Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Detroit Fiber Festival

Third Coast
Fiber * Arts * Festival
October 18-19, 2013

The McGregor Center 
Wayne State University

 The Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival is two wonderful days of fiber fun, education and a thriving marketplace. Held October 18 & 19 at the McGregor Center on the campus of Wayne State University, this year’s event will be even bigger and better than last year when hundreds of fiber lovers came to learn from some of the country’s best known and respected teachers and to buy high quality hand-crafted fiber products from dozens of vendors.

There is something for almost every fiber fan including knitting, crochet, weaving and more. The event was created for folk we like to call fiber fanatics. Last year, some folks travelled thousands of miles to take part. And, from what we hear, they enjoyed every minute of it!
This year’s festival will have one of the strongest cadre of teachers outside of national fiber events such as Stitches. The folks pictured at the right will be supplemented with several local and regional fiber instructors. (Click the link beneath a picture to learn more about each instructor.)
There will also be a large, indoor marketplace with vendors from across the country. The variety will be great and the quality will be top rate. (It's all above ground this year -- nothing on the garden level.)
Another thing that makes this event special is its venue. The McGregor Center, designed by famed architect Yamasaki, is a spacious marble and glass castle. Its abundant natural light makes the marketplace a wonderful spot to shop and admire regardless of the weather. If you wish to explore, Greektown and Windsor, Ontario are just minutes away. Both offer casinos, yummy food and great walking around.  Both sides of the Detroit River now boast world-class river walkways.
Check this site often. We will be expanding and upgrading information as it becomes available. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

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