This year’s Fibrations Festival celebrates a decade of bringing together fibre artists from across BC with a one-day, free outdoor event, featuring more than 60 artists.
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 Jenny Ambrose from The Makehouse, the Felt-A-Thon teaches needle felting, and participants can create needle-felted pieces to be sold and to raise funds.
After suspending the festival last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th anniversary is a reunion for fibre 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 features demonstrations and workshops and whether it be an enthusiast, maker, crafter or someone curious about fibre arts, there is something for everyone.
This popular fall event attracts up to 1,000 people over the course of the day and this year will be running with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Fibrations is a 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 give knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, spinning and other fibre arts a go. The event attracts knitters, felters, crafters and crocheters, looking to buy unique, hand-dyed and hand-spun roving yarn and other locally sourced materials.
The event takes place Sunday, September 19 from 10 am to 6 pm at 1330 Fairfield Rd, Lekwungen Territory/Victoria.
More information can be found at: kbnfibres.ca/fibrations.