Beautiful, colorful, creative strands of just about any fiber. This and more awaits you at the autumn Fiber Arts Festival in downtown Trenton this coming Saturday, October 5th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Working in groups or alone, you can knit, sew, stitch and crochet your special creations for display and keeping. There will be supplies of vibrant materials, and you can bring your own as well. In addition, many patches and squares of fiber and fabric made over the summer by Fiber Art regulars are available free for your imaginative handiwork.

Food and craft vendors will be available in spacious Mill Hill Park (165 East Front Street), where great local live music will entertain you while you work. And there’s no minimum age for getting into the wondrous world of Fiber Art, so younger folks are very welcome.

A major attraction will be the “fiber bombing” of trees, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. The Festival defines it as “… a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted or other fiber rather than paint or chalk. It is the action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art.”

Yes indeed, the Festival goers will decorate several trees in the Park using whatever fiber squares, patches and other fiber works are at hand. It’ll be a sight to see as some Fire Bombings can go up into the trees. The Fiber Bomb will be on display for 2 weeks for all to appreciate.

Sponsored by SBS Gallery and the Trenton Downtown Association, more information is available at: sbgallery.com/the-fiber-arts-festival. If you want to register to do a tree, email: BSBGallery@trenton-downtown.com. Enjoy!