Fiber Arts Fest

Join us September 30 - October 1, 2017

Spinning Demonstration

Learn from the finest Fiber Arts instructors in the industry!

Join us for Fiber Arts Fest at Sauder Village.

Fiber arts classes will be available on Friday and Saturday with the show on Saturday and Sunday. 


Artisans from throughout the region will gather at Sauder Village's Founder's Hall to demonstrate and share their love of fiber arts. Guests will be able to watch spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and tatting demonstrations. There will be fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display, hands-on activities and dyeing demonstrations. Select vendors will also be selling handmade items and fiber art supplies.

Attend workshops with Guest Artisans and learn new techniques, expand your creativity and connect with fellow fiber arts enthusiasts.

New! Fiber Arts Saturday Night String Along

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sauder Heritage Inn, Homestead Room A

Bring your knitting needles, spinning wheels, looms, and work on your projects to your heart’s content! This is a great opportunity to meet with fiber arts enthusiasts from around the region.

Kate Larson will facilitate the event from 6-9 p.m., and the room will be open until 2 a.m. for those who enjoy working on projects until the wee hours of the morning.

FREE event. Pre-registration not required.

Joan Sheridan curates a collection of antique and vintage textiles on exhibit at the Fiber Arts Fest:

Antique and Vintage Textiles

Antique and Vintage Textiles

Textiles have been clothing us, keeping our food, covering our table and windows, and cleaning us and our surroundings for millennia. From towels to purses to feed bags and lace, at this year’s Fiber Arts Festival you will be able to view textiles from the last 200 years. The earliest object is a “show towel” from Pennsylvania. Other items include lace baby bonnets, sugar sack aprons and several different kinds of rugs. Presented by Joan Sheridan, a collector since the 1970s and textile specialist volunteer at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan, you will see the world of textiles through her eyes. Joan has worked with textiles her entire life, but claims weaving as her passion, which is reflected in this collection.

Event Overview & Information

  • Dates & Hours

    Fiber Arts Fest - Open to the Public from...
    Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2017
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

  • Fiber Arts Workshops
    Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30, 2017  All Day Workshops 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 (1 hour lunch)  Half Day Workshops 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Admission:

  • Single Day Ticket into the Fiber Arts Fest and entire Historic Village... Adults - $17.00, Students (6-16) - $11.00 (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply)

  • Tickets into Fiber Arts Fest only - $11.00 (Must be purchased in Founder's Hall where show is located.)

  • Group rates:

    Bringing a group of 20 or more? Special group rates and arrangements are available by calling our Group Sales Department at 800.590.9755.


Workshops registration can be done online through the website. Follow this link to Workshop Registration.


Help us to Continue Our Programming by Becoming a Member of Historic Sauder Village! Not only do Sauder Village Members receive discounts on class fees, but as a Member you also gain unlimited admission to the Historic Village and discounts in our Gift Shop, General Store and Quilt Shop throughout the term of your membership. Sauder Village, a non-profit public educational institution, is able to continue its programming, such as the Fiber Arts Fest and workshops because of the generous support of our members. Consider becoming one of our valued Sauder Village Members and qualify for your class discounts right away! 

Follow this Membership link join as a member online or call Debbi Russell at 800.590.9755 to join or renew your existing membership.

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