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Fibre Spirit Festival weaves its way into the weekend

Festival begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Barrie Curling Club on Essa Road
Rebecca McEwen crochets her latest project while she waits for Lisa Brunetta and Carol Black of Huronia Spinners Guild ready her yarn to be spun into a ball at the Barrie Curling Club in this file photo from the 2018 Fibre Spirit Festival. | Kevin Lamb for BarrieToday

Hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns, knitting and crochet accessories, project bags, rug hooking  the list goes on and on for Barrie's Fibre Spirit Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Barrie Curling Club on Essa Road. 

This one-day event will feature the creative offerings of over 60 vendors from the Canadian fibre community, showcasing fibre and yarn, rovings, beads, accessories and embellishments, project bags, kits, rug hooking and needle felting, books and more.  

"We are so proud that Canada has such an amazing, unique community of fibre artists, indie hand-dyers, and local yarn shops," says Elizabeth Fallone, one of the organizers of Fibre Spirit. "After two years of festival cancellations, we are really excited to be back, connecting people to the wonderful world of fibre."

This region boasts an amazing variety of fibre farmers, indie hand-dyers, fibre producers, and local yarn shops and they are all coming under one roof. Fibre Spirit's vibrant marketplace will showcase new and established fibre artists, and attendees will be able to take in two fashion shows at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., featuring creations like sweaters, accessories, project bags, and more. 

Admission is $5 in advance online or $6 at the door. 

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Barrie Curling Club, 175 Essa Rd., just off Highway 400.