Local Fiber Events

Upcoming events

    • 04/22/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • 04/23/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Rainbow Fleece Farm, W7181 Hustad Valley Rd., New Glarus, WI 53574

    Rainbow Fleece Farm was established in 1978.  Beginning in 1980, our spring shearing brought appreciative spinners to the farm to meet the sheep and choose a fleece.  Now most of the sheep will be shorn prior to show day, but we will reserve some to be shorn at the event:

    • Marcie Poppen, a former Iowa Women Shearing Champion! Shearing at noon, 1 and 2 pm.
    • On Saturday, the Marshall Spinners Guild will be with us.
    • On Sunday, the Bishop Hill Fiber Arts Guild from western Illinois will be spinning on the weel and with the hand spindle.  Join in!
    • Curious about Blending Boards?  Lynn Weinburger will be playing with spring colors and spinning multi colored rolags.
    • Pat Ottaway will show machine needelfelting and wool applique for "Penny Rugs".
    • Needlefelting, anyone?  We'll have our "hands on" session where you can learn the basics both days.
    • Visit our Woolen Mill and Yarn & Fiber Shop
    For more details, visit us at www.RainbowFleeceFarm.com
    or call us at (608)527-5311
    • 05/04/2017
    • 05/06/2017
    • 634 East Badger Rd. (East of former Badger Bowl)

    Private yarn sale.  Great selection of yarn in great condition:  from oldies right up to newer brands.

    • 05/13/2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05/14/2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sow's Ear, 125 S. Main St., Verona, WI

    Nationally recognized knitting teacher Patty Lyons is coming back to The Sow's Ear! I learned so much last time she was in town that we had to have her back. Patty will help you understand the whys and hows of knitting, not just the whats.

    Sign up for more classes and save - take one class for $70, two for $135 (save $5), or all three for $190 (save $20)! You'll also get a goody bag, and we're having an after-party at the Sow on Saturday, May 13 for all class participants.

    If you sign up by the end of March, you get double loyalty points on your class registration.

    As usual, take 10% off yarn purchased for any of our classes.

    Lunch will be available for purchase.

    Sign up in person or over the phone!

    • 07/06/2017
    • 07/10/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    Meg Swansen covers updated details of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) for circular, seamless garment construction plus color-patterns, steeks, and assorted techniques and tricks. There will be small project handouts from which to knit during the session, plus optional Show-and-Tell. We recommend reading at least one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's five books prior to your arrival, or watching some of her DVDs. Attendees must have at least a basic knowledge of knitting (cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast-off) and preferably will have completed some garments. We also ask attendees to arrive with plenty of technique questions; camp is part-instruction/part-Q&A that stimulates conversation. We are prepared to converse about any or all techniques the group wishes to discuss.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    • 07/13/2017
    • 07/17/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    A mixture of intermediate and expert knitters; Retreat 2.75 will include Show-and-Tell, mini-workshops by camp teachers and volunteer participants, group discussions, and a contest (Contest 2017: At the Museum) to highlight the session. This retreat is based almost entirely on discussion and Q&A.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    • 07/20/2017
    • 07/24/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    At Camp Retreat 2, we will review Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) for circular, seamless garment construction, as well as other techniques touched on in Camp 1. For those knitters already familiar with EPS and Elizabeth's books, we will explore additional territory based on questions and offer handouts for small projects to knit during class. In past years, we have covered topics such as: double knitting, lace knitting, Armenian knitting, twisted stitch, two-end knitting, Fair Isle knitting and more. As usual, camp is part instruction based and part discussion based. We rely on knitters to bring their technique questions, and we are prepared to converse about any or all techniques the group wishes to discuss.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    • 07/27/2017
    • 07/31/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    A mixture of intermediate and expert knitters; Retreat 3 will include show-and-tell, mini-workshops by camp teachers and volunteer participants, group discussions, and a contest (Contest 2017:Poetry) to highlight the session. This retreat is based almost entirely on discussion and Q&A.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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