The Fiber Arts Festival was created to provide an event for gathering the fiber community, education about the fiber arts, and a marketplace for all things fiber related. Here are just a few things you can do at the Festival to be part of that!
we have two one-hour lectures from local expert Stephanie Anderson
Both free lectures will be in the main floor meeting room of the Butler Arena.
no registration needed
1:30 pm Saturday: Knitting Heroes
From Merit Emstad, who designed the first Selby mittens, to emigrants from the Nordic countries, knitters made an economic impact. These women helped give a sense of national pride, they hired women who at the time could not work outside of the home, they set the standards for the way we read patterns today, and they helped restore economies. This talk will bring light to the heroes.
11:00 am Sunday: Viking Clothing and Jewelry
Join historian and artist Steph Anderson for an hour long exploration of Viking era clothing and jewelry! From tunics and dresses to brooches and beads, Vikings dressed according to sex, age, and economic status. This talk will shed light on the traditions from 1,000 years ago.
Try a new fiber technique
Do some shopping