Sedona Wrap Knitting Pattern

Inspired by the canyons and landscape of Arizona. Knit in worsted and fingering weight hand-dyed yarn.

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Midwest Fiber Arts Trails

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Midwest Fiber Arts Trails are 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.

2017 Midwest Fiber Festivals

Fiber Art Almanac: Essays from the American Midwest

The Quilt Maker’s Story

The inaugural volume of a new series of books from Fiber Art Almanac.
ON THE COVER: Poppy Bower, Katherine Simon Frank, Minneapolis.

Online exhibit

Midwest Happenings!

Festivals + quilt shows + arts exhibits + fiber arts trails! A unique, curated list of over 700 events across the Midwest. Can you say, “Road Trip?” Rug Hooking by Paulette Wentzlaff, Hudson, Wisconsin.

Links + Resources

Want to be a fiber arts destination? List your business, organization or yourself to reach a self-selected audience of fellow fiber enthusiasts! Photo by Wildwood Press, Pepin, Wisconsin.

Almanac Blog

Textile stories from the American Midwest! Inspiring stories and images about people and places you’ll want to visit! Felted Mural by Polly Hart, Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

2017 Midwest Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours

Oops! January got away from me! February 16 - 19, 2017: Northern Fibers Retreat, Grand Marais, MN February 18, 2017: Winter's Flock Fleece Sale,...
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Portrait of an Artist: Patty Lovegreen

Hi, Fiber Enthusiasts, How is it that we come to love fiber and color? Some of us have very early memories of playing with fabric, sewing and...
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Profile of a weaver: Carrie Jessen

Carrie Jessen's weaving takes a historical approach. Inspired by weave structures from Colonial times and interested in historic fur trading routes...
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Linda Sweek is passionate about embroidery

Linda Sweek is passionate about embroidery and all things to do with a needle and thread. Dear Friends, I first met Linda Sweek a year ago, when she...
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Karen Goulet: an artist whose traditional heritage informs contemporary expression

Traditional heritage informs Karen Goulet's contemporary expression For more than ten years, Karen Goulet has worked in creative media specifically...
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Give back and pay it forward: service projects for the community

Helping those in need is second nature to many people and I think it's the glue that keeps communities together. As simple as bringing a casserole...
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Fiber Art Almanac: The Quilt Maker’s Story

Introduction: Fiber Art Almanac: Essays from the American Midwest The Quilt Maker’s Story It’s time to get back to writing and picture taking and...
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‘Bead Physics’: using elements of art and principles of design in quilting

Good composition in any piece of art is magic. When it comes together it speaks to the viewer in powerful and inspirational ways. It's more than...
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Susan Antell’s color theory: experimenting with dye

Color and fiber work is a process of exploration and discovery for Susan Antell. She has spent a good deal of time studying the dye process for both...
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‘Bead Physics’: using elements of art and principles of design in quilting

Good composition in any piece of art is magic. When it comes together it speaks to the viewer in powerful and inspirational ways. It's more than...
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Nancy Miller makes ‘suitable accessories’

“A shoebox of materials interests me more than an entire store.” –Nancy Miler Nancy Miller tinkers with all types of fiber arts. And she’s a button...
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Nancy Eha is teaching a hand embroidery class!

Many of you know how much I like Nancy Eha's work. Her embroidery and beaded embroidery is of unmatched quality in both design and execution. She is...
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