March 26, 2017

FIbres West 2017

What a happy surprise for me to find out that my trip recently to Vancouver coincided with the Fibres West Yarn show.  I have a supportive yarn husband who didn't mind making a slight detour in our plans to check this festival out. This annual fibre show held in Surrey turned out to be a forty minute subway ride, followed by a fifteen minute taxi drive from downtown Vancouver.  It is a two day event that focuses on fiber and yarn and is held at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds.

There was a good combination of fibre, yarn and spinning supplies and equipment from different artisans.  Here are just a few of my pictures to give you an idea of what was available.
Twisted Fae Fibreworks
West Coast Colour

Chaotic Fibres

Fleece Artist Halo Bundles from Wool Is Not Enough

Big Blue Moma baskets a fair trade company working with artisans in Ghana

Shibui Yarn from Valley Yarn

Sweet Georgia display

Sweet Georgia Silk Mist

Penelope Fibre Arts

nan.c fibre art studio
I thought that this event was held in the perfect venue allowing vendors and shoppers plenty of space to shop.  I love going to yarn shows and I am glad I had the chance to go to this one.  If you have ever have the chance to visit this event I would highly recommend it.  Here are a couple of my purchases that I couldn't resist:

Handmaiden Halo bundle:  one skein of a mohair blend and another skein of fingering single ply yarn

Flock Fibre Studio:  Take a Hike Sock

And as for knitting, I finally got through second sock syndrome and finished my Hermiones's Everyday Socks.  
Designer:  Erica Lueder

Yarn:  Gale's Art Wonder Sock (75% bluefaced leicester 25% nylon)
Colourway:  Skittles

I love the result and only wish I had finished them much more quickly.  I am slowly trying to get some works in progress off the needles before I cast on any new sweaters.  Happy spring knitting everyone!


  1. WOW! So much gorgeous yarn and fibers! I would have had to be dragged away - and my credit card would have exploded!!

    Linda in VA

    1. I know what you mean! There was so much yarn I would have loved to buy. : )

  2. Fiber festivals are SUCH dangerous places for me! I love attending them though. Your socks are great!

    1. I agree with you...but Fiber festivals are so much fun to go to. There is nothing like being surrounded by people who share the same love of all things yarn.

  3. Would love to go to Vancouver one day. What a lucky coincidence that there was a wool fest the same days you were there. Lovely haul! xoxo

    1. Thanks Monica! It was totally a fun.

  4. So much yarn goodness in one post - thank you for virtual tour of the yarn show, I would love to visit one day! Your new skeins are really beautiful, I am sure you will turn them into something spectacular!

    1. Thanks Alina...there are so many talented artisans out there (yourself included).

  5. Looks like a fun place. Love the socks!