Join the discussion in the Online International Fiber Festival group on Ravelry or Facebook. And be sure to follow the festival on Instagram.
Vendors from the American South
All of these vendors can be found in the marketplace. (Click the link then scroll down to the marketplace section!)
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!
Spend your afternoon on a virtual tour of today’s region.
For an upgraded experience, subscribe to CuriosityStream! CuriosityStream is a streaming service like Netflix, but just for documentaries. Their videos are commercial free and available at a higher streaming quality than many of the options available through YouTube, and a portion of the cost of your membership will help defray the costs of running the festival. Once you have subscribed to CuriosityStream, click on the titles below to go directly to the recommended videos.
The Lightbulb Moment: Florida; How Real Estate Rogues Invented Florida as We Know It — A CuriosityStream exclusive documentary covering the history of Florida, focusing mainly on the modern development of the state. King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis — A collection of archival film of the life and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from 1955 – 1968, walking us through many of the key moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Also includes out takes of speeches by other voices for and against the movement. There film is broken into two episodes, totaling 3 hours of footage. The first part begins with the Montgomery Bus Boycott and ends with the March on Washington. The second part begins with King’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and ends with his funeral procession. History’s Greatest Homes: Monticello — A tour of the building and history of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, as well as the community that occupied it. Fiddlin’ — This documentary takes us to the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Virginia. It is joyful, engaging, and positive in ways that social documentaries about this part of the country generally are not without shying away from some of the ongoing issues facing Appalachia. This would be a great documentary to watch with music-loving teens in your life!
The following videos are available for free on YouTube. Consider taking advantage of the free trial of a YouTube subscription, which will block the commercials YouTube usually adds to their videos. The trial lasts for one month and they will send you an email a week before you are charged, so be sure to cancel at the end of the festival or when you get the email, or stay subscribed if you find it worth your while.
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!
Today, we turn to Britain for a visit to Cornwall, one of the eight Celtic nations. On this day of the Online International Fiber Festival, we will be deciding whether to learn about cable design, grafting, or knitting with beads.
On the third day of the Online International Fiber Festival, we are crossing the Atlantic to visit Norway! We will be learning about local knitwear and embroidery today in this beautiful Scandinavian country.