Trails Blog

Finally, a visit to Brown Sheep Wool

Dear Friends, Last August, my sister and I took a road trip. We’re famous for our road trips and while we were only driving from Minnesota to Denver, we crammed quite a bit into the jog. We angled down and away from the Twin Cities and jumped on I-90 going west....

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival features international felt maker Kiyoshi Mino

It’s exciting to share opportunities to learn more about needle arts. Coming up in September, the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is offering many excellent class options to further explore your creativity. The festival is September 7 – 9, 2018 in Jefferson, Wisconsin. This year, the headline teacher is Kiyoshi Mino. Kiyoshi has an interesting background, not one that predict his love of making felt sculpture, but the excellence in his work displays his passion for the art.

Midwest Fiber Arts Trails: May Textile Traveler

Dear Friends, Finally--the weather is decent outside again! I don't know about your household, but we spent last weekend cleaning the garage and opening the back porch for the season. Maybe a little early for flower planting in my neck of the woods since...

A new Fiber Arts Trail in Madison, Wisconsin

Dear Friends, Another Trail has begun! I almost said ‘another Trail was hatched’ because I always feel like they’re walking around on stick legs until they get a little more organized. We’re very lucky to have this group of fiber artists and shops. Madison is a city...

Mazomanie Knitting Mills: A Look into the Past

This story was written by Phyllis Calkins in 2017 for the Mazomanie Historical Society. Have you ever come across something that you had lost or forgotten?? old photograph, letter or maybe an old coin... and, did you wonder about the lives of the people who...

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