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March 2018

“I’m A Little Rusty” Rust Dyeing Class with Gina Studelska

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grafton Arts Mill, 1301 14th Ave
Grafton, WI
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$35.00

Take a rust dyeing class with Gina Studelska. Rust dyeing is a great entry to natural dyeing with little or no equipment to get you started! Hands on rust dyeing one silk chiffon scarf!

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Alchemy in the Microwave

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$90.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Alchemy in the Microwave taught by Mary Mendla A CEDARBURG SPUR FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Create beautiful, subtle color shifts along with permanent texture on silk in this beginner level workshop.  We will use microwaves to heat set dyes and permanently texture silk scarf blanks creating one of a kind “Crinkle Scarves”.   Two 14x72” scarves will be completed in this three hour workshop. Multiple techniques of folding, bunching and crinkling will be introduced to create lasting textures…

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Rug Hooking Demo and Display at Ye Old Schoolhouse Quilt Shop

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2018 at 11:00am

Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop, 318 Green Bay Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Rug Hooking Demo and Display at Ye Old Schoolhouse Quilt Shop PART OF THE CEDARBURG SPUR FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND Rug hooking, long thought of as a primitive craft, has taken the contemporary world of fiber and textiles by storm. During the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail weekend, the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild will showcase member work, demonstrate how to hook rugs and talk about why this group of 'hookers' are passionate about their art. Joyce Krueger…

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The Peaceful Art of Embroidery

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$80.00

Embroidery is a charming overlay embellishment that can be a wonderful and peaceful experience. Similarly, the adult coloring book craze, while fun, is designed to give stressed-out grown-ups a  mini-meditative experience. One of the most popular designs is the mandala and can be used as a tool to facilitate Mindfulness.

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“Choose Your Sticks Wisely” Drop-In Workshop at The Pink Llama Gallery

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 17, 2018

The Pink Llama Gallery, W62N580 Washtington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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$10.00

"Explorations in fibers and surface design"- Using found objects and upcycled materials you will explore various surface design techniques. This is an opportunity to learn new techniques or use familiar ones in new ways. You will be encouraged to "think outside the box" and be given instructions that give you confidence in creating a project that is unique and one-of-a-kind. 

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Pat Bishop Workshop–Abstraction Distraction

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Material Matters Quilt Shop, 217 N Main Street
Thiensville, WI 53092 United States
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$69.00

My Material Matters Quilt Shop welcomes Pat Bishop back to teach 'Abstraction Distraction'; a day-long workshop on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The workshop is a part of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail weekend. 

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Basic Tunisian Crochet Class taught by Sheryl Thies

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$35.00

Notch up your creativity, spark your imagination and discover Tunisian crochet. Learn the basic cast on, Tunisian simple stitch (Tss) and how to bind off. Color changes are introduced. Tunisian crochet will take your needlework to a new level. But beware you may get hooked! 

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Community Fiber Project – Fabric Beads/ Whole Cloth Quilt

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grafton Arts Mill, 1301 14th Ave
Grafton, WI
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(Grafton, WI) -- Community Fiber Project – Fabric Beads/ Whole Cloth Quilt Visit Linda Sweek Design’s Pop-up Embroidery Studio on Saturday, March 17 at The Arts Mill in Grafton from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a part of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Weekend in Cedarburg. Linda will have some finished pieces with her and will be stitching some upcoming projects. While there, you can make Fabric Beads. The fabric beads are for a community fiber project – embellishment…

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Improv Wholecloth Hand Quilting taught by Heidi Parkes

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$140.00

Heidi will share her preferred materials and techniques, along with some thoughts on improvisational quilting (rather than improv-piecing)! She is often inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: finding beauty in the imperfect.

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Bead Embroidery taught by Jamie Lyn Kara

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$100.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Bead Embroidery with Jamie Lyn Kara A CEDARBURG SPUR FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Learn to create a textural surface using a needle, thread, and beads! You will learn to create a beaded bezel for a smooth gemstone . Using the gemstone as a focal point, we will build a pair of earrings using a variety of Japanese seed beads. This method of constructing a peyote bezel can open up sculptural avenues in bead embroidery as well as…

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WORKSHOPS LIST: Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Creativity Weekend

March 22 - March 24

(Baraboo, Portage, Lodi, Prairie du Sac, WI) - Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Creativity Weekend + Studio Tour Our second year filled with creativity and inspiration for fiber arts enthusiasts and makers alike! Here is the full listing of workshops for this weekend sorted by day. Click on the links for workshop details. If you are interested in taking a workshop, you may fill out the Workshop Sign-Up form below. This form does not take payment, but allows you to select all…

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Museum at the Portage: Vintage Theatre Costumes by Kos

March 22 - March 24
Museum at the Portage, 804 MacFarlane Road
Portage, WI 53901 United States
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(Portage, WI) -- Museum at the Portage: Vintage Theatre Costumes by Kos Featuring 5 costumes designed by Januz (John Kos).  He used them in his long career as a dancer beginning at the age of six in the city of Lublinia, Solvenia (formerly Yugoslavia). He danced classical ballet with that city’s opera at the age of 15. Ten years later he joined the Vienna Ballet Company.  From there, his career as a dancer took him to many countries in the world. John is…

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Workshop: Weave a Large Serving Basket

