Fiber, Foliage, Forging, and Fermentation
September 09- 11, 2016
College of Yarnvid
Come enjoy a weekend of learning about period crops and animal agriculture, try your hand at metal forging, and brew your favorite period beverages! As before, FFFF will be a workshop, hands-on setting which is being hosted at Lady Caelain and Lord Seamus's farm in Central VA, this year. There will be sheep to shear, beer to brew, plants to exchange, crops to discuss, wool to spin and weave, and metal things to forge!
Arts & Sciences Activities: There will be areas dedicated to each of the specific subjects, with a very open schedule that allows for everyone to come and go to the different areas at their leisure and try everything. Plant Exchange- Bring temporarily potted plants, or extra seeds to share with others, and take some home, too! Fleece Exchange- Bring your extra fiber to trade with others, or give away, as the spirit moves you. There will be a scale, skirting table, and bags available to use, so just bring what you want to get rid of and perhaps bring home something new and interesting. Yarn Destash- Bring a skein, take a skein. Clear out your stash and enable your fellow yarn hoarders at the same time! Plus, any extra yarn left at the end of the event will be donated to the local women’s shelter. Brewing- Lord Seamus will be doing an All Grain Brewing demo Forging- The Central VA Blacksmith’s Guild will be teaching and demonstrating their craft
Adult, Member Discount: $0.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $5.00 Camping
Adult, Event Registration: $0.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $5.00 Camping
Youth (7-17): $0.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $5.00 Camping
Child (0-6): $0.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., College of Yarnvid
Cost Notes: This is a free event! Although the form says "feast", that cost is actually for the lunch on Saturday, to benefit the College of Yarnvid and help offset the cost of running the event. Primitive camping is available for the weekend as well.
Site: Cygnet Hollow Farm, Louisa, VA. 1221 Tisdale Rd. Louisa, VA 23093. Site opens Friday noon, closes Sunday noon.
Site Restrictions: No dogs, please. This is a working farm and there are flock guardians on site. If you have a service dog that needs to come with you, please contact the autocrat in advance to make arrangements.
Feast Information: Friday evening Traveller’s Fare will be available from 7-10pm under the big oak tree. Saturday’s hearty lunch will be hosted by the College of Yarnvid, with a fee of $5 per person. Saturday evening there will be a potluck dinner, starting at 6:30pm under the big oak tree. Bring a dish that will serve about 6 or 8 people, please. Some room can be made in the farmhouse for refrigerated things, just ask for instructions when you check in.
Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome at no charge, please contact the autocrat for more information.
Other Information:Camping is available, primitive but spacious and flat.
Autocrat's Information: THL Caelainn Grantaich (Lindsay Colley Swan ), 1221 Tisdale Rd, Louisa, VA 23093, Phone: (540) 9678099, E-mail: cygnethollowfarm[AT]gmail.com
Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat
From Richmond, Take I-64 West to exit 143 (Louisa/Mineral) and turn right at the end of the ramp, 2.1 miles to turn left on Route 640(East Jack Jouett), immediate right on 649(Byrd Mill), 2.4 miles then stay straight as road becomes route 632(Waldrop Church), 1.4 miles to turn left on 749(Tisdale Rd), 1.2 miles to turn left into farm driveway, look for signs. From Charlottesville, take I-64 East to exit 143, turn left at the end of the ramp, then follow above directions.