Celebrate spring at the Snake River Fiber Arts Fair

 

Spinners gather each year for the fiber fair in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Photos courtesy of Kathie Phoenix.

Twenty years ago, members of the Weaving, Spinning, & Fiber Arts Guild of Idaho Falls decided to organize a fiber festival. About ten vendors arrived with fiber and equipment-the Idaho Falls fiber artists were hooked!  

 

The twentieth anniversary "Spring in the Rockies" Snake River Fiber Arts Fair will be held May 16‒18, 2014, at the Eastern Idaho Technical College campus in Idaho Falls. The event now gathers more than twenty interesting vendors, including Greenwood Fiberworks with handpainted fibers, Spin Dance Acres with Navajo-Churro fleeces and roving, and Earthly Enchantments with handmade orifice hooks.

 

In addition to workshops and demonstrations, the fair provides plenty of opportunities to relax and spin.

Guild member Kathie Phoenix says that nineteen classes will be offered this year:  Joanne Hall will be teaching weaving, Lynn Ruggles will teach spinning and knitting, Lonna Alexander-Steele will teach classes in dyeing and spinning, Elizabeth Dailey will teach drop-spindle spinning, and there are many more classes to choose from.

 

To find out more about the event, check out the website or contact Kathie at kathiephoenix@cableone.net. 

 

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