Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend

Playing off the “farm to table” concept, the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend will focus on Michigan’s growing “farm to fabric” movement and offer multiple hands-on experiences. 

Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014

Registration Fee: $175 (whole weekend, including Friday panel and Saturday luncheon)
$10 Friday evening Vendor Fair & Opening Panel Discussion Pass (September 26 only)

*Those seeking Continuing Education Clock Hours should indicate this at registration.

Limited tickets for the Friday Pass (Sept 26 only) and Full Weekend will be available at the door.

Sample what the fiber arts have to offer and learn more about Michigan’s rich fiber resources and opportunities at this celebratory gathering for all skill levels and interests. Offering multiple experiences for fiber curious attendees as well as those with more advance fiber arts knowledge, the weekend will open with a panel presentation on Michigan’s growing fiber-shed movement and will then lead into a series of unique, hands-on, mini-workshop sessions on topics such as natural indigo dyeing, sample and gauge garment design, wet felting, beginning drop spindle spinning and drafting for weaving (please visit the daily schedule to learn more about these exciting opportunities--some mini-workshops will have supply fees to be paid directly to the instructor). A Saturday luncheon (lunch is included with registration fee) will feature a presentation on textiles in the world economy and at home. Participants will also have opportunities to enjoy regional vendors and receive one-on-one technical troubleshooting assistance from guest faculty. Join us for this unique event as we focus on, and celebrate, the growing fiber arts movement in Northern Michigan.

PLEASE NOTE: It is highly recommended that you download the daily schedule to review mini-sessions and select your choices BEFORE clicking the registration button to enroll.

Thank you to our sponsors: ISLAND, North Central Michigan College and the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference.

Instructors

Nancy McRay

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Amy Long

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Sarah Peasley

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Shanna Robinson

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Amy Tyler

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

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