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Upcoming Art and Creativity Workshops with Helen Klebesadel

June 7 - October 27

Creativity Workshops with Helen Klebesadel Helen Klebesadel maintains an art studio in Madison, Wisconsin. A popular instructor, coach and consultant, she is best known for her large scale narrative watercolors addressing women-centered and environmental themes. Helen offers art creativity coaching and consulting sessions, as well as classes and workshops in a number of formats custom designed to fit the group, the space, and the creative needs of the participants. Watercolor from the Center Series II Threshold Spaces for Community, Creativity…


Willow Wood Market on the Road!

October 13 - November 6

(Bemidji, MN) -- Bonnie Lundorff, owner of Willow Wood Market Designs is heading on the road this next month for trunk shows and classes! Her latest schedule includes the following: *Trunk show for the Mankato Quilt Guild on Thurs. Oct. 13. *Trunk show and wool applique class for the Alexandria Quilt Guild on Mon. Oct. 17. *Trunk Show and wool applique class for the Fergus Falls morning Quilt Guild on Tues. Oct. 18. *We will be having a beginner rug…

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Sew & Sew Fall Retreat 2016

October 28 - October 30

Join us for a get-away weekend at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts! Bring your sewing machine and excitement to Cedearburg, WI for a Sew and Sew Retreat. Highlights Include: FREE Admission to the Museum's Exhibit - Quilt Nihon - Treasures from Japan's International Quilt Show Four Workshops! Plus Bonus Project! Great Activities: Notions Swap Batik Fabric Excange Free Time to Relax or Explore Historic Cedarburg and Grafton - Restaurants, Fabric & Yarn Stores, Art Galleries & More…

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Indigo and Clay Resists Workshop

October 29

(Minneapolis, MN) -- This is a two-session class on two consecutive Saturdays. Saturday October 29th and Saturday November 5, 2016. Students will begin by painting their own design on fabric using a non-toxic clay resist. The second week, students will learn how to make and maintain a natural indigo vat and dye the textiles they designed with clay resist the first week. Students will leave with samples of cloth with unique designs to be used in future projects. This is a…


Try It! Weave a Scarf on a Floor Loom with Julie Nester–Saturday!

October 29

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Have you always wanted to try weaving on a floor loom? In just one day, you will weave a colorful wool scarf using an array of colors or your choice. Looms are pre-warped and ready to go. You’ll learn how to wind bobbins, throw and catch the shuttle, tromp on treadles, and develop a consistent weaving beat. Leave with a beautiful scarf you’ll be proud to wear! Please note: this class has two class dates. Each requires…


Try It! Weave a Scarf on a Floor Loom with Julie Nester–Sunday

October 30

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Have you always wanted to try weaving on a floor loom? In just one day, you will weave a colorful wool scarf using an array of colors or your choice. Looms are pre-warped and ready to go. You’ll learn how to wind bobbins, throw and catch the shuttle, tromp on treadles, and develop a consistent weaving beat. Leave with a beautiful scarf you’ll be proud to wear! Please note: this class has two class dates. Each requires…


Knitting Gloves with Arnhild at Vesterheim

November 2 - November 4

(Decorah, IA) -- Vesterheim has several unique sets of traditional Norwegian gloves and we’ll knit a pair like one of them. Instead of the traditional ribbing, this one has a pretty border, which indicates they were made for a woman. The glove has a thumb gusset, common for Norwegian gloves and mittens, and the back of the hand has a different design from the palm. The design for the fingers is a continuation of the hand design, and each finger…

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Ozark Fiber Fling 2016

November 4 - November 6

(Steelville, MO)--Ozark Fiber Fling 2016 - bigger, better, and fuzzier than ever! Come to Steelville, Missouri for classes in spinning, weaving, dyeing, crochet, knitting, and more! Our vendor's room will have supplies, tools, and finished goods - and is free to visit and open to the public! Planning for 2016 is underway! If you are interested in being a part of the Ozark Fiber Fling, contact Lois Wissmann at rmfsheep@centurylink.net


