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A Variety of Events to Keep Your Weekend Full of Fiber




For the third year, the Salida Fiber Festival is proud to present a Fiber Art Exhibition, which will open the weekend of the festival (Friday, September 7) at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery, and will remain on display through the remainder of the month.

This exhibition is open to all 2018 vendors and fiber artists residing within 50 miles of Salida. Entries must be of original design using any fiber art and for sale. If last year’s exhibition was any indicator, this year’s will be spectacular!


Drop Spindle Spinning
Navajo Plying
Spinning Slubs
Fly Tying
Knitting with Beads
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Knitting Socks on Circular Sock Knitting Machines


For the second year, the Salida Fiber Festival will mount a pop-up
fashion show during the festival.  On Saturday at 10:30am and 1:30pm,
and on Sunday at 11am, our models will walk through the festival grounds, displaying wearables from one of our wonderful vendors, giving festival visitors an opportunity to see the items on the human form and to learn more about them.  Keep an eye out for our models
during the festival to see (and buy!) the lovely wearables produced by
our vendors!


Each year a film is screened after the Fiber Art Exhibition. Before the screening of the film awards will be given to artists in the exhibition and details discussed about the following two days of the Salida Fiber Festival.

The Shepherdess of the Glaciers

Friday, September 7th, 2018
SteamPlant Event Center Theater
Doors open at 6, Movie at 7 (following awards ceremony)
Free & Open to the Public

THE SHEPHERDESS OF THE GLACIERS In the Himalayan High Plateaus, far from any human life, we will accompany Tsering, a shepherdess, throughout one year, thanks to her brother’s knowing camera. We will discover the moving and exceptional picture of a woman who has devoted her life to her cattle. In the Far Northern Mountains of India, in Ladakh, Tsering leads her flock of 300 sheep and Pashmina goats to graze on the 5500 m high Himalayan Plateaus. Surrounded by this dry and desolate landscape, she lives with her cattle under the continuous threat of wolves and snow leopards. Her brother followed her during one year and filmed her exhausting work: both exceptional and moving pictures in which we discover the maternal tie between her and her sheep. A life diametrically opposed to the Western luxury industry which will use the Kashmir wool she produces.