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November 2017

Fringe Elements

November 1, 2017 - July 1, 2018
Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242 United States
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(Kent, OH) -- Fringe Elements From leather strips to silken tassels, fringe takes an array of different forms. Fringe is one of the most basic forms of ornamentation on textiles since it is a natural finish for weaving. When threads of the warp extend beyond the last weft threads they create a fringe. While originally an integral part of the textile, most fringe is now applied separately to the garment. The beauty of fringe often derives from its motion. The…

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Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look

November 1, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242 United States
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(Kent, OH) -- Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look The 1940s was a tumultuous period in history and the fashions of the time reflected the upheaval. World War II led to restrictions on what Americans and Europeans could wear because of rationing for civilian populations and uniforms for those who enlisted. The end of the war brought new freedoms. Christian Dior’s groundbreaking 1947 collection was known as the ‘New Look’ which came to refer more…

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The 1980s: An Age of Excess

November 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242 United States
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(Kent, OH) -- The 1980s: An Age of Excess Broadbent Gallery | Jean Druesedow, Director "The 1980s: an Age of Excess" will highlight the sparkle and glamour of the 20th century's ninth decade. Designer gowns and elegant street wear from Europe and America — including among others Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Ungaro, Chanel and Christian LaCroix, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Patrick Kelly, Donna Karan, and Pauline Trigere — will be featured. Co-curated by Museum Director Jean Druesedow and Victoria Haworth,…

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February 2018

Northern Fibers Retreat 2018

February 14, 2018 - February 18, 2018
North House Folk School, 500 Highway 61 West
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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(Grand Marais, MN) Northern Fibers Retreat 2018 Wool and wood stoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community gatherings and  coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guests artisans. North House is happy to collaborate with the Grand Marais Art Colony to bring you more than two dozen course options: build your own wooly adventure spinning, knitting, felting, sewing,…

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March 2018

Mother Goose Punch Needle Demo at Cooperage Design Studio

March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Cooperage Punch Needle Design Studio, W50 N5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Mother Goose Punch Needle Demo at Cooperage Design Studio Nancee Ariagano describes her punch needle design studio as ‘Primsical’. It’s both primitive and whimsical! Nancee designs all her own punch needle patterns and for this weekend, she’s made a series of new patterns based on Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Full of charm and fun to work! Nancee’s studio will be open to give punch needle a try, so stop in for a bite to eat and enjoy meeting…

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“I’m A Little Rusty” Rust Dyeing Class with Gina Studelska

March 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grafton Arts Mill, 1301 14th Ave
Grafton, WI
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$35.00

Take a rust dyeing class with Gina Studelska. Rust dyeing is a great entry to natural dyeing with little or no equipment to get you started! Hands on rust dyeing one silk chiffon scarf!

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The Peaceful Art of Embroidery

March 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$80.00

Embroidery is a charming overlay embellishment that can be a wonderful and peaceful experience. Similarly, the adult coloring book craze, while fun, is designed to give stressed-out grown-ups a  mini-meditative experience. One of the most popular designs is the mandala and can be used as a tool to facilitate Mindfulness.

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“Choose Your Sticks Wisely” Drop-In Workshop at The Pink Llama Gallery

March 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 17, 2018

The Pink Llama Gallery, W62N580 Washtington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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$10.00

"Explorations in fibers and surface design"- Using found objects and upcycled materials you will explore various surface design techniques. This is an opportunity to learn new techniques or use familiar ones in new ways. You will be encouraged to "think outside the box" and be given instructions that give you confidence in creating a project that is unique and one-of-a-kind. 

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Pat Bishop Workshop–Abstraction Distraction

March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Material Matters Quilt Shop, 217 N Main Street
Thiensville, WI 53092 United States
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$69.00

My Material Matters Quilt Shop welcomes Pat Bishop back to teach 'Abstraction Distraction'; a day-long workshop on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The workshop is a part of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail weekend. 

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Basic Tunisian Crochet Class with Sheryl Thies

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$35.00

Notch up your creativity, spark your imagination and discover Tunisian crochet. Learn the basic cast on, Tunisian simple stitch (Tss) and how to bind off. Color changes are introduced. Tunisian crochet will take your needlework to a new level. But beware you may get hooked! 

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Improv Wholecloth Hand Quilting

March 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$140.00

Heidi will share her preferred materials and techniques, along with some thoughts on improvisational quilting (rather than improv-piecing)! She is often inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: finding beauty in the imperfect.

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WORKSHOPS LIST: Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Creativity Weekend

March 22, 2018 - March 24, 2018

(Baraboo, Portage, Lodi, Prairie du Sac, WI) - Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Creativity Weekend + Studio Tour Our second year filled with creativity and inspiration for fiber arts enthusiasts and makers alike! Here is the full listing of workshops for this weekend sorted by day. Click on the link for workshop details. Please contact the organizer to register for the workshop. Workshops for Thursday, March 22, 2018 https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/workshop-eco-print-silk-scarf/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/workshop-weave-large-serving-basket/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/intro-hand-stitched-thread-painting/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/workshop-introduction-book-binding-dana-slowiak/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/workshop-zig-zag-bracelet/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/workshop-business-fiber-art/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/explore-world-letter-writing-calligraphy/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/workshop-not-average-doll/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/class-fabulous-woven-seasonal-pillow-sham/2018-03-22/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/workshop-sashiko-japanese-hand-stitching-beginners/ Workshops for Friday, March…

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Workshop: Weave a Large Serving Basket

March 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$65.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Workshop: Weave a Large Serving Basket Large Serving Basket. The basket is approximately 10” in diameter and 8” high with a wooden base and a color accent middle band that contrasts the natural color of the reed. It is a lovely functional basket that will serve the maker for many years. A person with any level of basket making experience will be able to finish this basket in the one day class. I will bring natural walnut stain…

