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Midwest Feltmaking Class Sampler

September 5 - December 31
Feltmaking is very popular so here’s a Midwest feltmaking class and workshop sampler for Fall 2014! There are so many types of felting. The little critter that’s featured above was needle felted. There are various techniques with wet felting, too! It just depends on what you’d like to make!It’s not meant to be an exhaustive class and workshop list. Also, things change quite often and quickly, so if you see a class that captures your attention, please contact the people…

Victoria Findlay Wolfe: Double Wedding Ring Workshop

January 10, 2015 - January 11, 2015
This is your opportunity to learn from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, the “master” in applying modern twists to this favorite classic pattern!  Timed to the release of Findlay Wolfe’s new book on Double Wedding Ring improvisational quilts, you won’t want to miss this! This class focuses on the 4-ring quilt shown below. We play, and manipulate our fabrics to find out design, then learn how to construct and join 4 rings of a DWR. We learn a few tricks, for curved seams, mitering,…

Magnolias Rug Hooking Retreat

January 22, 2015 - January 25, 2015
Join a fun group of rug hookers and fiberistas at Magnolias Annual Rug Hooking Retreat! It’s gonna be cold in January so plan to stay warm with all the wool and a cozy rug on your lap! Take a class and learn new techniques or spend a nice weekend visiting in the Wool Room. Here’s the class line-up: Open Rug Hooking throughout the retreat in the Wool Room. $90 pass covers all three days–conversation, coffee and company! Contact Paulette for…

January Thaw Retreat with Sun Valley Fibers

January 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Welcome to Sun Valley Fibers’ 2nd Annual January Thaw Retreat! We have lots of things planned, and lots of things in the planning stages.   Right now, what you need to know is the following: The cost of the retreat package is $100.   Those purchasing the retreat package are entitled to: A most fabulous goody bag!   If you thought last year’s goody bag was awesome ~~ this one will be even better!! Early shopping at the Sun Valley…

Wool Applique Wallhanging Class

January 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Taught in two sessions on Friday, January 30 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Friday, February 20 (9 a.m. to noon).  Teacher is Jeanie Rudich, owner of Ye Olde Schoolhouse in Cedarburg.  $90 fee, includes materials and patterns. The Wisconsin Quilt Museum offers a wool applique class taught by local quilt shop owner Jeanie Rudich. This two day class will result in a finished wall hanging. English Flower Garden is a timeless appliqué project resulting in a striking 16″ x 27″ wall…

Overshot Weaving with Hopewell Weaving

January 31, 2015 @ 9:00 am - February 1, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Overshot is one of the most beautiful and picturesque weaves. From classic to contemporary there is a limitless number of patterns, colors and variations possible. Under the guidance of Jennie Hawkey, you will learn about the structure of Overshot and how to vary the treadling to get the look you want. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate level weavers or adventuresome beginners. Bring your own warped loom (at least 4-harnesses) or studio looms are available to use. Studio looms will be…

Northern Fibers Retreat: The Art & Craft of Fiber

February 12, 2015 - February 15, 2015
The Art & Craft of Fiber This event is co-hosted by North House Folk School and Grand Marais Art Colony. What could be better than focusing on fibers in the heart of winter? This event celebrates all manner of fiber arts featuring seminars and class offerings from long-time North House Instructors. Events Highlights A Wide Range of Coursework (see below) – Lunch & Learn Sessions Fiber Project Show & Share – Family Fibers Workshop Event Course Offerings Coursework for the Fiber Retreat…

Warped! with Hopewell Weaving

March 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - March 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
This is a beginner weaving workshop. Students will learn the basics of weaving, plan a simple project like a scarf, table mat or bookmark, thread a loom, and weave the project. Warping doesn’t have to make you warped! This is a relaxed, guided class where you can learn about weaving and gain confidence in warping a loom. Students may bring their own 4-harness loom or use a studio loom for the workshop. All materials and supplies are included. Hopewell Weaving…

Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Fleece, Fiber and Family The fairgrounds are filled with music, food, artisans and animals. Events include Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, book-signings and more. Families always enjoy the sheep and goats in the barn and this year there will be a new Farm Work Stock Dog Trial! There’s a lot of room to picnic–weather permitting! Bring your spinning wheel, your friends, and spin the day away. Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people…

Great Lakes Fiber Show 2015

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
The 20th Annual Great Lakes Fiber Show is coming to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio on May 23 & 24, 2015! Getting bigger and better every year, the Great Lakes Fiber Show runs from 10a–5p on Saturday and 10a–4p on Sunday, bringing your favorite vendors and activities for two days of fun.With over 80 vendors signed up to sell their products at the Show, the always-popular workshops are starting to take shape! Take a look at a few reasons to…

Midwest Weavers Conference 2015

June 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - June 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Fiber with a Minnesota Twist! The Weavers Guild of Minnesota invites you to the Midwest Weavers Conference 2015: Urban Fibers with a Minnesota Twist. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas and Textile Center in the Twin Cities. There are pre-conference workshops held at at those two locations June 15 – 17, 2015. The conference is June 18 – 20, 2015. Here is a list of workshops: More Double Weaves on Four – Jennifer Moore…
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