21st Annual Fibrefest: Festival of Fibre Arts
Mark the weekend of September 10 and 11, 2016, on your calendars because you won’t want to miss the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 21st annual Fibrefest. The two-day festival of textile fibre arts starts at 10am both days and ends Sunday at 4pm with the Lamb Race. There are two featured artists in this year’s event, Grace Noël & Diane Lemire.
At two locations — the Museum, and the Almonte Arena in lovely Mississippi Mills —visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits! 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.
At 4 pm on September 11, hundreds of wooden lambs will be thrown over the main falls in downtown Almonte, and the owners of the first three lambs to reach the finish line will win fabulous prizes. Tickets for the race will be on sale at the Museum well ahead of the event as well as at Fibrefest.
That’s My Style, vintage clothing show and sale will have a large number of vintage clothing dealers will again give patrons the opportunity to enjoy and purchase a huge variety of vintage fashions in one location. The Ottawa Valley Button Club will attend Fibrefest again this year, exhibiting button collections and also selling buttons.
The Friends of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will again be providing tea room services, featuring homemade goodies, beverages and sandwiches all available at a reasonable price.
Admission to Fibrefest 2016 is $5 per day, which includes access to all sites.
To learn about Fibrefest 2016 exhibitors, please click here.
To learn about Fibrefest 2016 vendors, please click here.