I had never been to a Fleece Festival before. In fact, I had never even heard of a Fleece Festival!
It was all because of Facebook, and a few fibre loving friends. When the event popped up in my newsfeed I penned the date into my planner (I do keep a planner on my phone, but I also love having a hard copy! Every year it’s a big moment for me when I select my new yearly planner from Chapters, but that’s another story!).
October 14th I jumped in our van, Woodstock, Ontario is only about an hour from us.
I was so excited (and not just because I was going to be kid free for a few hours!), and the event way beyond my expectations.
For those of you who have never been to one, a Fleece or fibre Festival is a celebration of fibre art – spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, and even though it wasn’t as advertised, Crochet!
The venue was packed with local venders of various Fibres – silk, alpaca, angora, wool – you name it! There were various workshops and demonstrations held throughout the day. I stood in on an angora grooming demonstration.
At this particular event they had three buildings including two barns. I never got a final count be there was no shortage of things to view and along with the yarns and Fibres there were plenty of crafts, pottery, woodwork.
Lots of unique yarn:
In the end I had an absolutely amazing time, have so many ideas running through my head about what I would love to do and make – including spinning and dying my own yarn!
Have you ever been to a fibre festival? Please don’t hesitate to share your experience below!