Knitters' Fair

Save the date! We hope you will join us on Saturday, September 9th, 2017, at the Kitchener Aud. This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Fair, and the 31st anniversary of the K-W Knitters' Guild.

Planning for the 2017 K-W Knitters' Fair has begun. Vendor applications are now open, click Vendor Info below for the info packet and application form. Please continue to check our website as we are continually adding updates, including new vendors and details on our Speaker and a new workshop for attendees!

This event is run entirely by volunteers, and we couldn't run it without over 100 amazing people to help out. Most volunteer shifts are only 2 hours long, and in exchange, you get free entry into the fair (a $7 value). To sign up as a volunteer, please fill out this form or contact volunteer@kwknittersguild.ca

Attendee Info Vendors Vendor Info Layout Location

Info for Attendees

The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair is the oldest and largest one day knitting event in Canada. The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild has offered a one-day fair organized "by knitters for knitters." In 2017, we celebrate the Fair's 25th anniversary, the Guild's 31st anniversary, and Canada's 150th.

Held at The Aud Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex in Kitchener, Ontario, the fair hosts over 70 vendors offering the latest and greatest of knitting products. This year, The Knitters' Fair will be in the Dom Cardillo Arena, surrounding corridors on both levels, and in three lounges. We now have so much more room and can accommodate more attendees. You can see and feel the latest yarn, ogle the vibrant colours, visit with your friends, have lunch, listen to a great speaker, attend a free workshop, be inspire dwith our Fashion Show and pamper yourself at our Knitters' Spa. Our vendors offer an incredible display of yarns and fibre in every colour, knitting books, patterns, buttons, tools, and accessories.

Visit the Micro Market, a space to showcase smaller local designers and knitting-related businesses.

For fibre-fanatics who partake in multiple fibre crafts, we continue to host vendors who carry fibre for spinning.

About the Fair:

Back to Top

Fair Details:

Join our 2017 Facebook event for reminders and updates: K-W Knitters' Fair 2017

Back to Top

Location:

The Aud - Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
400 East Ave
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 1Z6

The most straightforward way to get to the Aud from outside Kitchener is to take Highway 7 (Conestoga Parkway) to the Ottawa St exit: the Aud's main entrance is just East of the Eastbound off-ramp.

Back to Top

Accommodations

The Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo welcomes attendees and vendors for a very special discounted package. Please mention the K-W Knitters' Fair when booking, and use PROMO Code KWFAIR when booking online.

The Marriott Courtyard Waterloo St. Jacobs also welcomes attendees and vendors for a special discounted rate. Courtyard Waterloo St. Jacobs is located just north of Waterloo, near the famous St. Jacobs Market. Combine your trip to the K-W Knitters' Fair with a wander around Historic St. Jacobs for a perfect weekend. Book the Courtyard now for KW Knitters Fair.

For more options, see the Region of Waterloo tourism site. Back to Top

Speaker: Lily Chin

Our speaker will be Lily Chin, a "Master Knitter" by Vogue Knitting International, New York City. Lily has designed knitwear for magazines and companies for 25 years. She has been on national and international TV, including the David Letterman show. Lily is known as "the world's fastest crocheter", a sought after designer, instructor, and author, with her own line of yarn known as the Lily Chin Signature Collection. She has travelled world wide, teaching knit and crochet techniques, with much skill and a sense of humour. Lily has authored many books and patterns, and designed garments for top fashion designers like Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren.

Back to Top

2017 Knitters' Spa

We hope to repeat the Knitters' Spa this year. More details to follow.

Photos

Check out some photos from previous Fairs. You can also explore our flickr account to see what the Guild offers throughout the year.

KWKnittersGuild flickr album: 2016 Fair

Back to Top

Fair Map

For your planning purposes, we will share the 2017 layout once it is available. Due to unforeseen circumstances at the Aud, there is a delay in the construction of the floor replacement in the twin pad arenas. Therefore, the Aud is moving the K-W Knitters' Fair into the Dom Cardillo Arena, surrounding corridors on two levels, and three lounges! We have so much more room and can easily over double our attendees! We will be able to accommodate the new workshop in the morning, the well loved fashion show, and our famous international speaker! Back to Top

Contact:

Cornelia at knittersfair@kwknittersguild.ca

You can also keep in touch with us online:

Back to Top

Vendors at the Fair

The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair vendors will be announced below as they register. The following vendors have registered for the 2017 Fair: Back to Top

Fair Badge

The 2017 Fair badge will be available soon. Back to Top