Fiber festivals are always wonderful fun—I’ve yet to visit a fiber festival and think to myself, “Well that was a waste of my time!” No matter what’s on the schedule—or in the vendor area—I always manage to have a delightful time (and leave with an armful of yarn and other goodies). There is one fiber […]

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As a daughter of the great state of New Jersey I have made it a sort of unofficial life’s mission to educate the folks on New Jersey and why it’s so great. One of my favorite topics to highlight is the state’s agriculture—it’s known as the Garden State for a reason, after all. All across […]

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Finger Lakes Fiber Festival

If you’re going to be anywhere near Hemlock, New York, in mid-September, make sure to attend the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. The 2018 festival will take place on September 15 and 16 at the Hemlock Fairgrounds and will include opportunities for learning new skills, watching demonstrations, hanging out with fiber animals, and of course, shopping […]

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Fiber Christmas in July

When I was in high school my best friend’s mom would always host a Christmas in July party. We’d eat cookies, listen to Christmas music, and exchange handmade gifts. To this day I love Christmas in July because it brings up so many happy memories. Now, though, I’ve learned there’s a FIBER Christmas in July […]

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Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Every second weekend in July, artists and artisans from around the globe arrive in Santa Fe to take part in the International Folk Art Market (IFAM). Held on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, the market features booths from hundreds of artists selling handmade, fair-trade goods including pottery, jewelry, wooden toys, and (of course) textiles of all […]

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’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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