Getting ready for the big day? Feeling unprepared?
Joanne wants to help!
Joanne Seiff is a Winnipeg writer, teacher, and knitwear designer and the author of two fibre arts books: Fiber Gathering (about fibre festivals) and Knit Green (about ecofriendly fibre arts choices).
Here’s the link to a piece she wrote for a British webzine, The Inside Loop, called “Making the Most of a Fibre Festival” to help you get ready for the Manitoba Fibre Festival.
There are good hints for making a plan for your shopping needs, and some suggestions about how to not blow your budget. (Well, you might want to skip that bit. The Festival only happens once a year and you need to stock up! Many of our vendors take debit cards but it is helpful to have ample cash or cheques with you. There is an ATM on site, but we managed to empty it twice last year as people realized just how many essential treasures were on offer.)
Joanne helped to start the Manitoba Fibre Festival and often teaches at the festival. She’s been spinning and knitting for over 30 years, occasionally weaves and dyes, and also holds a Masters in Education. She’s taught about fibre arts and spinning at festivals, universities, and more. Check out her designs on Ravelry or read her blog to learn more!