There is more going on than we can ever feature in the Draft. The community of fiber arts enthusiasts in the Midwest continues to grow. Here are some resources, locally and beyond, we think are just great.
Website and Event list
A network of fiber artists and artisans, shops, historical places, farms and arts centers in the Midwest. With an active events calendar.
Producer Directory and Events
Providing opportunities for connection among farmers and mills, artists and makers, consumers and everyone in between. Covering a 175 mile radius from Minneapolis, and including portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota.
Dulth, MN
Exploring weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, basketry, felting, beading and other allied crafts. With membership, studio, classes, a library, and other resources.
May 2020
Washington County Fairgrounds, east of Lake Elmo, MN
Fleece, Fiber and Family:  The fairgrounds are filled with music, food, artisans and animals. Events include Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, book-signings and more.
Decorah, Iowa 
The National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center, with a folk art school that teaches weaving and other traditional folk arts.
September 11-13, 2020
Jefferson, WI
Classes, competitions, vendors.
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Handweavers Inc. began in 1950 to support the craft of weaving. Meetings are held at the ABK Weaving Center.
February 2020
Milwaukee, WI
Twice yearly publication for rug weavers plus educational opportunities, equipment and online gallery
July 24-30, 2020
Knoxville, TN
International fiber arts conference presented by the Handweavers Guild of America, with seminars, tours, fashion show, marketplace, workshops.