2017 Salida Fiber Festival

Silent Auction

Three times during the weekend, we hold a silent auction of donations from vendors and Chaffee County businesses, which helps fund the following year's festival. In addition to an amazing array of yarns, fibers, fiber tools, and knitted and crocheted items, this year's Saturday morning Silent Auction will feature a "Shop Salida" section, including a number of gift certificates and items donated by local businesses. Stop by, place a bid, and help support not only next year's festival, but also our business community.

Activity Tent

Not just for children, the Activity Tent gives festival visitors the chance to try three easy fiber activities, and take home the product of their efforts.  Volunteers will be showing kids of all ages how to make yarn ropes, yarn pom-pons, and medicine-bottle beads.  Come in and get creative!

Beer Garden

In the shade of 100-year-old trees, the Beer Garden is a great place to stop for a moment, relax, show off your purchases and try a local libation.  We feature beers from Soulcraft Brewing, wines from Vino Salida winery, and a gin punch from Wood's Distillery, any one of which is perfect for a Salida September day.

Take a look at the Beer Garden Menu!


2017 Vendors

ASC Soapworks
All Natural Vegetable Oil Soaps - Made the Old Fashioned Way

Handmade one-of-a-kind glass jewelry and coats

Bee Skep
We provide high quality fiber art pattern kits and supplies that are sure to inspire the fiber artist in you.

Bristol Yarnworks Studio
Fiber Artist, Teri D. Inman, has been creating handwoven and hand-dyed designs for more than 40 years. Complex color blends, distinctive style and quality are the hallmarks of her work. Teri specializes in cashmere, silk, fine wool, and natural cottons, bamboo and tencel, often incorporating the process of arashi shibori into the fabrics for her designer originals. Wool from her Navajo Churro sheep is hand-dyed and spun for rugs and tapestries.
Teri's fiber art is available exclusively through her studio and select events, as well as online.

Cactus Hill Farm
Multigenerational family farm specializing in quality Merino, CVM, Wensleydale, and BFL fleeces, roving and yarn. Dyed and natural colors.

Carol Silks
One-of-a-kind art created through silk scarves,Shibori, and Nuno-Felting.

Cat Mountain Fiber Arts
Unique hand-dyed yarn that is created in our studio in Southern Colorado. Our yarns are individually hand dyed by Kimberly, in colorways inspired by literature, art, nature, and especially by her surroundings in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We offer many weights and types of natural fiber yarns, and a special line of "Fusion" yarn, which is a combination of several textures and yarn types dyed together for a delicious fusion of color and texture.

Cherry Creek Valley Farms
We are a small farm in Hesperus, CO with six male fiber alpacas, two guard dogs and two house cats. In the future we hope to add horses, chickens, ducks and bees.
We recently purchased the Cactus Flower Loom business that has been in existence for 16 years and will offer three sizes of tapestry looms, yarn swifts, niddy noddys and yarn ball holders along with battens, weaving forks and other useful weaving tools, made from beautiful hardwoods.
Cherie has been in the fiber arts business for the last couple of decades and recently decided to open this on-line store for her handwoven goods and for the sale of looms and weaving tools. We offer handwoven, hand-spun, knitted, and felted items for the home and person. Some of these one-of-a-kind unique items are made from our alpaca herd. Stop by our store in Mancos, CO, 145 Grand Avenue.

Colorful Eclectic
A wide variety of indie dyed yarns.

Dancing Hooves Farm & Studio
A small farm that raises Corriedale sheep for wool. We have wool, hand-spun yarns, dyed roving as well as spinning and weaving equipment.

DeGoatsnsheep Ranch
DeGoatsnSheep Ranch is an organic-oriented, working ranch located near Durnago, Colorado. We are committed to sustainable living with our gardens, greenhouses, animals, and home, in coordination with the natural environment.

Dragon Faery DyeWorks
Spinning, weaving, and dyeing my own fiber and yarn is never a dull experience.

Eco-friendly Journals
I make journals with earth-friendly papers sourced from Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh, and China. Many of the papers are hand-marbled for an elegant look, making each journal truly unique! The pages are made of Indian Cotton Rag, recycled rag from the garment industry. The pages will take pen, pencil, and watercolors!

Enchanted Fibers
Enchanted Fiber Guild, LLC was formed from the love of fiber and with the passion to create unique products leveraging natural fibers; Alpaca fiber is the center of our attention, but is complemented with Mohair, very fine wool, bamboo, camel, yak and other natural fibers.

EWE and me. . .a yarn boutique, LLC
We are an eclectic little yarn shop featuring yarns from Rowan, Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Berroco, Classic Elite, Universal, Lorna’s Laces and many more.

Dedicated to providing felt artists and crafters with professional grade needle felting tools and felting machines.

Felted Dog
Felting and Fiber are two “F” words that The Felted Dog embrace. With a keen eye for natural fibers, hand-crafting techniques, up-cycling opportunities and a dash of whimsy, two sisters from Pueblo, Colorado create distinctive, one-of-a-kind purses, decorations and accessories.

Fiber Ladies of Pueblo

We specialize in bamboo and bamboo blend yarns and fibers.

