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Fiber arts and fall crafts

Oct 2nd, 2018 | Category: Crafts

It’s time for fall crafting. Looking for inspiration and upcoming events? Try these!


Fibers & Beyond Conference, and  Show and Sale

The Fibers & Beyond Conference includes fiber workshops and a show sale starting Oct. 10 at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden. The keynote address, Warping the Fabric of Time, will be presented by renowned weaver John Mullarkey on Oct. 10. In a culminating sale on Saturday, Oct. 13, visitors can see one-of-a-kind fashion and home décor items handcrafted by local fiber artists from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whatcom Weavers Guild juries submissions from weavers, felters, spinners, tapestry artists and jewelers to select for this one-day sale and the ongoing exhibit. A juried fiber art exhibit is on display through November. For more information, visit www.jansenartcenter.org.


2018 Quilt & Fiber Art Festival

This annual festival runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14, and offers a diverse exhibit of traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art. A number of workshops will also be available, including a basketry session taught by Jane Hyde, a basket maker from Anacortes. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is held this year at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett. For more details, see the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Art Museum’s website at www.qfamuseum.org or contact contact (360) 466-4288.


8th annual Fiber Fusion

Two days of fiber, education and fun await you at Fiber Fusion on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Commercial Building and Display Hall, in Monroe. Fabulous fleeces – alpaca, wool, mohair, llama and angora – will be at the fleece shows and sales, as well as free demonstrations, a variety of classes, over 60 fiber-related vendors, a live fiber animal exhibit, a fiber arts show, a spin-in and much more. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See www.fiberfusion.net for a full schedule and workshop listings.


29th Annual Fall Craft & Antique Show

The Lynden Craft and Antique Show returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Thursday, Oct. 18 through Saturday Oct. 20. More than 100 artisans, crafters, antique and vintage dealers will be on site with home and holiday decor, gourmet foods, vintage and re-purposed treasure, and more. Food and drinks will be for sale, including AB Crepes and espresso. This year, Family Night is Friday from 4-8 p.m. Admission is $10. Free pumpkins will be available for kids, with cider, donuts and giveaways. General admission is $6. Seniors ages 60 and over are $5. Children 12 and under are free. Entrance fee includes return privileges to the show. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see  www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com or http://www.facebook.com/LyndenCraftandAntiqueShow.


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