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January 2018

2018 Midwest Fiber Festivals

January 1 - December 31

Do you enjoy going to a fiber festival, taking a class, or watching stock dogs herd sheep?  Midwest Fiber Arts Trails gathered a list of events including yarn crawls, conferences, sheep producers events and more. All take place throughout 2018. If you have an event and would like it to be included on this list, please contact me.  Email: jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com For the full list, click here: 2018 Midwest Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours Cover yarn hand dyed by Alainn Yarn, St.…

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May 2018

Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design

May 18 - October 28
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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(Chicago, IL) -- Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design A tapestry that depicts a violin fractured by vibrations as it produces a sonata, a printed fabric that illustrates the bright experimentations of jazz, a gift-wrapping cloth that portrays graceful and elegantly attired dancers moving in a procession—each of these works offers a small window onto the various ways visual artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythms. Understood here as a repeated pattern of sound or movement or a harmonious sequence,…

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July 2018

Gudrun Sjödén — A Colourful Universe

July 27 - October 28
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, 55407
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Gudrun Sjödén  — A Colourful Universe Gudrun Sjödén, considered the godmother of Swedish fashion, is a renowned textile designer and entrepreneurial force whose boldly feminine collections are inspired by nature and Swedish folk motifs. This American Swedish Institute collaboration with Sjödén examines her career and inspirations through a visually striking exhibition that shares her original watercolors and archival constructed catalogs. ASI's 2018 exploration of The Handmade focuses on master makers, the work they create and the global movements they have inspired, opening…

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August 2018

Jiseon Lee Isbara: Displaced

August 30 - October 30
Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Jiseon Lee Isbara: Displaced August 30 – October 20, 2018 • Joan Mondale Gallery “My identity as a first generation immigrant who is a woman and person of color is unpleasantly reminded everyday.” The complexity of current cultural discourse is addressed in Jiseon Lee Isbara’s work through fluid use of everyday textile materials and essential techniques. Illegible texts and physical forms convey messages or questions about the displacement she feels, while mundane and repetitive action convey anxiety and…

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Susie Taylor: Poetic Geometry

August 30 - October 27
Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Susie Taylor: Poetic Geometry In an exploration of geometric abstraction that tends toward minimalism, Susie Taylor uses the grid, inherent to the weaving process, as both a jumping off point and problem solving tool. “My work is a highly scripted improvisation,” says Taylor, requiring her to break down complexity and impose a new visual order on materials. The nature of the horizontal/vertical relationship of threads on a loom provides a structure for creative practice that engages technical expertise…

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September 2018

Ripping the Seams: Unique and Activist Fibre Art

September 19 - October 27
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 N Main Avenue
New York Mills, MN 56567 United States
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(New York Mills, MN) -- Ripping the Seams: Unique and Activist Fibre Art Gallery Reception on Saturday, Sept 22 5-7pm Live Music Light Refreshments Cash Bar FREE | Open to All This show features regional fibre artists on the cutting edge of the fibre art world. Many artists explore the boundaries of fibre art and how issues such as motherhood, gender, domesticity, creation, queer issues, (and more) intersect art and life. Also featuring the debut exhibition of an original 1800s antique…

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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Fiber Arts in the Digital Age

September 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts in the Digital Age Living in the digital age means living in a time where we are increasingly able to do what was previously considered unimaginable. This era has touched every aspect of life and fiber art has been no exception.  To artists designing their work via software to the benefits of digitally printing textiles this exhibit explores various fiber art pieces that only exist due to the age we live in.

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October 2018

Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$5.00

(Madison, WI) -- Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle Come and sew in an inviting atmosphere with other sewists. Much like an open sew, bring your current project and your sewing machine. Come with friends or make new ones. Reservations required. Bring your project and your sewing machine and supplies.

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Beginning and Overshot Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on October 25, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on November 16, 2018 at 9:30am

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$120.00
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Beginning and Overshot Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey Beginning Class "Sample the Satisfaction of Weaving: Not Your Grandmother's Rag Rugs!" 2018 Dates all 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Thursday, July 19, 2018 - This Class is Full Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Friday, November 16, 2018 Beginning Class Description:  Catherine will help you to complete a small mat in a color of your choice in one lesson. You will learn to…

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Knit with dMarie at the Blue Spoon

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 26, 2018

Blue Spoon, 550 Water St
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578
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(Prairie du Sac, WI) -- Knit with dMarie at the Blue Spoon Join us on the last Wednesday of each month at the Blue Spoon Cafe in the River Room!  Bring a friend or meet new ones.  Every craft is welcome! Join our show and tell, win some door prizes donated by DMarie Knit and Fiber, LLC and enjoy great food! No RSVP needed!  Just show up!

