Regional Fiber Events


April 6-7, 2019

Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall

1340 W Washington Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60607

YarnCon is Chicago's homegrown yarn-centric exhibition -- a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts. Our mission is to be the premier market for independent producers of yarn, fiber for spinning and weaving, tools, gadgets, books, patterns, instructions, and gifts related to spinning, knitting, crochet, and weaving.

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Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest

April 27-28, 2019

Washington County Fair Park, 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI

Vendors, halter show, fleece show display and spin-off displays, fiber sorting seminar, Alpaca 101 for Beginners, The Business of Fiber

Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival

June 1-2, 2019

McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098

Northern Illinois Sheep and Fiber Festival formerly known as Spring  Fiber Fling is an educational event focused on fiber and the process  from “Sheep to Shawl”. We will have 3 buildings set up for our crafters, Our  instructors will be teaching spinning, weaving, quilting, sewing, knitting, and fiber animal  management classes.

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Stitches Midwest

August 1-4, 2019

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Schaumburg IL

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Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

September 6-8, 2019

Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549

The event is a  function of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, a regional  organization of sheep and fiber producers, fiber businesses, artists and  educators. It includes fiber arts classes, youth activities, sheep shows, competitions,  vendors, and auctions.

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