Local Fiber Events

Upcoming events

    • 02/05/2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • 02/06/2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton, WI 53563
    Full details and registration form available at the Janesville Area Knitters Guild website.
    • 02/24/2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Room 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall, UW Campus, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

    The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is pleased to host Rowland Ricketts, textile artist and associate professor of textiles at Indiana University, as its 2016 Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecturer

    Rowland Ricketts

    Making: A World of Blue

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Room 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall

    1300 Linden Drive, Madison

    About the Rowland Ricketts
    Ricketts was trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005.  His work has been exhibited across the country, including the Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.) and Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).  It has also been published in Textiles Now, FiberArts, Selvedge, Surface Design Journal, and Hand/Eye Magazine. 

    The lecture, titled Making: A World of Blue, will outline the traditional Japanese methods Ricketts uses to grow and process indigo for use in his contemporary textiles. He will also discuss how indigo, a natural dye used around the world, has informed his own creative work and linked his artistic practice to a greater global artistic tradition.

    About the Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture: The annual Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture was established in 1992 in honor of UW-Madison textiles professor and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection curator, Ruth Harris.  It was designed to bring nationally-recognized artists and scholars in the field of textiles to the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection in order to share their expertise with the campus and broader community. 

    • 04/02/2016
    • 04/03/2016
    • Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 West Washington St, Chicago, IL 60607
    YarnCon is Chicago's homegrown yarn-centric exhibition; a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts.

    Started in 2007, YarnCon aims to be the premier market for independent producers of yarn, knitted/crocheted objects, fiber for spinning, tools, gadgets, books, patterns, instructions, and gifts related to spinning, knitting, crochet, and weaving.

    Free Admission!  Details at www.yarncon.com

    • 04/29/2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05/01/2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bleating Heart Haven, W1993 Thede Road, New Holstein, WI 53061


    Fiber Frolic Around Lake Winnebago!

    Participating shops include

    Yarns by Design
    Iris Fine Yarns
    The Woolgatherers Ltd.
    Bleating Heart Haven
    Lindago Farms (visit us at Bleating Heart Haven)
    Magpie’s Cottage
    Intertwined LLC
    London Dairy Alpacas
    Make Do Yarn and Supplies
    Hidden Valley Woolen Mill

     Fun Refreshment Stops on the tour
    Mud Creek Coffee
    LaClare Farm
    Day Dream Cafe
    Timshel Cafe
    Red Bank Coffeehouse
    Kaukauna Coffee and Tea

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