10 years of celebrating community and all things fibre

The annual Fibrations Festival will celebrate ten years of bringing together fibre artists from across BC with a one-day outdoor free event featuring more than 60 artists on Sunday, September 19 from 10am-6pm. This community based festival takes place in the park next to Fairfield Community Centre and includes a marketplace of fibre exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids, a toonie raffle, and a Felt-A-Thon to raise funds for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. Organized by Ryan Davis from Knotty By Nature and Jenny Ambrose from The Makehouse, the Felt-A-Thon teaches needle felting and participants can create needle felted pieces to be sold to raise funds.

After suspending the festival last year due to the COVID-19, the 10th anniversary is a reunion for artists and makers from across the province. The event builds community by gathering together those with a passion for all things fibre – whether it be knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, or spinning. Fibrations 2021 will feature demonstrations by Knotty By Nature, Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Nan. C Designs, and more. Whether you are an enthusiast, maker, crafter, or curious about fibre arts, there is something for everyone at Fibrations. For a full list of exhibitors participating, see the Fibrations Festival website.

This popular all ages fall event attracts up to 1,000 people over the course of the day and will this year be running with COVID-19 safety protocols. The event draws a wide range of fibre artists looking to buy unique, hand-dyed and -spun roving, yarn, and other locally sourced materials.

Fibrations is a community based, volunteer-run festival organized by a group of artists aiming to showcase the diverse range of fibre arts being created locally while also inspiring others to dabble in knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, spinning, and other fibre arts.