7th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Brooklyn loves the fiber arts! Join us on Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend for the 7th annual Kings County Fiber Festival!
Hosted on the grounds of the Old Stone House, originally built in 1699 as the Vechte family farm, the Kings County Fiber Festival includes crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers, as well as artists creating design works that incorporate fiber as an integral material and celebrates both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts.
- A juried selection of vendors from up and down the East Coast
- A marketplace with a wide variety of yarns, artisans, roving, fiber products, gifts and accessories
- Master-level demonstrations and talks by fiber experts Kim Anthony Davis, Karen LaPorte & Sara Stopek
- An exhibit of fiber artworks on display in the Old Stone House
Make Warm hats for the Homeless
Handmade hats are needed for homeless men and women. Join our first hat drive, inspired by our guest yarn bombing artist London Kaye. If you knit or crochet, make a hat and drop off your contribution at the Yarn Bombing display by London Kaye at the park entrance on Fifth Avenue at Third Street. We will deliver the hats to various shelters or soup kitchens within New York City. We need warm hats for men and women sizes medium and large. Please look into your yarn stash; pick and choose your favorite colors to make a hat for someone who really needs your help this winter.
Stitch Therapy, opened in 2004 by Maxcine DeGouttes is a hive of creativity, inspiration and support for a growing community of knit, crochet and weaving lovers who know the thrill of working with luxury yarns to create stunning and unique fabrics, and benefit from the encouragement and shared knowledge that is Maxcine's mission for the shop.
The Old Stone House is a modern reconstruction of the Vechte-Cortelyou House, a 1699 Dutch stone farmhouse that was the site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War—the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776—and in the late 1800s the home field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Located in Washington Park, Fourth Avenue, and Third Street, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Old Stone House and Washington Park constitute an active cultural site and presenting organization dedicated to creating a strong sense of community through history, environmental education, and the arts.