Thank you to all who joined us for a day of “all things fiber” in September 2017. Forty local Artisans/Vendors and dealers of wool, alpaca and Angora rabbits, buttons, jewelry, wood items, food and wine participated. Many of you attended workshops, mingled with alpacas, sheep and llamas and chatted with local guild members as they demonstrated their crafts of dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting, lace making, quilting and more. You had a bite to eat, and sampled local wine as you enjoyed the festival, on a beautiful fall day in Emery Park.

We look forward to another wonderful WNY Fiber Arts Festival in 2018, this year in a new location, Fireman's Field in East Aurora, New York. We are currently adding to our website, however, you can still download the 2018 Vendor Application and send it in with your payment with your pictures, sign up for a workshop or suggest a demonstration.

Knit AlongThe Knit-Along pattern was designed by Jen May, a former Buffalo resident. She learned to knit at a young age while living in Spain and hasn't stopped since. Her Esker Scarf pattern was inspired by Eskers, geological formations found in the state of New York. This handy triangle was designed specifically with hands-on and handprinted yarn in mind. The long pattern floats make special yarns stand out, and the unisex pattern is easy and quick to memorize. Be among the first 30 attendees to wear this year's Knit-Along to the festival and receive a free commemorative button to honor your success! Just stop by the information desk. Every year will be a new Knit-Along and a new button!

For a link to the Knit-Along Pattern provided by Jen May click here.


Do you have a wheel, loom, or other pieces of fiber equipment in a corner collecting more dust than projects? Or maybe you are looking to upgrade or try something different. Perhaps you are a newbie looking to try a loom or wheel. This year’s Festival is featuring a Used Equipment Sale Tent. If you would like to sell your used equipment read the information about the sale and guidelines by clicking here.

A special thank you from the WNYFAF is in order for Sue Phillips of The Critter Ranch. Sue is unable to join us this year but she has donated a raw fleece for the Sheep to Shawl event, (will be announced soon), and numerous completed items to be included in the raffle.