Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association
PO Box 573 ● Tunkhannock, PA 18657
To Feature Nationally Acclaimed Felting Artist
acclaimed Stevi T, owner of Alpaca Encounters, will be
demonstrating art of Needle Felting at Founders' Day on June
27. Ms. T, who first discovered her talent in 1980 when she
made a rag doll for her daughter, launched her own line of
soft sculpture dolls including gnomes and elves as well as a
collection called "APacaMice" with woodland animals such as
squirrels, chipmunks, racoons in addition to the mice. She
now offers classes in her art as well as operates Alpaca
Encounters with an entire line of alpaca wool creations.
Felting is the art of using specialized barbed needles to
interlock alpaca fiber, forming a condensed,
three-dimensional fiber sculpture without the use of water.
Ms. T raises her own
alpacas which provide a soft, fine, luxurious fiber with
natural highlights. Alpaca wool also has the added benefit
of being hypoallergenic.
dolls and her art of needle felting have been featured on
"Regis and Kathie Lee" and ABC's "Morning News" as well as
in several magazines including Dolls Magazine,
Contemporary Doll, Teddy Bear Review and others.
She has exhibited in the Windham Museum in Massachusetts,
the NIADA Galley at Universal Studios in Orlando, and she
has taken several First Place awards and Best of Show awards
in national competitions. Alpaca Encounters participates in
shows throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Ms.
T offers exhibits and needle felting
classes at the
Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival held each
from New Jersey, Stevi moved her studios to New Milford,
PA, in 2007. Ms. T will be demonstrating her art and
displaying many of her creations in front of Bridge Street
Marketplace on Founders' Day.
Tunkhannock will be closed to traffic on Founders' Day from
10 am to 4 pm; however, Bartrons Supply, in collaboration
with the high school FFA and the Kiwanis Wyoming County
Fair, will provide a continuous tractor-driven shuttle from
the school's parking lot to the downtown area..
Founders' Day is sponsored by Peoples National Bank and
produced by the Tunkhannock Business and Professional
More information and a brochure about area accommodations
available by calling 570.836.0765 or by visiting