Get some fibre

Back by popular demand, the second annual Fibre Fest will take place May 2, 3 and 4 at the Campbell River Community Centre.

And this year, the event has expanded, thanks to an exhibit, guided tour and talk about the history of coastal textiles at the Museum at Campbell River.

Register soon for three fabulous days of spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, quilting, appliqué, embroidery, tatting and felting. This year’s feature artist will be Sally Melville, from Ottawa.

“Fibre Fest 2014 will feature basically anything people do using fibre!” says Jennifer Furst, auxiliary programmer with the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department. “Last year was a huge success and we anticipate a very large turnout once again thanks to lots of free demonstrations, a variety of workshops and much, much more.”

Along with hands-on learning opportunities, Fibre Fest 2014 will feature a fibre market showcasing vendors from all over Vancouver Island, a People’s Choice Gallery (showcasing local fibre artisans), the Fibre Café and lots of networking opportunities.

Workshop registration starts March 7. Information is available at 250-286-1161.

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