The Michigan Fiber Fiesta

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Apr 28, 2010 / 0 comments

The Michigan Fiber Fiesta, to be held on Saturday, May 15th, is a celebration of the fiber arts. 

What is fiber? Fiber is taken from plants (cotton, linen) or animals (sheep, silk). Fiber is then spun into yarn, which can be transformed via knitting, crocheting, felting, lace making, etc., into usable (and gorgeous) products. Yarn can also be transformed into fabric via weaving. 

Come and explore!

See demonstrations in spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, and more.

Meet the animals that produce the fiber: alpacas, goats, sheep, llamas, and rabbits. 

Browse dozens of vendors with the latest in yarns, fibers, finished goods (handmade scarves, sweaters, etc.), textiles, fiber art, etc.

What is fiber art? Fiber art uses textiles (yarn, fabric, fibers) to create art, showcasing both the materials and the craftsmanship involved.

There will also be hands-on activities for you to explore, aided by fiber artisans.

Bring your kids - there are several activities for children on the website, to teach them about fiber arts before you come.

Admission and Parking are free.
The Michigan Fiber Fiesta was created by three Greenville, MI, women well-versed in the fiber arts - Teresa Janzen, Diana Eakin, and Grace Hinkle. They started the Michigan Fiber Fiesta to promote a lost art -  that is, to make yarn the old-fashioned way (by spinning it), and to teach it to anyone that was interested.


Come see the neat things that can be done with fiber.

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Saturday May 15, 2010
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Klackle Orchard
11466 W. Carson City Rd. (M-57)
Greenville, MI