Open work summer shawl

Open work summer shawl

Open work summer shawl knitting pattern Knit the body of the wrap with a size 5 and the borders need a size 8 or size to get the look you want. I used Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton & Silk solids and variegated yarn. Click here for FREE pattern on Ravelry....
Maday Delgado: A free spirited quilter

Maday Delgado: A free spirited quilter

Dear Friends, A force of personality, Maday is passionate about her life. She approaches her sewing projects, sewing classes and community projects with equal verve and dynamism. As I’ve gotten to know Maday I’ve come to realize she’s more of a city gal; taking off on...
A bracelet made for a dress

A bracelet made for a dress

Dear Fiber Enthusiasts, I don’t normally write or talk about myself (who, me?) in my blog posts or newsletters. It’s much more fun to inspire you with what all of you are doing. Having said that—this is Tuesday of wedding week! On Saturday one of our sons marries a...
Robin M. Fleming: fiber sculptor

Robin M. Fleming: fiber sculptor

Robin’s vibrant personality is evident in her work. Each fabric sculpted doll she makes, each bird that looks ready to take flight, comes into being with its own personality released from Robin’s imagination. It doesn’t hurt that Robin’s textile stash is global. When...
Ron Turney’s quill work

Ron Turney’s quill work

Profile of an Artist: Ron Turney Describe your primary type of work: Traditional Arts–Quill work How long have you been doing this? Five months, my teacher said I’m a natural! Please describe your work as it’s linked to your location, traditions,...
Profile of a weaver: Carrie Jessen

Profile of a weaver: Carrie Jessen

Carrie Jessen’s weaving takes a historical approach. Inspired by weave structures from Colonial times and interested in historic fur trading routes that were spread across northern Minnesota, Carrie weaves bed-sized blankets with the traditional striping and...
Heidi Parkes, artist as quilt maker

Heidi Parkes, artist as quilt maker

Welcome Heidi Parkes, our newest member of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail! Coming from an art background, Heidi says sometimes it takes quite a bit of planning and figuring to do something that would be ‘so easy’ with paint or collage. There are so many art ideas...
Fiber sculptor Barbara Riegel Bend

Fiber sculptor Barbara Riegel Bend

Award-winning fiber sculptor Barbara Riegel Bend aspires to tell a story about relationships and connections between people. Mid-June I ventured out on a short trip east to meet fiber sculptor Barbara Riegel Bend in her studio. She shares a space filled with floor...
Karen-lisa Forbes and tapestry knotting

Karen-lisa Forbes and tapestry knotting

“From the chaos of a thousand leaves a tree emerges, rocks become hills, drops of water become lakes and rivers. Each half-hitch knot is a metaphor and testimony to the capacity of small things to transpire into landscapes.” –Karen-lisa Forbes Karen works small...