We had a terrific fair in 2015, and are hard at work getting ready for our 2016 fair. See below for details about our speaker, schedule, vendor list, and tentative room layout!
For vendors looking to apply for booth space at the fair, we might still be able to fit you in! Go to the Vendor Info page to read the Welcome Letter and download our application form. Then email us to check on availability.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, at the Kitchener Aud!
The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair is one of the largest all-knitting events in Canada. For many years, the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild has offered a one-day fair organized "by knitters for knitters."
This Fair, held at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex in Kitchener, now presents over 70 vendors offering the latest and greatest of knitting products. Imagine two large rooms dedicated to craft of knitting, where you can see and feel the latest yarn, ogle the vibrant colours, visit with your friends, listen to a great speaker, and pamper yourself with a hand massage. We offer an incredible display of yarns and fibre in every colour, knitting books, patterns, buttons, tools, and accessories.
Last year we introduced the Micro Market, a space to showcase smaller local designers and knitting-related businesses, and we were happy to see how well that went! The Micro Market will be back this year with some returning and some new vendors.
And for you fibre-fanatics who do multiple crafts, we haven't forgotten about you! Our knitting focus will continue to include fibre for spinning, including some wonderful new farms joining us.
We also offer:
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With all the construction in the area right now, it's best to plan your route ahead of time! Note that Ottawa St is closed South of King St, so crossing town can be difficult.
The most reliable way to get to the Aud is to take Highway 7 (Conestoga Parkway) to the Ottawa St exit: the Aud's main entrance is just after the offramp.
If you are coming from in town, Weber St is reliably open, as is East Ave. Stirling Ave is the closest open east-west street. We will update this page with any changes to road closures in the area of the Aud.Back to Top
This year we are very pleased to bring Anne Hanson back to the Waterloo Region to speak! Join her in the Speaker Area at 1 pm.
Anne Hanson, owner of Knitspot and Bare Naked Wools, is a popular and respected knitwear designer and yarn producer. She will be speaking about her company, what inspires her to create, and the reason she uses small batch, family-owned mills and farms for her yarn line, Bare Naked Wools. Anne will discuss the interest that hand-spinning peaked in her, and how the many types of natural fibers had personalities of their own. After wishing there was some way to make hand-spun yarn more accessible to knitters, Anne found herself at the right place when working on another project with Mountain Meadow Wool Mill. She began sending unique undyed, natural yarn clubs out to hundreds of eager knitters, and from there came her own yarn company with many lines and featured fibers. Anne will discuss why she chose to use small mills and farms and how her yarn has evolved into a marker for wearable, fun clothing and accessories through her Ensemble project.Back to Top
Don't you deserve a little bit of pampering once in a while? As knitters, you put a lot of stress on your hands, back, and fingernails. To help relax and learn how to take care of your important tools, we invite you to indulge at our Knitters' Spa!
Have a back or neck massage from an RMT. Get a hand massage and mini-manicure, free with a donation to the Grand River Hospital Foundation. Talk to an expert about ergonomics for kniting to learn how to take care of your back, arms, and hands while knitting. And take a break with the latest craze: colouring books with yarn and knitting themes!
Check out some photos from last year's Fair! You can also explore our flickr account to see what the Guild offers throughout the year.Back to Top
Here for your planning purposes is out layout for this year! Note that this is a draft layout, subject to change.
Note that this is a draft layout, subject to change.Back to Top
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