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Fiber Fest 2019

  • Boulder Public Library 1001 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)

Celebrate fiber arts, meet some sheep, learn to crochet, weave, knit, indigo dyeing, and follow the process of yarn making. This event is free and open to people of all ages and levels of experience, drop-in anytime. We'll plan to be outdoors in the Civic Area Park in front of the Main Boulder Library, so please dress accordingly and for the possibility of mess (indigo dyeing and animals). In the event of inclement weather, we'll move indoors to the Main Boulder Library.

The event starts with a drop spindle flash mob at 9:30 am—bring your spindle and help build the crowd for maximum effect.

From 10 am to 2 pm, people of all ages can explore textiles and fiber arts.

Weaving fun! Watch demonstrations or try weaving yourself. We’ll have several different looms for you to play with.

Weaving make and take. Weave a small wall hanging of paper and thread, and take it home with you.

Spinning! See how yarn is made on a spinning wheel and a drop spindle. You can try spinning, too, on our selection of drop spindles, spinning sticks and wheels.

Yarn fun. Learn how to crochet, knit, or make a pompom—or all three!

Meet and bleat. Learn how fleece from a sheep becomes yarn.

Indigo dyeing. Create a resist design on fabric and discover the magic of indigo dyeing.

Screening of Woven Lives, a documentary about weaving traditions and weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Bring the whole family and weave your way into the fiber arts!

This event was inspired to celebrate Schacht Spindle Company's 50th anniversary. Schacht and the Boulder Library Foundation sponsor this event. Please thank our sponsors and the dozens of fiber volunteers help make this event possible!

If parking is full in the library lots, we recommend using the parking near St. Julien at 10th and Walnut (free parking on Saturday.)

Earlier Event: August 10
Sloan's Lake Art and Music Festival
Later Event: August 10
Bacchanal x Denver