After the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Fibre Week, we are excited to officially release our 2021 dates! Mark June 18 - 24, 2021 on your calendars so we can make Fibre Week 2021 the best year yet. 

Fibre Week 2021Important Note about 2020 Fibre Week: Our Continuing Education team is cancelling Fibre 2020 classes and arranging for refunds. Please note that it may take up to 2-3 weeks for you to receive your refund, however they will be processed as quickly as possible.  You do not need to reach out to the College as all students and vendors currently registered will receive a 100% refund.  To those who have booked accommodations (either at Olds College or elsewhere) it will be your responsibility to cancel your reservations. 

We look forward to Fibre Week 2021 being the best ever!

 

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Fibre Week

After the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Fibre Week, we are excited to officially release our 2021 dates! Mark June 18 - 24, 2021 on your calendars so we can make Fibre Week 2021 the best year yet. 

Fibre Week 2021Important Note about 2020 Fibre Week: Our Continuing Education team is cancelling Fibre 2020 classes and arranging for refunds. Please note that it may take up to 2-3 weeks for you to receive your refund, however they will be processed as quickly as possible.  You do not need to reach out to the College as all students and vendors currently registered will receive a 100% refund.  To those who have booked accommodations (either at Olds College or elsewhere) it will be your responsibility to cancel your reservations. 

We look forward to Fibre Week 2021 being the best ever!

Have questions?  Suggestions of workshops you'd like to see?  Want to request a Fibre Week brochure?  Contact us at coned@oldscollege.ca

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Fibre Pop Up Shop

Our Fibre Pop Up Shop is a collection of vendors with a little bit of something for everyone with fibre in their fingers. Drawing in 25+ vendors annually, this is a fantastic destination for a road trip or an afternoon outing to restock your most needed supplies. Whether you’re registered for a class, or just want to come in to shop, the Fibre Pop Up Shop is a must-stop destination for everyone. Open to the public.


Are you a vendor?
 If you want to reserve a booth, you can do so for $200 per booth.


Social Events

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Travel Arrangements | How To Get Here

Calgary-Olds Airport Shuttle Bus: 

A shuttle from the Calgary Airport will be available for registered participants of our workshops and programs for a small $65/trip fee. Once your classes are confirmed as per the main page of the Fibre Week website, please register for the shuttle with your flight number. 


Driving

If you are driving from the airport, the following is a set of travel instructions:

Please ensure that your class is going ahead before making uninsured air travel arrangements.  Course status will be posted on the Fibre Week home page indicating if there is sufficient enrollment to proceed with each workshop/course.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Leila Hickman for Sponsorship Information:  

Phone: 403.556.8366

Email: lhickman@oldscollege.ca

Silent Auction

Donations to this fundraiser are gratefully accepted. You will receive a tax-deductible or business expense receipt. Please let us know if you would like to donate to Fibre Week and your items can be brought when you come.

Keep Informed & Get Involved

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Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!