Events, News

Black Sheep Gathering 2022

Hello fiber enthusiasts,

This is a call out that the Black Sheep Gathering Workshops Committee is seeking volunteers for this year’s festival, which will be held June 24-26, 2022 at the Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.

Please spread the word to your local fiber groups and ask anyone who is interested to contact Joyce Arthur at

Here are the days and times volunteers are needed:

  • Set up day – Thursday, June 23
    • 10 AM – 2 PM
    • 2 PM – 6 PM
  • Friday, June 24
    • 7:45 AM – 10 AM
    • 10 AM – 12 PM
    • 12 PM – 2 PM
    • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, June 25
    • 7:45 AM – 10 AM
    • 10 AM – 12 PM
    • 12 PM – 2 PM
    • 2 PM – 4 PM

Shifts are approximately 2 hours; the most critical time slots are the first morning shift and mid-day when students are checking in for their classes.

Other areas that may need volunteers are the Fiber Arts Show and Wool Show & Sale.

As you know, Black Sheep Gathering is entirely run by volunteers — so it’s especially important to have plenty of help — and it’s easier and more fun the more people we have. We so appreciate you!

I hope you will join us at Black Sheep Gathering this year, and please consider volunteering if you can. Thank you so much!


May Minutes

This month we had 5 women bring us fiber and goodies.  We met this group of ladies at OFF this past fall and asked them to come to our guild to have a Spring Fiber and Food Faire.  Thank you all for supporting these ladies with your purchases.  These ladies are kind of unique in that they raise the animals, do the shearing, and spin and dye the fiber themselves.  The food was great too and goes so well with fiber.  Best caramel corn I have ever had.  These ladies did an awesome job and were a lot of fun too.  If you go to OFF this year look them up they share a double booth there.

Contact info:       

Carrie Culliton –  bunny angora & wool
Mim Myren – (alpaca)
Sue Muncy – Angora goats – Mohair                            
Molly Golter  (coming soon)  Bunny angora and wool                            
Friday “The Bakers Dozen” here in Salem, can bake you up some sweet treats give her a call (503) 581-2893 

Next month we will have Vivian Aubrey who will talk to us about taking picture of your knitted projects.  How to give your creations the center stage they deserve.  Then we will all have the greatest pictures on Ravelry of our latest projects.  I find Ravelry a great way to look back and see what you have done over the past year.

Heirloom Labels has contacted me with info, and I will bring samples  of the custom labels to the next meeting.