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About

Alabama Fiber Festival  

Hosted by Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, we are happy to announce the 2024 Alabama Fiber Festival.

Join us for a day full of fun, including: vendors, classes, demonstrations, food trucks, and more!

2024 is the inaugural year for the Alabama Fiber Festival! This year, Brierfield Ironworks State Park has offered to host us, and we can't be more excited! The festival is run by a committee rooted in fiber arts of all kinds, with the purpose of bringing folks from all walks of life together to celebrate the amazing world of fiber arts. We can't wait to see you on November 2nd, whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the fiber arts world. 

Brierfield Ironworks Park

The Committee

The Alabama Fiber Festival is run by a committee of fiber artisans and allies. We are so excited to get to work together on this event and bring the fiber community together. Below you will find information about some of our committee members - feel free to reach out and say hi!

Lisa Carroll
Lisa Carroll

Bio coming soon

Kara Dupre
Kara Dupre

I love spending time with my partner & dogs, reading, spending time outdoors, and of coure - knitting! My mom taught me how to knit when I was about 5 years old, and I've been going ever since. Knitting socks is my go to - but I am starting to experiment with colorwork.

Q. Wirtz
Q. Wirtz

Liza Q. Wirtz, better known as Q (or the Chief Feline :-)), weaves freestyle on two-harness floor looms, cards, and spins at her fiber-arts studio, the Foldout Cat. Q also teaches freespirited weaving, art-batt carding on tools from dog combs to drum carders, and basic spinning on her herd of wheels from lots of different wheelmakers. And she sells unique and custom-made art batts, finished woven items, and weaving, spinning, and carding tools, equipment, and supplies. Q’s other creative hats include those of sourdough baker, musician, and - yes, really - estate-planning attorney. She believes that everyone is an artist, and she teaches fiber arts to prove it to them. Come make with us!

Bea Cross
Bea Cross

Hey there! I'm a mom of three and I've been exploring the wonderful world of fiber for the past seven years. I've tried my hand at a lot of different fiber elements, but right now I'm really enjoying knitting and crocheting cozy clothing items. I'm even learning how to spin - it's so much fun! In my professional life, I have experience with event planning and organizing craft fairs. I'm super excited to bring this knowledge to the table and help plan the Alabama Fiber Festival. Can't wait to see you there!

Miki Heaton
Miki Heaton

Bio coming soon

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