Felted Bags with Mary Reichert

November 4 - November 6

(Grand Marais, MN)--Magic. It’s one of the most frequently used words in the classroom while making felt and in this course we will dive into the magic of felt-making as you craft your own handbag. We will begin with making pre-felt, then design and lay out the bag, wet-felt the project, and finish the class as we hand sew the felt into a one-of-a-kind (coveted by friends!) handbag. If you have never sewn felt you are in for a treat-…


Bread Serving Basket

November 5

(St. Charles, IL) -- Would you like to grace your table with your own serving basket? Make a serving basket for your favorite rolls, sliced bread or scones. Basic flat base layout, start and stop weaving with a lashed rim. Details: Supplies: paper, pencil, basket cutters if you have them, 5-6 snappy type clothes pins, towel, snack/lunch Location: Kavanagh Building Days: Saturday: November 5; 10am - 4pm ; Class ID: 216328340 Class Price: $100 Member Price: $75 Materials Fee: $8…

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Bishop Hill Weaving Retreat

November 5 - November 6

Weekend Weaving Retreat in Historic Bishop Hill Immerse yourself in a creative and relaxing environment as you learn to weave. The schoolhouse offers a beautiful setting to learn something new, meet new friends and enjoy the comforts of this lovely historic village. Hosted by Hopewell Weaving and the Twinflower Inn at Bishop Hill Saturday, November 5, 2016 Sunday, November 6, 2016 Workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day Last Year’s Participants say….. "Jennie's excitement and passion about weaving…


Fall Fibre Art Show and Sale

November 5 - November 6

(High Amana, IA) -- The Amana Arts Guild will sponsor a Fall Fiber Art Show and Sale on Saturday November 5 and Sunday November 6. The show and sale is a special Holiday shopping event for those unique one of a kind items. Admission is free. Hot cider and treats will be available. This intimate event celebrates rug-making, spinning, weaving, and needlework. Several of the artisans will be demonstrating their craft. Along with individual artisans the Guild’s “Handmade in Amana”…

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Contemporary Pine Needle Basket Class

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

(Burlington, WI) -- Create a beautiful pine needle basket right in time for the Holidays! Artist Roberta Condon will guide us through the process of creating a beautiful pine needle basket right in time for the holidays. Two levels of basketry will be presented – one for those new to the art form - one for people with some experience. All materials will be provided – except – learners need to bring a sharp pair of scissors and a small…


‘Lunch & Punch’ at the Cooperage Punch Needle Studio

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Monthly on the same day until June 10, 2017,

Join Nancee Ariagno for Lunch & Punch at the Cooperage Studio at the Farmhouse Gallery on the second Saturday of every month. Lunch & Punch is a great time to get together and work on punch needle projects, start a new project or learn all about the old European art of punch needle. Nancee, a punch needle artist who designs her own charming patterns, has every type of supply needed for working on this art. Nancee serves a light lunch in…


Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 14, 2016

Bobbin Lace making is presented at the Czech Slovak Museum the second Wednesday of each month throughout the year. Come and see a bobbin lace making demonstration by the Doris Southard Lace Guild. They will talk about the history of bobbin lace making and show viewers the intricate techniques of the lovely, beautiful art of bobbin lace making at the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This demonstration goes from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The demonstration is free,…


Line, Shape and Texture with Polymer Clay

November 11

LINE SHAPE AND TEXTURE WITH POLYMER CLAY (St. Charles, IL)--Every maker must have mastery of their tools. And one of our most important tools is often neglected - design. This workshop will teach you the qualities and effects you get from consciously using these design elements. Learn to master these three basic design tools. #1 Synthesize your ideas through a series of remarkably-effective exercises. #2 Develop an idea from inspiration to finished piece. #3 Dream, experiment, analyze, play and create…


Pine Needle Coiling and Basketry Class

November 12
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Once on August 13, 2016,
and Once on November 12, 2016

