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Fibre Fest Almonte
August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
I’m a Vendor at This year’s event — the 23nd annual celebration of the fibre arts.
Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.
And at 4pm on September 9, hundreds of felted lambs will be spun in a bingo spinner at the arena, and the owners of the first three lambs to come out of the spinner will win fabulous prizes. Tickets for the spin will be on sale during Fibrefest at the arena.
During the two-day festival the North Market of Almonte will offer their artistic tea room services featuring homemade goodies, beverages and sandwiches at very reasonable prices. At the museum, explore the permanent history exhibit Fabric of a Small Town, which interprets how a piece of wool fibre becomes a piece of finished cloth and includes industrial machines used throughout the process. Also, on display this year is the featured exhibit A Puppet Retrospective, a retrospective of works by Noreen Young. Noreen Young, CM is a Canadian tv/puppet producer and puppeteer, in her home of Almonte, Ontario.
Almonte Community Centre
182 Bridge St, Almonte, ON
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St E, Almonte, ON
Hours and Admission
Saturday, September 8: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, September 9: 10 am to 4 pm
Admission to Fibrefest is $5.00 per day, which includes access to all sites.