March 17th, 2018
The Heartland Fiberpalooza is a fabulous day of yarn and fiber, notions, food, classes, demonstrations, seminars, and, oh — did we mention food?
What to expect at Fiberpalooza:
- Stroll from vendor to vendor (don’t see your favorite one on the list? Call them and send them here to register!)
- Take a class and learn something new
- Attend a demonstration
- Visit the Yarnia Cafe for a delicious treat (you will be A-MAZE-D by the food!)
- Take a break, set yourself down, and work on your project(s).
- Shake off winter’s spider webs and spend a day with hundreds of yarn lovers!
- Where else can you get a whole day’s worth of entertainment for just $3.00??
Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your trip:
The date is March 17th, 2018.
The hours are 9:00 to 4:00.
The location is the same as last year, the Winterset Elementary School (you can find directions under the Directions tab, below).
The cost to get in is $3.00 at the door. Well worth it for all that will be available!
As always, please feel free to call with any questions: 515-468-8593.
You’ll want to come hungry, as Linda at Cafe Yarnia will be serving white chili, yummy croissant sandwiches, delectable salads (including that fabulous grape salad) and homemade pies, cakes, breakfast casserole and caramel rolls. Plan to take the whole day for yourself! We are anticipating even more vendors than before. We would also like to encourage you to spend some time on the Winterset Square. Of course, you’ll want to visit the new Heartland Fiber Co. building at 112 N. 1st Ave., but there are several other great shops that would will not want to miss. You can even stay and do the famous Northside Café for dinner.
Check the vendor tab for the updated list of fiber artists, some new and some you can’t wait to see again!
Registered Vendors for Fiberpalooza (from 2017… watch for 2018 update coming soon):
Three Smooth Stones – Betty Trost: felting and fiber arts
Jennifer Wilson: Handspun yarn, roving
Blue Gate Farms – Jill Beebout: Hand spun yarn, photos,
Fringe n Fleece – Kandys Bleil: Hand spun, hand dyed yarn, felted and finished items
Sandy’s Pallet – Sandy Jones: Hand dyed, hand spun yarn, felted bags
Homespun Family – Bonnie Ohrt: Hand woven rugs
Frerichs Alpaca Farm – Tracey Frerichs: Alpaca yarn and roving, finished items, shoe inserts, etc.
African Baskets – Theresa Haarhues: Hand woven baskets, fair trade from Africa
Autumn LaVan – Hand spun yarn from both wool and angora
On the Hill – Sue Hart: Alpaca products, lavender products, jewelry
Fiber Curio and Sundries LLC: Yarn and roving
Darn It Sew What – Kara Heinzig: Bags for knitting, sewing and more
Weavers Rapid Warp Loom & Jubilant Rest Farm – Ginger Bogle: Weaving supplies and alpaca fibers
Yarn Geek Fibers – Sarah Hollandsworth: Hand dyed yarns, kits and hand spun yarn plus roving
Dreams in Fiber – Erica Lueder: Hand dyed yarn and roving
Grey Barn Farm LLC – Kevin & Pat Lendt: Alpaca yarn, roving, shoe inserts, rugs and more
A Girl With a Sword Productions – Maggie Howe: Unique hand spun and hand dyed yarn
The Silver Shed – Ann Brody: Unique hand sewn bags for all crafting uses
A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. – Samantha Hardman: Sassy hand dyed yarns
AKC Alpacas & Coleman Alpaca Bears – Karen DeVries & Sharon Coleman: Alpaca yarn and bears, woven items
Born in a Barn – Beth Porter: Hand spun and hand dyed yarn, woven items, stitch markers
Booths at Heartland Fiberpalooza are 10′ by 10′ and include one 8′ table and two chairs, for $50.00.
Limit two vendors per booth, and there is an extra $25 due for shared booths ($37.50 each).
Mass produced items or acrylic fibers will not be accepted.
Vendors who would like to pay by check, click here to download a printable application.
If you’d like to register and pay online, click here to pay by credit card or PayPal.
The Des Moines Knitting Guild will be on hand to wind purchased yarn, give lessons or knitting advice.
The Des Moines Weavers and Spinners will be there to demonstrate and field questions.
Click the registration link above and then click the green “Tickets” button to see information about this year’s classes, which include include:
Beginner Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom –
Instructor Deb Lundy, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Learn the parts of a Rigid Heddle Loom, terminology, how to warp, weave and finish your project. $40 includes all materials, use of loom and informative handouts. Limit of 6.
Spinning a Stable Single-
Instructor: Kandys Bleil 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Learn to spin single strand yarn without over or under twisting. This class will teach you that there is a fail-proof method to produce a stable yarn every time. $25 includes all needed materials and written resource handout. Bring your spinning wheel and a niddy noddy. Students who come unprepared to spin may also attend and learn the techniques involved. Limit of 8.
Continental Knitting –
Instructor: Randall Parkin 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Back every year, this class takes you from ‘throwing’ to ‘picking’. Knit faster and more efficiently. $10. Bring your needles & yarn. Limit of 6.
Beginning Crochet –
Instructor: Cami Edwards 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Because you’ve always wanted to learn! Even if you are a knitter many patterns call for a crochet cast on or finished edge. Learn the basics here. $25 includes materials. Limit of 6.
Winterset is conveniently located 15 minutes south of I-80 on Hwy 169 and 15 minutes west of I-35 on Highway 92. At the 4-way stop, go south into Winterset on John Wayne Drive. Stay on John Wayne Drive to West Summit, then turn right at the Y intersection. From Summit, turn right on 4th Ave. The Elementary will be on your right. Please note that these directions take you to the back side of the school where you will park and enter. If you use a GPS it will probably take you to the front of the school. Those doors will be locked, so you’ll want to drive around and enter on the west side of the building.