The Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is where fiber enthusiasts can find useful information, resources, insights and inspiration for their own creative expression, to participate in fiber arts activities and to plan fun trips around the Midwest.
They have so much personality that when I opened the box, they looked like they were ready to jump out! An illustrator by training and a corporate graphic designer by day, Julie Pietras enjoys making many types of fiber art. From these charming needle felted critters to experimenting with indigo dye techniques, Julie says it […]
The process of self discovery is a little like packing a suitcase for a long trip. So many variables to consider that what you ‘think you might need’ is in reality no more than a mere guess. The assumptions and first thoughts are only the beginning. And I’ve read (and lived) that it isn’t really […]
August is the month when reality starts to creep in around the doorway. For those who don’t count summer weekends, or minutes of lost daily sunshine like the really obnoxious billboard posted on I-394, August typically heralds reckonings of “summer is almost gone!” We in Minnesota are lucky in that schools don’t start until the […]
Did Rev. Elaine Marsh and Congregant Mary Carson know back in 1968 they were starting a 40-year mission that would include hundreds of church women, a famous illustrator and result in four huge embroidered works of art depicting their church history? Probably not, but as the story goes, there was a huge blank wall at the […]