Exhibitors will demonstrate how to spin yarn with hand spindles and wheels, weave fabric, knit/crochet with yarn, and other crafts that use yarn. There will be many items to see/touch made from handspun yarn and/or woven. Visitors will be able to make sounds by touching sensors made with conductive yarn on Sparky the Cat and a special quilt. There will also be a simple free takeaway activity for children.
Weavers of Orlando/Drunken Monkey Spinners
Demonstrators belong to either or both the Weavers of Orlando or the Drunken Monkey Spinning group. WoO celebrated its 75th anniversary several years ago, and has regular meetings, classes for a variety of fiber crafts, and demonstrates at several events a year. The Drunken Monkey Spinners meet regularly and host an annual Distaff Day event in early January.
Members spin yarn on spindles and wheels and weave on a variety of looms. They produce many items such as woven towels, shawls, bags, socks, etc. They do other fiber arts such as knit, crochet, kumihimo, macrame, beading, basketry, etc.