WWW: Upcoming Fiber Festivals in Florida & New Mexico; Raising awareness of New Zealand’s wool industry; Knitted Poppies for Remembrance

NZ Wool Industry

NM Fall Fiber Festival November 2018The Orlando Public Library is hosting a Fall Fiber Festival in celebration of Central Florida’s fiber arts scene. The daylong festival will take place on Sunday, September 30 from 2-4 p.m.

New Mexico’s Fall Fiber Fiesta 2018 is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday November 16-18. This is the largest show in Santa Fe exclusively dedicated to handmade creations of New Mexico’s Fiber Artists.

NZ Wool IndustryWhile New Zealand has a reputation as a sheep-loving nation, the country’s wool industry has been in a steady decline for many years. Locals are stripping off in an effort to revive the country’s national fibre and make wool sexy.

Victoria Park Poppy ProjectKnitted poppy projects to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One are growing. These projects include 5000 Poppies (Australia), the Victoria Park Poppy Project Ilkeston (England), Thetford (England), and more. Many of these projects are raising funds for the Royal British Legion and some are also seeking donations of knitted poppies.

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