Daily Itinerary | November 2020 festival

Day 8: Portugal

On our last day of the November 2020 Online International Fiber Festival, we will be visiting Portugal! Please watch the welcome video to learn about what we’ll be doing today and get a look at some of the products available from our Portuguese vendors in the marketplace. 

Welcome Video

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

Portuguese Vendors

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

Lovely shawl and cowl designs for all levels of knitters.
Hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns, knit and crocheted accessories, dyed fabric scarves, and more.
Portuguese knitting instructor and designer.
Heirloom-quality knitting tools.
Cork and burel products for yourself and your home, as well as supplies for your own projects.
A modern mosaic artists creating contemporary designs with traditional and unexpected materials.
Bespoke robes for yourself or your loved ones.

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.

Knit Faster with Portuguese Knitting with Andrea Wong (Advanced Beginner) and Master Portuguese Knitting: Advanced Techniques in the Portuguese Style with Andrea Wong (Intermediate)

Knit Original Toe-up Socks with Donna Druchunas (Intermediate)

Embroidered Typography with Kristen Gula (Intermediate)

Explore the Region

Spend your afternoon on a virtual tour of today’s region. Watch what you like!

Lisbon Mosaic Studio put together this magical video of mosaic reveals. Enjoy!
Portuguese knitting instructor Filipa Carneiro demonstrates the basics. This is a helpful style to master for ergonomics, speed, and consistency. Get a taste of it here!
Rick Steves has two episodes on Portugal. Is it enough to lure you into a visit?
In this episode, visit some smaller towns in the north.
Are you sold? This lecture by Rick Steves will take some of the guesswork out of your travel plans.
The Azores are full of wildlife, both on the land and off.
Meet some of the locals in this documentary about life in modern Lisbon.
This is a must-watch to prepare for tonight’s entertainment! Learn about the history of Fado, Portugal’s distinct music genre.


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!

Pastéis de Bacalhau
Arroz de Tomate

Evening Entertainment

This evening, we will be lucky to hear from one of the best-loved Fado singers, Mariza. This was filmed at Koerner Hall in Toronto in 2019. Koerner Hall has since removed the video of this concert. Instead, please enjoy this Mariza concert from MEO Arena in 2015! What a way to wrap up these last eight days! Do enjoy this final performance!

We hope you enjoyed your day in Portugal! 
Thank you for taking part in the Online International Fiber Festival! See you again in May 2021!

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