Madison Fiber Arts Trail
Knit and designed by Sheryl Thies
Welcome to Madison Fiber Arts Trail
Rich History – Contemporary Vibe
Everyone knows Madison is a fun town. Whether you’re a student, bureaucrat or a fiber artist, the chances of finding someone else to share your groove are high. Home to UW-Madison, the jewel in the university system’s crown, the town is wide-open high energy and creativity. Balance that with state government HQ and you’ve got a place that’s hip, political and surrounded by cornfields. Madison’s lakes form the densely populated Isthmus, home to both state capitol and college campus in the center of the city. This makes Madison feel much more urban than its southern Wisconsin location would imply. The Yahara River comes in from the north and forms a chain of four lakes that bloom right in the heart of it all. Lake Mendota is the largest with UW perched on its southwest shore. A small channel cuts through Madison’s Isthmus to form Lake Monona and smaller Lakes Waubesa and Kegonsa border the south edge of the Madison metro area.
Down to earth and ready to celebrate their Midwestern roots, residents brag about the Dane County Farmers Market. Started in 1972, its purpose was for “city dwellers to reap some of the county’s agricultural benefits.” Open April – November, it’s the nation’s largest producers-only farmers market. Madisonians share a love for outdoor activities and conservation, too. Walking and bike paths crisscross the area and the UW Arboretum and Olbrich Botanical Gardens offer resources and programs that promote environmental stewardship within the region. The members of the Madison Fiber Arts Trail reflect Madison’s eclectic attitude. Their range of fiber arts expertise is diverse, but their commitment to showcasing fiber and textiles as an art form is united. They are experimental but skilled and they own a depth of knowledge accessible to everyone.
Madison Fiber Arts Trail Member Gallery
Visit the Madison Fiber Arts Trail!
Thinking about a visit to Madison?
In addition to visiting the Madison Fiber Arts Trail members, here are some places that top my list:
- Olbrich Botanical Garden
- University of Wisconsin Arboretum
- Dane County Farmers Market
- Overture Center for the Arts
- Bike Madison
- Wisconsin Historical Society
- One One Thousand
- Travel Wisconsin
- Art Fair On the Square
- Art Fair Off the Square
Please remember to contact Trail members prior to your visit!