Monday, July 11, 2011

Oakland Fiber Festival!

The second year of the Oakland Fiber Festival, the weather was much better (not so hot as last year) and there were a lot more vendors. I volunteered to teach crochet in the morning and then walked around the festival, managing to buy three skeins of yarn and a few back issues of crochet magazines. We ate lunch at an excellent Greek restaurant about a block away on Grand Avenue, and also browsed through a nice used bookstore (I found a book of botanical art that I didn't already have, all California plants). The other photo shows a sweater I started last year and finally finished last week!

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Bente said...

Press Release

Oakland Fiber & Textile Festival
Sunday, July 8, 2012, from 10am to 5pm
Splash Pad Park by Grand Lake Theater in Oakland
1201 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Free and open to the public.

We are proud to announce the 3rd annual Oakland Fiber & Textile Festival on the second Sunday in July.
This is a fun family event and educational festival, where visitors can learn everything from handling and sorting raw fiber to making finished products.
Many make-and-take booths will offer carding, spinning, felting, knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, and weaving, so come and try your hand at as many disciplines as you like.
The festival celebrates the skills that were handed down through generations, the ability to create something with your hands. We are working to revitalize the crafts that brought us together before and can do it again.
Vendors will show and sell their wares, from freshly shorn alpaca, sheep, and goat fleeces and brightly colored artisan-dyed roving and yarn to finished products like hats, shawls, and sweaters, as well as buttons and shawl pins for the great finishing touch. More than 34 vendors, guilds, and nonprofits will be participating---almost twice as many as the first year.
There will be great raffle prizes for the lucky winners.
For more information check us out at or call 510-595-9595.
This event is sponsored by two Oakland-based shops: Piedmont Yarn & Apparel and San Francisco Fiber.