• 2019 FAIR EXTENDED: WOOL: FROM FARM TO FIBER FOLK; ALBANY, OR

    Wool: From farm to fiber folk with Deborah Niemann and Deborah Robson

    Friday, Aug. 2 9:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Whether you’re a shepherd or a fiber worker, wool—in all its diverse forms—can enrich your life. This full-day session focuses on connecting, and creating better communication between, the people who produce wool and those who use it, in all its multiple varieties.

    9:00 a.m. Selecting Fleeces: Spinner, non-spinning fiber artisan, or shepherd, you’ll improve your encounters with wool by understanding how fleeces grow and how to select a good one.

    10:15 a.m. Evaluating Fleeces: Let’s get real! For this hands-on session, you—whether you’re growers or buyers—can bring us fleeces for evaluation. Are you a shepherd who wants to put a better product out there? Are you a fiber person who’s bought (or been given) a fleece that you can’t figure out how to use? Bring it on.

    12:00 p.m. Lunch

    1:00 p.m. Upping Your Income: Value-Added Wool Products: Whether you are a shepherd or a fiber artist, you can increase the value of wool with each step of processing. You'll discover how the price of wool increases from a raw fleece to washed fleece to roving to yarn and then to finished garments and other products.

    2:15 p.m. Connecting Fiber: Where Suppliers Can Sell Products and Artisans Can Find Them: Most people immediately think of Etsy when it comes to handmade or homegrown products, but there are so many marketplaces available, from individual websites or farm stores to farmers markets and retail stores. Whether you’re selling or buying, we’ll help you find channels to locate what you need.

    3:30 p.m. Warm Conversations: Using Social Media in the Fiber World: No, you can't just ask your neighbor's teenager to handle your Facebook page. Learn the pros and cons of the various social media outlets, as well as how to use them to increase sales, find supplies, or even just engage in informative dialogue.

    Limited to 60 participants. All extended workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9671
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: DEMYSTIFYING MISO; ALBANY, OR

    Hands-On: Demystifying Miso with Kirsten Shockey

    Saturday, Aug. 3 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    This “top-shelf” ferment is the basis of so much flavor and some pretty mind-boggling health benefits. In this hands-on workshop, Kirsten Shockey talks about why miso is so incredible, why it develops so much flavor, and how to make it. Leave with a jar of your own miso along with the skills to make more at home.

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9685
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: DIY BEER AND MEAD; ALBANY, OR

    DIY Beer and Mead with Jereme Zimmerman

    Saturday Aug. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Experience the simplicity of capturing and cultivating wild yeast for creating your own naturally fermented meads, ales and sodas. Participants will create a honey-based wild yeast starter to bring home for starting their own home-brewed batch of mead, ale or soda. Techniques and recipes for myriad flavoring and alcohol-level possibilities will be discussed, and participants will be provided with handouts with instructions or recipes for creating their own natural brews at home.

    Limited to 60 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9687
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: FARMHOUSE CHEESE WHEEL; ALBANY, OR

    Hands-On: Farmhouse Cheese Wheel with Claudia Lucero

    Sunday, Aug. 4 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Follow along with Claudia Lucero, author of One-Hour Cheese, and make your own, custom-flavored wheel of farmer's cheese to take home and enjoy. People around the world enjoy many versions of this simple and delicious cheese. It makes a wonderful base for your favorite flavors: spices, herbs, hot peppers ... you choose, you're the cheesemaker now! 

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9686
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: GETTING STARTED WITH A DROP SPINDLE; ALBANY, OR

    Getting Started With a Drop Spindle with Deborah Niemann

    Saturday, Aug. 3 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Is learning to spin on your bucket list, but you're not sure about investing a few hundred dollars in a spinning wheel? Attend this one-hour, hands-on workshop and get started spinning with a drop spindle. We'll provide the spindle, wool, and instructions so that you leave the workshop with your very own handspun yarn.

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9684
  • 2019 FAIR HANDS-ON: HAND-STITCHING LEATHER; ALBANY OR

    Hand-Stitching Leather with Dennis Biswell

    Saturday, Aug. 3 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Oregon FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Learn three leather stitches – blanket, saddle, and whip stitch – and the times when each is used. Participants will receive a kit that includes the leather pieces to make a 4-inch-by-6-inch pouch, needles, artificial sinew, and instruction on how to sew the pouch together using the three stitches.

    Limited to 40 participants. All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9683

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