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November 2018

Free Range/Improvisational Knitting Workshop

November 3
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$100.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Free Range/Improvisational Knitting Workshop For many knitters there comes a time when they desire to create their own designs and patterns rather than following those of other people. At the same time they may not wish to deal with the complexities of designing sweaters or other types of clothing that requires focused attention of measuring and counting.  A solution to this dilemma is learning to create knit scarves and shawls by combining colors, textures, and stitches of various…

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Fall 2018 Documentation Day at WMQFA

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fall 2018 Documentation Day at WMQFA For Quilt Documentation, please make an appointment in advance by emailing Documentation@wiquiltmuseum.com. Rug Documentation is walk-in, for a fee of $5 per item. Calling all quilts (and hooked rugs) and the people who love them!  Help us save the stories in the stitches by bringing your precious family heirlooms (or modern creations) to Documentation Day at the WMQFA’s farmstead.  For just $10, we will record the history of the quilt, create a…

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Club Indigo with Jen Falkowski

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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(Madison, WI) -- Club Indigo with Jen Falkowski If you have ever taken a dye class with Jennifer Falkowski you are welcome to join Club Indigo. Jennifer will open up her indigo vats on the first Sunday of every month in the dye studio at the Electric Needle from 11 am to 3 pm. This is NOT a class. Jennifer will be dyeing but will be happy as always to give you her advice. If you want to work in shibori…

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Gina Studelska: Artist-in-residence at Cedarburg Cultural Center

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 13, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 29, 2018 at 11:00am

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) - Gina Studelska: Artist-in-residence at Cedarburg Cultural Center Gina Studelska, local fiber and mixed media artist from Grafton, WI is participating in a month-long artist residency at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC). Gina will be on-site at CCC each Tuesday and Thursday during November. The specific dates and times are November 6, 9, 13, 15, 27, 29 from 11:00pm - 3:00pm each day. Please note, Gina will not be in residence during the week of Thanksgiving. She will be…

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Hooked Fish Stringer Class

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2018

Magnolias in Mahtomedi, 86 Mahtomedi Avenue
Mahtomedi, Minnesota 55115
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$45.00

(Mahtomedi, MN) -- Hooked Fish Stringer Class Join us for this new monthly class! Monthly Native fish hooking pattern with specially dyed wool. Rug hook some trophy fish! Can’t wait to dye some wonderful wool for you to form a trophy of a stinger. This class runs each month January through December, 2018. Future dates:  Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept. 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13. Great group to join!!  $45 includes monthly pattern and wool.

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Weavers Guild of Minnesota presents Fiber Fair 2018

November 9 - November 11
Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE Studio #332
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
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Free

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Weavers Guild of Minnesota presents Fiber Fair: our Annual Sale of Handcrafted Items by Local Artists FIBER FAIR ANNUAL SALE presented by the Weavers Guild of Minnesota SALE DATES AND HOURS: Friday, November 9, 10am-7pm Saturday, November 10, 10am-5pm Sunday, November 11, 12pm-4pm LOCATION: Northrup King Building Studio #332,1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413 Admission: Free and open to the public Parking: Free of charge Enjoy a fabulous shopping experience in a beautiful gallery space, which includes ample parking and ADA…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration at NCSML

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2018

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Point SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration See members of the Doris Southard Lace Guild demonstrate this beautiful craft. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the second Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Weaving Nature Workshop with Gina Studelska

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$54.00

(Cedarburg, WI) - Weaving Nature Workshop with Gina Studelska Gina shares with us the art of embracing and “weaving” elements of nature into a personal piece of art. There will be demonstration and various examples for your inspiration and you’ll receive individual attention and instruction as you create your own unique weaving stretched permanently onto a canvas. Most supplies are included but students are asked to bring a yarn needle and meaningful natural elements they find or have collected over time…

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Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$20.00

(Madison, WI ) -- Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle Join us once a month ( Third Tuesday of the Month) for a hands on class featuring some of the wonderful things that can be done on an embroidery machine. This class is open to any current embroidery machine owner or anyone interested in trying an embroidery machine. Each class will highlight a technique, include written instructions and an embroidery design. June- curling iron caddy A kit is available from…

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January 2019

INTRODUCTION TO OVERSHOT with Hopewell Weaving

January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Hopewell Weaving, 227 Illini Dr.
Hopewell, IL 61565
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$90.00

(Hopewell, IL) -- INTRODUCTION TO OVERSHOT Overshot is one of the most beautiful and picturesque weaves. From classic to contemporary there is a limitless number of patterns, colors and variations possible. ellYou will learn about the structure of Overshot and how to vary the treadling to get the look you want This workshop is appropriate for beginning and intermediate level weavers. Looms will be warped and ready to weave.

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March 2019

Weaving Straps and Bands with Hopewell Weaving

March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Hopewell Weaving, 227 Illini Dr.
Hopewell, IL 61565
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$103.50

(Hopewell, IL) -- WEAVING STRAPS AND BANDS Straps and bands are used for many accessories including handles on purses, straps for musical instruments, and trim on clothing. Using a 4-harness loom allows the weaver to make complex, colorful weaves. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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