290 partial closure this weekend

Houston Transtar is reporting a total closure of 290 between Bingle and Tidwell on Saturday and Sunday.

DETOUR: From central Houston, the fastest alternate route is probably I-10 W > Beltway-8 N > 290 W. Those of you outside Beltway 8, your drive should not be affected.

If you are taking classes on Saturday or Sunday, please leave early and allow extra driving time! We’re sorry about the inconvenience!

The Meet-Up Table

There’s more to Houston Fiber Fest than just classes and shopping; there’s also the fun of meeting new friends! The Meet-Up Table in the atrium (look for the balloons!) is the place to be. There will be knit- and crochet-alongs, stitch marker swaps, demos, and lots of opportunities for you to talk with other Houston area fiber enthusiasts who share your interests. When the vendor hall closes on Friday and Saturday evening, gather at the table to coordinate group outings to local restaurants.

MEET UP TABLE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
12 pm – Stitch marker swap
1 pm – Sock KAL/CAL
2 pm – Find Your Fade KAL
3 pm – Stitch marker swap
4 pm – Spinners meet-up
5 pm – Crochet-along
6 pm – Dinner meet-up

SATURDAY
11 am – Stitch marker swap
12 pm – Crochet along
1 pm – Spinners meet-up
2 pm – Stitch marker swap
3 pm – Lace KAL/CAL
4 pm – Bead lovers
5 pm – Weavers meet-up
6 pm – Dinner meet-up

SUNDAY
11 am – Rug Hooking demo put on by the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, Houston chapter
1 pm – Stitch marker swap

Peyton Heart Project

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This year the Houston Fiber Fest is partnering up with the Peyton Heart Project to raise awareness about suicide and bullying. Please visit ThePeytonHeartProject.org to learn more about this important organization.

Stop by the Peyton Heart Project booth in the atrium to say hello, donate hearts, or learn more about the organization. The tables in the atrium stitching lounge will have yarn for you to knit or crochet your own heart at the festival! You can make a few hearts while you wait, or make hearts ahead of time to bring with you. There are links to several free knit & crochet heart patters available at ThePeytonHeartProject.org/making-the-hearts/

2017 Class tickets on sale 4/15 at noon

Tickets will be for sale at HoustonFiberFest.Eventbrite.com


HELPFUL HINTS FOR TICKET BUYING

  • Class tickets are only available online at Eventbrite. No cash, no checks, no mail in registrations.
  • Limit one ticket per student, per class
  • If a class is sold out and you’d like to be put on the waiting list, please email classes@houstonfiberfest.com with your name, cell phone number, and which class you want.

CANCELLATION POLICY and STUDENT RULES

  • Only paid ticket holders are allowed in the classroom. You may not bring children, family, or friends to class with you. We have a seating area in the atrium where your guests may wait for you.
  • The deadline to cancel and receive a refund is June 9th. After that date, no refunds will be given.
  • Selling/gifting your spot to someone else is not allowed. All tickets must be purchased directly from Houston Fiber Fest.