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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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June 2018

Weave A Real Peace Annual Meeting

June 6 - June 10
Luther College, 700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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(Decorah, IA) -- Weave A Real Peace Annual Meeting Weave A Real Peace (WARP) meeting on sustainability – of culture, tradition, the environment, and communities. Please plan to join us for informative presentations, tours, our marketplace filled with fair-trade goods, and 25th Anniversary celebration. WARP’s 2018 Annual Meeting brings members together for education, fellowship, food, an international marketplace, networking, and a celebration! This year’s meeting will be held in Decorah, Iowa and features talks each morning, tours each afternoon and evening programs.…

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Knitting and Needlework Group at Hibbing Library

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 16, 2018

An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 16, 2018

Hibbing Public Library, 2020 5th Ave E
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
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(Hibbing, MN) -- Knitting and Needlework Group New Summer Hours: 3-5. Join us every first and third Thursday of the month to share and learn tips, talk, and enjoy the fun while you do your craft of choice. Bring whatever project you’re working on, drop in, and join the group! Some supplies will be provided, but bring what you will need for your project. Donations of knitting, embroidery, and sewing supplies are very much appreciated. Drop them off at the front…

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Dresden Neighborhood Quilt Class

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$58.00

(Madison, WI) -- Dresden Neighborhood Quilt Class Pull out your fun scraps and turn them into a unique Dresden Neighborhood! We'll put a whimsical 'twist' on the traditional Dresden Plate, cutting, piecing, appliquing and stitching to make an adorable wall hanging. You'll never look at a traditional block the same way! Pattern designed by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams. Fabric Requirements: Background: minimum 24.5" square (could be pieced or not) - should contrast nicely with the fabric scraps you choose for…

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Dyeing Floss, Thread, Lace & Linens

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$35.00

(Madison, WI) -- Dyeing Floss, Thread, Lace & Linens Have fun in a new way with your embroidery and fiber art materials. We'll use fiber reactive dyes to color embroidery floss, lace, ribbon, threads and linens in a variety of ways. Bring in your new and vintage materials and leave with transformed items to use in your stitching and other fiber projects. Supplies and Info: Dyes and auxillaries; 2 pairs nitrile gloves; brushes - foam and small artist brushes; pipettes; measuring…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration at NCSML

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2018

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Point SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration See members of the Doris Southard Lace Guild demonstrate this beautiful craft. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the second Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Hooked Fish Stringer Class

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2018

Magnolias in Mahtomedi, 86 Mahtomedi Avenue
Mahtomedi, Minnesota 55115
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$45.00

(Mahtomedi, MN) -- Hooked Fish Stringer Class Join us for this new monthly class! Monthly Native fish hooking pattern with specially dyed wool. Rug hook some trophy fish! Can’t wait to dye some wonderful wool for you to form a trophy of a stinger. This class runs each month January through December, 2018. Future dates:  Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept. 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13. Great group to join!!  $45 includes monthly pattern and wool.

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Sew Days – Sew and Stow Tote at The Electric Needle

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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(Madison, WI) -- Sew Days - Sew and Stow Tote at The Electric Needle In this Sew Days class we will be making a Stow and Go Tote Bag. The bag is approximately 15" X 18" This bag is designed to roll up for easy storage so it is handy when you need it. The techniques learned in this class are a cuff with no exposed seams, and french seams. Come on your own or come with a friend, we would love…

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Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$20.00

(Madison, WI ) -- Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle Join us once a month ( Third Tuesday of the Month) for a hands on class featuring some of the wonderful things that can be done on an embroidery machine. This class is open to any current embroidery machine owner or anyone interested in trying an embroidery machine. Each class will highlight a technique, include written instructions and an embroidery design. June- curling iron caddy A kit is available from…

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My First Tie Dye for Kids

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 8, 2018 at 10:30am

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$40.00

(Madison, WI) -- My First Tie Dye for Kids Have you ever wanted to try tie dyeing? This class is designed for kids age 7 - 12 and one adult chaperone per child. Bring up to 3 shirts or fabric pieces (up to a yard each) to dye. This is a two part class. one to dye and one to rinse out. Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:30 am to Noon Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am…

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Shifting Perspectives Quilt Making Workshop

June 24 - July 1
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$180.00

(Madison, WI) -- Shifting Perspectives Quilt Making Workshop Most traditional quilts are made with a repetitive block. In this class, Lorraine Torrence will show you how to use the Multi-View multiplying lens and find grid and block patterns in the world around you to make innovative quilts using a repetitive block that shifts every time you repeat it. Start by making nine 15" blocks from which you cut 12" blocks but in a different place each time. Best of all, don't…

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Tsukineko Japanese Ink Painting

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$75.

