Welcome to Midwest Fiber Arts TrailsMidwest Fiber Arts Trails explore the Midwest’s rich textile community through the promotion of fiber arts activities and cultural tourism.
What is a Fiber Arts Trail?
A Fiber Arts Trail is a new type of year-round cultural and art studio tour.
Each Fiber Arts Trail has its own personality shaped by the people and the places where they live. When you visit a Trail, you’ll see an exclusive community of high caliber fiber artists and makers, studios, yarn and quilt shops, historic places, scenic drives, art centers, galleries, museums, farms, ranches and in some places—woolen mills.
Once a year, Trail members host an Open House Weekend when they throw open the doors, offer workshops, exhibits, maker activities, lectures and studio tours. It’s an exciting weekend for everyone; an opportunity to experience each Trail’s rich textile heritage and celebrate the work of the local, contemporary fiber artists.
The Midwest Fiber Arts Trails’ website is where fiber enthusiasts can find useful information, resources, insights and inspiration for their own creative expression, to locate and participate in fiber arts activities and plan fun trips around the Midwest.
Be sure to call ahead as most artist studios are not open to the public on a daily basis.
September 22 – 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
Little Falls – Randall – Brainerd – Staples – Wadena – Deer Creek – New York Mills, Minnesota
felted stones by Lisa Jordan
Save the Date!
4th Annual Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Weekend March 16 – 17, 2018.
Artists and shops, a gallery, quilt museum and a woolen mill in the Cedarburg – Grafton – Thiensville, Wisconsin area.
Save the Date!
2nd Annual Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Weekend is March 22 – 24, 2018.
Baraboo – Portage – Prairie du Sac – Lodi, Wisconsin
Felted landscape by Sandra Wysock.
Founder, Midwest Fiber Arts Trails
One of the things I’ve learned about myself over the last few years is that I’m very good at making connections between people. I’m a connector. What a perfect way to utilize that talent by connecting people who love fiber arts with each other. The artists want to become known and fiber enthusiasts want to be inspired and have a place to travel. It’s really that simple. See you on the Trail! –Jenny
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