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$65.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Workshop: Weave a Large Serving Basket A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP The basket is approximately 10” in diameter and 8” high with a wooden base and a color accent middle band that contrasts the natural color of the reed. It is a lovely functional basket that will serve the maker for many years. A person with any level of basket making experience will be able to finish this basket in the one day class. I…

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Intro to Hand-Stitched Thread Painting

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac, 116 4th Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$75.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Intro to Hand-Stitched Thread Painting A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Learn or refresh your hand stitching techniques by using thread to liven up an already colorful textile piece. Think of this workshop as painting with threads to allow your creativity to blossom; you will love the textural explosion of color and artistry created by you. All supplies, including panel will be provided for this interactive and relaxing class. No prior sewing experience is needed. Instructor:…

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Workshop: Eco-print a silk scarf

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spring Creek Art Works, 141 C Lodi St
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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$75.00

(Lodi, WI) -- Workshop: Eco-print a silk scarf A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Using available foliage, participants will be “printing” with leaves on silk scarves. Learn the fascinating process of imprinting silk fiber with the actual leaves – no inks or dyes used.  Different leaves, time of year and environmental factors yield different results.  You will go home with 2 silk scarves, each one unique.  All supplies will be included including protective gear, but please wear old clothing.…

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Vintage Quilt and Naal Binding Exhibit at Historic Indian Agency House

March 22 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Indian Agency House, 1490 Agency House Road
Portage, Wisconsin 53901
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Free

(Portage, WI) -- Vintage Quilt and Naal Binding Exhibit at Historic Indian Agency House Historic Indian Agency House is offering a special exhibit for the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail weekend. In this exhibit, they'll present vintage and historic quilts from their collection along with Naal Binding demonstrations by Victoria Ast. These are some of the textiles you might see at HIAH in the exhibit.

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Workshop: Zig Zag Bracelet

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Prairie Flower Beads, 210 West Cook St
Portage, WI 53901 United States
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$15.00

(Portage, WI) -- Workshop: Zig Zag Bracelet A  THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WORKSHOP Make a zig zag bracelet using beads and string at Prairie Flower Beads Shop, a shop with one of the largest selections of beads in Wisconsin!

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Workshop: Introduction to Book Binding with Dana Slowiak

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
D Squared Studios, 141 Lodi Street
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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$45.00

(Lodi, WI) -- Workshop: Introduction to Book Binding with Dana Slowiak A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Learn basic book binding techniques to make your own small booklets and pamphlets. We will explore the pamphlet stitch, chain stitch, and Japanese stab binding to create your own example pieces to make books, journals, photo albums, or whatever you imagine when you get home. Pre-register and prepay by March 15. About Dana: Dana is a papermaker and artist focusing on the…

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Workshop: Not Your Average Doll

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$75.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Workshop: Not Your Average Doll A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Class description: In this class you will create a one-of-a-kind doll that you (yes you!) have designed. You are not expected to have a doll design in mind before you arrive at class (though it is fine if you do) as I will provide plenty of inspiration from the doll samples, visuals and ideas I will bring. Maybe you will want to make a funny…

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Workshop: The Business of Fiber Art

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$25.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Workshop: The Business of Fiber Art A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Want to start a fiber art business? This class will explore how to start and market a fiber arts business. We will explore the different business avenues available to makers. From one of a kind art works to small cottage businesses to shopkeeping. We will discuss how to prepare for art and craft fairs, wholesaling, online marketing and social media. Handouts available. FEE -…

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Workshop: Explore the World of Letter Writing and Calligraphy

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac, 116 4th Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$60.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- Explore the World of Letter Writing and Calligraphy A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Taking a moment to write our thoughts, keep a journal and send lovely hand-written notes, are all practices that can help us connect in meaningful ways with ourselves and others. Calligraphy elevates letter writing as we concentrate on our strokes and the beauty that is writing as a mode of communication. The goal of this workshop is to promote a back to basics…

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Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Film Series: Handmade Nation

March 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:35 pm
Portage Center for the Arts, 301 E. Cook St
Portage, WI 53901 United States
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(Portage, WI) -- Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Film Series: Handmade Nation Handmade Nation documents the new wave of fiber art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation influenced by historical technique, punk culture, politics, feminism and the DIY ethos. Director Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered over 19,000 miles to interview artist, crafters, makers and curators in their homes studios boutiques and offices giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the…

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Workshop: Fabulous Woven Seasonal Pillow Sham

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until March 24, 2018

Welcome Home Sewing Shop, 118 East Cook St.
Portage, WI 53901 United States
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$40.00 - $65.00

(Portage, WI) -- Class: Fabulous Woven Seasonal Pillow Sham A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Choose your seasonal fabrics! Specify Fall, Christmas, or Easter when registering. You can attend class on any of the following dates! March 22, 2018 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. March 23, 2018 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. March 24, 2018 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Project to be completed in class. Class limit 10 per session Choose A or B: A) Fabric only class kit: $25 (all…

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FABRICATION: tHe fAsHiON sHOw

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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$3.00

(Baraboo, WI) -- FABRICATION: tHe fAsHiON sHOw Suggested Donation $3.00 at the door.

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Workshop: Sashiko Japanese Hand Stitching for Beginners

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water St.
Prairie du Sac, WI United States
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$80.00

(Prairie du Sac, WI) -- Workshop: Sashiko Japanese Hand Stitching for Beginners A THREADED STREAMS FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs”) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. Sashiko embroidery was used to strengthen the homespun clothes of olden times. Worn out clothes were pieced together to make new garments by using simple…

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