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  • Fibre Week
    Fibre Enthusiasts Gather! Our Fibre Week event in June has something for everyone. Check out our short workshops, fleece shows, merchant mall, evening activities, and our famed Master Spinner and Master Weaver programs.
  • Master Weaver
    The Master Weaver Program is consists of five progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments.
  • Master Spinner
    The Master Spinner Program consists of six levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of fibres, yarns and the end use of the spun yarns.
  • Fleece Shows
    The shows are judged in a public format to provide an educational opportunity with a variety of animal fibres for Fibre Week registrants as well as the general public.

Evening & Social Events

In addition to workshops and programs, Fibre Week includes a number of events. The following events are held across the campus. For more specific information, check out the website, contact the coordinator, or ask at the registration table at Fibre Week! After enjoying the Merchant Mall, Fleece Shows, and your favorite workshops, come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and the company of fellow fibre artists!

Be sure to check each of them out!

Knit-in and Spin-In Social

Friday, June 16, 6:30pm

An informal evening of relaxation, good company and a spin in social!  Come for the whole 2 hours or just drop in to say hi.  Bring your own fibres, and any you'd like to share!  An assortment of fibres will be available.

 

Celebrate Fibre Arts - Social

Saturday June 17, 6:30pm

Join us for a celebration of Fibre Artists: the craft and the people that carry it forward. This opening social is the best way to kick off an exciting Fibre Week event.  Olds College invites you to celebrate this incredible community with your fellow participants. This celebration will include light refreshments, entertainment and a keynote speaker.

 

Fashion Show

Sunday, June 18, 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 information desk before 1:30pm on Sunday, June 18.

 

Silent Auction

Sunday, June 19
Bidding starts at noon and 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 noon Sunday. Proceeds are used to offset Fibre Week expenses.

Mystery Box Fundraising Challenge

All Weekend Long - Join the challenge!

All proceeds go towards funding a customized Master Spinner/Weaver pin for graduates.

Back for the second year, Fibre Week is calling out all fibre enthusiasts, samplers and artists to let their creativity run wild.  This year, 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 Merchant Mall.  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 Merchant Mall.

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