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April 2017

Dallas-Fortworth Fiber Festival April 7-9, 2017

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX United States
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DFWFiber Fest

BROOKMOORE CREATIONS returning to DFW in 2017 with their Easy-to-Spin Cotton!        DFW Fiber Fest Brookmoore Creations is returning to the Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Fest on April 7-9, 2017. We are bringing our EASY-TO-SPIN Cotton that you all know & love. FREE cotton spinning instructions on both the wheel and spindle will be provided to help get new folks started. You will also find our full range of Retail Hand Spinning Tools, Hand Spun Cotton Yarn Kits & Accessories . Purchase Easy-to-Spin…

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DFW Fiber Fest-BEGINNING SPINNING WORKSHOP

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX United States
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Jill spinning on her Lendrum wheel Ready to start spinning on a wheel?  In this class Jill will teach you about spinning wheels, preparing fibers for spinning and how to spin yarn on a wheel. Choose between cotton, wool or any of the new, exotic  fibers available now. Jill has been teaching in Tucson, AZ as well as nationally and welcomes all newcomers to the world of spinning! For more information on the class click Beginning Spinning Workshop by Jill Date &…

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DFW Fiber Fest Workshop: SPINNING TIPS & TRICKS

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX United States
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Jill's bag of Spinning Tricks!

Jill's bag of Spinning Tricks! Jill has designed this class full of hints, ideas, tips and tricks for making your spinning easier and more enjoyable.  We will cover everything from the ergonomics of spinning to wheels and tools spiced with a few spinning tricks! Date: April 9, 10 AM-Noon Early Bird Pricing:  3-hour Class - $65 Regular Pricing (Beginning January 2, 2017): 3-hour Class - $75 For more information on Jill's class go to Spinning Tips & Tricks To register for…

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DFW Fiber Fest Workshop: THE JOY OF SPINDLE SPINNING

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX United States
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Learn how to take your spinning anywhere you go! Jill makes spindle spinning a snap. She will teach you how to spin BOTH Cotton & Wool and how to pick the right spindle for the fiber. Even learn how to ply your singles using only a spindle. Jill spinning on the go! Date: April 9, Noon-4PM Cost:  3-hour Class – $75 For more information on Jill’s class go to The Joy of Spindle Spinning To register for Jill’s class go to…

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PLY AWAY 2017

April 25 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 6:00 pm
Crown Center-Westin, 1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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PLY AWAY 2017  has chosen BROOKMOORE CREATIONS to be vendors at this great event! We are your source for EASY-TO-SPIN  cotton roving as well as great  SPINNING TOOLS . Don't spin cotton? Brookmoore Creations own accomplished instructor,  JILL HOLBROOK will be on hand to show you how. Learn how to spin cotton on a Wheel OR Spindle in minutes! Cotton, tahkli spindle and wooden support bowl-all sold by Brookmoore

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FREE Spinning DEMO from BMC’s own JIll Holbrook!

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Crown Center-Westin, 1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Brookmoore Creations will be offering FREE Spinning Demos at PLY AWAY from 1:00 -1:20 PM and 3:30-3:50 PM on Saturday, April 29. Come get some expert spinning advice from Jill Holbrook. Jill has taught at John C. Campbell Folk School as well as numerous Fiber Guilds around the country.

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June 2017

FLAG WOOL & FIBER FESTIVAL

June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 4 @ 4:00 pm
The Pioneer Museum, 2340 N FT Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Brookmoore Creations will return to the FLAGSTAFF WOOL & FIBER FESTIVAL  for a 4th wonderful year! As usual, we will be selling our EASY-TO-SPIN COTTON sliver (introducing our new natural color-CINNAMON) as well as spinning tools, books, carders & carder covers-AND MORE! FREE SPINNING LESSONS with purchase of any spinning tools! PLUS our own Jill Holbrook (nationaly known instructor) will be providing a SPINNING DEMO in the main building. Looking forward to seeing you all!

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WORKSHOP at Flagstaff Wool & Fiber Fest by Jill!

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Joy of Spindle Spinning Learn the joys of hand spinning on suspended (drop) spindles. They can go anywhere with you. We will discuss how to choose spindles for desired yarn or fiber, fiber preparation, drafting and plying as well as what to do with your handspun yarn. Experience level: Beginner to advanced. Cost: $50 Materials Fee: $20 (payable directly to instructor on the day of class) Students should bring: Nothing required—materials fee includes a spindle, fiber, and a handout.…

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WORKSHOP by Jill at Flag Wool & Fiber Fest!

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pioneer Museum, 2340 N FT Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Spinning Cotton with the Tahkli Spindle Cotton is the perfect fiber to spin in the Southwest – it is cool, soft and really fun to spin. Learn to spin cotton on a simple tool – the Tahkli. We will discuss winding off the Tahkli, finishing and using your cotton yarn. Experience level: Beginner Cost: $50 Materials Fee: $20 (payable directly to instructor on the day of class) Students should bring: Nothing required—materials fee includes a Tahkli spindle and cotton fiber.…

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July 2017

Ancient Ways of Preparing and Spinning Cotton

July 29 @ 8:45 am - 11:45 am
SW Regional Spinners Retreat, Sacramento, NM United States + Google Map

Jill Holbrook will be teaching this class at the SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SPINNERS RETREAT in New Mexico. The following is a description of the workshop: Ancient Ways of Preparing and Spinning Cotton Using ancient techniques we will hand gin cotton from the seeds, then process the cotton with techniques from Asia and the American Southwest. Finally, we will use recreated ancient spindles to spin cotton. Skill Level: Beginners to Advanced Equipment Needed: None, fibers and spindle are provided If you attend the…

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