Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Natural Fiber Fair

The Natural Fiber Fair in Arcata, Ca. was a huge success. We had 30 vendors that filled the great new venue with lots of beautiful color and texture. The workshops were very well attended and we got lots of great reviews from the students. We had workshops in Nuno felting, double knitting, spindle spinning, spinning wheel 911, backstrap weaving, basket making, natural dyeing, rug hooking, warp painting for weavers, and handcarding. We had a corner for kids crafts that created lots of fun. The hall had a circle in the center filled with people spinning, visiting, resting, eating, knitting, you name it. The back wall had an exhibit of antique tools used in fiber preparation including 2 great wheels, carders, reels, spinning wheels, etc. There were hourly demonstrations given by the vendors in just about anything you would ever want to learn related to fiber.
What I have always loved about our fiber fair is that if you spend the day you will leave with so much knowledge in so many different areas of fiber art, even if you don't know a thing about it when you arrive.
If you didn't get the chance to attend this year put it on your calendar for next year so you don't miss a wonderful experience at the fair. naturalfiberfair.com.