Fiber Fusion Northwest celebrates its 10th anniversary mid-October in Monroe, Washington

Alpaca (photo by Cheryl Landes)

If you’re new at natural fiber arts, a veteran at these crafts, or just some who’s curious, Fiber Fusion Northwest has something that covers your interests. Take classes, look at the live fiber animal exhibits, watch the fiber arts show, participate in a spin-in, and watch demonstrations.

Fiber arts and supplies will also be on sale, including alpaca, wool, mohair, llama, and angora fleeces. More than 70 fiber-related vendors typically attend this festival.  

The 2021 festival is scheduled Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, October 17, 9 a.m.-5p.m.

Admission and parking are free.

Fiber Fusion Northwest organizers are asking for feedback from participants about future events. The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF) had to change venues this year, which conflicted with Fiber Fusion Northwest’s traditional third weekend in October dates. OFFF was able to work out another weekend with the new venue this year, but starting next year, the dates available at the new venue will be the third week of October. The two festivals prefer running on separate weekends, because many fiber arts enthusiasts attend both festivals. Take the survey here.

The festival is held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, Washington (get directions). The festival activities, except for the classes, are in the Commercial Building and Display Hall. Classes are held in the 4-H Building.

Learn more about the Fiber Fusion Northwest at fiberfusion.net. Also go here to check for updates about event adjustments due to any restriction changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monroe is 33 miles northeast of Seattle.

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