Fall Fiber Festival
The Fall Fiber Festival is an annual celebration of the the fiber arts in Central Florida. The festival includes demonstrations, exhibitors, and hands-on activities, as well as a Fiber Arts Contest.
The Fiber Arts Contest
Thanks to everyone that entered the 2018 Fiber Arts Contest. The contest was generously supported by the Friends of the Orange County Library System.
Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Fiber Arts Contest!
|2018 Fiber Arts Contest Winners|
|Best in Show||Grand Prize||Jordan Wright||Queen of Hearts Costume|
|Sewing||First Place||Jordan Wright||Queen of Hearts Costume|
|Sewing||Second Place||Sarah Lauzon||Planets Quilt|
|Sewing||Third Place||Jermaine Malone||African Princess Costume|
|Knitting||First Place||Jessica Cobine||Snowflake Dress|
|Knitting||Second Place||Nancy Higgen||Sleeveless Cabled Lace Pullover|
|Knitting||Third Place||Sandy Jaster||Wreath with a Red Bow|
|Crocheting||First Place||Jamin Cohn||Earthtones Ana Lucia's Shawl|
|Crocheting||Second Place||David Bottisti||Textured Afghan|
|Crocheting||Third Place||Maria Gonzalez||Beanie and Short Blouse|
|Kids' Award||First Place||Anna Shannin||Crocheted Leaf Scarf|
|Kids' Award||Second Place||Jazlynn Hammond||Crocheted Bookmark|
|Kids' Award||Third Place||Kristen Johnson||Sewn Shorts and Top|
|People's Choice||First Place||Jordan Wright||Queen of Hearts Costume|
|People's Choice||Second Place||Kristen Stieffel||Blue Bird Song Sweater|
|People's Choice||Third Place||Tina Dewald||Dog Quilt and Pillow|
Yarnfiti Community Art Project
Our annual Yarnfiti Community Art Project was unveiled during the Fall Fiber Festival. Yarnfiti was launched in 2017 out of a desire to provide fiber artists, and aspiring fiber artists, with a fun and collaborative outlet for their creativity. The project decorated the library with a joyous riot of colors and textures reflecting the varied interests, experiences and personalities that make up our community. This year, we invited participants to help us craft a fantastical garden out of yarn.
2018 Exhibitors and Vendors
The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, a Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild, is a non-profit organization formed to: Inspire and support our members in their enjoyment of and growth in quilt making; educate our members with an emphasis on the modern aesthetic through programs and act
The Weavers of Orlando have been around for 75 years. We want to reintroduce spinning and weaving to the 20th century. We like our visitors to weave on the loom and leave with a 'make and take' friendship bracelet disk introducing a Kumihimo braid.
The Tatting Lady
Learn about needlework and the history of lace making. Donna Kelly will demonstrate tatting and smocking stitches, as well as show examples of Irish crochet and other intricate lace work.
The Embroiderers' Guild of America is a national organization with chapters across the USA. Our purpose is for preservation and education of all forms of needlearts.
Directions & Parking Information
Traveling East on I-4, take the South Street exit (82B), turn right on Central Blvd and the library will be on your left in 0.6 miles. Traveling West on I-4, take exit 84 for US-17/US-92, turn left onto US-17 N/US-92 E/W Colonial Dr, turn right onto N Orange Ave for 0.8 miles, then turn left onto E. Central Blvd and the library will be on your left.
Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for assistance by contacting us at least seven days prior to the event.