Welcome to Weaving Waters Fiber Arts TrailOpen House Weekend September 23 - 24, 2017
‘Articulture’ — where art is our agriculture!
Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail is a new type of year-round cultural and art studio tour and is right smack-dab in the middle of the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The Trail offers visitors an opportunity to experience Central Minnesota’s rich textile heritage and celebrate the work of the area’s contemporary fiber artists.
Surrounded by gently rolling hills, lakes and flowing rivers, pine, birch and maple forests, locations on the Weaving Waters Trail include local artists, galleries, shops, arts and cultural centers, a retreat center, a new woolen mill in Randall, historical landmarks and small businesses. Each stop on the Trail reflects the diversity of textile and fiber arts from Brainerd to Little Falls, Randall, Staples, Wadena and New York Mills.
Our first Open House Weekend event is September 22 – 23, 2017.
Visitors will be able to see fiber art and quilt exhibits at art centers in Little Falls, Brainerd and New York Mills and attend a Textile Artist Keynote Talk with Karla Overland of Cherrywood Fabrics at the Landmark Inn in Staples on Friday, September 23. Landmark Inn owner, Janet Kiley, welcomes weekend visitors with an evening of live music, wine, appetizers and a chance to meet local artists.
The first Annual Heritage Arts Fiber Festival is planned for Staples with farms, local suppliers and shops in attendance. Look for upcoming details for weaving demos and knitting classes also at Landmark Inn. Cherrywood Fabrics will host tours of their ‘dye room’ where all the magic happens to make their famous ‘sueded cotton’ quilting and sewing fabric.
Visit local artist studios and shops along US Hwy 10 and also stop by the historic railroad depot in Staples to get a flavor of how the railroad shaped these communities on the edge of the pine belt in central Minnesota.
Check back for updated Trail member and Open House Weekend details! If you’re interested in becoming a Trail member, please use the Contact Box at the top of the screen to contact Jennifer Wilder at Midwest Fiber Arts Trails.
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