Wool Arts Tour celebrates 35 years

Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:51PM

The NH Wool Arts Tour will be celebrating its 35th year on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, with area tour stops this year in Hancock, Greenfield, Hillsborough and Deering.

The free annual fiber tour will include demonstrations of knitting, weaving, dying, spinning, rug hooking, felt making, as well as other fiber-related crafts. Hand painted sheep signs will guide visitors to and from four official Wool Arts Tour stops consisting of fiber producing farms and studios. Stops will feature some 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. 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.

Local tour stops are Brimstone Hollow Farm in Hancock, featuring Romney sheep, all-things-fiber and other farm fresh products; Spring Pond Farm, a working alpaca and honey bee farm in Greenfield; Spinner Farm, a sheep farm and equestrian facility in Deering; and Western View Farm, a sheep farm and home of a well-known weaver in Hillsborough.

Food and other amenities are available at host sites.

Hours for this event are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. For Farm Tour directions, list of vendors and more information go to www.WoolArtsTourNH.com or The Wool Arts Tour on Facebook.