News & Events

Fashion Trends for 2016

If you make clothing or accessories, here’s what’s showing up on the fashion runways for 2016. You won’t believe all the retro styles. Recently we heard that all those long flowing scarves were passé — but not so, they are showing up in young trendy […]Read More »

2016 Color of the Year

And This Year’s Color Is… Pantone sets the trend each year for color, and everyone from paint companies to furniture and appliance makers to textile companies pay attention. It allows artists and manufacturers to know that if they include the chosen colors in their products, […]Read More »

Tip from Cowgirl Yarn: Knot a Problem

Ed. Note: This comes from our favorite yarn shop in Laramie, Cowgirl Yarn, owned by Lori Kirk: Ever had a tangled mess you once called yarn? There’s a wonderful, not so well-known, group on Ravelry that you should turn to before throwing out that delicious […]Read More »

In the News

Black Hills Fiber Fair, Rapid City, S.D., will not be holding a Fiber Fair in 2016. They have traditionally held an excellent fair in spring. At this time,, there are no plans to revive it. Gooseberry Garden Quilt Shop Open in Thermopolis A new quilt […]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 »

How do you recycle?

Wyoming Fiber Trails is looking for photos and stories about how you — or your family — recycle fibers or repurpose fabrics/fibers. Rug braiding and hooking? Weaving? Embellishments or restyling out-of-style or  older garments? What about your parents or grandparents? Send us your photos — and […]Read More »

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Almost Full! Basket Weaving Class with Artist Marsha Hill

Marsha Hill, traditional basket weaver, will hold a traditional basket weaving class, Sat., Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There are only TWO spots left — if you are interested — call immediately. Members $70, non-members $75. To register: Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, 307-347-4102.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 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 »

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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 »

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