NEW YEARS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – SPONSORED BY YARN CARNIVAL

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.


DEMO TABLE & STITCH MARKER SWAP

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:

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

SATURDAY
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

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


YARN WINDING

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.

2018 Vendor Hall map

(click to download PDF)

AllWithLove
Booth 509

Amanda Hope Yarn
Booth 801

Bluebonnet Hills Alpaca Ranch
Booth 102

Blue Mule Fiber
Booths 109 & 110

Brazen Stitchery
Booth 402

Butterfly Girl Designs, LLC
Booth 405

Chicken Coop Dyeworks
Booth 108

Diana Couture
Booth 209

FeistyFenn Fibers
Booth 409

Fibers and Yarn
& South Texas Angora Goats

Booth 810

Foggy Hollow Ranch
Booth 401

Gilding Lillies
Booth 202

Gritty Knits
Booths 201 & 301

Handmade SAORI Weaving Studio
Booths 504 & 505

Hill Country Weavers
Booths 205 & 206

Hummers Homestead Alpacas
Booth 607

Independence Fiber Mill
Booths 410 & 510

Inner Loop Dyeworks
Booth 705

Inskein Yarns
Booths 808 & 809

Irish Girl Crafts
Booth 807

Kimarie’s Knit Knacks
Booth 309

Knitting Lagniappe
Booths 610 & 710

knittingbuddha
Booth 107

Knotwork
Booth 506

Kyla’s Lab:
Textile Arts & Accessories

Booth 606

Lazy Cat Yarn
Booth 104

Little Monkey’s Stitch n Spin
Booth 404

Lost City Knits
Booth 601 & 701

Lucky Ewe Yarn
Booths 204 & 304

Lynn’s Texas Fibers
Booth 604

McKnittey
Booth 502

ModeKnit Yarn LLC
Booths 105 & 106

Mohair & More
Booths 406 & 407

Noti Yarns
Booth 704

Panorama Fiber Arts
Booths 803 & 804

Purl & Loop
Booth 101

Rhinestones And More
Booth 702

Round Table Yarns
Booths 210 & 310

Savvy Skeins
Booth 602

Sky Loom Weavers
Booth 605

TeenyButton Studio
Booth 507

The Knitting Artist
Booth 302

Threads & Ewe
Booths 706 &707

True Vineyard Ministries/
Handspun Hope

Booths 609 & 709

Undead Yarn
Booth 306

WC Mercantile
Booth 103

Wild Dahlia
Booth 305

Wimberley Valley Saori
Booths 504 & 505

Windmill Crest Farms
Booths 805 & 806

Yarn Carnival
Booth 501

Yarnia
Booth 802

Yarnorama
Booths 207 & 307

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