Trails Blog

Threaded Streams’ 2018 Workshops Highlight: The Business of Fiber Art

Our theme for the 2018 annual weekend event on the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail is ‘experience your own creativity’. Char and Mariella, sisters who co-own Helen’s Daughters, are not teaching sewing technique classes (sewing is the primary method of making their handbags) but they are teaching the subject matter of how to run a fiber arts business.

Meanwhile, back here at Midwest Fiber Arts Trails HQ…

Dear Friends, Meanwhile, back here at Midwest Fiber Arts Trails HQ, things have been hopping this fall! Of course, we’re thinking way ahead to 2018 Trail events. Which is not so way ahead now if you’re measuring things in marketing-dog years. Before I launch into 2018...

Minnesota’s Newest Fiber Arts Trail: Weaving Waters

Minnesota’s Newest Fiber Arts Trail Grand Opening Weekend September 22 - 23, 2017 Dear Friends, The newest Fiber Arts Trail in Minnesota is an art and cultural destination located in Central Minnesota. The fourteen members of the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail will...

Summer Road Trip to the Iowa Quilt Museum

Winterset, Iowa Dear Friends, My 95-year-old Dad’s new Ford Taurus got 32 miles per gallon on our day trip to Winterset, Iowa last week. He was especially happy with that as now all his driving is confined to grocery store runs, doctor appointments, church and taking...

Sedona Wrap Knitting Pattern

I'm always charmed by how the depth of color in hand-dyed yarn can offer sophistication for even the most simple knitting patterns. I call this pattern 'Sedona Wrap' because its copper color...

Open work summer shawl

Knit the body of the wrap with a size 5 and the borders need a size 8 or size to get the look you want. I used Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton & Silk solids and variegated yarn. Click here for FREE pattern on...