(Madison, WI) -- Tsukineko Japanese Ink Painting Discover or refresh your creative repertoire with this rich medium and enjoy its soothing qualities. We will explore different painting surfaces ranging from Kraf-Tex fabric paper to assorted textiles.You will leave this workshop with 3 ink colors and tools to continue your artistic journey. All materials and supplies are provided. Wear and apron, smock or clothes you don't mind getting stained. Maday Delgado is a fiber enthusiast, Janome Artisan, avid urban gardener and student…

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Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

June 29 - July 1
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$175.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner Great news!  Mary Sue will return for a three-day fiber arts jacket construction workshop.  Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body.  Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket.  Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required.  Mary Sue will help each student personalize their jacket…

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July 2018

Creating a Ghost: Layered Wholecloth Hand Quilting

July 14
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$180.00

(Madison, WI) -- Creating a Ghost: Layered Wholecloth Hand Quilting Join Heidi Parkes in this dynamic full day handwork class. Students will learn about composition, layering, fabric selection and hand quilting while creating a 24" square quilt. Students are encouraged to bring scrap fabrics, threads and a variety of odd fiber bits that may look better layered or in tiny pieces than they do individually. These fabrics and fibers will be thoughtfully placed, covered with a transparent piece of wholecloth fabric…

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August 2018

Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

August 3 - August 5
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$175.00

Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner Great news!  Mary Sue will return for a three-day fiber arts jacket construction workshop.  Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body.  Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket.  Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required.  Mary Sue will help each student personalize their jacket…

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Color & Design for Quilters

August 11
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$65.00

(Madison, WI) -- Color & Design for Quilters No matter which visual art form you chose, learning to use the formal elements of composition (color, value, scale, balance, etc.) is important. Regardless of the quiltmaking style in which you express yourself (traditional or innovative) learn these skills during this non threatening paper and glue stick workshop (and some paint and fabric, too). Explore color and the design elements you need to make all your good craftsmanship worthwhile. A slide show of…

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September 2018

Color Wheel Make and Take Class

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$30.00

(Brainerd, MN) -- Color Wheel Make and Take Class Learn the basics of color theory by playing with gorgeous hand dyed fabric. Karla uses the color wheel when formulating the dye recipes to create the gradations of color that Cherrywood has become famous for. Students will complete a small design suitable for framing or making into a pillow. No sewing experience necessary. Limited amount of kits will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Eco Print Workshop – Instructor Gina Studelska

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Shore Academy of the Arts, 1111 Broad St
Grafton, WI 53024 United States
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(Grafton, WI ) -- Eco Print Workshop - Instructor Gina Studelska Eco Printing is contact printing plants onto fabric. This workshop is for anyone that is interested in learning this interesting and creative textile technique using leaves from your garden and/or local florist. You will learn the tools, safety, equipment and bundling techniques that will get you started in this exciting media. Each student will create two 14" X 70" silk scarves using two different processing techniques. Gina will email students with a…

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Sleepy Baby Mouse Needle-Felting Workshop

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Crossing Arts Alliance, 711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
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$25.00

(Brainerd, MN) -- Needle-felting workshop - sleepy baby mouse Participants will make a sweet sleepy mouse in this needle-felting workshop with Lisa Jordan. Using a specially-barbed needle and fluffy wool, students will create a small sculptural piece using the needle-felting method. Lisa Jordan has been needle-felting since 2006 and teaches frequently in the Lakes area. Her work can be found on her blog at www.lilfishstudios.com

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Make a Spirit Doll at Crossing Art Alliance

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Crossing Arts Alliance, 711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
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$25.00

(Brainerd, MN) -- Make a Spirit Doll at Crossing Art Alliance In this 2 hour workshop, participants will create a Spirit Doll using twigs and a variety of fabrics, fibers, and trims. Spirit Dolls serve as messengers to us, from ourselves – providing the exact message(s) we need to hear, at the exact moment we need to hear them. A variety of materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring along strips of fabric or fibers that they find…

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Tapestry Woven Faces Workshop with Ruth Manning

September 28 - September 30
Lost Art Fiber and Textile, 519 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
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$150.00

(Waukesha, WI) -- Tapestry Woven Faces Workshop with Ruth Manning Enjoy learning to construct a woven face using tapestry technique; once you begin weaving it may remind you of someone you know. We will focus on a few key elements that play a part in creating expression such as choice of weft, use of the slit, and shape making using “hills and valleys”. The instructor will be providing a wide range of wefts for use in the weaving, but you may…

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