Daily Itinerary | November 2020 festival

Day 1: American Midwest

Welcome to the first day of the November 2020 Online International Fiber Festival!

Welcome Video

Welcome to Day 1! Please watch the morning video to meet our vendors from the American Midwest and hear about today’s itinerary!

Join the discussion in the Online International Fiber Festival group on Ravelry or Facebook. And be sure to follow the festival on Instagram.

Midwestern Vendors

All of these vendors can be found in the marketplace. (Click the link then scroll down to the marketplace section!)

Natural skincare products made from pure ingredients sourced from their own beehives.
Hand-dyer of American-made yarn with 6 different dye collections. 
Handcrafted art, ornaments, and other useful items for the home, made from humanely-raised wool.
Playful reflections on the human experience, portrayed by wooly folk, on prints, t-shirts, cups, and more.
Specializing in fine, luxury fibers from their farm and other small farms in their community.
Hand-dyer specializing in color ways inspired by the midwestern landscape and popular culture.
Bags and yarn bowls in a variety of styles, including custom orders, to help you keep your projects contained and safe.

Recommended Classes

Choose one (or more!) of the following classes for your morning learning. You will need a subscription to Craftsy to take the classes. Please note: if you have a subscription, you do not need to purchase the class unless you want to. Simply click play on the video!

My First Toe-up Socks with Susan B. Anderson (Intermediate)

Stashbusting Secrets for Sweaters and More with Sally Melville (Intermediate)

Learn to Knit: My First Hat with Caddy Melville Ledbetter (Beginner)

Explore the Region

Spend your afternoon on a virtual tour of today’s region. Choose from one of the tracks below, or watch what you like from each!

Take a quick tour with Josh and Jodie of Bee Lovely Botanicals and get a glimpse of what they do at their farm!
Sue of Prairie Bag Works, walks us through some of the bags she has in stock along with their special features, including one designed specially for the OIFF!
Laura Ingalls Wilder is the well-known author of the Little House series of books, which chronicle her life growing up across the American Midwest in the late 1800s. This lecture focuses on the real Laura, not the fictionalized version so many of us are familiar with.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was built to commemorate St. Louis’ role as a jumping off point for many settlers moving into the Louisiana Purchase areas of the continent in the early 1800s.
Go back in time to experience Chicago’s World Fair of 1893.


Click the menu items for the recipes. The shopping lists are available to be downloaded by day and by the entire event. Print off your preference and head to the market!

Sloppy Joes
Creamed Potatoes
Sugar Cream Pie

Evening Entertainment

Prepare for a night of stand-up comedy!
Jim Gaffigan is a popular American comedian from the Midwest. His comedy special, Quality Time, is available on Amazon Prime. Or, you can find his Beyond the Pale special on Netflix. (Or, enjoy both!)

If neither of those links work for you because you are not a subscriber to those services or they are locked out of your region, his Quality Time special is available as a YouTube Playlist with commercials. Just click play below!

We hope you enjoyed your day in the American Midwest!
Join us tomorrow as we visit the Canadian Prairies!

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