Alpaca owners and breeders from across the country are coming to Sevierville to compete in the Southern Select Alpaca Show and celebrate the beautiful fiber art created from their fleece.
The Southern Select Alpaca Show will be held March 5–6, 2016 at the Sevierville Convention Center. The show is open to the public 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
Visitors can see the alpacas up close and meet experienced breeders who are happy to answer questions. Vendors will be on hand exhibiting and selling livestock equipment, as well as fiber art supplies and finished alpaca products.
A number of free fiber art workshops will be offered throughout the weekend. Participants can learn drop spindling, carding, corespinning, alpaca fiber dying, knitting or crochet in 20-60 minute mini workshops, and cut strand triloom weaving in a comprehensive 3-hour workshop. Tools and materials for all mini workshops are except the corespinning, so see the course description.
Those interested in fiber art are encouraged to bring their spinning wheel, spindle, knitting or other current project to participate in a free spinners & project circle going on all weekend.
The event is sponsored by the Southeastern Alpaca Association, which represents alpaca farms in nine states.
The Sevierville Convention Center is located at 202 Gists Creek Road in Sevierville, Tenn.