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is dedicated to supporting Ohio fiber producers and artists, and to developing awareness of the diversity and beauty of Ohio farm yarns and fleeces. Our fiber farmers raise alpacas, llamas, sheep, goats and angora rabbits for their beautiful fiber. Our fiber artists dye, hook, spin, knit, weave and felt the most beautiful fiber art you've ever seen. Knitters, check out our Ravelry group on-line. You can also follow us on Facebook. We're hoping you make 2012 the year you decide to go on an Ohio Fiber Diet by supporting your local fiber producer or artist! We don't think you'll be disappointed. The Ohio Natural Fiber Network -- Our Homegrown for Your Handmade

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Spinning Workshop with Fae Evans

The Lorain County Spinners & Weavers Guild is hosting a spinning workshop with Fae Evans.

This workshop is for experienced spinners.

The date is Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the OSU Lorain County Extension Office, 42110 Russia Road in Elyria.

Cost is $100/person.

The weekend will include spinning wheel tune-up, color blending and theory, spinning different fibers and refining your spin! You need to bring: your working spinning wheel, your normal spinning chair and any tools or fibers you may need help with

Breakfast & Lunch: Bring a bag lunch. Snacks, water, breakfast rolls, will be provided. There is a kitchen with a stove and refrigerator.

Deadlines: All reservations and payments are due by April 30. Checks payable to LOCO
Send payment & your information for reservations to:
Nancy Kuhar
1547 St. Rt.60
Wakeman, Ohio 44889

Questions can be sent to Nancy: nancyjk52.gmail.com or Judy: slowandeasyalpacas@yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Roving Acres Farm Shearing Day

Roving Acres Farm in Pierpont, Ohio is holding a shearing day, Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All are invited to come out and say hi to some fiber animals. There will be a sheep shearing demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and a goat shearing demonstration at 2 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. In addition to shearing and fiber processing demonstrations, there will be snacks, live music and lots of adorable animals to pet. Children are always welcome but we ask that pets stay home.

This event is held rain or shine. This is in working farmyard so be sure to dress appropriately. Boots are highly recommended!

Roving Acres farm is located at 3069 Middle Rd, Pierpont. If you need help with directions or would like more info,  feel free to private message, email at info@rovingacres.com or call 440-594-1230

Monday, March 31, 2014

ONFN April Meeting

The next meeting of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8th at 11 a.m. We're meeting in the restaurant of Buehler's grocery store off of I-71 and Route 250 in Ashland. Not a member but interested in Ohio fiber? Join us anyway.

We will discuss future trunk shows, the upcoming dye workshops sponsored by the Network and the Yarn Diacovery Tour. Current members you have a bit if homework to do. Be prepared to discuss what your message is, the tone with which you want to deliver it and what makes you different.

And no excuses that the dog ate my homework!

Any questuons, call Andrea at 440-829-3644.

RSVP for the meeting by sending an email to: andrea@thatlldofarm.com

Friday, August 9, 2013

Yarn Discovery Tour 2013

Our Hours For The Tour:
          Monday -- Closed
          Tuesday & Wednesday -- 10 am - 5 pm
          Thursday & Friday -- 10 am - 8 pm
          Saturday & Sunday -- 11 am - 4 pm

Ohio Natural Fiber Network is proud to announce that it will be a stop on this year's Yarn Discovery Tour, Friday, September 6 through Saturday, September 21.

First held in 2008, the tour is an annual event for fiber enthusiasts designed  to showcase local yarn shops throughout Northeast Ohio.

Rules for participation in the tour are:

1) Purchase a $5 passport from any participating shop listed and receive a YDT tote bag.

2) Spend a minimum of $10 at a participating shop from during tour dates, have your passport stamped and receive a free pattern and an entry in a drawing for that shop's prize basket (retail value of $100).

3) At each stop on the tour, spend a minimum of $10 and you will have your passport stamped. There will be drawings for those who shop at 5, 10 and all 16 shops.

4) Passports can be used on any of the 16 days of the tour during the shop's regular business hours. In addition to regular business hours, all shops will be open during the tour on:
          -- Thursdays & Fridays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
          -- Saturdays & Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fleece of the Month, Upcoming Yarn Tour & Spinning Daily

There are lots of good things happening with the Ohio Natural Fiber Network.

Starting July 1st, the Network will offer a Fleece of the Month subscription program, a unique fiber club for spinners passionate about spinning a variety of breed-specific fiber, but who don't want the expense and hassle of purchasing an entire fleece.

Each three-month subscription will be organized around a breed type. For example, if you purchase the July, August, September 2013 Camelid subscription, you will receive three ounces of Huacaya alpaca, three ounces of llama and three ounces of Suri alpaca and llama -- all in its natural colors. Spin them together or separately; the choice is yours.

Check back on the July 1st for details of this exciting new program.

You can also join the Network's facebook group or Ravelry page for up-to-the-minute news on what's happening in the fiber world around Ohio.

The Network is also proud to announce that we will be part of this year's Yarn Discovery Tour.

The annual Yarn Discovery Tour kicks off on September 6th and runs through September 21. Nineteen Northeast Ohio shops are participating in the tour this year. The many farms that make up the Fiber Network will have their locally grown and produced yarn, roving and finished goods for sale at That'll Do Farm in Grafton during the tour.

And one more thing on the fiber good news front, check out the June 21st blog by Kate Larson on Spinning Daily about ONFN. Spinning Daily is a great resource for spinners, weavers and knitters and we appreciate the acknowledgement by Kate.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Welcome New Member: Great Lakes Fibers

The Network would like to welcome Amy Lowery and Great Lakes Fibers of Huron, Ohio to our membership.

Great Lakes Fibers is home to suri alpacas and suri llamas.

The farm will begin offering classes later this month in knitting, spinning, felting and much more.
They also have an electric carding machine and a FeltLoom. For those familiar with the machines, they offer rental time.