Salomon Farm's Fiber Arts Celebration is a unique way to participate in the process and art of making natural fiber products like wool, alpaca, silk and cotton. It's a free, two-day, family friendly event, sponsored by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and the Flax and Fleecers Spinning Guild of Fort Wayne.
Festival goers will have the chance to engage in every step of the textile making process, as well as purchase materials and equipment for their own textile projects, and hand-made fiber apparel and home goods.
Silkworm demonstrations are new to this year's activities, while festival staples like folk music, wagon rides and blacksmithing demonstrations will also be on hand.
For a sneak peek at this hands-on "wool to wears" experience, and its historic setting, WBOI's Julia Meek met with the Park Department's outdoor recreation manager, Kellie Adkins, and participating fiber artist, Betty Bary, to discuss the fine art of handmade textiles here in Fort Wayne.
Fiber Celebration @ Salomon Farm Park, Fort Wayne
Friday, may 12th, 2017: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13th: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, visit the Fiber Arts Celebration Facebook Event Page.