I have been given various bits of advice on attending an event like this:
- Get there early to avoid missing good shopping opportunities (Friday if possible or early on Saturday)
- Go around ALL the vendors first before starting to buy.
- Wear something that I made myself to show off
I am hoping to meet a lot of other crafty folk there too, maybe some people I've only met online before. And there is a meet up table in the atrium with a different theme each hour. Marvelous! I'm going to be there for the crochet meet up on Saturday at 3pm for definite so please join me if you're attending!
I've also bought a $10 ticket for the Thursday night trunk show and lace project presentation by the incredible lace designer Romi Hill (at a different location).
They have a rather cute knitalong too, the mascot of the Fiber Fest Lester the Leicester available as a free pattern on Ravelry. Of course we are in Texas so he wears a cowboy hat and boots! Isn't he just adorable?
So head over to the website to read more on the Houston Fiber Fest and there is also a Fiber Fest Ravelry Group with more information. The organizers very kindly provided the images for this post. So thank you!
I promise to write all about my first Fiber Fest experience in a future post. I hope to see you there if you're local!! Counting down the days now....... And if you have any advice for me on how to avoid being completely overwhelmed (which I'm sure I will be!) just let me know in the comments below!