Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about Fiberworld…
Do I have to purchase a ticket?
Yes, Fiberworld is a password protected website — you’ll need an account to get into the show!
What does purchasing a ticket get me?
So. Much. Stuff.
The front page for the festival will host the Main Stage which will have a 24-hour-a-day stream of content including panels, lectures, demos, and a fashion show emceed by our fabulous hosts.
You will have access to the Vendor Marketplace – where vendors will be live in their virtual booths over an embedded video session and able to chat with you… just like at a regular show!
Virtual Lounges for hanging out with friends old and new.
A Personalized Profile that keeps track of your Schedule and other information.
What is the difference between a standard Access and an Access Plus ticket?
With the “Access Plus” ticket you get the same content as with the “Access” ticket (listed in the previous question), but also access to:
The Superfine Stage, an additional page with with even more panels, lectures, and demos.
Access to Private Lounges
Even more prize drawings
And other special surprises!
Are classes included?
What’s the show all about, anyway?
We’re glad you asked!
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2020 has been a tough year for fiber vendors — and their customers! While cancelling our annual fiber shows is necessary, it also has been a huge loss for everyone.
One of the things we love about this industry is our incredible community. It’s been amazing to watch that community come together to put on some fantastic virtual shows; we’ve been so lucky to take part in them.
Our founder Kel Bachus, is a game developer and a professor of game design at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. As a developer they knew that a really good virtual experience could be not an “almost as good as” replacement for in person events, but its own awesome, immersive, rewarding experience.
They pulled some awesome game development students together, and spent the summer creating a show meant to be just virtual.
The thing is, there’s a lot of advantages to a virtual-only show. The biggest one is accessibility. Anyone can attend, be a vendor, or instruct, no matter where in the world they are. We made this show as a website, so that attendees
could experience it no matter what device they were using, without any additional apps or software.
As we open up that access, it also makes sense to revisit what we want from these shows. Our content includes not just crafting but also what we call “lifestyle,” the idea of ourselves where we live, how we live — that our art is
deeply connected to not just home and family but also community. We also want to have truly representative content, from all the people and voices and experiences that are a part of fiber.
So welcome to the first of what I hope will be many more Fiberworld shows. We’re over the moon to have you!
What is “Lifestyle”?
Lifestyle Concept: Fiberworld addresses our whole selves outside crafting: education, wellness, justice, environment, family. This redefines what we used to think of as “domestic” interests, to a more expanded view of our circles of influence:
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