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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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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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Fiber In History

Hairweaving

Fancywork hair wreath, by Mrs. J.R. (Elizabeth Carlisle) Brown, grandmother of Betty Lamar Rhodes, mother of Ross Rhodes, Thermopolis. Permanent collection of Hot Springs County Museum,  Thermopolis. Hair wreaths were popular from 1830s to 1900s. They were very individual creations and time-consuming. Few patterns existed. […]Read More »

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