2021 Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

event Sep 24 5:00 pm - Sep 26 4:00 pm (6 events)
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
890 West Main Street, Berryville, Virginia 22611, United States
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Hosted by Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

Instructor Highlight - Anja Caldwell
Welcome to your Happy Place! My name is Anja Caldwell. I grew up in Germany, where I got introduced to the wonderful world of handwork in elementary school. My maternal grandfather was a gentlemen's tailor and owned a clothing store in Northern Germany, my paternal grandmother was a master seamstress, my sister is a textile engineer. I first lived in the US in 1990 as a Fulbright... + More
Instructor Highlight - Cindie Bennett
Cindie Bennett is primarily a crochet instructor and designer. She has taught at many fiber festivals along the east coast. Cindie is a Certified Crochet Instructor through Craft Yarn Council. She has published multiple crochet designs into popular crochet magazines. You may follow Cindie at www.instagram.com/cindiebennettcrochet and www.facebook.com/cindiebennettcrochet
Instructor Highlight - Dixie Faries
Dixie Faries lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Efrain, two spoiled cats and four squawking birds. She has been as been knitting and crocheting for more than 50 years. The real turning point in her skills came about once she discovered knitting conferences, taking classes at every opportunity both in the U.S. and overseas. This broadened both her understanding of the craft and her... + More
Instructor Highlight - Jean Elizabeth Glass
Jean Elizabeth Glass has been playing with beads and fiber in one way or another for 30 years. She was brought to knitting by friends who told her that she could knit with beads thus marrying two wonderful crafts and making her smile. She loves to share her passion with anyone who is interested and has generously shared her knowledge during demonstrations and teaching classes at DFW, Vogue... + More
Instructor Highlight - M Theressa Brown
M Theresa Brown is a professional portrait artist, printmaker and fiber artist whose long career embraces many areas of the Arts. Her years of printmaking and color work led her to explore the fiber arts. Using many similar skills and accumulated knowledge, she has evolved as a hand painter and ecoprinter on natural fibers. She uses natural dyes and low impact synthetic dyes and merges them... + More
Instructor Highlight - Mary Gildersleeve
A native San Franciscan, Mary Gildersleeve began designing shortly after teaching herself to knit at the age of 8. Knitting and designing were her constant activities throughout undergrad (BA Journalism), grad school (MBA Marketing) and family life until, in 1997, she went “professional” and established By Hand, With Heart…traditional hand-knit designs with a modern twist. ... + More
Instructor Highlight - Patty Williams
Patty Williams is the owner of Aker Fiber Farm. She began working with fiber arts as a young girl with her aunt and mom. She learned how to crochet, wash fleeces, and card wool along with tying her shoes. She began Aker Fiber Farm part time after leaving the Army with her husband in Virginia. They then purchased the flock that had been supplying their fleeced and moved everyone to New... + More
Instructor Highlight - Peggy Doerwaldt
Peggy grew up outside of San Francisco, CA and learned the art of knitting and crochet from her grandmother. She relocated to the East coast and now Peggy lives in NVA with her husband and children. She knits daily and works with other creative fiber avenues. After getting her Masters at Austin Peay in Tennesse, she taught in the classroom in the late 90s but family/work life balance took... + More
Instructor Highlight - Q
Liza Q. Wirtz, better known as Q, teaches freespirited weaving, art-batt carding, and exploratory spinning on her herd of wheels through her fiber-arts business, the Foldout Cat, based at her home studio in the Huntsville, Alabama area. Q has been weaving and sewing in the SAORI tradition for several years, and she dyes, spins, and cards with the same philosophy in mind: create from your heart... + More

