[September 2019 | San Juan Silver Stage] By Ashley King-Grambley
The 7th Annual Sneffels Fiber Arts Festival will be held on September 21 from 9-5 & September 22 from 10-3, at the peak of the gorgeous fall colors in Ouray County.
This event will be held at the 4-H Events Center, located at the intersection of Highways 550 and 62 at the Ouray County Fairgrounds in Ridgway, and offers fiber arts materials, wares and finished products from a variety of over 25 vendors.
In addition to showcasing completed works by fiber artists and products for use by fiber artists, the event will also include free demonstrations offered on both Saturday and Sunday.
“Fiber Arts are actually pretty amazing. This event is really exciting to everyone at the onset of fall. Even people who know nothing about fiber arts are surprised at how entertaining the festival is,” said Executive Director, Ashley King. “The live demos are fascinating, the product is really interesting and unique and the finished products are prime for the upcoming gift-giving season.”
Several, more-intensive fee-based workshops will be offered over the course of the weekend too. These workshops include needle felting, wet felting, a class on color theory, a class called “fix it, don’t rip it”, knitting classes and more. Details on the classes offered an online registration can be found at www.sneffelsfiberfest.com or www.weehawkenarts.org.
The Annual Sneffels Fiber Festival is made possible largely by the enthusiastic festival volunteers. This festival is unique, focusing on quality fiber arts clothing, decor and materials.The Ouray County Sneffels Fiber Festival is a fundraising event for Weehawken Creative Arts.