Houston Fiber Festival Inc is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fiber arts in the greater Houston area through our annual Houston Fiber Fest event. Our aim is to provide local fiber enthusiasts with the opportunity to celebrate the crafts they love — knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving. Learn new techniques from our diverse class list and shop in our carefully curated vendor hall.
Board of Directors:
Nancy Polychronopoulos – President
Elizabeth Spies – Treasurer
Natasha Sills – Secretary
The first Houston Fiber Fest was held in July 2015 with great success. Our inaugural festival, hosted by the Knit At Night Guild, exceeded all expectations. It was a two day event with over 900 attendees, 30 vendors, and classes taught by knitwear designer Joan McGowan Michael. Participants had fun yarn-bombing the Berry Center’s front entrance, and the “bombs” were sewn together and donated to charity after being taken down.
In June 2016, our second event featured an expanded vendor hall and over 1300 attendees. The festivities kicked off with a Thursday night trunk show by Romi Hill, where she talked about the design process and showed off the stunning patterns from her new book New Lace Knitting: Designs For Wide Open Spaces. Romi also taught a weekend of classes. There were limited edition canvas logo bags for sale, a great selection of raffle prizes, and on-site food at the concession stand. Knitted, crocheted, and woven pieces made by local fiber artists were featured in our Talent Display.
Our 2017 festival brought headlining teachers JC Briar and Lucy Neatby. We hope this event will continue to grow and thrive for years to come. We’ve got some great things in store for 2018. Stay tuned!