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Big Horn Basin Folk Festival, This Weekend.

Nearly 100 artisans and crafts persons will be in Hot Springs State Park this weekend to celebrate handwork and skilled craftsmanship at the Big Horn Basin Folk Festival, Saturday and Sunday. The Festival includes a Juried Art Show & Sale, the Kiwanis Trading Post, plus […]Read More »

Artist Opportunity: Lander River Fest Aug. 1

Get your booth for Riverfest 2015! Deadline for application: June 15 The Lander Art Center will host its 7th Annual RiverFest Art and Music in the Park this summer Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. in Lander City Park. Applications for artist booths are now […]Read More »

Riverton: Maggie Casey Featured at Sep. Spinning Weekend

Maggie Casey, internationally recognized spinner, will hold a Spinning Weekend, September 25-26, in Riverton, Wyoming, at the Fellowship Hall, United Methodist Church, 1116 W. Park Ave. Casey has been spinning since 1973, and she holds the Handweavers Guild of America Certificate of Excellence (COE) in […]Read More »

Wild and Woolly Felt Sculptures of Stephanie Metz

Stephanie Metz began working with wool not long after graduating from the University of Oregon, where she had studied traditional figurative sculpture. And she enjoyed working with clay, metal, and stone. But after she’d completed her studies, she “couldn’t think of anything to say to […]Read More »

Casper Needle Guild Offers Hardanger Correspondence Course

Casper Needle Guild will start a group correspondence course in beginner’s Hardanger, a type of embroidery. Hardanger, named for a region in Norway, may have originated in Persia and Asia. It spread to Italy. By 1700, variations were known in northern Europe — Denmark,Holland, Scotland […]Read More »

Jackson: Jackson Hole Knits Retreat Aug 12-14

Four nationally known teachers will be highlighted at the Jackson Hole Knits! retreat, Aug. 12-14. They teachers are JC Briar, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Franklin Habit, and Melissa Leapman. There will also be a small “marketplace” on Friday, where invited vendors will have materials available for sale. Details […]Read More »


Thermopolis: Spinster's Delight July 6 Features Needlefelting, Show-and-Tell

An all-day Fiber Event in Thermopolis for those who raise sheep – are interested in exotic breeds of sheep – sheep history – spinning – judging of fleece – plus needle felting! June 6 – Trip to Legend Rock Petroglyph site – 9 a.m.- 11:30. Meet at Lucy’s Sheep […]Read More »

Call to Artists: Big Horn Basin Folk Festival

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR BIG HORN BASIN FOLK FESTIVAL What: Big Horn Basin Folk Festival  Where: Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis, Wyoming When: August 1-2, 2015 DEADLINE FOR ARTIST APPLICATION: July 1, 2015 For a full schedule of events: Opportunities to participate! 1) Juried […]Read More »

Thermopolis: Big Horn Basin Folk Festival Aug. 1-2

Fiber Artists Featured in Big Horn Basin Folk Festival Aug 1-2 Big Horn Basin Folk Festival will be held Aug. 1-2, 2015, in Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis, Wyoming. The festival is a celebration of the skilled artisans, crafts men and women and musicians that […]Read More »

2015 Great Year for Textile Artists

April 8-12 
Cody: Quick Quilters’ Retreat, 
Holiday Inn, 
Cody, WY April 16-19 Loveland, CO: Interweave Yarn Fes. Knitting. Crochet. Spinning. Weaving. Workshops, marketplace. Sponsored by Interweave publications. Details here. April 17-18 Loveland, CO: Springtime in the Rockies Shop Hop, April 19-27 
Quilt Adventure Tour: Wyoming to Paducah, […]Read More »

Quilting in Space

Our thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Blog and to author Karen Nyberg, for permission to reprint the following article and photos. We think the fiber arts are out of this world, and the NEA just proved it! To see the […]Read More »

Worland Kids Learn Crochet at Recess

Ed. note: Special thanks to Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, WY, for permission to reprint this story.  By Susan Lockhart, Special Projects Coordinator WORLAND – Hand-eye coordination, fine motor control, sequential thinking, goal-setting, creativity – those are the side benefits. The reason East Side Elementary students are flocking to […]Read More »


Fiber In History

Fiber in History

Special thanks to Interweave Press for providing the photo and story information. The mittens were originally featured in the January/February 2008 issue of Piecework magazine. About 1970, Susanna Springer of Missoula, Montana, bought a single mitten at an antique show in Chatham, New York. Tucked […]Read More »


Fiber Of The Month

Happy Trails! Quilt Block Challenge Quilt 2014, Yellowstone Quilt Fest This quilt was the raffle quilt for the Yellowstone Quilt Fest this month in Cody. The quilt blocks were submitted at last year’s Quilt Fest, then assembled for raffle this year. The quilt blocks depicted […]Read More »


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