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Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Grand Opening!

Explore the Trail! March 23 - 25, 2017

Grand Opening Weekend General Info

Dates:

March 23 – 25, 2017

Hours:

10:00 – 5:00 p.m. all days

Location:

Baraboo, Portage, Prairie du Sac and Lodi, WI

Welcome to the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Grand Opening Weekend!

Hello Friends,

We’re glad you’re here! The area that makes up Baraboo, Portage, Lodi and Praire du Sac is very special. It’s unique geological history makes it one of the most beautiful places in the Midwest with it’s glacial hills, valleys, wide flowing rivers and of course, our namesake, ‘threaded’ streams.

We look forward to sharing our textile heritage with exhibits at Museum of the Portage in Portage, Wisconsin and Tripp Heritage Museum in Prairie du Sac. Museum at the Portage curated their textile collection with a focus on hundreds of authentic pieces from this unique place at the intersection of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. The Tripp Heritage Museum in Prairie du Sac offers a first-ever view of a 150-year old crazy quilt they have in their collection. Docents will show you the famous ‘Newspaper Dress’ and demonstrate an old fashioned sock machine.

But it’s not all about history; our contemporary fiber artists are so excited to share their own stories with you. And they have plenty of stories! We’re throwing the doors wide open this weekend!  We’ve planned exhibits, workshops, two movies, a keynote speaker with an artist aeception and exhibit, and we welcome you to stop by our studios, shops and galleries to learn, chat and be inspired.

Browse around this page and take a look at our plans. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny at jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com. See you on the Trail! –The Threaded Streams Fiber Artists

Our Trail Sponsor

Enjoy your visit to the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail even more with a stay at the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast! 25% off each two+ night stay!

Karen Ann Hoffman Keynote Talk

Iroquis Raised Beadwork: Culture on a String

Iroquois Raised Beader, Karen Ann Hoffman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, will share the rich cultural heritage embedded in her beadwork. Iroquois Raised Beadwork is an art form of the Eastern Great Lakes peoples. First executed in shell and stone, later in moose hair and hide and now in sparkling beads and rich velvet; Iroquois Raised Beadwork embodies, preserves and expresses Iroquois world view.

Keynote Talk Info:

Location: Ringling House Bed & Breakfast 201 8th St. Baraboo, WI 53913

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Reception: Artist Reception 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Keynote Talk: 7:00 p.m. with follow up discussion until 9:00 p.m.

Karen Ann Hoffman Artist Bio:

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin- Iroquois Raised Beadworker.

Karen Ann is the beadwork student of Samuel Thomas and Lorna Hill. She also holds a Masters Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Cultural Identity. Her beadwork has been exhibited in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York and Massachusetts. It is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution – NMAI, the Wisconsin State Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, and the New York State Museum. An advocate for Native Arts, Karen Ann is a member of the Wisconsin Arts Board and sits on the Curatorial Committee of the Scarabocchio Art Museum in Stevens Point, WI.

This event is sponsored by Julie and Stewart at Ringling House Bed & Breakfast. Many thanks to you!

Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Grand Opening Weekend Activities

Workshops, classes, demos, trunk shows, movies, open studios & more!

ALL CLASS REGISTRATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO THE INSTRUCTOR.

  1. To register for a class, click on the class name and go to the class page.
  2. Click on ‘Class Sign-up’.
  3. Note that class registration process will vary by instructor.

Thursday's TIMELINE

March 23, 2017

Classes + Activities


10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. ZIGZAG BRACELET CLASS at Prairie Flower Beads Shop in Portage $15.00

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. BEADED WRAP AND BRACELET CLASS at dMarie Yarn and Fiber in Prairie du Sac $20.00 + supplies Please note: class registration ends March 20!

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY with Roberta Condon in Portage $60.00 (dinner included) Please note class registration ends March 20th!

ALL DAY Tripp Heritage Museum at Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society Vintage Quilting today! Vintage machines and some very special pieces from the museum’s textile collection.

ALL DAY  Museum at the Portage A very special exhibit of the museum’s collection of historic textiles, clothing, handwork, embellishments and period pieces.

Friday's TIMELINE

March 24, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. HAND DYEING WOOL YARN USING ACID DYES with Suzanne Huber in Portage $45.00 Please note class registration ends March 20th!

ALL DAY  Museum at the Portage A very special exhibit of the museum’s collection of historic textiles, clothing, handwork, embellishments and period pieces.

ALL DAY Tripp Heritage Museum at Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society The newspaper dress, an old cargo bag from the Wisconsin River Steamboat days and some very special pieces from the museum’s textile collection.

Saturday's TIMELINE

March 25, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HAND DYEING WOOL YARN USING ACID DYES with Suzanne Huber in Portage $45.00 Please note class registration ends March 20th!

ALL DAY Tripp Heritage Museum at Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society Vintage Sock Making today! Karen Green will demo how to make socks using today’s hand dyed yarn on a vintage machine and some very special pieces from the museum’s textile collection.

ALL DAY  Museum at the Portage A very special exhibit of the museum’s collection of historic textiles, clothing, handwork, embellishments and period pieces.

Printable Workshop Flyer

 

Baraboo

Open Studios, Shops + Exhibits

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. all three days.


Helen’s Daughters Open Studio–Char terBeest Kudla and Mariella terBeest Schladweiler
One of a kind handbags and accessories
700 2nd St Baraboo, WI 53913
Helen’s Daughters Bio

Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac Shop–Michelle Miller
116 4th St. Baraboo, WI 53913
About the Shop

Free Spirit Designs by Maday
116 4th St Baraboo, WI 53913
Bio

Portage

Open Studios, Shops + Exhibits

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. all three days.


Suzanne Huber–Weaver, Pattern Designer and Garment Maker
The Mercantile
117 W Cook St Portage, WI 53901
Suzanne’s Bio

R. Condon Gallery & Studio–Pastel and Pine Needle Basketry
Roberta Condon
223 W Cook St. Portage, WI 53901
Roberta’s Bio

Sandi’s Felts
Sandra Wysock
223 W Cook St. Portage, WI 53901
Sandra’s Bio

Museum at the Portage
804 MacFarlane Road Portage, WI 53901
Historical Society

Prairie Flower Bead Shop
210 W Cook St. Portage, WI 53901
Bead Shop

Prairie du Sac

Open Studios, Shops + Exhibits

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. all three days.


River Arts Center
105 9th St Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Gaia Series: The Earth is Alive Youth Art Exhibit at Prairie du Sac High School

dMarie Knit and Fiber Shop
Dana Fehrenbach
422 Water St. Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
dMarie Knit and Fiber

River Arts on Water
Open Gallery
590 Water St Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
River Arts on Water Gallery

Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society
Tripp Heritage Museum
565 Water St Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Tripp Heritage Museum

Lodi

Open Studios, Shops + Exhibits

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. all three days.


A Botanical Dyery (Kipp is at DSquared Studios for this event.)
Kipp Inglis
141 Lodi St Lodi, WI 53555
A Botanical Dyery

Hartline Designs (Katherine is sharing a studio for this event.)
Katherine McMahon
141 Lodi St Lodi, WI 53555
Hartline Designs

Lodi Alpacas at Whistling Valley Farm
Jan Clingman
141 Lodi St Lodi, WI 53555
Lodi Alpacas at Whistling Valley Farm

DSquared Studios
Dana Slowiak
141 Lodi St Lodi, WI 53555
DSquared Studios

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