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
Artists & exhibitors
The marketplace will be available on Sep 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada). Please check back at that time.
Our valued volunteers help set up the festival, welcome visitors at the entrance gate, assist at our information booth and with our raffle, check in students for our classes, assist vendors and... + More
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
Joined Eventeny in August 2020
event3 eventslocation_onBerryville, Virginia, United States
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