Pagosa Fiber Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 30

Festival hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing events:

• Demonstrations of all kinds at the various vendor booths — carding, spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, etc.

• Drawings on the hour at the festival booth. Tickets for the drawings available for a donation. Proceeds used for a scholarship to attend fiber arts classes.

• Interested in fiber producing livestock? Find several knowledgeable folks in the Livestock Tent, including Jim Burbach and Jan and Rich Fiorucci — each with their own alpacas — Brenda Wanket and her Scottish Highlander Cattle, and Ellen Sibelius and her angora goat.

• Sonny Gustamontes shears sheep and angora goats on the raised platform outside, on the hour.

Morning:

9-10 a.m. — Entries accepted for Fiber Arts Competition.

10 a.m. — Sheep to Shawl Competition begins.

10 a.m. — Navajo rugs on display, community center.

10:30 a.m. — Judging of Fiber Arts begins.

Noon — Registration for auction begins at community center.

Afternoon:

3 p.m. — Sheep to Shawl Competition ends.

4 p.m. — Reception for auction, community center.

5 p.m. — Navajo Rug Auction, community center.

Sunday, May 31

Festival hours: 9 a.m.- to 4 p.m.

Ongoing events:

• Demonstrations of all kinds at the various vendor booths — carding, spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, etc.

• Drawings on the hour at the festival booth. Tickets for the drawings available for a donation. Proceeds used for a scholarship to attend fiber arts classes.

• Interested in fiber producing livestock? Find several knowledgeable folks in the Livestock Tent, including Jim Burbach and Jan and Rich Fiorucci — each with their own alpacas — Brenda Wanket and her Scottish Highlander Cattle, and Ellen Sibelius and her angora goat.

• Sonny Gustamontes shears sheep and angora goats on the raised platform outside, on the hour.

For more information see www.pagosafiberfestival.com or call Jane McKain at 264-4458.


Photo courtesy Nancy Wilson
Closed inside the trailer with Nancy, Mocachino has nowhere to go while he is relieved of a year’s worth of fiber. Visit the Pagosa Fiber Festival this weekend to see a wide variety of fiber-related exhibitions and displays.

Photo courtesy Pauline Benetti
Ellen Sibilius of Ellen’s Wooly Wonders in Durango teaches a different way of weaving on a triangle loom. Instructional displays will be a big part of this week’s Pagosa Fiber Festival.

Photo courtesy Pauline Benetti
Wanda Couzens-Smith of D & W Fiber Farms in Monte Vista introduces children to the art of weaving — just one reason why the Pagosa Fiber Festival is a family event.