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Annual Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival

  • Dates: September 11, 2021 - September 12, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Macungie Memorial Park
  • Address: 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie, PA 18062
  • Price: Free

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Almost 50-plus artisans, coupled with more hands-on demonstrations than ever, highlight the Annual Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival Sept. 11-12 at Macungie Memorial Park. Appealing to both serious artists and new hobbyists, there’s something for everyone at this annual free event celebrating all things yarn. The free festival, which draws 5,000 people annually, is designed for serious artists and new hobbyists alike, with something for everyone at the event.

Attendees will find artists specializing in hand spun yarn, dyed fabric, needle felting and woven threads, as well as turned wooden tools, ceramics, hand-milled soaps and woven-wire jewelry.  Many artisans will be demonstrating their techniques throughout the weekend including spinning, knitting, crocheting, paper quilling, wheat weaving, rug hooking, and more.

The 2021 Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival features many returning festival favorites, as well as a number of new artists. Among the vendors appearing for the first time are:

  • Kathy Bachofer of Nature’s Dye Studio, Allentown, PA – Specializing in traditional fiber techniques including weaving and quilting using natural dyes.
  • Margit Braeunig of Highland Hills Farm, New Jersey – Braeunig raises alpacas and uses their wool to knit beautiful, warm gear to keep winter’s chill away. 
  • Emily Gargiulo of High Point Homestead, Kunkletown, PA - Gargiulo creates beautiful yarns from the wool of angora rabbits.
  • Sarah Madden-Cox of Storms End Homestead, Lehighton, PA - Madden-Cox designs fun and creative fiber works including her scrappy pets collectibles, upcycled dream catchers and ‘whatever bags.’
  • Jennifer Larrabee of Jeneric Bags, New York - Larrabee is a gifted quilter who utilizes bright colors to create dynamic works of art.
  • Lisa Micheels of Very Eclectic, Massachusetts – Creates stunning scarves, buttons and fabric flowers.

Festival hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit lvfiberfest.com.