(Viroqua, WI) -- Do you like the look of contemporary pine needle baskets? Roberta Condon is teaching a class at the Driftless Folk School. Participants will be provided with all the materials needed to make a small pine needle basket with a wooden base. The skills of coiling will be learned, and examples of more advanced techniques will be on display. Students will come away with all the skills to complete a basket from start to finish, treat raw pine needles,…


SAORI weaving on a Japanse loom

November 12

(Minneapolis, MN) -- What is SAORI? SAORI is an art form and weaving style that comes from Japan. It is joyful and easy to learn. The instructor will lead you through this “freestyle” weaving process on a SAORI original floor loom. Try your hands at this fun, color blending, creative, and expressive weaving style. SAORI is perfect for children and very enjoyable and relaxing for adults. No experience necessary! Students are welcome to bring any materials or yarns. The instructor…


Introduction to Machine Knitting

November 14

(St. Charles, IL) -- This class is for students who want to try machine knitting, making a simple project. All students will make a scarf using the same yarn and stitch pattern on a bulky knitting machine. Students will be introduced to the vocabulary of machine knitting, learn a cast on and bind off, and try manual patterning on a knitting machine. No previous knitting experience required. Workshop Details: Supplies: 2 skeins (100 grams each) of Brown Sheep Nature Spun…


‘HOT’–A 2-Day workshop with Susan Lenz

November 18 @ 12:00 pm

Exploration in contemporary fiber arts! (Cedarburg, WI) -- This workshop is an introduction to heat-activated processes for contemporary embroidery. The sessions will include experimentation with painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, hand stitching and free motion machine embroidery, and a variety of novelty fibers. Each student will create a unique, professionally matted finished project. Using needle and thread for self-expression and heat-activated processes, Susan’s works reflect her passion for historic buildings, especially stained glass windows and the colors…


A Mom & Me Class at WMQFA

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

A Mom and Me Class – Delightful Felt Ornaments Create delightful embroidered felt ornaments just in time for Christmas. Felt ornaments make great gifts and add a personal touch to any tree. Mom and child will each create four ornaments. With a little embellishing, embroidery and stitching, everyone will have fun making these charming ornaments. This fun class creates a holiday memory for mom and children. Best for ages 9 and up. Participants Need to Bring: Scissors – medium is…


Pine Needle Basketry Class

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on September 10, 2016,
and Once on December 3, 2016

(Verona, WI) -- Come and relax while you take a contemporary pine needle basket class with Roberta Condon in a woodland setting. Nature provides the raw materials for this charming basket design. How appropriate for the Whispering Woodlands setting. Participants need only bring minimal supplies, scissors and a needle nose pliers. All other materials needed are included to make your small coiled pine needle basket. Resources to continue on your own are provided. Intermediate students will be given materials and…

Rug Hooking at Magnolia's

Magnolia’s Creative Rug Hooking Workshop

January 28, 2017 - January 30, 2017

Magnolia's Annual Rug Hooking Retreat! (Hudson, WI) -- This weekend-long rug hooking workshop will focus on creative hooking and stitching techniques to give your rug hooking an extra dimension! You'll learn new finishing options and how to use unique fibers, too! Class fee includes lunches, piece of linen backing, some wool, and project pattern. Come to the Artist's Reception at Magnolia's Friday, January 27th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Class fee is $240. Regrettably, registration is non-refundable. Contact Paulette at…


Heidi Parkes: Improvisational Piecing and Hand quilting

February 3, 2017 - February 5, 2017

(Downsville, WI) -- Join Heidi Parkes for a weekend of piecing and hand quilting. Students will begin by finding an inspiration- a vintage textile, favorite painting, or even a memory. Parkes will share her approach with a trunk show, and then consult with each student as they begin their individual quilt top. On Sunday, students will learn how to hand quilt with thick thread, and head home to finish their quilting. Parkes is a graduate from The School of the…

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