WNY Fiber Arts Festival

Sept. 24

By Alicia Dziak

Curious about the world of fiber arts? Check out this weekend’s WNY Fiber Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Formerly known as the Knox Farm Fiber Festival, the WNY Fiber Festival moved from Knox Farm to Emery Park in 2010. The festival still includes many who are involved in some way with fiber as an artistic medium, and includes everything from demos to live animals to unique items for sale. Bring the whole family—there are make-and-take crafts for the kiddos and plenty of food.

Additionally, visitors can sign up to take workshops from instructor Mary Fisher. Enjoy Sculpting With Wool from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn how to make a 3D Sculpture piece using hand dyed wool and a felting needle.

From 2 to 4 p.m., sign up for Painting with Wool, and paint a picture layering hand dyed wool and using a felting needle to secure.

Cost for either class is $45, which includes materials. To sign up, email locusthill@yahoo.com indicate which class, name(s) of those attending, or sign up and pay that day.

While out and about this weekend, be sure to check out all the local alpaca farms opening their doors to the public during Alpaca Farm Days (www.alpacafarmdays.com), or see page 7 of the Ellicottville Times.

Enjoy an educational and fun day at one of the area’s beautiful county parks. For more info about the WNY Fiber Arts Festival, visit wnyfiberartsfestival.com, or their Facebook page, Western New York Fiber Arts Festival.

Festival vendors include:

Ruebarb Alpacas, Narwhal Needlework, ColorWorks & Design, Wild Mountain Organics, ZanieCrafts, Camille’s Handmade Soap, Locust Hill Design, Keep Em Going Farm, Embraceable Ewe Yarn Shop, Raveloe Fibers, Savage Winery, Go Veggies, Feltrite, Rock Solid Designs, Sewing Wonders, Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed Yarn, Handmade by Hannah, Knit Buffalo LLC, Ewe-wooly Yarn Co, The Sparkwork Studio, LLC, Hybrid Revivals, Daft Dames Handcraft, Fingerlakes Woolen Mill, The Critter Ranch, Fiber Interest Group (FIG), Pine Meadow Farms, Pollywogs, Whispering Pines Farm, Fig – Ina Randall, Rocky Knoll Acres, Ray’s Creations, Didyma Designs, Netohatinawkwe Okwehoweh, Created Over Time Dolls, SpiritWorks, Alpaca Play Pen, LLC, Troll Bridge Farm, Heavenly Valley Farm, Longmeadow Farm, Acorn Works Fiber Processing, Eden Bullrushes, Inc., A Kid’ll Eat Ivy Designs, Ewe Bee Acres, Winery of Ellicottville, LLC, White Pine Design, Bonnie Brand Handmade, High Bid Farm, Aurora Popcorn Shop and Sew Dashing.