SOFA Fest Speakers and Teachers

The speakers and teachers application will remain open until midnight February 28, 2022. Please sign up as early as possible to make sure we can get everyone in and workshop and speaker schedules setup.

Speakers and Teachers Application

The Southern Ohio Fiber Arts Festival Returns in Spring of 2022!

We intend this event to reflect our community-building efforts around fiber arts in and around southeast Ohio. We hope to involve a wide range of teachers and speakers from across the region and into neighboring states who offer their knowledge of fiber arts to interested community members.

Most, if not all, classes will take place inside Stuart's Opera House. We have space for four class sessions or speakers per hour on Saturday, with room to wiggle for a variety of class and talk lengths.  

If we have teachers who want to tackle hands-on natural dyeing or processing of raw fleece, those classes will take place outside and we will plan a location for them that includes access to water. If you want to teach wet-felting, that may be accommodated indoors.

Your class or speaking session can be up to one hour long (ask if you need more time). Beginner classes in knitting, crochet, and spinning are usually quite popular and we encourage you to collaborate with supplies vendors for your course materials. You will receive email confirmation and additional details once we've processed your application starting in early January 2022.

Keynote Speaker

We may select a Keynote Speaker from this application pool or we may reach out as we become aware of possible headliners. If you happen to know of someone you think could fit this role, please contact us with that information.

We expect to have classes and speakers setup on an event scheduler that sells e-tickets. We will compensate teachers and speakers and ask for your expected flat fee and maximum class size in the form.

If you have any questions about this application or the festival, please contact the committee.

We hope this will be a fun and enjoyable weekend in the beautiful hills of southeast Ohio. Please join us!

Speakers and Teachers Application