What is Wool and Fiber Arts?
Wool and Fiber Arts (WAFA) is a fiber festival - entirely online. We host live sales on Facebook for a unique fiber festival experience!Wool and Fiber Arts was founded in April 2020 when one person saw the need among the fiber community for a fiber festival that could be held entirely online. In the middle of the Covid-19 lockdowns, with all of the large festivals being cancelled, farmers and small businesses had lost major sources of income. So she stepped up and got to work. In just two weeks, she and an incredible team of volunteers pulled off what seemed almost impossible. As awareness grew, a one day event turned into two and half days full of fiber farmers, indie dyers, mills, and other small fiber arts businesses. The group hit over 2,500 members by Saturday morning of the sale and was an unbelievable success. Our goal with Wool and Fiber Arts is to provide everything you would find at an in person fiber festival - entirely online. The team is now dedicated to organizing festivals, educational videos, and more for the fiber arts community.
This festival has truly changed how I see myself as an artist and helped me fall even more in love with fiber arts. I'm just so grateful beyond words. Thank you all. You were all so awesome and encouraging. I love this group and what we do and can't wait to do it again.
Can we just say what an AWESOME weekend!? Thank you doesn't seem to cover it, but THANK YOU a billion times to the team who worked so hard behind the scenes to give us a wonderful festival. And yes, it was a festival! Not just an online sale but a place where all fiber artists can come together to laugh, share, and support one another. I feel like I gained a new fiber family out of this experience.
If there's anyone out there reading this and hasn't been a vendor before, it's terrifying, but it's so worth it. When you go live it's nauseating, but right in the few seconds, people will pop up and say hi and everything will be okay. Sales or no sales, the courage it takes to stand up and show the world what you make is a lot, but it's so worth it.