The Twisted Ewe + Idaho Wool Grower's Association Presents:
The Twisted Ewe yarn shop and Idaho Wool Growers Association present the Fiber Frolic, taking place outside at JUMP as part of JUMP’s inaugural Flywheel Festival on Saturday, August 7th from 10-4.
The day-long festival is a celebration of wool and sheep in Idaho with educational booths, wool product vendors, kids crafts, food trucks, music, and a community art installation.
After skipping a year in 2020, the Fiber Frolic is back to create an enriching educational and entertaining experience for folks who are unfamiliar with wool.
From sheep to sweater, the booths at the Fiber Frolic showcase how wool is processed and transformed into sustainable clothes and products.
Individuals, families, and kids are welcome to enjoy the many activities from the Fiber Frolic and Fly Wheel Fest.
Community Fiber Art Project
The Twisted Ewe will debut a large public art installation, created by the hands of K-12 students and senior citizens in the Treasure Valley!
The Twisted Ewe has partnered with schools to promote the creativity and education of wool to students. Over 300 students have collaborated on this project during the spring semester, and will have a chance to view the surprise art installation at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place for the month of August.
Free Fiber Art Workshops
Inside at JUMP free workshops are open to kids and individuals, inside JUMP.
Branch Weaving will be led by Barbara Balkin from Back Gate Studio, from 11-1pm.
Felted Soaps will be led by Natalia from Natalia's Felted Soaps, from 1-3pm.
Knitting, crochet, and simple felt projects will be available for people to try from 3-4pm.
At the heart of the Fiber Frolic and Fly Wheel Fest is supporting local wool growers, makers, and artists. Here are the spotlights for each vendor and booth attending the Fiber Frolic:
The Twisted Ewe will have a booth at the Fiber Frolic, offering basic knitting kits for new knitters, project bags, stickers, and a new fall class and event list.
As a sponsor of the Fiber Frolic, the IWGA is the hub for wool growers in Idaho, providing resources for farmers and education for the public on sheep and shepherding!
IWGA will have a booth at the event, that's all about sheep.
Idaho Wool Grower's Association
Justin is a local fiber artist and designer in the Treasure Valley who turns seconds into firsts, working with that wonderful wool from Pendleton. He uses a mix of new fabrics off the roll, up-cycled seconds or vintage finds, and byproduct waste from the loom, direct from the mill source.
Baggerdasher on Instagram
Three Loves is a retail yarn store that offers a wide selection of boutique yarns, needles, notions, gift items, and classes for all sorts of stitchers from beginner to seasoned expert.
Our goal is to supply, care for, encourage, and grow the community of stitchers in the Treasure Valley and maintain a hands-on shopping and teaching facility which promotes community and celebrates all things colorful and creative.
Visit Three Loves on their website.
Cruver Alpacas is a small farm in Kuna, specializing in alpaca fiber.
At the Fiber Frolic, Carla's booth will have a variety of alpaca spinning fiber available.
The mother-daughter duo of Marietta and Heather are the creative force behind this hand-dyed fiber company. With a strong belief in finding joy in what you are making, Inner Yarn Zen dyes yarn and fiber in beautiful Idaho as a way to interpret the beauty in nature, balanced with reflection, and a bit of heart within each color.
Marietta & Heather take their inspiration from so many different places – it spans from Nature, Nasa space photos, and even from some of your favorite fandoms. They are working to expand their business to be at shows across the nation.
Visit Inner Yarn Zen on Etsy.
Natalia's Felted Soaps are handmade in Boise Idaho, using goat's milk soaps, essential oils, and merino wool.
Felted soaps are soaps wrapped with wool. Use just like a washcloth, felted soaps exfoliate the skin and preserve the bar of soap 3x as long.
Natalia offers custom orders and felted earrings, perfect for holiday gifting!
Check out Natalia's Felted Soaps on Instagram.
Northern Lights is a small home decor business in Boise.
"As a dual citizen of Norway and USA I grew up in Norway with Norwegian parents. I remember, as a child, walking with my dad in the woods where he always told me to be quiet so I would not disturb the gnomes. These gnomes, look today as I imagined they looked during my childhood. My dad would tell me stories about what the gnomes did, ate and how they behaved ( something you can read about in the adoption agreement that comes with each gnome) . I started making the gnomes, mittens and hats when I retired, drawing on my Norwegian culture and my sense and creativity for using repurposed items."