Schedule


Ticket options

Price: $5-130
General Admission to Attend SVFF In Person
$5.00 / ticket
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Non-refundable
This is the general admission price per person for everyone 12 years and older. Children under age 12 are admitted free of charge. This ticket is valid for one day only. If you plan to come both... + More
Which Breed of Sheep is Best for You? with Patty Williams, Sunday 11 am-Noon
$17.00 / ticket
+$1.31 FEES
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Non-refundable
Not sure which breed to start with or add to your flock? This lecture looks at the decision in a unique way to help you make the best decision for your farm!
A Year in the Life of Sheep, with Patty Williams, Sunday 3-4 pm
$17.00 / ticket
+$1.31 FEES
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Non-refundable
Trying to decide if you want a flock? This class will cover a full year of a flock to-do list. We will discuss things such as when lambing and shearing should take place, rotating pastures, and... + More
Fiber.... Not Just for Breakfast, with Mary Gildersleeve Friday 1-3pm
$34.00 / ticket
+$2.32 FEES
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Non-refundable
Are you confused with the myriad of yarn-fibers out there. Can you equally substitute wool for cotton or vice versa? Why does that 100% bamboo sweater keep growing ... and growing and growing? ... + More
Understanding Crochet Garments, with Cindie Bennett , Friday 9am-Noon
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
Here is your opportunity to cross off crochet garments from your crochet bucket list. In this class, we will create our first top-down crochet sweater. Cindie Bennett, certified crochet instructor,... + More
Virus Stitch, with Cindie Bennet, Friday 1-4pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
Crocheters around the world have gone crazy over this. Designer Julia Marquardt published this free pattern in German in 2015. This is the most popular shawl in the 20th century. You’ll... + More
So you want to start a craft business? with Jean Glass, Sunday 1-4pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
My name is Jean Elizabeth Glass, and I own a craft business. Actually, I have owned many craft businesses. I have sold hand-made crafts in the French Market in New Orleans, had a brick and mortar... + More
Corner to Corner with Cindie Bennett, Sunday 1-4pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
Crocheters around the world have gone crazy over the Corner-to-Corner technique! Corner-to-Corner crochet will likely be your new technique with just a couple of simple stitches you already know!... + More
Cables ... Cables ... Cables, with Mary Gildersleeve, Saturday 1-4pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
This is YOUR chance to ask and get answers to all your knitting questions about how best to work a myriad of cables and other classic celtic-knot inspired stitches. We'll talk about what... + More
Dream It ... Design It, with Mary Gildersleeve, Saturday 9am-Noon
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
What goes into creating your own design? How do you get the "perfect" sweater ... shawl ... pillow from your mind to your needles and beyond? What are some of the must-haves for... + More
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, with Mary Gildersleeve, Sunday 9am-Noon
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
A Picture is worth a thousand words. This class will all be about charting your knitting - lace, cables, colorwork, textured knitting are all easier to do if you can read (and write) charts! This... + More
Kaleidescope Knitting, with Mary Gildersleeve, Sunday 1-4pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
Color - it is all around and now we have yarns that will allow us to easily incorporate colors into our knitting. But what if YOU want to pick your own colors - how do you know what works and what... + More
Knitting with Intentional Pooling-Manipulating Color in Variegated Yarn, Dixie Faries, Sat. 9am-Noon
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
Students will learn to determine which variegated yarns are suitable for manipulating color, then learn to stack color and impose argyling effects with the suitable yarn. Instructions will be... + More
Slipped Stitch Shaped Shawl with Dixie Faries, Saturday 1-3pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
This class will teach students the techniques necessary to create an elegant, shoulder-hugging, semi-circular shawl of multiple colors with slip-stitch patterning and a delicate trim. During class... + More
Crochet with Color with Cindie Bennett, Saturday 1-4pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
Learn the differences between intarsia crochet, tapestry, and fair isle. You will get hands-on experience with each of these techniques to apply to your everyday crochet. In this class, Cindie... + More
Double Knitting, with Peggy Doerwaldt, Friday 1-4pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
Double knitting is a fun technique; you actually knit 2 identical sides simultaneously creating a mirror image to enjoy. In this class you’ll learn how to: -Read a chart -Double knit... + More
How to Work with a Yucky Fleece and Save Money, with Patty Williams Sunday 1-3pm
$50.00 / ticket
+$3.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
This class will focus on how to pick up a less desirable fleece and easily work with it. Fleeces, can be expensive but if you have the skills to take the worst looking fleeces, you can turn them... + More
Flax Seed to Linen Yarn, with Patty Williams, Saturday 1-4pm
$55.00 / ticket
+$3.56 FEES
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Non-refundable
This three-hour class will be packed with information as I demonstrate the entire flax seed to linen yarn process. We will cover terminology, where to find equipment and materials, how to use... + More
Tapestry Weaving for Kids, with Anja Caldwell, Sunday 9-11am
$59.00 / ticket
+$3.79 FEES
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Non-refundable
Weaving is the most basic of all fabric making. This small but mighty wall hanging teaches the basic basketweave.
How to Spin Flax from a Drop Spindle & Wheel, with Patty Williams, Sunday 9-11am
$60.00 / ticket
+$3.85 FEES
