Heartland Threads

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.


Flax Survey

Flax to linen has a lot of potential for diversifying textile offerings in our region. Learn more about ongoing efforts here.

Field to Fingers Challenge

Thank you to all who submitted projects!  Check back in January for raffle winners and our fashion showcase.

Area Farm & Fiber Events

April 8, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

27th Annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair

A celebration of fiber and the fiber arts with workshops, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, vendors offering fibers for spinning plus finished yarn, dyes, books, gifts, equipment, handmade soap and baskets.  Also supplies for spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, dyeing, tatting and crochet.

Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 12.

Learn more at

Location: Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville Illinois

May 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Macktown Living History Fiber Event

It’s All About Fiber!

If you have a love of the fiber arts, this event is for you!

Learn more at

Location: Macktown Living History, Rockton Illinois

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival 2023

September 8, 2023 - September 10, 2023
All Day

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival 2023

Mark your calendars!

Learn more at

Location: Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson WI