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Play with Polymer Clay

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Play with Polymer Ages 13 and up, including Adult Class Description: Polymer clay is a marvelously versatile medium.  It’s fun for all ages and levels of experience.  This class will focus on color mixing; and in the process, we will twist the clay, roll it, spin it, stack it and slice it.   The results are often a great surprise.  You will then turn your new color mixtures into one-of-a-kind pendants.  Come alone or with a friend or…

Bit & Pieces Sari Scarf Workshop

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Linda Sweek Designs Create your one-of-a-kind scarf! Utilizing water-soluble fabric stabilizer, each participant will create a unique scarf. This will make a beautiful fashion statement.The sari, also spelled saree, is a traditional garment worn across India, with variations between regions. The design and manufacturing process of the silk sari have been perfected over thousands of years and continue to evolve. Today the sari is often produced in bulk in factories, with much of the offcut silk going…

Wool Sampler Series 2017

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Wool Sampler Series for 2017! For those of you who enjoyed the Fall University Day class opportunity with Sue Wojciechowski to learn and practice embroidery stitches – we heard you wanted more!  Create (or continue to create) your personal glossary of stitches and embellishments.  In each class you will have the opportunity to learn 3 to 4 embroidery stitches, using them in different ways and directions on wool.  Experience different threads, learn their properties and applications.  Learn…

Beginning Spinning at Fine Line Creative Arts Center

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(St. Charles, IL) -- Beginning Spinning! An introduction to the basics of creating yarn from wool fleece. Students will learn to card and spin short and long staple wools, as well as use hand carders and drop spindles. Spinning on a wheel will be explored as time permits. Supplies: Hand carders (opt.), notebook, pencil, ten (10) sandwich bags, drop spindle (opt.) and an old towel. Recommended Text: Hands On Spinning by Lee Raven Class Fee: $80.00 Non-member $55.00 Member Supply…

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(St. Charles, IL) -- Ongoing Tapestry Weaving--Session A In this class we will work on techniques to enhance your tapestry weaving, New to tapestry? We will get you started and you will be hooked. Supplies: Note taking materials, your tapestry loom, tools and your questions. Yarns for weft will be available for purchase at Fine Line. Bring your wool scraps and we will discuss how to work them in. Class Fee: $65.00 Non member / $40.00 Member Materials Fee: $2.00…

Rug Hooking at Magnolia's

Magnolia’s Creative Rug Hooking Workshop

January 28 - January 30

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…

Hopewell Weaving Workshop: Ready, Set, Warp!

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Hopewell, IL) -- Hopewell Weaving Workshop: Ready, Set, Warp! Warping a loom is stress free under the guidance of an experienced weaving teacher! Learn how to warp a loom and some of the tricks of the trade. Bring your own loom or use a loom in the studio. This workshop is designed for beginners or for weavers who would like a refresher course in warping. Bring your own loom: Warp your loom and then take it home to weave your project. Jennie…

Heidi Parkes: Improvisational Piecing and Hand quilting

February 3 - February 5

(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…

‘Lunch & Punch’ at the Cooperage Punch Needle Studio

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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…

Northern Fibers Retreat

February 16 - February 19

Northern Fibers Retreat at North House Folk School (Grand Marais, MN) -- This four day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars and course offerings from long-time North House instructors as well as featured guest Nancy Bush. This year marks our 7th annual Northern Fibers Retreat, a collaboration between the Grand Marais Art Colony, North House Folk School and the Northwoods Fiber Guild. Returning this year are the Show n’ Share and the popular Lunch and Learn series. Also…

Zen Doodle Quilts

February 18

Zen Doodle Quilts Workshop taught by Laura Wasilowski of Artfabrik (Cedarburg, WI) -- Explore the mesmerizing world of Zen Doodling and design an original art quilt at the same time. You’ll soon discover how easy it is to doodle like a Zen master and learn how to convert that drawing into a pattern for your quilt. With an easy pattern transfer process for fused fabric, your drawing quickly becomes a fused art quilt. New fusing tips and tricks are presented…

Hopewell Weaving: Lace Weaving Workshop

March 4 - March 5

(Hopewell, IL) -- Hopewell Weaving: Lace Weaving Workshop Lace weaving patterns are some of the most beautiful patterns and make stunning linens and accessories! Learn about how lace is woven on a loom and weave a lovely runner or napkin in spring colors. This workshop is appropriate for beginners or more experienced weavers. The looms will be warped and ready for you to weave samples and patterns. All equipment and yarns are provided. Class Details: Class Fee: $100 Classes are limited…

Lucy Neatby: Knitting Workshop

March 10 - March 12

(Downsville, WI) -- Lucy Neatby teaches a 3-day weekend workshop of short row wizardry, dabble in double and tassel, trims and tidbits! Knitting experience level is intermediate to experienced knitters. Lucy is a much beloved knitting instructor who hails from Nova Scotia! Registration Info About Chris Daly at Woodland Ridge Retreat Center: For as long as I can remember sewing has been part of my life. At an early age I used to stay awake from my afternoon naps exploring…

