DFW Fiber Fest 2020

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.

East Texas Fiber Festival

Come and join the fun at the East Texas Fiber Festival Growers, spinners, creators of all kinds are welcome!  There will be vendors, demonstrations, a silent auction, and classes.

Friday – noon to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 4pm

 

The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas

Join the fun at the annual Hill Country yarn crawl!  This week long crawl will take you through yarn stores across San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas.  Experience new stores, indie dyers and tons of fun filling up your passport.

Check the event website for more details, and to order your passport.

The Yarn Trail – A Texas Yarn Crawl

This is a NEW Texas yarn crawl happening in the Southern and Eastern area of the great state of Texas. Be sure to register here or in your nearest participating yarn shop to join in the fun!

Visit ALL 6 SHOPS on The Yarn Trail and redeem your passport at your last shop to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize: over $300 worth of yarn goodness! Take a selfie in front of ALL 6 SHOPS on the map and post to social media with the hashtag #texasyarntrail to be eligible for additional fun prizes!

Register before July 12 for a free yarn crawl project bag.

The following yarn shops are participating in the yarn crawl:

2019 Houston Fiber Fest!

Registration for Fiber Fest classes is open!

Tickets for Cat Bordhi’s Saturday evening talk

Houston Fiber Fest is looking to expand their Demo area this year and is asking for your help. If you have a 30 minute demonstration or skills-building tutorial related to fiber-based crafts you would like to present, let them know.  Demos could relate to knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting, dyeing, etc. Opportunities are available on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 10:30 – 5:30 and on Sunday, June 23, 10:30 – 2:30. If you would like to propose a demo or a tutorial, please click here to email  Marie.

Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 8 is Knit in Public Day!

KNOT members invite other knitters to join them in the Food Court at The Woodlands Mall from 11am – ???.  Plan to knit as long as you like and then perhaps do a bit of shopping while you’re there.

Kid ‘N Ewe Fiber Festival

Kid ‘N Ewe is Texas’s premier fiber arts festival for spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, and anyone else who enjoys the wide variety of fiber arts.

This year the festival will be held in a new location – the Hill Country Youth Event Center in Kerrville, TX.

Spring Charity Knit-In 2018

As always, the knit-in is open to anyone who likes to knit and/or crochet for charity.  Please help spread the word! Feel free to bring a food item to share with the group.  We will have an oven and a microwave to heat up food.  Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.  

 
The first 25 people to check-in will receive a door prize.  We will have a drawing for three raffle prizes at the end of the knit-in.  Everyone can earn one raffle ticket for each of the following and there is no limit to how many tickets you can earn:
  •  Attend the event
  •  Bring a non-member guest
  •  Turn in a completed, handmade charity item
  •  Donate a ball of acrylic/washable yarn for charity
 
We will play a knitting related game. Participation in the game is purely voluntary and the winners will receive prizes. If you want to play, be sure to bring your knitting notions.  Game rules will be revealed at the knit-in.  
 
To RSVP for the knit-in, please email  knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com with the names of the people in your group (which will help me with the preparation of door prizes), and also email me if you have ideas/projects for charity knitting or any questions. 

 

Houston Fiber Fest 2017

There’s more to Houston Fiber Fest than just classes and shopping; there’s also the fun of meeting new friends! The Meet-Up Table in the atrium (look for the balloons!) is the place to be. There will be knit- and crochet-alongs, stitch marker swaps, demos, and lots of opportunities for you to talk with other Houston area fiber enthusiasts who share your interests. When the vendor hall closes on Friday and Saturday evening, gather at the table to coordinate group outings to local restaurants.

Charity – Knitted Knockers

Our next Charity Knit In is planned for June 3, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Anne DeBeaupre, 2810 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009. I hope many of you will be able to attend.  We have a comfortable facility that will accommodate as many as choose to attend.
 
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com so I can plan for supplies and patterns.  We will be kicking off a new charity knitting opportunity – Knitted Knockers (soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors).  We will discuss whether there is enough interest in this project for KANG to provide these to some area hospitals.  There are specific guidelines regarding patterns and yarns that must be followed to insure the finished product is as comfortable as possible for the recipient.  I will provide the appropriate yarn to get you started.  Please visit knittedknockers.org for more information. 
 
If you plan on working on this project, you will need size 4 needles. I have been working on making Knitted Knockers for about a month getting a range of sizes ready for delivery to Ben Taub.  In making these “knockers”, I’ve used both dpns and a 40 inch circular.  Either of these work.  You do need needles with good points because you will be making lots of increases.  The prettiest increase on the finished product is a make 1 left.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
You may work on the charity project of your choice at the Knit In – but, your project does need to be for charity.  This event will be Pot Luck as we have done in the past.  There has always been a wide variety of tasty dishes!
 
Please join us for the fun – snacking, knitting, and door prizes!  I look forward to seeing many of you as we join together to –
 
          Do what we can, with what we have, where we are