Perla Kopeloff became a weaver and a paper-maker selling her work in Virginia, New Mexico and Colorado where she currently markets her wears in Santa Fe and Taos.
Her new work in felting using local alpaca and merino wool depicts a strong sense of primitiveness in its orientation which draws from ancient cultures such as the Incas in Peru, the Masai in Africa or the Mongolians in China.

Fox Ryde Gardens
Fiber arts and metalsmithing, these are the components of the work I create, woven in different ways to create work that while different have common points of origin.

Fuentes, Bernadette

Green Designs
Natural Stone Bracelets and Hand Dyes Yarn & Knit Items.

Greenwood Fiberworks
An indie dyeing and spinning company dedicated to supplying the fiber community with unique fiber and yarns created in small batches.




Handwoven Designs
Elizabeth Jenkins has been creating hand-woven women’s apparel, based on influences from indigenous cultures around the world, since 1978.

Jefferson Farms
At Jefferson Farms Natural Fibers, we consider fiber to be our primary mission. As such, we carefully sort our fleeces to produce the very best yarns and rovings.

Lana Dura
Lana Dura’s felted bags grew from an exciting idea, embracing the goal of giving sheep a job, sheep “paid” to produce a product annually: contributing their wool fiber, enhancing partnerships with people working to ensure endangered, heritage breeds’ continued genetics for future agriculture.

Leslie's Magnolias
I’m inspired by a fabrics print, weight and how it drapes on a form. After sewing for over 40 years  - owning my own business, traveling the show circuit, and having my line in galleries and boutiques in New England and now the West.

Milkweed Designs
A life-long interest in combining art with inspiration from nature is expressed in one-of-a-kind felt making.

Mora Valley Spinning Mill
Yarn spun by Mora Valley Spinning Mill is distinctively your own. Its quality makes it suitable for any number of high-quality garments, rugs, blankets, or art weavings.

Mountain Top Quilts

Natural Twist, LLC
All-natural Fiber Products From the American Southwest

Naumann Angoras
Raw, washed, dyed and processed mohair, yarn, and socks.

Nelson Wool Workers

Old Mother Westwind Crafts

Phi Beta Paca Alpacas & Yarn
Phi Beta Paca Yarns come from alpacas raised or born at Phi Beta Paca in Taos, New Mexico. When you buy at Phi Beta Paca brand yarn, you are welcome to call and make plans to meet the alpaca who grew your yarn.

Phoenix Fiber Mill LLC
Phoenix is a Colorado Proud company. Located in southeastern Colorado, we try to purchase our materials/products from inside Colorado or adjoining states. We also receive materials/products from Australia, Peru, China, Portugal, the Netherlands and other regions that support Fair Trade Products.

Pleasant Journey Alpacas
We offer beautiful handcrafted nuno felted scarves, 100% alpaca yarn in all natural colors or hand painted, Alpaca yarn with blends of silk or merino, 100% alpaca roving, Alpaca Socks in many styles and more. We also offer soft and cuddly stuffed animals! Peg loom rugs for your home! Awesome woven rugs that are incredibly durable!

Rio Fernando Farm
Shelley Loveless has a small farm in Taos that is sandwiched between the Rio Fernando and the Kit Carson National Forest. She raises fine-wooled fiber animals such as angora rabbits, llamas, alpacas, and pygora goats. She sells their fiber and also uses it to produce custom yarn, garments, and many other beautiful items.

Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Assn.
The Rocky Mountain Llama and Alpaca Association came into existence when a group of about 40 enthusiasts met in 1982 in Monument, Colorado, and joined together in an effort to promote camelids to the general public and to help each other learn about the wonders of Llamas and Alpacas.

Serendipity Yarn & Gifts
Serendipity Yarn & Gifts occupies a cozy Victorian-style home in the bustling mountain community of Buena Vista, Colorado. We carry a colorful array of knitting yarns, bulk fibers, notions, spinning wheels and weaving looms.

Sharon Cupit
Sharon Cupit creates ‘re-purposed’ fashion fabric pieces from wool, cashmere, alpacas, vintage Chinese silks etc. found at thrift stores, yard sales and other treasure troves.

Smashing Jewelry
All of the work is handmade and original. Made from recycled metal and other objects.

Spruce Dragon LLC
Spruce Dragon got its start selling hand woven garments, hand dyed silk scarves, and a little bit of hand dyed yarn. We soon discovered that there was a large market in producing beautiful hand painted yarns, and it has been a mainstay of our business ever since.

The 100th Sheep, LLC
Peggy Doney has always loved color.
Over the years she has painted, drawn, quilted, knitted, and taught four terrific children. A sweater pattern with small patches of subtle color led her to learn to dye, and a neighbor’s spinning wheel inspired her initial foray into spinning. Now, Peggy has eight wheels, numerous drop spindles, and has joined her new love of fiber and spinning with her perennial love of color.

The 285 Fiber Group
The 285 Fiber Group is a small ad hoc group of fiber friends who get together to spin, knit, weave and felt most things fiber. We feature heirloom quality handspun, hand knit lace scarves, shawls, and shawlettes as well as other knitted, woven, and felted accessories. Our handwoven household textiles will grace your table and your kitchen.

Two Windows Dye Company
Artisan Hand-painted Yarn and Fiber.

Wooly Wonka Fibers
We specialize in hand-dyed yarns and fibers, and fun-to-knit patterns.