A festival of the fibre arts
September 6 – 10, 2023
Workshops from September 6-10
Vendors and Demonstrations on the 9th, 10am-5pm, and 10th, 10am-4pm.
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.
Workshops and Demonstrations Online and In-Person this Year
HOURS & ADMISSION
Open Saturday Sept. 9th, 10am-5pm, and Sunday Sept. 10th, 10am-4pm!
$7 Admission per Person
Admission fee is for one day only
28TH ANNUAL FIBREFEST
Come out to the Friendly Town of Almonte on September 9th and 10th for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 28th 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.
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 6–10) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-256-3754
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0
Almonte & District Community Centre
182 Bridge St, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
DO HERITAGE AND ARTS MATTER TO YOU?
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum requires the help and generosity of people like you to run efficiently. It costs approximately $820 a day to operate the museum, making our annual operations budget close to $300,000. We count on donations to help meet this expense.
Without contributions, we cannot present the special exhibits and events that the community and beyond have come to enjoy. Please consider making a donation to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.