Rita St. Amant – Fibre and Mixed Media Art

Saskatchewan artist Rita St. Amant joins the Manitoba Fibre Festival market for the first time this year. Rita's booth at the Festival will feature pieces in wool felt, cotton and silk. The arts have always played a large role in Rita's life.   Born and raised in southern Saskatchewan, she is a self-taught, grassroots artist [...]

Cindy Hoppe Fibre Artist

Meet Cindy Hoppe from Biggar, Saskatchewan and her wonderful fibre art work.  We are pleased to welcome her as a first time Manitoba Fibre Festival vendor this year.       Cindy Hoppe Fibre Artist:  I make jackets, sweaters, ponchos, vestments and wall hangings using primarily wool. How did you get started? I took my mom’s [...]

Why You All Should Attend

For the fibre enthusiast, those of us with experience at the Festival, the answer to "why should you attend the Manitoba Fibre Festival?" may be obvious.  So obvious you may not know how to describe it; it's self-evident, isn't it?? Perhaps, however, you or someone you know doesn't quite know the answer. Or, perhaps, you [...]

Morag Schonken – Artist, Curator, Teacher

Morag Schonken is an interdisciplinary artist, emerging curator & writer and environmental advocate whose interests include installation, sound, sculpture, weaving, homesteading, and community projects. Born in Zimbabwe, Morag has traveled most of her life, living, creating, and exhibiting in Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, Australia, England, Singapore, South Africa, and currently in Pierson, Manitoba. She has her [...]

My Sweet Prairie

Meet Monika Kinner-Whalen, the owner and textile artist behind My Sweet Prairie. Monika creates and sells landscape embroidery (wall art), prairie inspired mini thread paintings. art print greeting cards,  and yarn in selected colourways for art/embroidery/embellishing. Monika was raised by a landscape artist working in pastels, and as an adult when she had her own [...]