Fiber Retreat

Fiber Retreat 2016
March 11, 12, 13, 2016

Jefferson City, Missouri
George Washington Carver Multipurpose Building
3804 Bald Hill Road
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Kate Larson loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Her fiber journey has led her to a degree in soil chemistry, travels through northern Europe in search of textile traditions, and back to the farm where her family has lived for six generations. She keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches handspinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate's articles and designs have appeared in Spin-Off Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, Enchanted Knits, Knitting Sweaters from Around the World, and other publications. Her first handspinning book will be published by Interweave in the fall of 2015. She manages the Spinner's Connection blog at and and keeps her own blog at

Kate Larson Keynote Speaker  

Please go to the Scholarship Raffle page and see what is new.

The 2016 Catalog will be online December 1, 2015
Please note: Current listing are for last year.
The Catalog 2016, and registration form will be available at 12:01 am 12/1/2015.

Welcome to Fiber Retreat 2016

Registration $60

Come Shop For a Day $5 (If you are not registered for classes. Pay at the door).

Leslie Carroll-Bartlett

Vernon County Extension Center
100 West Cherry
Courthouse Room 2




Dear Fiber Enthusiast,

University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University, in cooperation with the Fiber Guilds of Missouri, invite you with enthusiasm and excitement to join us  in Jefferson City, MO to participate in a learning experience with other fiber artists from around Missouri.

We invite you to have a good time, make new friends, renew old acquaintances and learn a new thing about spinning, weaving and natural dyeing, knitting and crochet.

Please come and join us for a fun filled weekend.

 Vendors 2016


Helen Swartz
University of Missouri Extension & Lincoln University  
Small Livestock Specialist
Leslie Carroll-Bartlett
University of Missouri Extension
Regional Information Technology Specialist

We wish to thank Janet S. Petty for all the wonderful pictures included in this website.

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