2022 Field to Fingers Challenge

Do you knit, weave, sew, crochet, felt, or enjoy some other fiber craft/art?  Help us highlight the wealth of resources available in the Heartland Threads Fibershed region by participating in the Field to Fingers Challenge! All levels of experience are welcome to showcase their creations. Entries (as many as you want) must be primarily created from materials sourced within our local fibershed – although exceptions are accepted when local materials are not available. By using materials produced within our fibershed, you will be supporting local growers, local communities & local culture. Submissions will be displayed in our virtual fashion show in January 2023.
  • Create mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts, oven mitts or other “hand” item
  • Use any method or combination of methods:
    • knit, crochet, felt, weave, braid, sew, or your own technique
  • Consider using undyed or naturally dyed fibers and thrifted material
  • Entries due December 1st, 2022
  • Random drawing January 2023 for prizes
  • Share on social media using #FieldtoFingers2022

Need inspiration?  Check out these patterns available right here in our Fibershed:

Cabled Fingerless Mitts

by Mother of Purl

These Cabled Fingerless Mitts use about 150 yds of DK yarn and have an innovative pinky hole to avoid the mitts sliding around. While you are there, take a look at their Patreon, fiber subscriptions, and other patterns too!

Tolten Mittens

by Ewetopia owner Kathryn Ashley-Wright

The Tolten Mittens use only about 90-110 yds bulky yarn, so they would be a quick and easy knit for someone new to mitten techniques. She has a wide variety of patterns available. Need some fibershed yarn? Check out the yarn Ewetopia creates in their mill!

Historical Kits

by Suzy the Shepherdess

Suzy offers historical pattern kits, including the Pennsylvania Mitten and the Muffatee, a type of fingerless glove. Kits include 100% wool yarn and patterns, as well as historical information.