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 Cornwall
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!
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 Celts: Blood, Iron & Sacrifice — Cornwall is one of the 8 Celtic nations. Many of us don’t realize just how widespread the Celts were in ancient times. This is a three-episode series about the origins of the Celts, their spread through Europe, and eventual decline. They had many interactions with the people of other regions we are visiting in this festival including Italy and the Thracians, who were the people who lived in Bulgaria in Ancient times. If you only have an hour and would like to focus on the Celts of the British Isles, watch episode 3 of the series. Cornwall is finally mentioned in the last two minutes of the episode, so I recommend that you focus on the YouTube videos today unless the topic of general Celtic history appeals to you.
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!
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.