will be ongoing daily at each host site. Locally-produced sheep wool, alpaca, llama, angora rabbit, and mohair will be available in forms such as raw and processed fleeces, as top, roving and in bat form. Handspun and commercially-spun yarns, kits, patterns and beautiful handcrafted finished goods also will be available for purchase.

The Wool Arts Tour was established by a small group of local wool producers 35 years ago. They did so to raise awareness of, and to share both their passion and love for, natural fibers and the animals they harvested it from. This tradition is carried forward with the 2018 host sites for the New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour as follows: Spring Pond Farm, a working alpaca & honey bee farm in Greenfield; Spinner Farm, a working sheep farm and equestrian facility in Deering; Western View Farm, a working sheep farm and home of a well-known weaver in Hillsborough; and new this year, Brimstone Hollow Farm in Hancock, featuring Romney sheep, all-things-fiber and other farm fresh products.

Food and other amenities are available at some host sites.

Hours for this event are Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For Farm Tour directions, list of vendors and more information go to www.WoolArtsTourNH.com or The Wool Arts Tour on Facebook. Come travel the colorful autumn roads of New Hampshire, be inspired and find the artist in you!

Spring Pond Farm

81 Muzzy Hill Rd

Greenfield, NH 03047

Spinner Farm

192 Old County Road

Deering, NH 03244

Western View Farm

374 Gleason Falls Road

Hillsboro, NH 03244

Brimstone Hollow Farm

46 Middle Road

Hancock, NH 03449