The 2018 Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail will be held April 27-28. During the trail, Watermark will host several fiber-related opportunities, all of which will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.
Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard will be demonstrating whatu weaving. Whatu is a type of finger twining used in Māori weaving. No looms are used in the process. Leonard is one of New Zealand’s finest practitioners of Māori weaving. He has exhibited his works in New Zealand and internationally, and has been awarded residencies in the USA.
Stephanie Showalter of Alainn Yarns will sell her hand-dyed yarn. Showalter’s colorways are based off of photographs from her personal travels throughout the world. She combines yarn and travel to inspire creativity – bringing a touch of wanderlust to each skein.
Biitoosinoon – There Are Layers will be on display in Watermark’s Miikanan Gallery. This textile exhibit features the work of Rebekah Crisanata de Ybarra, Duane Goodwin, Penny Kagigebi, Rick Kagigebi, Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard, Courtney Olson and Chholing Taha. View blankets, shawls, papal picado, quill work, Māori weaving and other mixed media works.
Also, don’t miss:
Trail Member Artist Reception & Exhibit
In celebration of the rich heritage and contemporary fiber artists in northern Minnesota, Trail members’ work is presented in a month-long exhibit at Wild Hare Bistro (523 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji) from April 6-30. Artist reception: April 27, 6-8 p.m.
OTHER TRAIL STOPS:
Who else is participating in the 2018 Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend? Visit this page to find the other great tour stops, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 27-28.
Special thanks to Midwest Fiber Arts Trails for running this event!