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Salida Fiber Festival Colorway



Colorway Contest Saturday only.

Submit entries between 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tent will be open for judging till 2 and the winners will be announced at 3:30. Please pick up entries by 4:30.

Where - Colorway Contest/ROFA Tent, next to Silent Auction Tent

Judges - Jimmy Sellars, Ginger Ferris and Amber Shook

Two Prizes - Peoples' Choice and Juried for Best Use of Color

Entry Form will be provided at the tent. Bring proof of purchase from vendor last year (could be yarn tag or receipt)

Easy rules:
1) Purchase fiber or accessories from one of our vendors in the year’s colorway.
2) Create something fabulous!
3) Bring it to the following year’s Festival and enter it into our contest with the chance to win the Juror’s Award or the People’s Choice Award, with wonderful prizes available for each.

What is a Colorway?
A colorway is a scheme of two or more colors in which a design is created. It is often used to describe variegated or ombre (shades of one color) print yarns, fabric, or thread.


2018 Colorway
Alpine Meadow

Our inaugural colorway was inspired by a hike through the high alpine meadows in the collegiate peaks west of Salida, Colorado. As you rise in elevation the dark green pine tree forests give way to carpets of bright green grasses.  Amongst the grasses pink and purple flowers abound.


2019 Colorway
Norwegian Gold

In 2018 for our inaugural colorway, we chose the summery colors of "Alpine Meadow."  We were inspired by a picture postcard.  For 2019 I enjoyed the illustrious task of going to the local paint store and browsing paint chips.  I took the 2019 Pantone color of the year, Living Coral, with me and mixed and matched and kept the mess to a minimum.