Fabulous Fibre Month

Robbin Firth of Heartfelt Silks captures red!

Currently, in the world of fiber arts, felting has captured the imagination of fiber and fabric people alike. It’s immense popularity or as I used to say in my corporate retail days, its pre-peak position on the trend curve means that it is still gathering momentum lasting for years to come. For some, it’s what can be done with color, for others it’s a big physics experiment and for most it’s another way of working with the fibers they love.

The following list of links is a felting class sampler of class and workshop opportunities in the Midwest. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive class and workshop list. Also, things change quite often and quickly, so if you see a class that captures your attention, please contact the people at the other end of the link.

If you would like to add to the list, please email me with a link, description and contact info. Likewise, if something that’s shown here is no longer available, let me know right away! I’ll keep the list updated while there is interest.  If the link says “info, schedule, list” that means there is a class on their schedule. If the link says “offerings, by appt” that means contact them for more info or to set something up. All the people listed are actively teaching felting classes.

I love referrals, so go ahead and link away! This took some time to put together so please don’t copy and paste under your own byline. Thanks.

Minnesota:

  1. Felting with Leslie Granbeck Fall/Winter 2014 Class List
  2. White Bear Center for the Arts Class Info
  3. Otlak Felt Studio and Clothing (Duluth, MN) Class Info
  4. Jill Lynn, Ltd. Class Info
  5. Hennepin County Library co-offered with Textile Center Class Info
  6. Hearfelt Silks in Hudson, WI Fabulous Fibre Month at Heartfelt Silks Studio
  7. American Swedish Institute Class Offering
  8. Heartfelt Studio (Mpls)  Crafting/Felting Classes by Appt.
  9. Weave Minnesota (not the Weavers Guild)  October Retreat Info
  10. Forever Felting with Christy Binoniemi Needle Felting Lessons
  11. North House Folk School Felting Classes and other Info
  12. Sage Dream Designs Felting Class offerings
  13. Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery Elk River Class Info
  14. Textile Center Fall Class Info
  15. Lil Fish Studios (Brainerd, MN) Felting Workshops by Appt
  16. The Old Creamery Quilt Shop (Randall, MN)  Felted Bag Class
  17. River Oaks Farm Fabulous Fibre Month
  18. StevenBe Class Info

Wisconsin:

  1. Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts Class Offering by Appt
  2. Fiberwood Studio, Ltd. Fall 2014 Class Info Milwaukee
  3. Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art Fall Class Info Cedarburg, WI
  4. Bahr Creek Llamas and Fiber Studio Needle Felting Class Offerings
  5. Shake Rag Alley Class Info Mineral Point, WI
  6. Jan Falk Art Fall 2014 Class Schedule
  7. Bear Creek Fibers Studio & Yarn Shop Class Offerings  Tomah, WI
  8. Circle M Farm Fall Festival Blanchardville, WI

Dakotas:

  1. Bear Creek Felting DIY Online Felting Classes Fort Ransom, ND
  2. Athena Fibers Class Offerings Sioux Falls
  3. North Country Fiber Fair Class Info Watertown, SD

Missouri:

  1. Dittmer Art Barn  Class Info Dittmer, MO
  2. Ruth Walker, Feltmaker Class Offerings Baldwin, MO+elsewhere

Illinois:

  1. Esther’s Place  Class Info Big Rock, IL
  2. TLD Design Center and Gallery Class Info and Offerings Chicago
  3. Fine Line Creative Arts Center Class Info St. Charles, IL
  4. Sisters Arts Studio, Inc. Class Offerings Chicago

Michigan:

  1. Ophir Crafts Class Info  Ann Arbor
  2. Felt So Right Art by Dawn Edwards Class Info 2014
  3. Woolderness Class Offerings by Appt Hessel, MI
  4. Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild Workshops Grand Rapids, MI
  5. Bridosha Farm Class Info Westphalia, MI
  6. Fall Fiber Festival Class Info Ann Arbor, MI
  7. Friends of the Porkies Class Offerings Porcupine Mtns, UP MI
  8. Twisted Warp Class Info Merrill, MI
  9. Inspirations of Art Studio Class Info Grand Rapids, MI
  10. Kalamazoo Institute for the Arts Class Info
  11. Two Twelve Arts Center 2014 Fall Program Saline, MI

Indiana:

  1. White Violet Farm Alpacas Class Info Saint Mary-in-the-Woods, IN
  2. Art Museum of Greater Lafayette  Class Info Lafayette, IN

Ohio:

  1. Tarvey Cottage Studio–Pamela MacGregor Class Offerings

Iowa:

  1. Home Ec Workship Class Info Iowa City

Colorado (not in the Midwest):

Felter’s Rendezvous March 7-10, 2015 YMCA of the Rockies

Contact Info:

  • Jenny Wilder
  • 612.961.1601
  • jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com

Julie Pietras needle felting

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