Schedule

Our 12th annual DFW Fiber Fest will be April 7, 8 and 9, 2017, and we will once again be in Irving, Texas, at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas.  We are happy to be able to bring back some of our favorite teachers from previous years as well as introduce some teachers who will be new to our event.  Our Headliners this year will be Denise Bell, Robyn Chachula, Galina Khmeleva, Melissa Leapman, Judith MacKenzie, Clara Parkes, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Carol Sulcoski.

Local and regional teachers will include Molly Andries, Mary Berry, Joi Chupp, Sonja Hartley, Jill Holbrook, Yohannah Klingensmith, Kelli Ladwig, Darlene Megli, Lesley Anne Robinson, Lisa Smith and Lise Wilson.

Special Thursday Class Session

In addition to our normal Friday-Saturday-Sunday class schedule, we are very happy to be able to announce that we will have a special 6-hour Class Session on Thursday, April 6.  Henry and Roy Clemes of Clemes & Clemes Inc. will be on-site to teach their "Exploring the Drum Carder" class.  This class will be offered from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a 1 hour break for lunch from 12-1.  Because of the shortened lunch session, the fee for this class session will include lunch.

Friday Night Event

Our Annual Friday Night Event will feature a talk by author and Knitter's Review founder Clara Parkes.  This event will be held at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas - our Event Hotel.  Tickets for this evening will go on sale in Early March 2017.  They will NOT be available through the registration system.  People registering for at least 15 hours of our classes will be invited to attend the Friday Night Event as our guests.

Class Times

Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 12:30
Afternoon classes from 2:00 to 5:00

Vendor Hall
Open to the public all weekend

Friday, April 7             9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8         9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9           10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Public Admission:  Day Pass - $5
                           Weekend Pass - $10
Fiber Fest Student Admission:
                           included in class fees

A portion of all vendor hall admission fees are
donated to the North Texas Food Bank.

Class Fees

All materials fees outlined on the Class Descriptions Page will be added to the class fee in the Online Registration system.

Refunds:  We understand that life happens and you may have to cancel your classes prior to the event.  Classes may be cancelled until Monday, March 20, 2017, for a refund of all class and materials fees* minus a $25 administration fee.  After March 20, 2017, the teachers' class count minimums are set and we will be unable to refund class fees at that time.

*Materials fees are fully refundable for all classes with the exception of any class where materials have been mailed to the students ahead of time.

Click on a class name below to see a class description.
Grey-backed classes are sold out.
(K) = Knitting   (C) = Crochet   (S) = Spinning   (W) = Weaving   (O) = Other

Friday Morning Friday Afternoon Saturday Morning Saturday Afternoon Sunday Morning Sunday Afternoon
Denise Bell (K) Lace on the Edge (K) The Unst Effect: Shetland Lace Shawls   (K) Estonian Style: Nupps and Starflowers  
Robyn Chachula (C) Crochet Cables and Lace (C) Crochet with Variegated Yarn (C) Tunisian Crochet Basics (C) Irish Crochet for Today (C) Crochet Finishing Techniques (C) Unexpected Lace Crochet
Galina Khmeleva (S) Spinning the Orenburg Way and Plying Orenburg Style (K) Fundamentals of Orenburg Knitted Lace (K) Russian Style Continental Knitting (K) Intarsia Lace Design Strategies
Melissa Leapman (C) Aran Crochet (K) Ahead of the Curve (K) Two-Faced Knitting (K) Flatter Yourself:
Fully-Fashioned Shaping
(C) Mosaic Crochet (K) Celtic Cables
Judith MacKenzie (S) Spinning for Knitting's Sake! (S) Spin Like the Spider Woman (S) Perfect Pairing (S) Spinning for Color's Sake! (S) The Gentle Art of Plying (S) Spinning for Knitting's Sake!
Clara Parkes (K) Yarn 101 (K) Joy of Swatching (K) Joy of Swatching (K) Yarn 101 (K) Yarn 101 (K) Joy of Swatching
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (K) Knitting for Speed and Efficiency (K) Knit Smart (K) Knitting for Speed and Efficiency (K) The Fix is In (K) Knit Smart (K) Grok the Sock
Carol Sulcoski (K) Multi-Color Magic (K) Self-Striping Yarn Studio (K)
Sock Knitter's Tips & Tricks
(K) Multi-Color Magic (K) Self-Striping Yarn Studio (K) Elegant Increases, Delightful Decreases
Local & Regional Teachers (K/C) Digital Toolkit
Kelli Ladwig & Lisa Smith
(W) Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Darlene Megli
(K) Intro to Brioche Knitting
Lesley Anne Robinson
(O) Felting Faces
Joi Chupp
(K) Two-Color Brioche
Lesley Anne Robinson
Local & Regional Teachers (S) Beginning Spinning
Jill Holbrook
(O) Felting Jewelry
Joi Chupp
(C) Get Squared®
Molly Andries
(S) Spinning Tips and Tricks
Jill Holbrook
(S) The Joy of Spindle Spinning
Jill Holbrook
Local & Regional Teachers (W) Free Form Weaving on
Rigid Heddle

Mary Berry
(W) Wild and Wacky Weaving
Sony Hartley
(W) Acadian Hand Towels & Finishing Techniques Workshop
Yohannah Klingensmith
(W) Patterns on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Darlene Megli
(O) Rug Hooking with YARN!
Mary Berry
Local & Regional Teachers   (K) Tri-Ply Knitting
(Navajo Style)

Lise Wilson
  (K) Demystifying Charts
Kelli Ladwig
& Lisa Smith