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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…

Duluth Art Institute: Fiber Arts Classes

September 20 - November 12
Duluth Art Institute is offering three fiber arts classes this fall. What a perfect way to spend some time along Minnesota’s North Shore. It’s beautiful this time of year with the season’s array of autumnal colors! Dates and times vary. ONE DAY WEAVING Sue Brown & Barb Dwinell Saturday, September 20 9 AM – 12 PM $25 ($30 non-members) The looms are already warped and ready to weave!  Enjoy the fun of weaving without all the prep work.  Complete a…

Learn Norwegian knitting from Arnhild Hillesland

October 31 - November 2
Ever want to knit one of those fabulous Norwegian sweaters? Learn how to knit Norwegian from a Norwegian.  Arnhild Hillesland, a native Norwegian and expert in knitting, will be providing knitting instruction at Norwegian Wood Retreat, Princeton, MN. Learning opportunities abound! Arnhild will help you finish a project or start a new one. All level of skills are welcome. Group size is limited to allow Arnhild to focus on individual guidance and share learning experiences. Examples of techniques which Arnhild will demonstrate and teach: Fair…

November Wool Dates at Magnolias on Locust Street

November 1 - November 27
Magnolias on Locust is that great little shop in Hudson, Wisconsin selling hand dyed wool, embroidery and rug hooking supplies by proprietor, Paulette Wentzlaff.  A wool dyer for many years, Paulette uses various dyeing techniques that result in a wide assortment of color, patterns, solids, overdyes in small allotments and bulk yardage. Magnolias also offers rug hooking and embroidery classes for those who love working with wool. November 4th and November 18th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open Rug Hooking–come and join…

Ozark Fiber Fling 2014

November 7 - November 8
In its 4th year, the Ozark Fiber Fling is a two-day event filled with classes and a vendor marketplace offering all types of fiber, supplies and equipment. Here is a list of their classes with registration opening on September 1, 2014.  Crochet Bavarian style crochet Crochet a Hat Freeform Crochet Hairpin Lace Tunisian Style Crochet Dyeing Silk Dyeing Dyeing for a Treat Dyeing with your Fiber Plants Landscaping with Dye Plants Felting Christmas Needle Felting Nuno Felted Mittens Fiber Animal…

Fall Fiber Festival 2014

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for the 5th Annual Fall Fiber Festival!!  We are a group of like minded fiber enthusiasts and yarn producers/artisans from the Upper Midwest who have banded together to present the Fall Fiber Festival. All manner of fiber and fiber products are available to see, feel and buy at this annual event! Alpaca, wool, angora, mohair, silk as well as garments, spinning equipment, soaps, dyes and jewelry. Also wooden handcrafts and ceramics. Get all your holiday shopping done in…

Felted Wool Mittens Workshop at Wisconsin Quilt Museum

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reuse, recycle and recreate a piece of wearable art from old wool sweaters!  Anyone with basic sewing skills is welcome to enroll and enjoy an afternoon of fun instruction and camaraderie.  You will go home prepared for cold weather and warm hands.  (Or perhaps a completed Holiday gift!) In this three-hour workshop, the student will make mittens from wool sweaters that are felted and refashioned into a piece of fiber art.  Ideas for adding appliqué and embellishing will be shared.   The…

Block of the Month Embroidery Class

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A new block of the month class is beginning at Magnolias on Locust Street in Hudson, Wisconsin. We’ll be using Sue Spargo’s Flowerbed wool applique pattern. There are so many options for interesting stitches, beads, choices of wool, and customizing each block to make it your own. Anne Hollenbach will start another group down the path of learning and playing with the most incredible unique stitches and combinations. Anne will start with the Flowerbed pattern and add much more to…

Beginning Rug Hooking Classes

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Like the feeling of wool, the color and warmth? Maybe it’s time to take a rug hooking class. Magnolias on Locust Street is a shop in Hudson, WI specializing in hand dyed wool, rug hooking and embroidery supplies. Paulette Wentzlaff, who owns the shop, beautifully dyes wool and would love to get you started. The next beginning rug hooking class is November 15th. It’s a four hour class. $75 fee includes a small wool and pattern kit. You’ll need to…

Fabric Printing Adventures Workshop with Susan Stein

November 22 @ 10:00 am - November 23 @ 4:00 pm
Come to the Textile Center for a weekend of ‘Fabric Printing Adventures’ Workshop! This surface design workshop is taught by Susan Stein who is an award winning art quilter who owned her own quilt shop, teaches regionally and was the recipient of the Spun Gold Award from the Textile Center in 2012. You will learn several fun and easy techniques to personalize your clothes, gifts and decor. In class we will demo and try gelatin, sun, brayer and nature printing. Learn…

Star Catcher Machine Needle Felting Class at WI Quilt Museum

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Create a beautiful 16” x 18” wool wall hanging by machine needle felting a winter scene of a Snowman couple decorating a tree with stars with Isabella Hoffmann. Some of the stars have been plucked from Heaven, fallen on the snow and placed in a basket.  Even the crescent moon is holding a star. Star Catcher is a brand new pattern designed by Isabella and she looks forward to teaching and answering any questions you have about machine needle felting…

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…

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…

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…
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