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Flag Wool and Fiber Festival 2017

General Info

Grant Name Flag Wool and Fiber Festival 2017
Organization Arizona Historical Society
Amount $1, 996
City Flagstaff, AZ

Description

Sheep herding is an integral part of Arizona history, and indigenous communities have long-standing traditions of herding sheep and using their wool to create beautiful textiles. At the Flag Wool and Fiber Festival festival, held June 3-4 at the Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff (2340 N. Fort Valley Rd.) wool growers, artisans, and demonstrators come together to connect the history to the art through their textiles and fiber arts creations. The public is invited to attend educational demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday.

Located at the Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff, the Flag Wool and Fiber Festival bridges the divide that sometimes crops up between the arts and the humanities. Sheep herding is a part of Arizona history  and indigenous communities have long-standing traditions of herding sheep and using their wool to create beautiful textiles. At the festival, artisans and demonstrators connect the history to the art through their textiles and fiber arts creations, keeping these traditions alive. The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, held the first weekend in June, brings together wool growers, artisans and fiber-related vendors to share their knowledge and experience creating goods using natural materials grown in Arizona. Educational demonstrations are ongoing throughout the festival, and more in-depth workshops are offered by experienced teachers on both Saturday and Sunday.

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