We are more than just a Gathering….
Fiber is a sustainable and renewable resource.
Our purpose is to promote natural fibers and related industries by providing a marketplace for both fiber animal and other natural fibers/products and the products and equipment used in the industry.
We strive to educate and promote the Fiber Arts. Everything from Fiber animals, the uses of fibers and the enjoyment and benefit of finished products.
Join Us For
Live Demonstrations, Workshops, Raw Fiber/Wool, Handspun Yarn, Garment & Home Accessories Shows
Vendors please find more information and forms here
Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors!
- Naumann Angoras, Bandera, TX (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
- Coral Steurer-Clark, Ribera, NM (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
- Los Vigiles Living Traditions Fiber Studio & Supply, Chimayo, NM (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
- Ellis Heustess & Marcia Salazar, Albuquerque, NM (Angora Rabbit Level Sponsorship)
- Church Street Market, Edgewood, NM (Lamb Level Sponsorship)
- Parkers Farm and Greenhouse, Edgewood, NM (Lamb Level Sponsorship)
- Allen Quinn with Cibola Wireless for providing the wireless internet for us for the weekend
Thank you to our 2021 Competition Judges
Wool/Mohair/Alpaca-Judge: Katy Lente who is a lifetime resident of Central New Mexico. She graduated from UNM with a Bachelors in Anthropology, serves as a Park Interpreter for Salinas National Monument and is a shepherdess to 40 ewes. Her flock includes two endangered heritage breeds: Navajo-Churro and Karaqul, the balance of her flock are Rambouillet and Finnsheep.
Handspun Yarn-Judge: Robin Pascal -I have been knitting for over 50 years, and teaching for 20 years. I teach beginning knitting and then an ongoing class for students who want more challenges and to learn more techniques.I have an honors BFA from the University of Houston. I am a fiber artist: knitter, weaver, spinner, dyer and maker of one-of-a-kind dichroic glass buttons.I have judge knitting at the New Mexico State Fair, spinning at Fiber Arts Fiesta, won many ribbons for my knitting, weaving and spinning, won a Medallion at Taos Wool Festival for spinning.I moved to New Mexico in 2003, and live in the East Mountains, Edgewood.Robin Pascalrobin@perfectbuttons.com505-286-1783
Garment & Home Accessories-Judge: Barbara Berger
I am a self taught fiber artist of 35 years. My inspiration in my work
comes from the various cultural designs and nature.
I was an artist in resident here in NM and Wyoming for over
10 years. I worked with all ages of children, teens and adults.
I started the weaving program at NNM College.
My goal is to teach private weaving classes in my home studio.
How You Can Participate?
Come and shop from some amazing artists, farms and ranches
And/Or choose one of the options below!
Become a Sponsor! We have many levels to choose from. You can find more information here.
Place an Ad in the 2021 Program
Interested in placing an ad in our 2021 Program? Get more information here.
Become a Volunteer
Enjoy sharing your time and want to help out? Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
We Look Forward To Seeing You Labor Day Weekend at Wildlife West in Edgewood, NM!
Gathering Organizing Team
Ariel Williams (Kylari’s Kritters) – Chairman, Park Layout, Fiber Animal Coordinator, Promotional Items, Awards, Workshop Coordinator
Bob Bone (Westfarthing Farm) – Treasurer
Candace Fitzsimons (Ms Fitz Farm) – Secretary/Data Manager, Park Layout, Workshop Coordinator
Sharry Bone (Westfarthing Farm) – Sponsorship Coordinator
Coral Steurer-Clark (Coral’s Wool) – Advertising/Promotional
Katy Lente (Tiwaspeak Wool & Lamb) – Promotional Items
Susan White – Festival Flyer, Competition Coordinator
Taylor Williams (Kylari’s Kritters) – Competition Coordinator Assistant
Kyle Williams (Kylari’s Kritters)– Park Layout
John Fitzsimons (Ms Fitz Farm) – Park Layout
Elite Livestock 4H – Event Volunteers