The 2023 Montana Fibershed Wool-Along is happening!
This winter, Montana Fibershed is hosting the second annual KAL (Knit-A-Long), hosted by our friend and Montana Fibershed member, Madeline Keller-King.* Madeline is a natural dyer and handspinner living in Eureka, MT. She has written a blog post for our website on the joys of knitting with Montana Wool. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look here. Follow along on Zoom as we take a winter dive into the world of Montana fiber! This year, by we have decided to rename the KAL to better suit the diverse interests and talents of our fiber community. So bring your knitting, spinning, weaving, felting or crochet project, your Montana wool, and “wool along” with us on Zoom, Thursday evenings, beginning January 19 at 7:00 pm.
Visit our Directory to locate a variety of Montana wools and other fibers. Check with your LYS (local yarn shop) as well to learn which Montana yarns they have in stock. Not only will we learn about the myriad amazing projects one can do with Montana wool, but each week we will host a guest shepherd to share about the special qualities of the sheep that they raise. Our first get-together will include a visit with LaVonne Stucky of the Wool Mill in Belgrade, MT. LaVonne will share information about Montana Fibershed, as well as some of her personal journey as a Montana shepherdess. To join this fun event, please email Madeline at firstname.lastname@example.org You will be sent the Zoom link as well as pattern and yarn information. Madeline has connected with other Montana knit and crochet designers who will be providing patterns for the Wool-Along.
Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook posts to learn more about the suggested patterns as well as suitable yarn weights for them.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evenings. Join us!
* Madeline Keller-King is a regular contributor to Spin Off Magazine and can be found on social media by her business name and handle Wooly Witch of the West. Her yarns, spinning fibers, and blog can be found on her website.