fiber, food, and fun: Field Trips 2016/2017
MadWool loves community & education in all areas, and we love to support our locals. We have our yearly visit to Stonycroft Farm for Alpaca shearing, plus other field trips of interest. We are also planning a trip to knit while watching the Connecticut Sun Basketball Team! Our First Rhinebeck trip is happening too!
SECOND ANNUAL! MADWOOL GOES TO NY SHEEP AND WOOL (AKA RHINEBECK!). SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017. $75.00 INCLUDES BUS, DRIVER TIP, PLUS TICKET TO EVENT. $25.00 deposit holds your space. New this year: pickup/drop off in Fairfield County!
Leave the driving (and parking) to someone else and come enjoy NY Sheep and Wool (www.sheepandwool.com) with a fun crew! We have chartered a comfy motorcoach that holds 55, so come join us! Depart Madison (EXIT 61 /RT 79 COMMUTER LOT) at 7 AM- leave the festival at 5 PM- arrive back in Madison approximately 7 PM. Raffles, fun, knitting and more! Feel free to bring food and beverage, we will make stops for bathroom breaks. *New: we will have pick up and drop off at the commuter lot near RT 8/I95 exit 25 in Bridgeport/Trumbull around 8 AM!
Join MadWool as we attend the Real Art Ways Premiere of ‘Yarn”- October 17, 2016 at 7 PM. Meet at the shop to carpool at 5:30 pm. A carpool from Middletown (commuter lot on I-91, exit 20-country club road- meets at 6 pm). Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT. (www.realartways.org) Please RSVP if you are carpooling to 203-245-5921. Bring yarn and projects!! Some of the madwool spinners will be in attendance, and after the film, will be doing a spinning demo on modern wheels plus a vintage great wheel (aka walking wheel). come see how yarn is made!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
OCTOBER 17, 2016 | 7:00 PM
YARN: A DOCUMENTARY
DIRECTED BY UNA LORENZEN, THORDUR JONSSON, HEATHER MILLARD
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $5
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $4.50
REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
SENIORS (65+): $7
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $7
REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.
Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world.
Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art’s hottest trends.
"You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary about yarn than "Yarn." It isn't perfect - it's a little too airy and artsy in spots - but still, thread and string should be jealous."
– Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"The film offers fascinating insight into what yarn can do in the talented hands of those determined to elevate mere craft to high art."
– Amy Brady Village Voice