Sedona Wrap Knitting Pattern

Inspired by the canyons and landscape of Arizona. Knit in worsted and fingering weight hand-dyed yarn.

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Midwest Fiber Arts Trails

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Midwest Fiber Arts Trails are where fiber enthusiasts can find useful information, resources, insights and inspiration for their own creative expression; to participate in fiber arts activities and to plan fun trips around the Midwest.

2017 Midwest Fiber Festivals

Fiber Art Almanac: Essays from the American Midwest

The Quilt Maker’s Story

The inaugural volume of a new series of books from Fiber Art Almanac.
ON THE COVER: Poppy Bower, Katherine Simon Frank, Minneapolis.

Online exhibit

Midwest Happenings!

Festivals + quilt shows + arts exhibits + fiber arts trails! A unique, curated list of over 700 events across the Midwest. Can you say, “Road Trip?” Rug Hooking by Paulette Wentzlaff, Hudson, Wisconsin.

Links + Resources

Want to be a fiber arts destination? List your business, organization or yourself to reach a self-selected audience of fellow fiber enthusiasts! Photo by Wildwood Press, Pepin, Wisconsin.

Almanac Blog

Textile stories from the American Midwest! Inspiring stories and images about people and places you’ll want to visit! Felted Mural by Polly Hart, Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

2017 Midwest Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours

Oops! January got away from me! February 16 - 19, 2017: Northern Fibers Retreat, Grand Marais, MN February 18, 2017: Winter's Flock Fleece Sale,...
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Portrait of an Artist: Patty Lovegreen

Hi, Fiber Enthusiasts, How is it that we come to love fiber and color? Some of us have very early memories of playing with fabric, sewing and...
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Profile of a weaver: Carrie Jessen

Carrie Jessen's weaving takes a historical approach. Inspired by weave structures from Colonial times and interested in historic fur trading routes...
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Keila’s newly acquired Hattersley Loom is her cloth making machine.

With a degree in environmental anthropology from Wagner College and three years of study at the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York, Keila...
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Marcia Kjos, weaver on the Great River Road

I always look forward to a drive so when Paulette mentioned she was going to be at a wool retreat in Wabasha, MN, I decided to take myself on a...
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Fiber Art Almanac: The Quilt Maker’s Story

Introduction: Fiber Art Almanac: Essays from the American Midwest The Quilt Maker’s Story It’s time to get back to writing and picture taking and...
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‘Bead Physics’: using elements of art and principles of design in quilting

Good composition in any piece of art is magic. When it comes together it speaks to the viewer in powerful and inspirational ways. It's more than...
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Susan Antell’s color theory: experimenting with dye

Color and fiber work is a process of exploration and discovery for Susan Antell. She has spent a good deal of time studying the dye process for both...
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Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker: Fearless Creative Energy

The process of self discovery is a little like packing a suitcase for a long trip. So many variables to consider that what you ‘think you might...
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Summer Road Trip Option #2a: Quilts at the Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum

By all accounts Hwy 1 in rural Johnson County, Iowa is a great road for cycling. It's a hill and dale kind of road with curves and long vistas that...
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Helena Wentzlaff’s quilting tradition

Helena Wentzlaff’s quilts are to quilting what Mt. Rushmore, apple pie and country living represent in American folklore. Heritage, home and roots....
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Helen’s Daughters: a successful sister sewing business!

Hello Fiber Enthusiasts, Two sisters, Char and Mariella, started making handbags twenty five years ago. Naming their business after their mother...
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Dana Slowiak makes art with paper sculpture

TREES. PAPER. LEAVES. Making art with paper sculpture. Hello Fiber Enthusiasts, I'm so excited to feature Paper Artist Dana Slowiak! I've just met...
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The Art Journal: making your own writing and creative space

Fresh starts never arrive ahead of time and are usually there for a good reason. It’s an opportunity to sort through the everyday accumulation and...
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Hand made books and journals

I looked forward to a trip up north this past weekend. For me, each trip north is a mini-quest spent in anticipation of slipping through the pine...
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Making mono prints with paper

Mary Holland, who has been marbling paper for almost twenty years, showed me the basics as she worked in her shared studio space in the basement of...
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Linda Sweek is passionate about embroidery

Linda Sweek is passionate about embroidery and all things to do with a needle and thread. Dear Friends, I first met Linda Sweek a year ago, when she...
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2017 Midwest Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours

Oops! January got away from me! February 16 - 19, 2017: Northern Fibers Retreat, Grand Marais, MN February 18, 2017: Winter's Flock Fleece Sale,...
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Profile of an Artist: Gina Studelska

Gina Studelska Fiber and Mixed Media Artist Hello Fiber Enthusiasts, Gina Studelska is a Mixed Media and Fiber Artist from Grafton, Wisconsin. She's...
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Karen Goulet: an artist whose traditional heritage informs contemporary expression

Traditional heritage informs Karen Goulet's contemporary expression For more than ten years, Karen Goulet has worked in creative media specifically...
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Give back and pay it forward: service projects for the community

Helping those in need is second nature to many people and I think it's the glue that keeps communities together. As simple as bringing a casserole...
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