Are you looking to discover the world of textile and fiber arts? If so, Alameda County is the ideal place to start. From Oakland to Palo Alto, there are a variety of festivals and events that provide a hands-on, multimedia learning experience. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter, there's something for everyone.The second annual Oakland Fiber and Textile Festival is held annually at Splash Pad Park in Oakland. This event was created by artists Lou Grantham and Bente Peterson, who have been teaching weaving, upholstery, spinning, and dyeing classes in the Bay Area for decades.
At the festival, there are six craft tables “to make and take away” and a fabric exchange. It's a non-profit event run by volunteers, so it's a great way to get involved in the community.The San Carlos Fiber Arts Festival is another popular event in Alameda County. Sponsored by the city of San Carlos, this fair draws large crowds who come to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of this 31st annual event. It includes fine arts and crafts, wine and beer, food, special pre-packaged food, live entertainment and a family fun area.
This is a juried fine art and chalk art event, so you can be sure that you'll find some unique and high-quality crafts.Monrovia Art in the Park Show and Chalkfest is another great event for those interested in fiber arts. This high-quality, multifaceted artistic celebration features 250 exhibitions of contemporary art and crafts, Italian street painters, a children's art studio, a sculpture plaza, stages, and street shows. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the latest in nutritive and sustainably sourced products and services for your body, mind and soul.If you're looking to explore the world of fiber arts in Alameda County, there are plenty of festivals and events to choose from. From Oakland to Palo Alto, there are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or find unique crafts.
So don't miss out on these amazing events!.