The Magnolia State Fiber Festival

magnoliastatefiberbestThere are workshops, workshops and more workshops at the Magnolia State Fiber Festival this weekend! Knitters, crocheters, spinners, carders, blenders, artists, felters, hookers, tatters and weavers- there is something for all of you at every level of expertise. Sign up quickly as space is limited! In addition to all the workshops, the festival will host a marketplace of 25 fiber related vendors.


Here is a brief overview of the offerings:


Mixed Media Fiber Art/ Skill Level: Beginner


Color Blending/ Skill Level: All

Blending Fibers with a Hackle/ Skill Level: All


Drum Carding For Beginners/ Skill Level: Beginner


Crochet 101/ Skill Level: Beginner

Crochet 102/ Skill Level: Beginner

Tunisian Crochet/ Skill Level: Intermediate


Needle Felt a Small Bag/ Skill Level: Beginner


Knitting with Fiber (for the Non-Spinner)/ Skill Level: Beginner

Fair Isle Knitting/ Skill Level: Intermediate

Toe Up Socks/ Skill Level: Intermediate

Knitting With Beads/ Skill Level Intermediate

Knitting a Smart Phone or Tablet Carrier/ Skill Level: Intermediate

Your Yarn, Your Needles, Your Sweater/ Skill Level: Intermediate

Reading Charts for Lace and Cables/ Skill Level: Advanced

Estonian Style- Nupps and Starflowers/Skill Level: Advanced

Rug Hooking:

Beginning Rug/ Skill Level: Beginner


Beginning Spinning- Non-Wheel/ Skill Level: Beginner

Spinning Yarn on A Wheel/ Skill Level: Beginner

Spinning on A Wheel- One on One/ Skill Level: Beginner

Spinning Woolen Yarns/ Skill Level: Intermediate

Making Art Yarn with a Drop Spindle/ Skill Level: Intermediate

Posh and Petite Fibers/ Skill Level: Intermediate and Advanced

Spinning Silk/ Skill Level: Intermediate and Advanced

Plying with Your Hand Spindle/ Skill Level: All


Beginning Shuttle Tatting/ Skill Level: Beginner


Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving/ Skill Level: Beginner

TriLoom Workshop- A Guided Project/ Skill Level: Beginner

Beginning Bead Weaving with Right Angle Weave/ Skill Level: Beginner

Lace Weaves on a Rigid Heddle Loom/ Skill Level: Intermediate

To read a description of a workshop or sign up, see the Magnolia State Fiber Festival website.

The festival is May 31 and June 1, 2013 at Lady Luck Casino, 1350 Warrenton Rd., Vicksburg, MS. The marketplace is open from 12am to 6pm on Friday, and 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Workshops are between 9 am and 4 pm both days.

And if you are nowhere near Mississippi, check out our Yarn Events Map to find out what’s happening near you.

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