Kings County Fiber Festival / 1864 Baseball!

Kings County Fiber Festival

Kings County Fiber Festival / 1864 Baseball!

Old Stone House & Washington Park

Spend the day with natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers in the second annual fiber fair. The full day event will include a marketplace for independent fiber artists from the tri-state area, demonstrations, an art exhibit and more!

The Kings County Fiber Festival embraces both fiber artists and the resource providers that make their work possible. Hosted on the grounds of the Old Stone House of Brooklyn – originally built in 1699 as the Vechte family farm – the Kings County Fiber Festival includes crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers, as well as artists creating design works that incorporate fiber as an integral material. Our goal is to raise awareness of both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts.

11 am - 1 pm: Finger Knitting for Kids with Yarn Monkey
11 am - 1 pm
: 1864 Baseball on the Washington Park Field with the New York Gothams and the Flemington Neshanock with live 19th century baseball music performed by Concerts in the Kitchen.

1 pm - 2:30 pm: Spin City Meet-Up and Spinning Demonstration
1 pm - 4 pm: Spin City Fleece to Shawl Team
Ongoing Demos:
Artikal Handcrafted Millinery
The Crochet Collective
Decadent Fibers
Ideuma Alpaca
19th Century concessions by Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour including fried donuts and popcorn.  Hot cider provided by Fishkill Farms. Coffee donated by Cafe Martin.
Artist Marie Christine Katz provides a special tie-in to Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion with Knitting-I Need You. Katz will be present at the festival to teach basic knitting techniques and collect stories about experiences of walking in the city. Throughout the day she will retell the stories given by participants via short impromptu performances, while the knitted elements are unraveled.

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