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All of the same great Fibre Week experiences and services will be available: weekend classes, a Fibre Pop Up Shop and Fleece Shows Social events, food and accommodation services right on campus, our great stores and shops, and a Calgary airport shuttle. And if you want to get very serious, of course our Master Spinner and Master Weaver programs will be back.

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Fibre Week

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June 19 - 25, 2020

All of the same great Fibre Week experiences and services will be available: weekend classes, a Fibre Pop Up Shop and Fleece Shows. Social events, food and accommodation services right on campus, our great stores and shops, and a Calgary airport shuttle.  And if you want to get very serious, of course our Master Spinner and Master Weaver programs will be back.

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Social Events (open to public)

In addition to workshops and the Master Spinner and Weaver programs, Fibre Week hosts a variety of events open to the public. No registration is required, and we highly encourage participants and walk-ins to make Olds College a destination to drop by, unwind, spin in, and shop! These events are held across campus – for more information ask at the Registration Booth in the Atrium of the Land Science Center.

FIBRE-IN SOCIAL

Fri June 19, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8pm
Fibre Artists unite to enjoy a casual evening of your favourite craft. A casual, no commitments, informal social, come as you are, in and out as you like, and try a variety of fibres donated from vendors in the Fibre Pop Up Shop. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow participants, and try out some new fibres before you make that big purchase!

FLEECE SHOW & SALES

Sat June 20, 2020 and Sun June 21, 2020 Join us to explore the world of fleece through a collection of shows brought to Fibre Week by our Fleece Show Partners. These fleece shows display local fleece product and can include live judging and sale of fleeces. Check the website or at the registration table for more information on what each of these shows has to offer. These shows take place over the weekend.

CELEBRATION SOCIAL

Sat June 20, 2020 at 6:30pm
Join us for a celebration of Fibre Arts: the craft and the people that carry it forward. This celebration is a formal presentation of the graduates of our program and a keynote speaker. It’s an evening that recognizes hard work and appreciates our mutual passions. Light refreshments will be provided, and presentations will be followed by a social.

FASHION SHOW & ART SHOWCASE

Sun June 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Are you proud of your first handmade item? Have you finally completed that epic project? Made something cool in class? Show off your stuff and inspire other kindred spirits with your handiwork. All fibre work welcome! Items can be dropped off with an entry form at the Registration Booth before 1pm on Sunday (day of show).

MYSTERY BOX FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

Back by popular demand, Fibre Week is calling on all fibre enthusiasts, samplers and artists to let their creativity run wild. A mystery box of fibre will be available for purchase by donation, and the challenge is simple: use it to create something wonderful, wild, beautiful, meaningful, fun, or all of the above! Then bring it back next year to show off and share! There will definitely be prizes. Ask at the Registration Desk. Want to see what was created by the minds of your fellow fibre fanatics? Check out last year’s participants and vote on your favourite at the Silent Auction. There are prizes for the people’s choice!

Did you participate last year? Be sure to bring your creation back this year to the Registration Desk or the staff at the Fibre Pop Up Shop.

SILENT AUCTION

Sun June 21, 2020: Bidding opens at 12pm & closes at 6pm
Donations are gratefully accepted and will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Bring your item when you come. Items can include fibres, tools, creations, or anything you think fibre artists might be interested in. Fill out a “Friends of Fibre Week” donor form at the information desk and leave it with your item before 10am Sunday. Proceeds are used to offset Fibre Week expenses.