Knitters, crocheters, spinners, felters, weavers and more will be able to celebrate both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts this October in Park Slope.
Held at the Old Stone House, the second annual Kings County Fiber Festival will be held on Oct. 12 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
There will be a marketplace with a juried selection of New York City and tri-state area artisans selling colorful hand-dyed yarn, wool roving, fleece and a variety of handmade toys, home goods and winter fashion accessories.
There will also be guest talks and demonstrations of fiber-related techniques and manual crafts, such as spinning and felting, and finger knitting for children. A group from New York City will also attempt to weave raw fleece into an 18-by-72-inch shawl in three hours.
The event is co-sponsored by Stitch Therapy, a Park Slope shop which was opened in 2004 by Maxcine DeGouttes.