For the second year, the Salida Fiber Festival is proud to present a Fiber Art Exhibition, which will open the weekend of the festival (Friday, September 8) at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery, and will remain on display through the remainder of the month. This exhibition is open to all 2017 vendors and fiber artists residing within 50 miles of Salida; entry information and forms is available on this website. Entries must be of original design using any fiber art and for sale. If last year’s inaugural exhibition is any indicator, this year’s will be spectacular!


For the first time, the Salida Fiber Festival will mount a pop-up fashion show during the festival.  Twice on Saturday and once on Sunday, our models will walk through the festival grounds, displaying a wearable from one of our wonderful vendors, giving festivalgoers an opportunity to see the item on the human form and to learn which vendor is selling the item.  So this year, keep an eye out for our models during the festival to see (and buy!) the lovely wearables produced by our vendors.


2017 Demonstrations

Drop Spindle Spinning

Navajo Plying

Spinning Slubs

Fly Tieing

Knitting with Beads


Rigid Heddle Weaving


Knitting Socks on Circular Sock Knitting Machines