Natural Fiber Fair 2016

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Teaching Sustainable Traditions for nearly 26 Years.
                 September 10 & 11, 2016

Saturday 10am
Sunday   10am

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      Natural Fiber Fair at Arcata (CA) Community Center

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 Join us as we celebrate the 26th Annual Natural Fiber Fair in the sixth year in our new location on the Humboldt Bay at the       

Arcata Community Center - Arcata, California
5 hour north of San Francisco on the beautiful redwood coast
From the south, first Arcata Exit off HWY 101 (Exit #713), keep right at the fork towards Sunny Brae to traffic circle, exit circle at Union St., go to the first stop sign.  Go left to the Community Center.
From the north, take Exit 713 continue straight to Sunny Brae exit continue onto Samoa Blvd to traffic circle, exit circle onto Union St. to the 1st. stop sign.  Left to the Community Center.

Meet Our 2015 Sponsors

The Northcoast Knittery

Origin Design Lab

Eugene Textile Center
Be sure to visit them in the vendor hall

Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild

These generous sponsors help make it possible for everyone to have free entry this year!

We will once again have the
Kids Craft Zone

Sponsored by
The Northcoast Knittery 

Our 2015 Featured Artist

Oceana Madrone

Beading and quilting have been a lifelong passion for me.  I use the time honored tradition of sewing and beading by hand or on my trusty treadle sewing machine. 
My art is a mirror of my life.  It reflects who I've been, who I am, and who I hope to become. 
My art is my effort to create order out of chaos, and to transform pain and survival into strength and beauty.  Since 1992 I have been working with survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault using art and quilts as healing tools.  Art gives women and children a voice to tell their story, a place to channel the strong emotions of pain, fear, and anger, as well as an opportunity to find hope while exploring future possibilities.
Art doesn't make the hard things go away.  It does help me to find joy and continue on my path of healing and discovery.  I love the color, texture and sparkle of fabric and beads.  I create images of beauty and magic.  Life is a magical gift.  There is beauty all around us if we take the time to see it an appreciate it.


New this year
Each year we will honor a local fiber producer. 

             Ace Vandenack

Ace owns and operates  Ace-In-the-Hole Ranch near Myers Flat in Southern Humboldt.  He raises natural colored and white Romney sheep.  He strives to produce high quality seed stock as well as premium covered fleeces and pelts in a sustainable environment. He has won many awards for both his beautiful fleeces and his awesome sheep.  He will demonstrate shearing a sheep on Saturday at noon.  Come talk to him during the fair about what it means to be a good Shepherd.
Local Artist Gallery
Fleece Market                                                    
Free Demonstrations and Classes                                                            
 Kid Craft Zone                                                                               
Spinning Contest                                                    
Gourmet Food
Used Equipment Booth
Classroom Space for Half/All day Workshops

Join the Fiber Circle! 
Bring your portable projects and hang out in the Fiber Circle!  The Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild  (HHSG) offers a cozy space to relax and work and learn.
The educational focus of the Fiber Circle this year is Sheep Breeds.
Come and learn about the many sheep breeds from around the world and explore the versatility of each breeds' unique characteristics.

Volunteer:  If you would like to be part of the fair by volunteering, call Connie @ 707-443-1488 or email her at

        For more information:  Contact us at:  707 599-2729  or        
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