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. Playing off the popularity of the “farm to table” concept, the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend will focus on Michigan’s growing “fleece to fabric” movement. 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 and indigo dyeing, sample and gauge garment design, wet felting, dry felting, drop spindle and drafting for weaving (please visit the mini-workshop course descriptions 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.