Festival Updates and Community Profiles

Sandra Sobkowich Wiebe – The Loom Room

New Vendor Profile:  Sandra Sobkowich Wiebe (The Loom Room) Sandra has been weaving, spinning, dyeing, and creating her works of art since the 1970s.  Her work includes a multitude of threads, fibres and anything weavable.  You will see over 100 different type and colours of threads in each piece- from her one of a kind [...]

“A Gentler Time” – new vendor profile

Meet new vendor Yvonne Yvon Martens of  "A Gentler Time". I make and sell Waldorf inspired dolls made of natural fibre sourced as much as possible here in Manitoba and in Canada. I started making dolls as I wound down my nursing career but  it really became my art after my retirement. My first doll [...]


For fibre people, the sense of touch is particularly precious. We approach every project in great anticipation of the pleasures arising from those ineffable qualities described as sproing, squish, softness, and super yummy-licious-ness. The Festival is a hands-on experience. From the warmth and bounce of the living creatures growing the wool -- To the lanolin [...]

Teyana Neufeld, Workshop Instructor

Teyana Neufeld used to live in south-western Manitoba, but she now qualifies as the person who travels the furthest to teach at the Manitoba Fibre Festival!  In her own words, here's some of her story  ----  While flying out of O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johanesburg last week, I was trying to decide whether or [...]

At the Ram’s Head

Introducing our fabulous 2019 custom colourway, a self-striping yarn dyed for the Festival by Allyson Schneider of "Dye for Ewe".  Allyson has named her creation "At the Ram's Head", as the colour inspiration is derived from our ram's head logo. This limited edition yarn will be for sale at the Festival merchandise table on September [...]

2019 Designs

2019 Designs

The 2019 Manitoba Fibre Festival once again has gathered together a delightful collection of patterns prepared by local designers who were inspired by the prairie sunrises and sunsets. These designs are one aspect of the 2019 Create Make Collaborate initiative. If you have not prepared your own creation, we hope these designs will further inspire [...]

2019 Fibre Art Show Featured Artist

The Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba have selected Helen Knockaert as their featured artist during the Festival, September 13 & 14. Helen's work will be on display as part of the TFAM curated fibre art show, "Circles and Spirals". Helen Knockaert comes from the prairies.  She grew up on a farm in Manitoba.  It [...]

Janet Carroll

Janet Carroll is a Winnipeg based artist who works primarily in paper marbling and book binding.  Carroll’s work has been exhibited in Canada and elsewhere.  She has been a recipient of a Manitoba Arts Council Grant and has been an Artist-In-Residence at the Minnesota Center Book For Arts. We are honoured to have Janet teaching [...]

Knit Green

Joanne Seiff is the author of "Knit Green: 20 Projects and Ideas for Sustainability". Knit Green offers information and ideas on how to be a more environmentally conscious knitter, from sourcing materials locally and using organic products, to supporting fair work and fair trade programs.  Since the book was written Joanne has continued to explore sustainability [...]