Traditional Fiber Arts Fair on Sandwich Town Green Saturday

SANDWICH — A  Fiber Arts Fair will join the Center Sandwich Farmer's Market this Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. creating a Middle Ages like event where folks from throughout the region come to the town green to sell their wares. This program, (admission and parking are free), coincides with the town's 250th celebration so a large turnout is expected.
As it was in the 1500's, the green will come alive Saturday with demonstrations and instruction on spinning, weaving, quilting, rug hooking and other fiber art mediums.
"It can't be a real 'fiber arts fair' without live sheep and goats on the green" said Donna Carlucci, owner of the Kindred Spirit Farm, "so I will bring Shetland sheep and Angora goats to town that day."
"When her plans were publicized, several other farms declared they would bring animals to the Green" said Peter Van Winkle of the fair's sponsor, Sandwich Home Industries, "and then others said they intend to bring goods they have made to the green as well! This is going to be the mother of all Farmers Markets."

Shetland Sheep from Kindred Spirits Farm. (Couertesy photo)