Local Fiber Events

Upcoming events

    • 04/10/2015
    • 04/12/2015
    • Elkhorn, Wisconsin

    The retreat is held , at Lutherdale Bible camp a few miles north of
    Elkhorn, WI.  You can go into their website  www.lutherdale.org, click on the Faculty and see a short slide show of the place.  We have the whole Watson Retreat Center reserved and several slides show the center.

    We meet on Friday anytime after 3 p.m. have dinner at 5:30 at the dining hall,a short walk or you can take your car down to eat, than return to the Watson center and work on any type of hand held craft that you enjoy.

    There's no schedule as to bed times, as many of us stay up very late and visit.  On Saturday  we have breakfast at 8, lunch at noon and dinner at 5:30,  many attendees go on a yarn shop trip to two shops about 10 miles away, they are Needles N Pins and Studio S, which are about 1/2 mile apart, they both offer discounts to retreat members.


    Everything is very casual and very relaxing for everyone.

    It's a great time to meet other crafter's and enjoy a weekend away from our daily duties at home.

    Interested, contact Donna Junghen at 262-736-4850 or junghen@sharontelephone.com.  Cost is $150 for 6 means, 2 nights lodging and endless hours of fun!

    • 04/17/2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04/18/2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bleating Heart Haven, W1993 Thede Road, New Holstein, WI 53061

    http://www.bleatinghearthaven.com/id11.html

    Nine yarn shops circling Lake Winnebago have banned together to create the first annual  Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic.


    Participating shops include


    Bleating Heart Haven (New Holstein),

    Yarns by Design (Neenah),

    Iris Fine Yarns (Appleton),

    The Bungalow (Ripon),

    The Knitting Room (Fond du Lac),

    The Woolgatherers (Fond du Lac),

    Magpie's Cottage, Sheboygan Falls,

    Hidden Valley Woolen Mill (Valders). 

    Lindago Farm will have a booth at Bleating Heart Haven as well. 

    The Holiday Inn in Neenah and Fond du Lac will offer discounts for rooms so make an overnight of it with your fiber friends!

    • 04/25/2015
    • 04/26/2015
    • Washington County fairgrounds in West Bend, WI

    Are you an animal lover?  Fiber enthusiast?  Or just looking for a free, family activity with 300 alpacas?  The Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest is for you! WisAFF also features a fiber arts contest, lots of vendors, and fiber arts classes too!

    http://wisconsinalpacafiberfest.com/

    • 07/02/2015
    • 07/06/2015
    • Marshfield, Wisconsin
    Meg covers updated details of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) for circular, seamless garment construction plus color-patterns, steeks, and assorted techniques and tricks. There will be small project handouts from which to knit during the session, plus optional Show-and-Tell.


    We recommend reading at least one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's five books prior to your arrival, or watching some of her DVDs


    Attendees must have at least a basic knowledge of knitting (cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast-off) and preferably will have completed some garments. We also ask attendees to arrive with plenty of technique questions; camp is part-teaching/part-Q&A that stimulates conversation. We are prepared to converse about any or all techniques the group wishes to discuss.

    Register at http://www.schoolhousepress.com/camp.htm

    • 07/09/2015
    • 07/13/2015
    • Marshfield, Wisconsin

    A mixture of intermediate and expert knitters; Retreat 2.75 will include Show-and-Tell, mini-workshops by camp teachers and volunteer participants, group discussions, and a contest (Contest 2015: If I Had Wings) to highlight the session. This retreat is based almost entirely on discussion and Q&A.

    Register at http://www.schoolhousepress.com/camp.htm

    • 07/16/2015
    • 07/20/2015
    • Marshfield, Wisconsin

    We will review Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) for circular, seamless garment construction, as well as other techniques touched on in Camp 1. For those knitters already familiar with EPS and Elizabeth's books, we will explore additional territory based on questions and offer handouts for small projects to knit during class. In past years, we have covered topics such as: double knitting, lace knitting, Armenian knitting, twisted stitch, two-end knitting, Fair Isle knitting and more. As usual, camp is part teaching based and part discussion based. We rely on knitters to bring their technique questions, and we are prepared to converse about any or all techniques the group wishes to discuss.

    Register at http://www.schoolhousepress.com/camp.htm

    • 07/23/2015
    • 07/27/2015
    • Marshfield, Wisconsin

    A mixture of intermediate and expert knitters; Retreat 3 will include show-and-tell, mini-workshops by camp teachers and volunteer participants, group discussions, and a contest (Contest 2015: The Year of the Sheep ) to highlight the session. This retreat is based almost entirely on discussion and Q&A.

    Register at http://www.schoolhousepress.com/camp.htm

    • 09/11/2015
    • 09/13/2015
    • Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Street, Jefferson, WI, 53549

    Come see the Midwest's premier sheep and wool festival! 

    http://www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com/

    70 fiber arts classes, sheep and fleece show and sales, stock dog trial, newborn lambs, Walk and Knit, Wooly U, Country Store, shearing demos,
    skein and design contest, Make It With Wool competition.

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