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Non-refundable
This class will specifically focus on how to spin flax line from a drop spindle and wheel. We will discuss materials traditionally used and what can be used today.
Freestyle Weaving On Your Favorite Loom, with Q Wirtz, Saturday 1-3pm *Online Only
$64.00 / ticket
+$4.09 FEES
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Non-refundable
Learn to weave freestyle in the comfort of your own home! Using any rigid-heddle, tapestry, tabletop, or floor loom you own (or can borrow ๐Ÿ˜Š) and are comfortable using, play with color, texture,... + More
Muppets & Minis: Spinning New Life Into Your Fiber Stash, with Q Wirtz, Sunday 10-Noon *Online Only
$67.00 / ticket
+$4.26 FEES
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Non-refundable
If you’ve been spinning for any length of time, there’s a good chance your stash contains fibery treasures that just don’t suit who you’ve become. We’ve all got those... + More
Carding for Fun: Blending-Board Basics with Q Wirtz, Saturday 10am-Noon * Online Only
$74.00 / ticket
+$4.68 FEES
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Non-refundable
No drum carder? No problem! Fly outside the batt box: learn how to build art batts with simple, affordable, handheld tools in the privacy of your own home ๐Ÿ˜Š. Combine fibers, textures, and colors... + More
Spinning Structures on a Wheel, with Patty Williams, Friday 9-11am
$75.00 / ticket
+$4.74 FEES
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Non-refundable
Have you been confused by woolen versus worsted? This class covers the four basic spinning structures; woolen, semi woolen, worsted, and semi worsted. We will discuss how to spin them and when to... + More
Make a Beaded Cuff Bracelet? Of Course You Can! with Jean Glass, Friday 1-4pm
$75.95 / ticket
+$4.79 FEES
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Non-refundable
You will learn to knit with beads and make a beautiful bracelet, too! In this class you will learn to knit with beads by pre-stringing the beads on some lovely hand-dyed yarn from A Hundred Ravens.... + More
Beautiful Beaded Bind-offs - a techniques class, with Jean Glass, Sunday 9am-Noon
$78.95 / ticket
+$4.97 FEES
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Non-refundable
Come learn a few different ways to add beads in your bind-off. Jean Elizabeth will demonstrate a number of ways to add beads to your bind-off then you will practice them with her there to help you... + More
Fiber with beads: an introduction, with Jean Glass, Friday 9am -Noon
$79.95 / ticket
+$5.03 FEES
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Non-refundable
Have you always wanted to learn to put beads in your projects? Now is your chance to learn! Jean Elizabeth will cover many ways to add beads to your pieces, and you will practice each way and find... + More
Fun Beaded Gloves, with Jean Glass, Saturday 9am-Noon
$79.95 / ticket
+$5.03 FEES
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Non-refundable
You will learn to knit with beads and make a beautiful Beaded Glove, too! The glove is knitted flat and then seamed. You will knit with beads by pre-stringing the beads on some lovely hand-dyed... + More
Beads in a Cast-on! 3 Techniques , with Jean Glass, Saturday 1-4
$79.99 / ticket
+$5.03 FEES
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Non-refundable
Come learn a few different ways to add beads in your bind-off. Jean Elizabeth will demonstrate a number of ways to add beads to your bind-off then you will practice them with her there to help you... + More
Intro to Macrame: Wall Art with Cindie Bennett Sunday 9am-Noon
$80.00 / ticket
+$5.03 FEES
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Non-refundable
With Macrame becoming more and more popular with wall decor, chairs, plant hangers, and many other fun items. Macrame will be your new obsession. You will be looking for new things to knot all the... + More
Intro to Macrame: Plant Hanger with Cindie Bennett, Saturday 9am-Noon
$80.00 / ticket
+$5.03 FEES
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Non-refundable
With Macrame becoming more and more popular with wall decor, chairs, plant hangers, and many other fun items. Macrame will be your new obsession. You will be looking for new things to knot all the... + More
Ecoprint Naturally on Silk and Wool, with M Theressa Brown, Friday 9am-4pm
$125.00 / ticket
+$7.69 FEES
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Non-refundable
Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool naturally! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers... + More
Ecoprint in Color on Silk and Wool, with M Theresa Brown, Saturday 9am-4pm
$130.00 / ticket
+$7.98 FEES
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Non-refundable
Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool and create a beautiful background in color! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their... + More

Artists & exhibitors

119 artists, shops & exhibitors
2021 Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

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Virtual Vendor

11 shops
Artist/Vendor

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Stick It To Me! Pin Cushions
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2021 Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival Map
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Dates
Sep 24 5:00 pm - Sep 26 4:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Location
890 West Main Street, Berryville, Virginia 22611, United States

Come celebrate the many facets of fiber the last full weekend of September. The festival is filled with opportunities and events focusing on all aspects of fiber and more! Classes on many different ways to use fiber will be offered. We will also have demonstrations, competitions, festival memorabilia, fleeces for sale, and more. Our vendors offer yarns, various raw and finished fibers, the... + More

Hosted by Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

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Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization for the purpose of providing an outlet for fiber artists/producers in the Shenandoah Valley region and an educational and promotional venue on various aspects of the fiber... + More