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Fibrefest – An Annual Festival of the Fibre Arts
September 7 - 09:00 - September 12 - 16:00
Come out to the Friendly Town of Almonte on September 10th and 11th for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 27th Annual Fibrefest. At two locations; the Almonte Community Centre and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Admission to Fibrefest is $7.00 per day, which gets you access to both sites. Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include finished fibre goods and all over textile related supplies from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.
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 on Thursday 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!
During the two-day festival, at the museum, explore the new permanent history exhibit Material World on the Mississippi, which interprets how a piece of wool fibre becomes a piece of finished cloth and includes industrial machines used throughout the process as well as mill worker accounts of working and living in a textile mill town. Also, on display this year is the featured exhibit In the Forest, works by Kai Chan. Kai Chan was born in Chung Kiang, China and immigrated to Canada in 1966. He graduated from Chung Chi College in Hong Kong and completed a degree in interior design at the Ontario College of Art. His work is textile based and three-dimensional.
Visit our website for additional information: http://almontefibrefest.ca/