2019 Class Schedule


Visit our CLASSES page to check out the 2019 class schedule. We have expanded to five classrooms this year! A full weekend of classes from Cat Bordhi, Laura Nelkin, and Margaret Radcliffe, plus many local & regional teachers.

We are tentatively planning for tickets to go on sale near the end of April. Be sure to sign up for our email list to be notified of the on-sale date.


Happy New Year, everyone! We at Houston Fiber Fest are excited to welcome 2019 and super excited about presenting the 5th annual edition of Houston’s own Fiber festival this summer. Houston Fiber Fest will take place June 21-23, 2019 (mark your calendars), and it is shaping up to be the biggest and–we hope–the best yet!

Today, we are very pleased to share with you the lineup of nationally recognized teachers who will be joining us this year:

Cat Bordhi — This innovative teacher, author, and designer famously followed her immense curiosity about knitting traditions to Perú to compare techniques with indigenous knitters. Cat Bordhi is also a well-loved teacher, who brings out the best in her students. She regularly holds workshops for in-depth instruction on the techniques she has developed and hosts traveling tours that examine the textile traditions of far-flung destinations, from South America to Iceland. And now she’s coming to Houston!

Margaret Radcliffe — Well known as the author of the bestselling Knitting Answer Book and other titles, Margaret Radcliffe specializes in exploring knitting techniques in depth. She is also a designer whose garments look impressively complicated while relying on the simplest techniques. She has taught at Stitches Expos, The Madrona Fiberarts Winter Retreat, and many other venue and is acclaimed for her ability to help all knitters to become more independent and creative. And she’s coming to Houston!

Laura Nelkin — A designer currently focused on interesting garment construction and lace, especially beaded lace, Laura Nelkin is known for fun designs that inspire us to think about knitting in new ways. She travels around the country to teach her favorite techniques and leads knitting tours abroad. And she, too, is coming to Houston!

In addition, we’ll have a roster of local and regional teachers rounding out the class offerings with sessions in knitting, crochet, and needle felting. The complete 2019 class schedule will be announced right here on the HFF homepage on January 5, 2019, so check back soon to see all the details.

We’d also like to ask for the community’s help in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, our charity for 2019. We will be collecting knitted, crocheted, or sewn TwiddleMuffs, and donors will be entered into a drawing for a special raffle prize! Visit our CHARITY page for full details and pattern suggestions.

Best wishes for a fabulous and fiber-filled new year!  

The HFF team

Friday Night Social & Demo table schedule


Join us on Friday evening for a fun, fibery get-together! When the vendor hall closes at 6pm, make your way back to the Blue Mule Fiber Lounge. We will have drinks & snacks available, prizes to give away, and we’ll talk with Ana & Matt from Yarn Carnival fame.


Throughout the weekend, we will have demonstrations, talks, swaps, and meet-up’s at the demo table, in the back of the Blue Mule Fiber Lounge. Here’s the schedule:

11am: Karla—Windmill Crest Farms
12pm: Contemporary Handweavers of Houston
1pm: Sony—Knitting Lagniappe
2pm: Stitch marker swap
3pm: Crochet Guild of America

10am: Podcaster meet-up
11am: Karla—Windmill Crest Farms
12pm: Stitch marker swap
1pm: Contemporary Handweavers of Houston
2pm: Houston ATHA Rug Hookers
3pm: Crochet Guild of America

12pm: Stitch marker swap
1pm: Crochet Guild of America


The Contemporary Handweavers of Houston will be back this year – winding your yarn so you can cast on your purchases immediately! Look for their booth in the front of the vendor hall.

And here is a map of the venue, to help you find your way. We’re in the arena this year, across the hall from the Conference Center where we were last year. We recommend that you enter the Berry Center parking lot from Barker Cypress at the traffic light, and walk in through ENTRANCE 2. If the parking lot is full, you can also circle around to the back of the building and use Entrance 3.

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