The Manitoba Fibre Trail 2020

MBFT_logo_webOur creative community has come up with a new way to “do” the Fibre Festival this year. It’s both socially cohesive and physically expansive — the Manitoba Fibre Trail comprises farms, studios, museums, shops and displays around southern Manitoba and Winnipeg where you can meet other fibre people and find a great variety of vendors.

It’s a “choose your own adventure” self guided tour. Look carefully at this list of locations and hours, and plan your route. Some locations are only open one or two days, and some vendors will move from one location to another on different days. See how many you can visit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 11, 12, & 13.

Any indoor locations will be limiting the number of people inside at a time in order to meet the current Covid-19 precautions. Masks are recommended indoors. Please carry hand sanitizer, and limit touching of items on display. Hard to do with all that delicious tempting fibre, but essential for us to keep each other safe.  Consider pre-ordering through a vendor’s website if possible so that your purchases are ready to pick up when you arrive.

This page is a work in progress! Check back for updates. Click on each location for more information.

A downloadable map can be found here: FIBRE TRAIL MAP 2020

TURTLE MOUNTAIN ALPACAS    Killarney, MB

OPEN: Friday 4-7, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10 – 4

HOSTS:  Joan Kemp  – Turtle Mountain Alpacas
GUEST VENDORS:     
Cathy Merkley  – The Alpaca Loft;   Pat Lovatt    SLM Alpacas

HUNDREDFOLD FARM  — Roseisle, MB

OPEN:  Saturday  September 12 ONLY  10 – 4

HOSTS: Kim Dyck – Hundredfold Farm
GUEST VENDORS: 
Big Oak Farm; Remii’s Rovings and Yarn; Forage Natural Dyeworks; Found on Corydon

SHEPHERD’S DREAM — Roseau River, MB

OPEN: Saturday September 12 ONLY 9 – 6.   Pre-registration required, no drop-in

HOSTS: Janet & Tim Kroeker, Shepherd’s Dream

PRAIRIE’S EDGE WOOL FARM — Kleefeld, MB

OPEN: Friday 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.  Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

HOST: Barb Mulock, Prairie’s Edge Wool Farm

GUEST VENDORS:
FRIDAY: Generations Fibreworks, Cloud 9 Fiberworks, Beary Wise Creations
SATURDAY: Generations Fibreworks, Cloud 9 Fiberworks, Beary Wise Creations
SUNDAY: Cloud 9 Fiberworks, Beary Wise Creations

 

LONG WAY HOMESTEAD — Ste Genevieve, MB

HOST: Anna Hunter, Long Way Homestead

GUEST VENDORS:
FRIDAY:  Bear and Bunny Yarn, MWL Wool Mountain, Purl & Hank
SATURDAY:  A Gentler Time; North Sun Studio; Bear and Bunny Yarn; Enchanted Grove Alpacas, MWL Wool Mountain, Purl & Hank
SUNDAY: Bear and Bunny Yarn; MWL Wool Mountain; Purl & Hank

OPEN:  Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm.    Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.  Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm 

FERME FIOLA FARM     Ste Genevieve, MB

HOSTS: Christel Lanthier and Joey Fiola, Ferme Fiola Farm
GUEST VENDOR:   
Saturday only – Green Pastures Farm.
Sunday only — Forage Natural Dyeworks

OPEN: Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm.    Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.  Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm 


Check out these locations (and more) on the Pembina Valley Studio Tour:

September 12 & 13.  More details on the PVST website

CARMAN: Golden Prairie Arts Council exhibition

38 Centre Avenue W. Carman

“Manitoba Moments” exhibition by the Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba
Saturday 10 – 6; Sunday 12 – 5

LA RIVIERE:

132 Railway Street, La Riviere   —  On Highway 3 in La Riviere, next to the motel

Saturday 10 – 6; Sunday 12 – 5

Deb Petersen –  weaving and spinning demos
Pauline Knockaert – Pioneer Spirit Crochet — crochet, knitting, weaving and felting with wool alpaca, mohair and Angora fibres

MORDEN: Pembina Hills Arts Council

352 Stephen Street, Morden    Saturday 10 – 6; Sunday 12 – 5

“A Sense of Place “exhibition – Marilynn Wiebe and Yvonne Stowell
Featuring textiles, quilts, hand-spun fibres, rug hooking


WINNIPEG LOCATIONS –
HILORI’S MAGICAL YARNORIUM

388 Duffield Street, Winnipeg
OPEN: Saturday September 12 ONLY.  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

HOST: Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium
GUEST: Dragon Fibre Bags

SEVEN OAKS HOUSE MUSEUM

50 Mac Street, Winnipeg
OPEN: Saturday September 12 ONLY 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

VENDORS:  Sheepish Spinner; Dye for Ewe; Gingersnap; Corporeal Curios

COSTUME MUSEUM OF MANITOBA

70 Arthur St. Main floor.  Pre-register your visit by email  costumemuseumcanada@gmail.com

OPEN: Friday September 11, 5:00 -9:00pm and Saturday September 12, 10:00 am -5:00pm

GUEST VENDOR: Raiment Resources ( Brenda Belmonte)

VELVET PLUME STUDIO

90 Annabella Street, Winnipeg

OPEN: FRIDAY 5pm to 9pm,  SATURDAY 11 to 4,   SUNDAY 11 to 4

HOST: Kristie Joy, Velvet Plume – rope baskets and handmade clothing
GUEST VENDOR: Melanie Wesley – original art dolls made with natural fibres

SUNFLOWER KNIT

124 Arlington Street, Winnipeg

OPEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
HOST – ash alberg, Sunflower Knit

KILDONAN MCC THRIFT STORE

455 Chalmers Avenue, Winnipeg
OPEN HOURS: Friday and Saturday 9:30 – 5:00

Guest Vendors:
FRIDAY:  Because I Felt Like it;  Accent Pieces in Polymer Clay: Jen Johnson Stoneware; Fireweed Fibre Co.
SATURDAY: Queenston Crafts; Accent Pieces in Polymer Clay; Jen Johnson Stoneware; Fireweed Fibre Co.

WOLSELEY WOOL

889 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg
OPEN: Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 – 5:00

Guest Vendors:
FRIDAY:  Knit Slip; Smash Knits; Enchanted Grove Alpacas
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Knit Slip; Smash Knits

MANITOBA CRAFT MUSEUM AND LIBRARY

C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg.
OPEN: Friday and Saturday, from 12-4 pm.

Displays, demonstrations, and tours.

GILMORE / ST GEORGE MACHINE KNITTING CLUB

St. George’s Anglican Church, 321 Pandora Avenue West, Winnipeg
OPEN: Friday 2-8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4pm

ST NORBERT MARKET

3514 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg
OPEN: Sunday September 13 ONLY 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

VENDORS:
Accent Pieces in Polymer Clay
Aradia’s Gallery
Because I Felt Like it
Big Oak Farm
Burton Alpacas & Circle O Alpacas
Created by Fern
Dragon Fibre Bags
Enchanted Grove Alpacas
Fireweed Fibre Co
Generations Fibreworks
Hodgepodgery
Hundredfold Farm
Jen Johnson Stoneware

Karen Foods

The Loom Room
Lynda’s Quilts and Knits

Prairie Breeze Folk Arts Studio
Queenston Crafts
Raiment Resource
Remii’s Rovings & Yarn
Seine River Shepherds

Silkwinds
XOXO Knits

Yellow Door Art