’Tis the season for going to fiber events and woolly gatherings! Maybe you’ve added a fiber excursion to a family vacation or planned a solo getaway to indulge in your craft. Wherever you roam this summer, traveling plus attending a fiber festival equals a great opportunity to meet new people and expand your handspinning community. […]

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I’ve often read that Americans by and large don’t get enough fiber. I’m not one to argue with doctors, so I’m going to use that as a reason to attend a few more fiber festivals this year. Fortunately for me, and anyone else who needs more fiber in their life, there are festivals large and […]

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Houston Fiber Fest

The Houston Fiber Fest might be relatively young at just four years old, but don’t let its age deter you. This three day event is a Texas-sized celebration of all things fiber. This year’s festival includes classes by headliners Annie Modesitt and Mary Beth Temple, over fifty vendors, and oh so much more. Last year […]

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The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

It should come to no surprise to anyone that a state known for exceptional Navajo weaving is also home to a spectacular wool and fiber festival. Last year, Gus Baxter wrote about Arizona’s Flat Wool and Fiber Festival. Here’s his article and interview with Director Andrea Greene in anticipation of the 2018 festival, scheduled for […]

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Ann Arbor’s Fiber Expo

Connie Hydel, Fiber Expo coordinator, fell in love with fiber when she accompanied a friend to deliver some alpacas. She had such a good time that the trips continued, and she got to know many people from the fiber industry. Eventually, she decided that Ann Arbor needed a fiber show. In the fall of 2007, […]

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I love teaching gradient spinning classes. It’s fun to strategize not only about the many ways we can create our own gradients (yarns that change slowly from one end of the skein to the other), but also how to best use the many gradient fibers and blends on the market. When I order workshop supplies […]

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