September 30, 2022 - October 8, 2022
Artful Felt at the Farm: An exhibit of felted art and three days of fiber and feltmaking activities for kids and adults. View 50 original handmade works in the Barn’s gallery space. Attend felting demonstrations, participate in beginning classes and hear the artists talk about feltmaking and creativity.
Most events are free and open to the public Sept. 30 to Oct. 8 at Four Winds Farm, 5735 Adams Rd., Fitchburg.
Event details are at https://fourwindsfarmfitchburg.ticketleap.com/artfulfelt/details
Location: Four Winds Farm, Fitchburg WI
October 8, 2022 - October 9, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the annual Rainbow Fleece Farm “Autumn Fiber Extravaganza” on Oct 8 & 9, 11am-4pm.
Come knit/spin/weave with other ‘fiber-holics’… share a skill, a good story – or a laugh and shop the YARN & FIBER SHOP!!! On-going demos of spinning, blending board – or dabble in Needle Felting…
The fiber shop will be well stocked with fleeces, yarns, roving in natural and dyed colors, batts & locks for felting or spinning, spinning wheels, sheep skins and more.
More details at rainbowfleecefarm.com
Location: Rainbow Fleece Farm, New Glarus Wisconsin
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
July 23, 2022
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BRING 2-3 “HOLEY or TORN” KNIT things (socks, mittens, sweaters, hats, blankets, etc.) and fix them with woven mends, knitted patches, and basic embroidery. Life long “mender”, Kim Langley will demonstrate and you will practice turning your items into artistic wearables in this fun 3-hour workshop.
Workshop fee: $25, Heartland Threads Fibershed members
$35 non-members (want to join? click here)
For full scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org tell us why you are applying (will be kept confidential)
BRING IF YOU HAVE: size 2 or smaller double point or circular knitting needles, crochet hook, tapestry/darning needles, small amounts of colored fingering or lace weight yarns, stitch markers, safety pins, lightbulb, pencil & paper for notes. If you don’t have some of these items, Heartland Threads Fibershed will provide them.
August 6, 2022
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A shocking 62.5% of textiles go to landfills, and 19% are incinerated. Your clothes and curtains are entwined with our environment, our economy and our health.
Don’t miss this reveal of what’s behind the curtain of greenwashed fibers & fabrics. What is “slow fashion”? fast fashion? fiber farming? Wrinkle free, flame retardant, moth proofing – are they safe? Are organic cotton and wool really organic? Toxic baby clothes?
From Victoria’s Secret underwear to rayon shirts to organic home knit sweaters – Come explore the ins and outs of Fiber Farming & Friendly Textiles.
September 7, 2022
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saint Vincent de Paul is holding a leather focused sale at their Willy Street location in Madison, WI.
Part of sustainability is using what has already been created, so if you’re interested in finding some interesting leather items, you might want to check it out!
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