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Edmonton Fibre Frolic

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Presented by Ancient Arts Yarn and The Fibre Nook , Edmonton Fibre Frolic is Edmonton’s premier yarn and fibre festival. We connect fibre enthusiasts - makers, creators, teachers, learners – everyone sharing a love for all things fibre, yarn, and textiles.

We aspire to:

  • Enable every crafter to broaden their horizons, by brushing shoulders with fellow makers, vendors and instructors;
  • Provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents in fibre arts; 
  • Facilitate a sense of community among fibre artists and crafters of all ages and skill levels; and
  • Expose crafters to the beautiful minds of industry leaders and influencers.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion – ensuring that we create and maintain a safe environment for all participants.

 Our Visiting Presenting Sponsor, Ancient Arts Yarns, provides fibre artists with gorgeous and inspiring yarns and patterns. Their founder, Caroline Sommerfeld, is in high demand for teaching at various fibre festivals around the world.

Find their highly-sought-after Socknado yarn and their gorgeous environmentally-friendly Nettle Soft at their booth at Edmonton Fibre Frolic, on online at

Our Local Presenting Sponsor, The Fibre Nook, got its start when two friends from far-flung corners of the world with a shared love of wool kindled a dream while on a Rocky Mountain retreat. Now, their retail shop serves Edmontonians in person, and the world online, with a broad selection of the finest yarns, handpicked from around the world, and peppered with a hearty selection of local dyers. Find their beautiful and eclectic collection online at Ros and Leslie outside The Fibre Nook

One of our Premier Sponsors, Allison Barnes was one of Edmonton's first indie dyers, and cofounder of Edmonton Fibre Frolic.

She had just opened a private studio for teaching students her yarn dyeing techniques when covid put a halt to her plans, so she turned lemons into lemonade, and  used her creative energy at the start of the pandemic to create an online Learn to Dye Workshop to replace her in-person courses until she could safely resume teaching.

Find her entire collection at

Our second Premier Sponsor, Statement Junkie Yarn & Coffee, is the newest place to find yarns in the Edmonton area! With a gorgeous collection of hard-to-find yarns in several weights and aesthetics, you're sure to find something to love while you sip on locally roasted coffee. And, of course, if you're not local, you can shop the curated collection of yarns online at!

Our Maker Night Sponsor Numana Yarns is an indie-dyed yarn company that started in September 2020, and run by Tammy Bylsma. It is based in Sherwood Park, AB, and in the process of moving to Edmonton! Find Tammy's gorgeous yarns online at

Our Maker Night Sponsor Little House of Macrame is founded by Barb Rahal, a Chilean-born artist whose passion for woven textiles, macrame and love for natural fibres started at a young age but did not fully develop until the pandemic hit. Her gorgeous work puts a modern spin on this ancient art. Find her teaching at various venues around the city, and find her beautifully-curated macrame supplies and finished art pieces online at 

Barbara Rahal

Join us May 28, 2022  at the Italian Cultural Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, and let us help you discover the wealth of luxury in your yarn habit.