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 Italy
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.
Wild Italy — A two part documentary about the wildlife of Italy. Colosseum: The Whole Story — The Colosseum in Rome is undergoing a thorough cleaning and restoration. This documentary covers the process and conveys the history of this world-renown landmark. (Note: The Tracian people mentioned during the discussion of Gladiators were from present day Bulgaria, which we will be visiting tomorrow.) The Renaissance Factor — Follow Michelangelo, crusaders, and more as Italy moves through the Renaissance.
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.
Please note: There are tons of Rick Steves tour guides spotlighting various areas of Italy. I recommend you pick 2 or 3 and then head on to the other documentaries. Come back to the other episodes if you have time.
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.
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.