Heartland Threads Fibershed is a non-profit charitable organization focusing on local fiber and textiles in SW Wisconsin & NW Illinois, USA. We are building a supportive network for fiber & textile growers, processors, makers, and consumers.
We need your input! Flax is an underutilized fiber option with many opportunities for local growers and processors.
Area Farm & Fiber Events
September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022
Heartland Threads will have a booth – stop by and visit us!
Admission is charged at the gate:
THURSDAY – CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Fiber Arts Classes Only (pre-registration required)
$10 per person, cash only
WEEKEND PASSES (Good Friday-Saturday-Sunday)
$20 per person, cash only – purchase at gate
KIDS 8 and under FREE
PARKING – FREE
Thursday – Closed to public
Friday-Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn more at wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com
Location: Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson WI
October 22, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Part of sustainability is using what has already been created. If you have fiber arts supplies that aren’t being used, send them on to a new home and to someone who can use them.
Join us on October 22nd at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center in Madison from 1-3 pm. Bring anything fiber arts related that you would be happy to send to a new home – spinning fiber, yarn, fleece, needles, hooks, drop spindles, notions, weaving supplies, patterns, felting supplies, or whatever. Oddball leftovers from projects? Supplies for a craft that didn’t click with you? Fiber that seemed like a good idea at the time? Supplies someone asked if you wanted and you said yes because you didn’t want to see them in a landfill? Bring them all!
We do hope that most will offer freely, but if you have some special stuff that you want to sell, that’s between you and the other party. Respect intellectual property rights of designers; if offering patterns, the copy you bring with should be your only copy.
All are welcome. You do not need to be a member to join us at this event.
Location: Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Madison WI
To stimulate a networking “fiberculture” of producers and users of local regenerative fibers & textiles within the HEARTLAND THREADS Fibershed region, emphasizing the economic, environmental, and community benefits of these connections.
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Serving 13 counties in Southwest Wisconsin and 3 counties in Northwest Illinois