Fiber Arts Schools
Lillstreet Art Center Textiles Department
Lillstreet's Textile Arts department is a growing community interested in traditional and contemporary craft media. Our newly renovated sewing studio offers an industrial sewing machine, overlock and serger machines. Our print on paper and fabric classes feature a remodeled dark room with a state-of-the-art UV vacuum We have students from a variety of backgrounds, from professional artists who sell at art fairs, online shops, and consignment, to all levels of artists developing skills to build their portfolio. Visit the Textiles Department Blog for more information and links to additional resources.
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COLLEGE at EL RITO
The Rio Grande Valley is considered a mecca for skilled Native American and Hispanic weavers. Northern New Mexico College’s Fiber Arts Department offers the weaving student: a full-time, 2-year Fiber Arts Associate Degree, a 1-year Weaving Certificate, a variety of short-term intensive fiber arts courses
The Chicago weaving School
Day, evening, and weekend classes in loom weaving and basketry on the north side of Chicago. All levels, beginners welcome. Enrollment is ongoing and students work at their own pace.
The Marshfield School of Weaving
The Center for Traditional Textile Studies was founded in 1976 by Norman Kennedy to teach the methods of textile production as practiced by professional handweavers of rural Britain and America in the 18th & 19th centuries. Classes on spinning, weaving and dyeing.
Vavstuga Swedish Weaving & Folk Arts
Shelburne Falls, MA. A haven for weavers of all levels. Intensive 5-day and 2-day classes in traditional Swedish weaving techniques with Becky Ashenden. The studio includes a store with Swedish weaving books translated by Becky, as well as yarn and equipment.
Weaving & Natural Dyeing Workshops in Oaxaca, Mexico
4-day weaving workshops with master weavers, father and son, Federico Chavez Sosa and Eric Chavez Santiago, who work exclusively in natural dyes. We are committed to sustainable development, preserving the cultural traditions of ancient Zapotec weavers of Teotitlan del Valle, and fair trade. This is not a tour; it is 22 hours of individualized instruction at your own loom, natural dye demonstrations, all materials, a resource notebook. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for 2008 dates.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School is an internationally known visual arts complex located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In addition to its well known spring and summer one- and two- week workshops, Arrowmont sponsors and co-sponsors art related conferences and workshops throughout the year.
Coupeville Arts Center
The Coupeville Arts Center is the premier organization of its type in the Pacific Northwest and offers a full slate of classes and workshops in the arts.
Come Learn to Weave!
We supply all the material and teach you how to weave! There is no charge and all the items created are sold in our store. All proceeds support the Outer Banks Hotline Crisis Intervention and Prevention Center. Shop online for handwoven bags, boas, rugs, scarves, table mats and more.
Penland School of Crafts
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, community education programs, and a craft gallery.