THE FIBER FESTIVAL OF NEW ENGLAND
Nov. 4 & 5 • Sat., 9am – 5pm; Sun., 9am – 3pm
Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition
- A Fiber Fashion Show, featuring handmade clothing and items made from natural fiber, will be held Saturday at 1:45pm. Showcase your fiber-made accessory or garment made out of wool, mohair, alpaca or angora at this fun event. No pre-registration is required, and those interested may contact Kathy Rasys at (413) 245-9463 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants and anyone wishing to model should arrive no later than 10am on the day of the show.
- The Make It With Wool Competition is a national competition in which contestants select, construct and model their own garments. Make It With Wool promotes the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns and encourages creativity in sewing, knitting and crocheting. The competition is open to entrants of all ages.
- A Fleece Sale will be ongoing throughout the Festival and is open to all. Be the first in line to purchase a fleece. Those interested in contributing fleeces should send fleeces to arrive on or before Friday, Nov. 3, or bring them to the Mallary Complex, by Nov. 3, 9am to 8pm. Please include the date shorn, breed of animal and producer information.
- Sheep Shearing demos will also take place throughout the weekend.
Throughout the event, exhibitors and attendees will be able to connect online via Facebook, as well as on Twitter and Instagram. Search #NEFiberFest on social to see what everyone is saying and join in the conversation!