Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival 2022

September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022
All Day

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival 2022

Heartland Threads will have a booth – stop by and visit us!

 

Admissions Info:

Admission is charged at the gate:
FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY

THURSDAY – CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Fiber Arts Classes Only (pre-registration required)

DAILY ADMISSION
$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

GATE HOURS
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

Fall Stash Swap

October 22, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fall Stash Swap

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

Past Events

Visible Mending Workshop

July 23, 2022
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visible Mending Workshop

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 allisonmarkoski@gmail.com 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.

Soil Sisters Workshop: Fiber Farming & Toxic Textiles

August 6, 2022
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Soil Sisters Workshop: Fiber Farming & Toxic Textiles

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.

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