FIBREFEST 2022

A festival of the fibre arts

September 7 – 11, 2022

SCHEDULE

Local guilds will demonstrate both in-person and virtually; spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lace making, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province.

LOCATIONS

Workshops and Demonstrations Online and In-Person this Year

HOURS & ADMISSION

Open Saturday Sept. 10th, 10am-5pm, and Sunday Sept. 11th, 10am-4pm!

$7 Admission per Person

Admission fee is for one day only

WORKSHOPS

 

27TH ANNUAL FIBREFEST

Come out to the Friendly Town of Almonte on September 10th and 11th for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 27th Annual Fibrefest. Hosted at two locations; the Almonte Community Centre and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include finished fibre goods and other textile related supplies from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.

Admission to Fibrefest is $7.00 per day, which gives you access to both sites.

WORKSHOPS

This year several hands-on workshops, lectures, and a performance will be taking place in conjunction with Fibrefest. This is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get felting, weaving or hooking with talented fibre artists and vendors. Workshops run from Wednesday through to Sunday (September 7–11) at both the museum and the community centre, and registration fees include free admission to the festival. Advance registration is required and some workshops may need you to bring some of your own supplies, so do check out the website and sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Please visit our website and Facebook page for descriptions of workshops and how you can sign up.

Get In Touch

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s annual Fibrefest event is one of the longest running and largest of its kind in Canada. It is a fundraising event for the museum, and aims to promote Canadian fibre artisans and artists.

Consider becoming a sponsor or donor to Fibrefest. Get in touch using the form below, or contact Michael Rikley-Lancaster: m.rikley-lancaster@mvtm.ca or 613-256-3754

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0
1-613-256-3754
Almonte & District Community Centre
182 Bridge St, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0