Hartl Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo info@fiberartsfest.com

Activities

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!

2024 Featured Artist

Join us in learning how to weave with anything you can find in your backyard or garden, from dandelions to grass to leaves, bark, and sticks!

Our featured artist this year is basket weaver Debbie Johnson. She specializes in weaving with found natural materials and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Debbie will be demonstrating throughout the Festival as well as teaching a class on Saturday which can be found on our classes page. She will also be giving a free lecture each day about foraging for materials yourself. Everyone is welcome to attend the lectures and learn about what to look for and how to prepare it for use. Come find out about all the weaving material you’ve been walking by for all these years, and learn about how to make your very own woven nature creation.

Lectures will be at 10:30am Saturday and 1:00pm Sunday, made possible by a donation from the Fargo Moorhead Quilters.

At the Festival you can also:

Try a new fiber technique

Do some shopping

Watch demonstrations

Take Classes

Want to help make the fun happen? The Festival is looking for volunteers. If you know how to sew, knit, crochet, needle felt, or even just tie a knot we need you! We are always in need of demonstrators to help with the hands-on activities, and with a range of difficulties in the activities anyone can help out, and we will even teach you how.

Don’t want to demonstrate? We also need help with behind the scenes coordination, greeting attendees, taking pictures, and other general tasks.

Volunteer for as little as an hour or two and be part of our community of wonderful fiber enthusiasts!