riversedgefiberarts

River's Edge Fiber Arts

Michigan, United States · 153 Sales

riversedgefiberarts

River's Edge Fiber Arts

Michigan, United States 153 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   River's Edge Fiber Arts is back after a 4 year hiatus.
Scroll down to "About" to see where it all started!
Welcome and thank you for stopping by!

Stay up to date on on shop events, new products and great tutorials. Please copy and paste the link to receive my e-newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/h5losy3 Rest assure, River's Edge keeps all your information just between you and Carol.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 21, 2016

River's Edge Fiber Arts is back after a 4 year hiatus.
Scroll down to "About" to see where it all started!
Welcome and thank you for stopping by!

Stay up to date on on shop events, new products and great tutorials. Please copy and paste the link to receive my e-newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/h5losy3 Rest assure, River's Edge keeps all your information just between you and Carol.

Carol Larsen

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Carol Larsen

Schacht Matchless DT Spinning Wheel
US$1,175.00
Schacht Sidekick Folding Spinning Wheel
US$800.00
Schacht Ladybug Spinning Wheel
US$675.00
Spotted Dog - Louie Scarf
US$45.00
Spotted Dog - Lilac - Fingering / Sock Yarn
US$25.00
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Reviews

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Anonymous on Aug 30, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful dyeing as always, Carol. but I'm having a hard time spinning it -- because I keep stopping to pet and admire th braid!

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Carol's work is simply stunning. The fibers she uses are exquisite.

Anonymous on Aug 13, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful!

Anonymous on Aug 2, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous roving, thank you!!

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Updates

Scarf or a really long leg to a sock? Check it out to find out!

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Spotted Dog - Lilac - Fingering / Sock Yarn
US$25.00

About

Artist Statement

River's Edge Fiber Arts is a studio overlooking the Grand River, an idyllic nature preserve to inspire me throughout the year. While autumn continues to be my favorite time of the year, each season brings something special, whether it be the new wildlife birthed in the spring, to the tennis ball walnuts hanging from the trees and being thrown from the mowers landing everywhere under the sun, waiting for the squirrels to furiously dig holes and bury them for their winter stores.

As a textile designer, my journey began when I was three years old spending my summers along the Wisconsin Lake Michigan shoreline. My parents would drop my sisters and me off, and pick us up at the end of the summer, giving us the opportunity to spend serious time with both sets of grandparents and our cousins. Like most younger siblings, when my sisters were being taught something new, it was natural for me to want to do the same, and my grandmothers obliged. Initially learning knitting, embroidery and weaving, I have never known any different, believing it was a natural process all people took in life.

I came full circle when the opportunity to study weaving and spinning in a quiet rural Amish community became available. Weaving on large looms was something I had always wanted to do since I first learned as a little girl on primitive looms, however the opportunities weren't available and the internet was only a rumor at that time. I remember driving towards my destination and finding myself among dusty roads with no signs and large fields of grain, relying on my odometer and sense of direction to know when a dissecting road was the right one to turn down. It was thrilling to literally step back in time as I drew closer to the weaving school. It was a life changing experience to be totally immersed in the culture and craft, and nothing was ever the same again.

The majority of the woven textiles produced use traditional equipment powered by foot and hand, each step carefully crafted to produce the perfect product envisioned long before the fibers were sheared, washed and dyed. Many consider my work as a dyer's dyer. There is a strong overtone of how the dye chemicals interact with each type of fiber, along with the skills and techniques learned from forty plus years of experimenting. And the final piece is the dedicated micro-manufacturing part of the studio, with a full set of industrial and specialty sewing machines, allowing me the opportunity to create wonderful couture garments and accessories.

For me, creating textiles crosses all disciplines; kinesiology, drafting, spatial relations, mathematics, history, chemistry, physics, environmental and ecological impact, social, psychological and preservation. For all of these reasons and more, my art is a endless offering of possibilities.

Whenever I am exposed to a new area of textiles, it becomes an all inclusive process, learning the rules to successfully break them, pushing the techniques to the limits, and creating stunning one of a kind textiles for the ultimate consumer seeking the finest of art to wear, decorate with, and enjoy.

You are invited to explore my work both online and in person at various events throughout the country.

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  • Carol Larsen

    Owner, Designer

Local

Find riversedgefiberarts at the following upcoming markets!

  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards Wine & Wool Festival

    Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Rd

    Jackson, MI

    Jul 30

    Saturday, July 30 10 am – 5 pm Once again Sandhill Crane Vineyards is teaming up with local yarn shop, The Dropped Stitch, wine and woolto offer a day filled with yarn, fiber, and wine! We’re hosting a wide range of local vendors including fiber farmers and independent dyers. Feel free to bring your spinning wheel, knitting, or crocheting and spend the afternoon with us! Our café will have a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, and appetizers available for purchase. Free admission. Wine tasting $5 per person.

  • 43rd Annual Island Art Fair

    Island Park, 206 W River St

    Grand Ledge, MI

    Aug 6

    Over 100 artists displaying their wares. Shuttle service available for overflow parking, free parking, free admission. Come on out and meet your favorite Etsy artisans in person!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2016
Welcome to Rivers Edge Fiber Arts, providing the finest of fibers, yarns and related equipment to all fiber artists.

This is where your friends find the really cool stuff!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Major Credit Cards, Paypal, Checks, and Money Orders.

You are also welcome to complete your order by phone. 517-643-9968.
Shipping
All items are shipped via USPS 1st Class Mail or Priority Mail (weight based).

I will happily ship straight to a giftee as well as include a personal note as requested, just leave me the info in the note to seller at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
All hand-dyed fibers, yarns, and finished goods are final sales.

Spinning and weaving equipment are covered by limited warranties that are provided by each company.