Itajime Shibori Dyeing Workshop With Mary Mendla

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Class Itajime Shibori Dyeing Workshop! Class Description: Students will learn the Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori. Itajime is a folded, blocked, and clamped Shibori technique that creates geometric shapes, textures, and blendings of color. Supplies will be included in the class fee to create up to 3 fabric pieces. Kits, including four multiple shaped blocks (square, circle, triangle, & hexagon) and 1 yard of prepared for dyeing* cotton fabric will be…

Contemporary Mending with Heidi Parkes

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Class Contemporary Mending with Heidi Parkes $30 per person Back by popular demand, Heidi Parkes is offering her mending class as part of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend! In this class, you can learn improve your ‘cost-per-wear,’ help the environment, save your beloved garments, and add personal touches too! #VisibleMending will allow you to proudly show your skills, and invisible techniques will gently heal garments back into usefulness. Bring…

Bead Embroidery Class with Jamie Lyn Kara

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Class Jamie Lyn Kara Bead Embroidery Workshop Learn to create a textural surface using a needle, thread, and beads! We will cover basic techniques of sewing beads to a flat surface, and then dive in to experimenting with a variety of Japanese glass beads and gemstones. Using the beads as inspiration, we will create a small wearable pendant. Bead embroidery is a versatile skill that can be incorporated in other projects…

Pat Bishop Workshop: Abstraction Distraction

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

How to Make Abstract Art with Fabric! (Cedarburg, WI) -- Pat Bishop comes to My Material Matters Quilt Shop for a one day workshop! Renowned quilt maker, Pat Bishop, who is from Shawano, WIsconsin, will teach this full day class. This class teaches some of the basics of abstract design. Exercises will involve experimenting and playing with abstracting your images from photos or magazines. Fusing, no machine required, no sewing in class. Box lunch included in class fee. To register,…

Demystify Design and Composition

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Demystify Design and Composition Class with Gina Studelska How do you know if your ideas will look great when you're done? Understanding the principles and design and composition will help you understand how things should go together. Gina, who has 34 years of art education, will walk you through making a piece by taking design and composition standards into account. You will be doing directed exercises with the goal of using the most successful on a small…

Free Spirit Designs: Open Studio

March 23 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

(Baraboo, WI) -- Visit Maday, while not in class, at Ardyth's Sew 'n' Vac in downtown Baraboo during the Fiber Arts Weekend. She's teaching the following classes: http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/barn-quilt-wood-fusion-painting-woodworking-quilting/ http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/slow-stitching-workshop-free-spirit-designs/ http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/simple-patchwork-quilting-free-spirit-designs/

Prairie Flower Bead Shop: Zig Zag Bracelet Class

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

(Portage, WI) -- Zig Zag Bracelet Class Rita and the crew at Prairie Flower Bead Shop will teach a one-hour beginning bead class called Zig Zag Bracelets. Class Details: Class Fee: $15.00 Class Times: One hour starting at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on March 23, 2017 Class Size: limited to 6 students Please contact Prairie Flower Beads to register for this class. Click to register.

Museum at the Portage: a special exhibit of historical textiles

March 23 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

(Portage, WI) -- A very special exhibit of the museum's collection of historic textiles, clothing, handwork, embellishments and period pieces. The past is illuminated through hundreds of authentic pieces from this unique place at the intersection of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Discover the story of Portage as you explore area history and culture shaped by the influences of rivers, native people, early explorers, brickyards, railroads, and local residents. The Museum at the Portage is housed in the Georgian Revival-style home…

Eco Printing on Paper Workshop with Katherine Hartline

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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(Lodi, WI) -- Eco Printing on Paper Workshop with Katherine Hartline McMahon, Graphic Designer/Textile Artist Learn to create beautiful note cards with flowers and plants (provided). 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.  Expect the unexpected, as you may achieve precise imprints with the natural pigments or beautiful, flow-y colors that mimic watercolor art.  Class Details: Classes are offered 3/23, 3/24,…

Kipp Inglis: Indigo and Shibori Dyeing Class

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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(Lodi,  WI) -- Kipp Inglis is teaching a two-hour primer on Indigo and Shibori dyeing! During the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Grand Opening weekend, Kipp is offering three two-hour classes that walk students through the basics of using indigo dye with Shibori wrap techniques. Class Details: Fee: $40 Class Times: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on March 23, 24, 25, 2017 Students work with a silk scarf or a fat quarter of quilting cotton Students will receive written instructions to…

dMarie Knit and Fiber Class: Beaded Wrap Bracelet Class

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(Prairie du Sac) -- Anna Verbsky Sagami Beaded Wrap Bracelet Class This class is offered two times on Thursday, March 23, 2016 at dMarie Knit and Fiber. Students will learn skills to make a beaded wrap bracelet. Class Details: Price: $20 + supplies Class Times: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Please contact dMarie to register for this class. Click here to register!

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