SCHEDULE

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

LOCATIONS

Almonte Community Centre
182 Bridge St, Almonte, ON

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St E, Almonte, ON

HOURS & ADMISSION

Saturday, September 8: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, September 9: 10 am to 4 pm

Admission to Fibrefest is $5.00 per day, which includes access to all sites.

LEARN TEXTILE TECHNIQUES HANDS-ON AT OUR FIBREFEST WORKSHOPS!

23rd ANNUAL FIBREFEST

When the kids head back to school and the first hint of autumn is on the air, Almonte starts gearing up for its favourite fall festival: Fibrefest! This year’s event — the 23nd annual celebration of the fibre arts.

Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.

And at 4pm on September 9, hundreds of felted lambs will be spun in a bingo spinner at the arena, and the owners of the first three lambs to come out of the spinner will win fabulous prizes. Tickets for the spin will be on sale during Fibrefest at the arena.

During the two-day festival the North Market of Almonte will offer their artistic tea room services featuring homemade goodies, beverages and sandwiches at very reasonable prices. At the museum, explore the permanent history exhibit Fabric of a Small Town, which interprets how a piece of wool fibre becomes a piece of finished cloth and includes industrial machines used throughout the process. Also, on display this year is the featured exhibit A Puppet Retrospectivea retrospective of works by Noreen Young. Noreen Young, CM is a Canadian tv/puppet producer and puppeteer, in her home of Almonte, Ontario.