Fiber Arts Festival

JUNE 8 AND 9, 2018

Come join us at Washington’s newest fiber festival in Trout Lake, Washington where lush forests, flowing rivers, and a towering mountain welcome all those who weave, knit, felt, dye, quilt, and spin.


Saturday will be filled with creative demonstrations and hands-on activities at different venues in the Trout Lake Valley. All events are open to ALL Ages and everyone is welcome!


Trout Lake Grange
9am-5pm Spinning Circle Demonstration & Raffle Sales with Columbia Fibers Guild
9:30-11am Shibori & Indigo Dyeing with Julie Beeler, Natural Dye Artist
10am-Noon Weaving Activity with Laurie Sherburne

Meadowrock Alpacas
8:30am-12:30pm Fleece to Shawl Demonstration & Contest
10:30am-11am Alpaca Educational Tour
1-2pm Rock Felting Activity with Mary Reynolds & Joan Dudley
1:30-2pm Alpaca Educational Tour
2-3pm Drop Spindle Activity with Debra Pennington-Davis

Spinning Circle Demonstration

It is a spinner’s delight to share their artistry.  You can watch loose fiber become very thin or very thick yarn depending on what the spinner is going to create.  Spinning is one of the most ancient of textile arts.  It is the drawing out of fibers and twisting them together to form thread or yarn.  Spinning fiber has been practiced for thousands of years.

Shibori & Indigo Dyeing


Indigo is among the oldest natural dyes used for textiles and shibori is a Japanese resist technique for making patterns on fabric. Join in playing and combining these two techniques to create beautiful designs. You will be able to create a scarf, pair of napkins, or tea towel. The cost of this activity is $10 and limited to 10 people on a first come first serve basis.

Fleece to Shawl

Fleece to Shawl is a contest where teams made up of up to six members, one being the weaver with the rest carding and spinning the warp for the shawl being woven all within four hours.  Raffle tickets for the finished shawls will be on sale at the Festival costing 2/$5 and 5/$10.  Proceeds will be divided between the Fiber Arts Festival (20%) and the team that created the hand-woven shawl (80%).  Everyone wins!

fleece to shawl

Photo credit: Mark Pynes | 2016 Pennsylvania State Farm Show.

Alpaca Tour

Alpaca Educational Tours take you out to meet the alpaca.  You will learn about their uniqueness and why we raise them. $7.50, under 5 free, must be accompanied by an adult.

alpaca educational tour

Rock Felting

Rock Felting is a fun way to create your very own pouch by taking natural fiber and felting it around a rock.  You will be instructed each step of the way.  When your rock is felted, the instructor(s) will cut a slit to remove the rock and you will take your pouch home with you. Donations accepted.
*Please note there is not an ATM available in the area and not all vendors have the ability to accept credit cards.



Learn More:
Invitation  –  Artist’ Marketplace  –  Schedule of Events  –  Workshops  –  Call for Artists  –  Demonstrations & Activities