Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail
Baraboo – Portage – Lodi – Prairie du Sac, WI
Eco printing on silk by Kipp Inglis
Welcome to the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail
The name Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail is an artful reference to the geological formations along the Wisconsin and Baraboo rivers that make up Sauk and Columbia counties in south central Wisconsin. The beautiful Baraboo Hills that hug the city of Baraboo are the terminal moraine of the most recent advance of glaciers in the area. Melt water from under the ice sheet formed rivers that cut valleys as rocks and sediment was deposited along their routes. As the water flow subsided, crisscrossing channels formed in the river beds. Weaving across sandbars and sediment; these small channels are called braided streams. They are like shimmering ribbons, rippling along the surface of the land.
The Baraboo-Lodi-Sauk Prairie-Portage area is located approximately 45 miles northwest of Madison. The trail encompasses an area from Baraboo south to Sauk Prairie east to Lodi on the southern boundary, up to Portage along the Wisconsin River and back to Baraboo. Trail members include studio artists & artisans, shops, teachers and farms, dyers, spinners, felt makers, baskets weavers, quilt makers, needle arts, sewing, weavers and more. Trail members exhibit their work, participate in regional art fairs, teach workshops and classes, hold memberships in local and state-wide arts organizations and are very active in their communities. They are professional makers.
Threaded Streams Trail Member Gallery
Quilt by Maday Delgado, Baraboo, WI.
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Thinking about a visit to the Baraboo area?
There is so much to do in this area (even if you don’t head to the Dells)! If you love to get outside and leave the car in the parking lot, Devil Lake State Park is abundant with trails and vistas where you can rock climb, hike, camp and picnic. Devil’s Gate is a very popular rock climbing destination! If you’re interested in geology and glaciers, the Ice Age Trail offers hiking loops and interpretive locations throughout the area, too. The Reedsburg Area Historical Society has a restored village that’s open May to October and the International Crane Foundation is located just north of Baraboo. More species of cranes nest in this area than anywhere else in the world. Don’t forget the ferry ride at Merrimac — it’s a fun 15 minute way to cross the Wisconsin River—complete with ice cream stands on both sides! Please remember to contact Trail members prior to your visit as some hours may vary.
Local Tourism and Visitors Information
Looking for a local Bed & Breakfast infused with local history, great food and charming hosts? Ringling House Bed & Breakfast is located in Baraboo.