Weehawken Creative Arts Presents Third Annual Fiber Festival!

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2015 is the third year of the Sneffels Fiber Festival held at the Ouray County 4-H Center south of Ridgway.  The event will be open on Saturday, September 26(from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, September 27 (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The festival features six fee classes in felting, knitting, and Tunisian crochet and free demonstrations on these and other topics, such as weaving, throughout the show.  There are over twenty vendors featuring everything from roving to unique finished products that involve fiber in some form.  A display of beautiful art quilts from The Raven Mavens of Grand Junction will decorate the walls and delight and excite the eyes. 


fiberfest4In conjunction with the Weehawken Creative Arts-sponsored event at the 4-H Center, there will be two evening activities.  On Friday night, the Ridgway Creative District will sponsor a juried multimedia exhibition of fiber-inspired art from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Resource Art Gallery.  Saturday evening a benefit for The Navajo Way will feature Jackson Clark II sharing his expertise in Navajo weaving and history. 

fiberfest3Friday, September 25 – Art Exhibition Opening:  “Woven:  Threads of Community” 

Friday, September 25 (as scheduled):  Sneffels Fiber Festival Classes and Workshops  

Saturday, September 26, 9am-5 pm:  Sneffels Fiber Festival Event! Suggested Donation:  $3 pp.    Snefels Fiber Festival Classes and Workshops also offered.  

Saturday, September 26, 5:30-8 pm:   Join Us for an Evening Reception and the Launching of Patty’s Paradise A Rocky Mountain Fiber Arts Retreat

fiberfest2Sunday, September 27, 11am-3pm:  Sneffels Fiber Festival Event! Suggested Donation:  $3 pp.    Snefels Fiber Festival Classes and Workshops also offered.  

In addition to the fiber artists and vendors, the event will also include free demonstrations offered on both Saturday and Sunday.   More intensive workshops will be offered over the course of the weekend.

The Annual Sneffels Fiber Festival is made possible entirely by the enthusiastic festival volunteers.  This festival is unique, focusing on quality fiber arts, clothing and materials.

 

fiberfest7The Ouray County Sneffels Fiber Festival is a fundraising event for Weehawken Creative Arts, a non-profit arts education center in Ouray County.   For over a decade, Weehawken Creative Arts has been transforming the lives of children and adults in Ouray County and beyond through our dance program, art education offerings and beloved community events. 


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