Welcome to Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail

Open House Weekend September 23 - 24, 2017

Welcome to the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail!

‘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.

To see additional Fiber Arts Trails:


Weaving Waters Trail Members

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Categories: Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail


Work P. O. Box 486 Brainerd MN 56401 Work 7882 College Road Baxter Minnesota 56425 Work Phone: 888.298.0967Website: Cherrywood Fabrics
Categories: Artists, Retail Shops, Suppliers, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
Work 1021 5th St NE Staples MN Work Phone: 218.894.3681Website: Pam Collins Art
Categories: Artists, Teacher, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
Work Franklin Arts Center 1001 Kingwood St # 114 Brainerd MN 56401 Work Phone: 218.833.0416Website: Crossing Arts Alliance
Categories: Schools & Art Centers, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail


Work 110 2nd St Wadena MN 56482 Work Phone: 218.430.0430Website: Gray Horse Quilt Shop
Categories: Retail Shops, Suppliers, Teacher, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
Work 122 SE 1st Street Little Falls Minnesota 56345 Other PO Box 157 Little Falls Minnesota 56345 Work Phone: 320.632.0360Website: Great River Arts
Categories: Schools & Art Centers, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail


Work 111 South Jefferson Wadena MN 56482 Website: Hometown Crafts & Fabric
Categories: Retail Shops, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail


Work 631 3rd Ave Staples Minnesota 56479 Work Phone: 218.894.4444Website: Landmark Inn
Categories: Bed and Breakfast, Retreat Center, Schools & Art Centers, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail


Work 24 North Main Ave New York Mills MN 56567 Work Phone: (218) 385-3339Website: New York Mills Cultural Center
Categories: Schools & Art Centers, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail


Work 120 Superior Ave Randall Minnesota 56475 Work Phone: 320.749.2420Website: The Old Creamery Quilt Shop
Categories: Retail Shops, Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail

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