Dear Friends,

Our theme for the annual weekend event on the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail is ‘experience your own creativity’. Trail members are offering numerous workshops and additional events throughout the weekend that encourage fiber enthusiasts to slow down, engage in a new learning experience and enjoy some time away from the daily flow.

The assortment of workshops is broad. Our experienced group of makers has depth of knowledge in their particular areas of expertise whether its sewing, needle arts, dyeing fabric, weaving and running a creative business; just to quickly name a few.

It’s exciting that Char and Mariella, sisters who co-own Helen’s Daughters, are teaching the subject matter of how to run a fiber arts business. The workshops are “The Business of Fiber Art”, “Marketing Your Business on an Android Phone” and “The Art of Event Planning.” Mariella is teaching “12 X 12: Framing Your Fiber Art Work”. There should be Continuing Ed credits for these classes! Mariella’s framing class is a must for anyone who wants to exhibit their work in mainstream arts exhibits. Not all galleries understand the traditional method of hanging a quilt and some clearly prefer a framed piece.

Here is description and details for the workshops taught by Char and Mariella. Please note: to register for the workshops, please contact Char terBeest Kudla at Char’s email address

Workshop: The Business of Fiber Art

Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:00 – 3:00 $25

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.

Link to workshop location and registration details.

Workshop: Marketing Your Business From Your Android Phone

Friday, March 23, 2018 10:00 – 12:00 $25.00

Use your android phone to market your work.(iphone users are welcome. Char uses an Android phone.) Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogging are all used to market your fiber art work. Char will discuss photographing artwork, editing images and how to share images on your cell phone. It can be simple, convenient, and useful tool to those marketing their work online. Bring your cell phone. Handouts available.

Link to workshop location and registration details.

Workshop: The ART of Event Making

Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. $20.00

So you want to host an event? There’s an art to this and Char terBeest Kudla is a pro! Learn how to name, marketing and attract an audience for a trunk show, pop up shop, art/craft fair, studio opening, etc. Learn “the formula” to make your event a success! Handouts available.

Link to workshop location and registration details.

Workshop: 12” X 12”…Framing Fiber Art Work

Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. $85.00

Want to learn how to frame and preserve your precious fiber art work? Learn the basic techniques how to properly archive and frame your handmade fiber art work! We will be working in a 12 x 12 format. Stretching and finishing on an acid free foam core and mounting in a black finished frame. Materials included – 12×12 black frame, uv clear glass, acid free foam core board, pins, spacers, acid free white mat board for backing, acid free dust cover paper, acid free tapes, framing bumper pads, glazier push points and metal saw-tooth hanger. TOOLS – straight edge ruler, X-ACTO knife, white cotton gloves and glass cleaner. Handouts.

Link to workshop location and registration details.

EXPERIENCE • YOUR OWN • CREATIVITY

Renew yourself with a creative weekend getaway!

Enrich your life with hands-on workshops and class offerings • Watch experienced makers demonstrate their skills • Conversations with artists–be inspired with their maker stories and spaces • Local history in textiles at Portage and Prairie du Sac heritage musuems • Visit the scenic Wisconsin River Valley and Baraboo Hills • Book a room at the restored, historic Ringling House Bed & Breakfast in Baraboo and relax • Shop local makers and businesses.

Baraboo – Portage – Prairie du Sac – Lodi, Wisconsin

March 22 – 24, 2018 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. Daily

 

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