Fiber Fest at Lynden

February 2017

Fiber Fest banner, February 2017

February is for Fibers

We all need a little fiber in February to keep us warm, engaged, and contented. Fortunately, Lynden is gathering up all of its fibers offerings--or at least a good handful of them--and weaving them into a February Fiber Fest. We'll cover surface design and fabrication, the sculptural and the functional, the beginner-friendly and the challenging (sometimes all in the same workshop). While most workshops are for adults, many will be of interest to teens. A few require some level of skill, but most are open to interested beginners. Those with younger children are welcome to drop into our family workshop to make a cardboard loom and braid friendship bracelets. All month long, we will be inviting workshop participants to take the work they make out onto the grounds for a photograph to create a cumulative Fiber Fest photo journal.

Thanks to the generosity of the Knitting Knook, we wrap up the month's activities with a Free Family Day and Fiber Fest Finale on February 26. Knitters and aspiring knitters of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us for a knitathon and yarnstorming (think cowls for trees). Yarn, needles, and instruction provided, but feel free to bring your own to this communal event. (If you have a small stock of yarn you would like to contribute, you are welcome to drop it off in advance at Lynden.)

Whether you take one workshop or several, sign up to acquire a new skill or to make yourself a pair of slippers, February Fiber Fest is an excellent opportunity to come out of hibernation and enjoy all that Lynden has to offer in winter.

Fiber Fest Events

Saturday, February 4, 10 am-4 pm
Textile Marbling: A Workshop with Jamie Lea Bertsch
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Sunday, February 5, 10 am-4 pm
Navajo Tapestry Weaving: A Workshop with Claire Hitchock Tilton
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Saturday, February 11, 1 pm-3:30 pm
Felt Vessels: A Wet Felting Workshop with Jane Moore
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Sunday, February 12, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Family Workshop: Friendship Bracelets
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Saturday, February 18, 10 am-4 pm
Sculptural Crochet: A Workshop with Maggie Sasso
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Sunday, February 19, 10 am-4 pm
Functional Felting: A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton
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Sunday, February 26, 10 am-4 pm
Free Family Day & Fiber Fest Finale: Knitathon & Yarnstorming
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Thursday, March 2, 5:30 pm-9 pm
Fiber Fest Follow-Up at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
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