Houston Fiber Fest

Gus: Give me the overview and a brief history of the Houston Fiber Fest?
Houston Fiber Fest 2017 will be our third annual event. We are a 501c3 non-profit, completely run by volunteers. Though our festival is relatively young, it’s growing very quickly. Houston’s enormous fiber arts community was itching for a hometown fiber festival, and we have been blown away by the response and attendance at our first two shows.

Gus: Pretend you talking to someone who has never been to the Houston Fiber Fest, what would you highlight as your “WOW” attractions?
Our vendor hall is carefully curated to include a divine selection of local and regional sellers from within the fiber arts community.

In addition to our vendors, we have some spectacular teaching talent this year. Chart master JC Briar, creator of Stitch Maps charting software, will be hosting classes for all skill levels on a range of topics from charts to socks to pattern design. The queen of “happy stitches” Lucy Neatby will be making her final teaching appearance in the USA. There are also some great classes taught by Houstonians.

Houston Fiber Fest: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from industry leading designers. Photo by Keena Kang.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from industry leading designers. Photo by Keena Kang.

Our Meet-Up Table is a great way to make new friends who share your interests. We will have stitch marker swaps, knit-alongs, crochet-alongs, and discussion topics throughout the day, as well as a dinner meet-up for anyone looking to join a group for a restaurant outing when the vendor hall closes. There is also a stitching lounge in the atrium where you can sit, have a snack, and unwind a bit.

Join the party at the meet-up table! Photo by Keena Kang.

Join the party at the meet-up table! Photo by Keena Kang.

Gus: What are your biggest festival do’s and don’ts for enjoying the Houston Fiber Fest?/

DO: Come ready to learn! Stop by the info booth for a list of classes that still have space available.

DO: Check the schedule for the Meet-Up Table to ensure you are on site for all of your favorite sessions.

DO: Have some future projects in mind as you shop. You’re sure to find yarn for all the patterns in your queue.

Houston Fiber Fest: Browse the Houston Fiber Fest’s curated market for your project. Photo by Keena Kang.

Browse the Houston Fiber Fest’s curated market for your project. Photo by Keena Kang.

DON’T: Worry about attending by yourself. There will be plenty of new friends to make, and lots of things to see and do.

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Houston Fiber Fest
June 23-25, 2017
at The Berry Center in Cypress, TX

Free vendor hall entry
Free stitching lounge
Free parking

Class tickets available at HoustonFiberFest.Eventbrite.com

Find a list of festivals in the United States and Canada at www.spinweave.org/news-events/festivals. Find related Interweave posts on Fiber Festivals!

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