Demonstrations

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Visitors to the 2016 Manitoba Fibre Festival will be able to see many craft techniques and tools demonstrated, and even try out a few for themselves. Look for vendors demonstrating spinning, knitting, weaving and needlefelting.

Members of the local community sharing their skills include the  Northern Lights Lacemakers, Red River Ruggers, and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library. 

Living history demonstrators from the Red River Heritage Collective and the Sons of Lugh, many in period clothing, will demonstrate the ancient arts of nalbinding, drop spindling, cord weaving and net making. 

Look for the Miami School Fibre Arts Club who will be displaying their projects and their fibre processing skills. Ted Stevens, a collector of antique sock machines, will have several working models for you to admire. 

Fibre people love to share their passion. You will find encouragement and something new to learn everywhere you look. Seating areas will be provided for spinners and knitters to gather round in good company. Bring your current project to share, and plan to stay awhile!