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Big Horn Basin Folk Festival This Weekend

2016 BIG HORN BASIN FOLK FESTIVAL  CELEBRATING WYOMING FOLK & FINE ARTS August 6-7, 2016 – Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis, WY Subject to change because life is fluid and art is human! Download PDF Copy of Schedule ( Click Here) What to look for: […]Read More »

Idaho: Snake River Fiber Fest May 20-22, 2016

What: 22nd Annual Snake River Fiber Fest When: May 20-22, 2016 Sponsor: Weaving, Spinning & Fiber Arts Guild of Idaho Falls Where:Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho Falls, Idaho Highlights: Classes: ConnieDenton will be teaching two baskets over two days. One is a LazyKate Spinning Basket that will have […]Read More »

Casper: Artisans Unbound - Feathers, Fur, Fiber Open to July 11

  Artisans Unbound: Feathers, Fur and Fiber Artist Exhibit  April 12-July 11, Werner Wildlife Museum. located on Casper College grounds. The museum is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located at 405 E. 15th St. For more information: 307-235-3208 or email India Hayford,  Read More »

Coffee Break: Crocheting Baskets

Coffee Break  is a new column that features something interesting on the internet — events, museum shows or good works that relate fiber to our lives. If we are able to get permission, we’ll show you a photo or two. If not, you’ll just have to […]Read More »

Buffalo: Cloud Peak Art Exhibit April 15-16, 2016

Cloud Peak Art Exhibition April 15-16, 2016 Bomber Mountain Civic Center Buffalo, Wyoming Sponsored by Johnson County Arts & Humanities Council Artist Deadline: April 14, 6 p.m. Fees for non-organization members: $15/entry; $45 up to 5 entries; $50 membership to JCAHC and up to 5 […]Read More »

Egg Basket Class with Marsha Hill

Make a Traditional Egg Basket with Marsha Hill Saturday, April 23, 2016  – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Worland Community Complex  – Board Room Class Fee: $55 Contact:  Marsha Hill  307-347-4933 email Marsha Hill, who weaves baskets as “The Basket Case,” is one of Wyoming’s best traditional basket weavers. […]Read More »


What Shade of Red is Wool, Earns Worland Student National Recognition

  Editor’s Note: A story about Callie Klinghagen’s research project first appeared in the Northern Wyoming Daily News, October 15, 2015. Additional information for our story was provided by Klinghagen and by FFA Advisor Grace Godfrey, Worland.   Thumbs-up to Callie Klinghagen, Worland High School student, who represented […]Read More »

New Work by Wild West Rug Hookers

Patty Tyrrell, our contact with the Wild West Rug Hookers, sent us pictures of some of the work members of their group have done recently. Take a look: The group meets monthly at the Cody-Park County Library, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. They welcome visitors, those new […]Read More »

Fabric of Memory Exhibit Honors Heart Mountain

The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will host artists at a special exhibition of “The Fabric of Memory” with a free Artists’ Reception, April 7, at 6 p.m. The event features a quilt made by former Heart Mountain incarceree Naoko Yoshimura Ito and quilts made by the Textile Artists […]Read More »

SageRidge Fiber Retreat & Campout June 24-26, 2016

The 2016 SageRidge Fiber Retreat & Campout will be held June 24-26 at SageRidge Mill & Critters, Clearmont, Wyoming. It’s a great opportunity to get away from everything and concentrate on all things fiber — spinning, carding, felting, dyeing, weaving and rope making. The retreat is […]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 »

Fiber Of The Month

Fiber of the Month

Sallie Wesaw, Thermopolis, Wyoming, demonstrating weaving baskets from iris stalks and elm twigs at the Big Horn Basin Folk Festival in Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis, in August 2015. Sallie, who owns Wesaw Studios, is a former arts instructor at Central Wyoming College, and works in […]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 »