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Fiber Arts Schools

Little Loomhouse

The Little Loomhouse is an all-volunteer effort to preserve the studio and legacy of Lou Tate, weaver and teacher, and founder of the Kentucky Weavers Guild. Ms. Tate worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to incorporate Lou Tate’s Little Loom as part of a rehabilitation program for hospitalized servicemen and women.

Ozark Folk Center Folk School

Learn traditional Ozark crafts, music and gardening in the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere of the Arkansas Ozarks. Classes include weaving, basketry, broom tying, blacksmithing, wood carving, jewelry making, gourd art, banjo making, stained glass, pottery, quilting, spinning and many more. The Ozark Folk School offers an experience of a lifetime at a very affordable cost.

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft

Established in 1994, Pocosin Arts' focus is on craft education. We offer workshops year round in a variety of media including clay, metals, fibers, mixed media, wood, painting, drawing and more. Just steps from our studios and lodge, you will find the unspoiled beauty of the Scuppernong River and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Because of our location on Main Street in the friendly small town of Columbia, restaurants, coffee shop and stores are within an easy walk. Our location provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and small-town hospitality.

Sew Much for That and Designs by Alison

Fiber Artist Workroom Classes Parties

Arkansas Craft School

The Arkansas Craft School is a center for craft education dedicated to helping aspiring and practicing craft artisans gain the skills they need for success in the creative economy. Located on Main Street in Mountain View, in the beautiful and serene Ozark Mountains of North Central Arkansas, the Arkansas Craft School offers weekend and week long workshops in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, and other craft related media. The School also offers workshops in marketing and management practices geared specifically for artisans, crafts for kids, and community craft programs.

Diane Mortensen, Island Weaver

Descriptions of Diane's workshops in color, design or supplementary warps, 5-day classes held at her Salt Spring Island studio, as well as information about purchasing handwoven tableware and custom fabrics.

Haute Kootoor Sewing Studio

Haute Kootoor Sewing Studio offers a variety of sewing, pattern making and fashion illustration classes for all skill levels, designed to improve technique and inspire creativity. Our studio provides domestic, industrial sewing machines and sergers. Students of all ages are welcome, we meet your needs; whether you’re a beginner, preparing for a fashion design program or wish to create your own designs. The class capacity consist of two to four students maximum or you can book a private lesson.

Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS)

KTS (an NGO established in 1983) has been training Nepalese carpet weaving and knitting since 1984. Their Fair Trade products now include mens and women's outerwear as well as carpets and furniture.

Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective

Motto: Sharing Fiber Art Skills. Fiber Arts Education is central to the mission of the SWFAC. A wide variety of classes are offered during the year and many at our Fiber Arts Festivals.

The Thousand Islands Arts Center

Formerly The Handweaving Museum and Arts Center, the center is non-profit, offering classes in fiber arts throughout the year as well as weaving and ceramics studios. Books and items by regional artists are available in the gift store. The extensive museum holds a collection of 20th century North American handwoven samples, coverlets, study notebooks, tools and looms. Weavers are encouraged to use the extensive resources from the collections.

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