Fall is just around the corner. This is the season for abundance, community, and gratitude. Here in Nome, we’ve had a busy year, from more than 100 lambs born to an incredible event schedule at the Schoolhouse.
Now, we’re ready to break out the pom-poms and celebrate our Nome Eweniversity pride. It’s homecoming season, but instead of a pep rally or tailgate party, we’re hosting our first Fiber Festival from September 24 to 25!
At Bear Creek, we’re devoted to sharing the love of fiber arts and its benefits for health and the community. Plus, it’s friendly to the planet and our economy as well! Whether you’re a needle-felting newbie or a seasoned pro, an artist or a shepherd, you’ll find something to enjoy at the Fiber Festival.
The Nome Schoolhouse is already primed for school spirit. And we plan to make the most of it with all sorts of fun for our Nome Eweniversity students. For our “Nomecoming,” we’ll be turning the restored gym into a fiber arts hub!
On Saturday, September 24, events will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. We’ll have a variety of fiber artists set up with their booths. I can’t wait to see what unique and beautiful crafts they bring to sell!
Food will be served between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. — all scratch-made by our resident chef Libbie. Our bar will also be open for those who’d like some celebratory librations.
But you can do more than shop, eat, and drink. We’re creating an open crafting space in the middle of the gym. If you’d like a taste of all the fiber arts, come on in! You can get hands-on experience with needle felting, wet felting, spinning, crochet, knitting, or weaving…. or all of them!
We’ll also have some of our fiber animals at the schoolhouse. They’d love to meet you as much as you’d love to meet them! These fluffy friends enjoy getting out of the barnyard to see friendly new faces. This is also a great opportunity for you to learn about their fleece and what makes our wool better.
Sunday’s events will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bear Creek Felting shop will be open, so you can get started on your holiday shopping! Many of my needle-felted collectibles, such as this friendly llama, are available in the shop. And if you’re feeling inspired by Saturday’s hands-on activities, you can stock up on felting supplies and wool (or buy wonderful gifts for your fellow fiber artists).
Also, in nearby Fingal (6 miles away), Nome and Fort Ransom are having an outdoor craft show, with 100 different booths. Come and see them all! What better way to welcome the fall season?
It’s a time for creativity, so I hope you’ll join us for this immerse and inspiring event. Don’t forget to join my Needle Felting Academy and learn how to put your ideas into action! From technique tutorials to fun felting courses, you’ll be all set to cuddle up with crafting projects this autumn.