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Intro to Hand-Stitched Thread Painting

March 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac, 116 4th Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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(Baraboo, WI) -- Intro to Hand-Stitched Thread Painting Learn or refresh your hand stitching techniques by using thread to liven up an already colorful textile piece. Think of this workshop as painting with threads to allow your creativity to blossom; you will love the textural explosion of color and artistry created by you. All supplies, including panel will be provided for this interactive and relaxing class. No prior sewing experience is needed. Instructor: Maday Delgado, Free Spirit Designs

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Workshop: Eco-print a silk scarf

March 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spring Creek Art Works, 141 C Lodi St
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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$75.00

(Lodi, WI) -- Workshop: Eco-print a silk scarf Using available foliage, participants will be “printing” with leaves on silk scarves. Learn the fascinating process of imprinting silk fiber with the actual leaves – no inks or dyes used.  Different leaves, time of year and environmental factors yield different results.  You will go home with 2 silk scarves, each one unique.  All supplies will be included including protective gear, but please wear old clothing. Class size is limited so prepayment and enrollment…

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Workshop: Zig Zag Bracelet

March 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook St
Portage, WI 53901 United States
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$15.00

(Portage, WI) -- Workshop: Zig Zag Bracelet Make a zig zag bracelet using beads and string at Prairie Flower Beads Shop, a shop with one of the largest selections of beads in Wisconsin!

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Workshop: Introduction to Book Binding with Dana Slowiak

March 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
D Squared Studios, 141 Lodi Street
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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$45.00

(Lodi, WI) -- Workshop: Introduction to Book Binding with Dana Slowiak Learn basic book binding techniques to make your own small booklets and pamphlets. We will explore the pamphlet stitch, chain stitch, and Japanese stab binding to create your own example pieces to make books, journals, photo albums, or whatever you imagine when you get home. Pre-register and prepay by March 15. About Dana: Dana is a papermaker and artist focusing on the natural world as her source of inspiration and…

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Workshop: The Business of Fiber Art

March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$25.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Workshop: The Business of Fiber Art Want to start a fiber art business? This class will explore how to start and market a fiber arts business. We will explore the different business avenues available to makers. From one of a kind art works to small cottage businesses to shopkeeping. We will discuss how to prepare for art and craft fairs, wholesaling, online marketing and social media. Handouts available. FEE - $25. Class Limit – 20 Students

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Workshop: Not Your Average Doll

March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$75.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Workshop: Not Your Average Doll Class description: In this class you will create a one-of-a-kind doll that you (yes you!) have designed. You are not expected to have a doll design in mind before you arrive at class (though it is fine if you do) as I will provide plenty of inspiration from the doll samples, visuals and ideas I will bring. Maybe you will want to make a funny little monster. Or maybe you’d like to create…

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Workshop: Explore the World of Letter Writing and Calligraphy

March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac, 116 4th Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$60.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Explore the World of Letter Writing and Calligraphy Taking a moment to write our thoughts, keep a journal and send lovely hand-written notes, are all practices that can help us connect in meaningful ways with ourselves and others. Calligraphy elevates letter writing as we concentrate on our strokes and the beauty that is writing as a mode of communication. The goal of this workshop is to promote a back to basics approach and make us fall in love all…

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Workshop: Sashiko Japanese Hand Stitching for Beginners

March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water St.
Prairie du Sac, WI United States
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$80.00

(Prairie du Sac, WI) -- Workshop: Sashiko Japanese Hand Stitching for Beginners Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs”) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. Sashiko embroidery was used to strengthen the homespun clothes of olden times. Worn out clothes were pieced together to make new garments by using simple running stitches. These clothes increased their strength with…

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Workshop: “The Embellished Basics of Wet Feltmaking”

March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$60.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- "The Embellished Basics of Wet Felt Making" Have you ever wondered how those gorgeous lush felted scarves are made ? Now you have an opportunity to learn how thru a simple basic feltmaking technique that I have invented for instant results. After I take you on a tour of the basic steps you will be able to use them to create your own stunning felted fiber art. At the conclusion of the class you will be leaving with…

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Workshop: Eco Printing on Paper

March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DSquared Studios, 141 Lodi St
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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$35.00

(Lodi, WI) -- Workshop: Eco Printing on Paper with Katherine Hartline Designs Learn to create beautiful note cards with flowers and plants
from your own backyard! You will receive instructions and materials to create 10 note cards (with envelopes) during the class, plus information to go, so you are able to create more cards your own. (Card size is 5” x 6.5 “). Expect the unexpected, as you may get precise imprints with the natural pigments or beautiful, flowy colors that mimic watercolor…

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Workshop: Introduction to Paper Making with Dana Slowiak, Papermaker

March 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
D Squared Studios, 141 Lodi Street
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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$75.00

(Lodi, WI) -- Workshop: Introduction to Paper Making with Dana Slowiak, Papermaker Learn the basics of making your own paper at own home. This class will introduce you to Western-style papermaking using scrap papers and your blender. We will also discuss inclusions and introducing botanical elements to your papers. Make books, journals, photo albums, or whatever you imagine when you get home. Workshop length is two hours with additional studio time available. Pre-register and prepay by March 15. About Dana: Dana…

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Marketing Your Business from your Android Phone

March 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$20.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Marketing Your Business from your Android Phone Use your android phone to market your work.(iphone users are welcome. Char uses an Android phone.) Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogging are all used to market your fiber art work. Char will discuss photographing artwork, editing images and how to share images on your cell phone. It can be simple, convenient, and useful tool to those marketing their work online. Bring your cell phone. Handouts available.

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