Fiber Fusion Northwest

Fiber Fusion Northwest

Fiber Fusion Northwest


I’m Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.


This year marks the third annual Fiber Fusion Northwest, an education and marketing opportunity for fiber artists, breeders, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about natural fibers, the animals that provide the fiber, and their uses. Lisa Lewis, Fiber Fusion Volunteer Coordinator, tells how the Fiber Fusion Northwest event came into being.


LEWIS: It was the brainchild of some alpaca raisers in the Skagit/Whatcom County area - they wanted to create a show that would blend all the fibers for everyone’s good - all of the breeders who raise the animals that create the fiber for all of the lovely fiber arts that we like to do, like knitting, spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting,


And that list of animals is pretty impressive.


LEWIS: There’s sheep, angora goats, which produce mohair, angora rabbits, which produce angora, llamas, alpacas. And then there’s a variety of the types of goats like cashmere, pygora goats, some people even spin dog hair.


Lewis says that the fiber world has really exploded in the last few years.


LEWIS: Now people spin fiber from yak, from muskox, from possums - they have some in Australia that have a down that you can spin. It’s just a real interesting world of what’s out there now.


Tomorrow Lewis will talk about the classes, workshops, and demonstrations that will be offered during this year’s Fiber Fusion Northwest being held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe October 19 - 20th.


That’s Washington Ag Today.


I’m Lacy Gray on the Ag Information Network.

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