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Pittsburgh Creative Arts and Knit & Crochet Festival
New combined festival

Categorized as: Art & Galleries
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The Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival merge into one Festival. In 2016, the festivals will be held at the David Lawrence Convention Center’s Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom in order to accommodate rapid growth and interest and to fully embrace all forms of fiber art and art crafts. At most Maker's Faires, vendors sell their handmade and homemade wares in a marketplace. At the Pittsburgh Creative Arts and Knit and Crochet Festival, classes are offered to teaching people to make the item they sell at Maker's Faires, Handmade Arcade and I Made it Markets, and regional crafts and Arts Fairs. Featuring over 110 classes in knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, needle felting, wet felting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, rug hooking, basketry, surface design, paper crafts, scrapbooking, beading and jewelry making, pottery, glasswork, and more, people are taught the old time techniques oftentimes with a new spin on them! Recycled materials, felting techniques, sewing, knitting, weaving, crocheting edges, incorporating various materials and using surface design to make wearables, are all an expanding field and the festival will grow to accommodate the ever changing field of the Creative and Fiber Arts. The dates for the Festival are March 4, 5, 6, 2016.

This year the festival is offering a unique opportunity for all attendees to explore the workings of a variety of equipment under the watchful eyes of experts who will assist you how to use them.

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