We are devoted to teaching and promoting the fiber arts…
…through year-round workshops in spinning, weaving, dyeing and more in a well-equipped studio in the country. Join us for a peaceful, creative retreat in beautiful western Wisconsin!
…through a quaint mercantile that is co-located with the studio filled with knitting and weaving yarns, spinning fibers, dyes, a wide inventory of spinning and weaving equipment, gifts and more! Or shop for spinning and weaving equipment in our on-line mercantile (coming soon, we hope!) All with a promise of good service, guaranteed satisfaction, and fair pricing. Mercantile hours are year round by appointment only. Please e-mail to schedule your visit.
…through annual travel tours and travel services. The Fiber Garden offers fiber cruise and land tours, as well as providing travel services for groups wanting to plan a trip just for their guild or group.
And if you want to know more…
A bit of history….In April of 1994, the Fiber Garden offered its first workshop in beginning spinning. Over the next few years, we expanded from beginning spinning to a wide variety of workshops in many of the fiber arts. From the very beginning, hospitality and a positive learning experience have been our hallmarks. When you take a workshop at the Fiber Garden, you come to a peaceful country retreat!
We soon outgrew our first home, so I packed up and moved to the second location tucked back in the woods. A small outbuilding would become the new mercantile. After ten years and two locations, in 2005 the Fiber Garden moved for the third (and hopefully final!) time to the perfect retreat to learn and create. I built a log home with a full walk-out basement to accommodate the new studio and shop. The property is located along the Black River and provides many outdoor activities for the family to engage in while other family members enjoy taking a class. Workshops are still offered weekends and some weekdays year round in spinning, weaving, and dyeing…with a few other classes tossed in to keep it interesting!
In addition to teaching at and managing the Fiber Garden, I also teach at fiber events throughout the region, including Sievers School of Fiber Arts and the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I meet many new fiber friends when I travel to teach and frequently they even join a class here at the Fiber Garden.
And now I invite you to join me on our newest adventure…actually many adventures! The Fiber Garden has expanded into fiber arts travel tours, including cruises, rail and land tours. Get ready to pack your bags!
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