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Fiber Arts Fest

Saturday, September 26, 2020   fiber-arts-fest  400x400

Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how a sheep’s wool is transformed into your favorite sweater or warm wooly mittens? Join us in the Historic Village to watch fiber artists demonstrate and share their love of fiber arts. Guests will be able to watch spinning, weaving, dyeing, skirting & carding wool demonstrations. There will be fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be vendors at this year’s festival. However, we are committed to bringing you an engaging day all about fiber.

Sauder Village’s local artisans will demonstrate the steps to transform raw wool into yarn used to weave, knit and crochet. Join in the fun of a fiber themed scavenger hunt and trivia quiz!  Find us in the Festival Barn to start your fiber adventure.

Watch as demonstrators transform raw wool into yarn as they dye, weave, and spin
Learn how Native Americans extracted plant fibers
See a display of historic quilts from our collection in the Holdeman Church
Hand quilting in the parlor of the Stuckey House
Rug Hooking demonstration in the Grime Home
Spinning on the Big Wheel & drop spindle in the Witmer Roth
Plan an adventure around the Historic Village with our Fiber Arts Scavenger Hunt