Be part of the community take pictures while you are at the event and hashtag them #AFF15! These photos will be used for a special project! More details will be released at the event gets closer!
We have made arrangements with the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs. When making reservations please let them know you are with the Arkansas Fiber Fest. Hotel information here.
Who's Ready for a Little Competition?
Announcing the 2015 Stuffie Award
We believe we have the best community of crafters that attend our event each year and we thought it would be fun for our community to give back to the community at large.
This year we will have a competition to see which attendee can knit/crochet/needle felt, etc. the absolute best Stuffie. From now until you head to Hot Springs in September, work on your Stuffie submission. This can be a monster, doll, critter or whatever you want to call it. We only ask that the Stuffie be small enough to fit inside a shoe box and that you use safety eyes or embroidery instead of buttons. These handcrafted lovelies will eventually find their way into the arms of a child.
When you register at the door, you will sign your Stuffie in and we will assign it a number. We are going to ask our vendors to judge the Stuffies based on execution, quality, what made them giggle, which one melted their heart, or whatever they decide to judge on (they are the judges, after all). We will announce the winner of the Stuffie award after the Fashion Show. The award is yet to be determined, but we assure you it will be awesome!
Now for the most important part.
In addition to one of our lucky attendees having bragging rights for the year, all the Stuffies you enter into the competition will be donated to a charity in Arkansas, such as the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, to be distributed among their patients. Suggestions for suitable charities are welcome.
So what do you think? Does this sound like a good way for us to spread the joy of crafting with others? Let us know.