Fiber artists and purveyors, wearable art, hand-dyed fibers, classes and demonstrations will all be featured at the annual Southwest Fiber Arts Festival in Tubac next month.
“It is a very ancient gathering and has been going on for thousands of years,” said Jill Holbrook, fiber artist and Tubac presidio volunteer. “The one in Tubac started just a couple of years ago, although, the Southwest Fiber Arts Festival started about six years ago.”
Alpacas, angora goats and rabbits all produce the fiber for the artists, and will also make an appearance at the festival.
Holbrook said that participants can expect to see a lot of excited fiber artists during the festival.
“There’s a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of community associated with fiber artists," she said.
The Southwest Fiber Arts Festival will take place on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park during the Art Experience Weekend.