The nearest fibre fests to those of us in the Peace Region are in Prince George, BC and Edmonton, AB (5 and 7 hours away, respectively, from Dawson Creek), so we decided to set up an event in Dawson Creek, which is a fairly central hub. We already have several confirmed vendors, but are currently accepting applications for more, as we want to ensure a full house, and a successful event that has crafters excited to come back every year!
We have booked the large ballroom in the local George Dawson Inn, with about 4500 square feet of space available for vendor booths, a classroom space, and a knitting and snack area.
With more than 20 vendors coming from our area, and from the rest of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and even the Northwest Territories, we’re so excited about how this first year’s Fibre Fest is shaping up!
Applications for vendors are now closed, as all spots are filled for 2019.
In this section, we’ll randomly highlight one of the awesome vendors coming to our inaugural event on April 28th, 2019!
Red Fox Fibres - Erin is the dyer behind Red Fox fibres, and she finds inspiration in all things Canadian. She dyes beautiful yarn inspired by nature and the colours of the nearby Rockies, and she makes her own fur pom poms, too. No hat will be as unique as yours when you add one of Erin's cool skunk fur pompoms! She’ll have her yarns, pom poms, stitch markers, progress keepers an project totes for you all at the Fibre Fest.
Cozy Up Knits - Formerly known as The Stitchin’ Sisters, Jamie, Sarah, Katie and Kristina are four sisters out of Grande Prairie, AB. They are knitters, crocheters and pattern designers, and host the Cozy Up Knits podcast. You can find their patterns on Ravelry, as well as at their booth at our first annual Peace Fibre Fest! Stop by for a visit, or to pick up some awesome swag or one of their many patterns.
Gingersnap - Kim and Colin are the dynamic duo behind the Gingersnapthat and now Mrsnapthat’s Etsy shops. Their quirky and fun-loving style is apparent in everything they do. They have an array of fun pop culture themed bags, gorgeous yarns and sock blanks, cute enamel pins, witty tote bags - there’s a little something for everyone. This year, they’ve partnered with 5 other great Canadian makers to launch the “Canadian Collective,” highlighting products made by these artisans as well.
Hippy Strings is a local yarn shop nestled in the historic Old Train Station in Sexsmith, AB, just north of Grande Prairie. Robyn and Sherrill have made this a cozy and inviting shop with a country vintage appeal, and a great variety of commercial and indie dyed yarns, as well as awesome pattern books, notions and tools - and check out those Big Blue Moma baskets!
Riverside Farm is located in Pouce Coupé, BC, just 10 minutes out of Dawson Creek. It is part of an upbreeding program for Gotland sheep here in Canada, and these sheep produce the most amazing fleeces. This year’s clip had a range of natural grey shades, with beautiful, sound and lustrous locks over 9” in length! A spinner’s dream! The farm also raises BFLs (Blue Faced Leicester sheep) and a variety of wonderful crosses. Jenn will have a variety of products at the Fibre Fest - dozens of raw fleeces, hand washed locks, and hand felted and knit items. Check out her Facebook page here in the meantime.