Fiber Fest Event Announced

NHIA Press Room on 08.21.15

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) presents the third annual Fiber Fest, a one-day event celebrating fiber arts including weaving, felting, spinning and knitting. The event is being held at NHIA’s Sharon Arts Center campus located at 30 Grove Street in Peterborough, New Hampshire, from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 3 and is free and open to the public.

The day’s events offer a patchwork of prizes from local sponsors, hands-on demonstrations by NHIA faculty and artists, refreshments and art displays, with a special presentation at 1 pm by Wen Redmond, a mixed media artist whose work embraces several media including digital processes, surface design, and collage. Wen delights in creating dialogue, changing your perspectives and perceptions of fiber.  She works intuitively, encouraging flow, experimentation and the inner muse in her workshop participants. 

The public is invited to contribute to a community weaving project, which launched two years ago at Fiber Fest, by working on a giant loom. The loom has visited various local schools, libraries and other organizations bringing with it the opportunity for budding weavers to see what it’s like to create art with fiber.

The day’s events include:

  • Demonstrations: Crochet, Felting (wet, needle, and nuno), Knitting, Quilting, Rug Braiding, Spinning (drop spindle and wheel) and Weaving (floor loom, table loom, and rigid-heddle loom)
  • Door Prizes: Joseph’s Coat, Peterborough, NH; Harrisville Designs, Harrisville, NH; The Fiber Loft, Harvard, MA; Fiber Studio, Henniker, NH; and New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • Community Weaving Project
  • Featured Speaker: Contemporary Fiber artist Wen Redmond will speak at 1 pm. See her work at wenredmond.weebly.com
  • Refreshments will be served

For more information about the event email CamelliaSousa@nhia.edu.