Includes schools and studios offering all methods of enhancing knowledge and skills, including conference workshops and seminars, ongoing classes offered by organizations and institutions of higher learning, private instruction, lesson plans, museums, history and scientific research specific to textiles.
275 First St, Unit 10
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A8 Canada
The ACORN Project is an Arts & Crafts Shop and DIY Studio where we focus on using natural and found materials to create beautiful works of arts. Our Shop has both a retail component and a classroom where we stock a variety of fibres for felting, spinning and weaving as well as the tools of the felting trade including fibre and felting kits, needles, embellishments and other specialty supplies. Our classroom is large enough to handle up to 12 participants and is a comfortable space where we learn to create one of a kind masterpieces using a variety of felting and crafting techniques. Please check out our calendar of events on our website and like us on Facebook to stay current with what we're up to.
Specializing in handspun and handpainted yarns, handwovens, knits and spinning fibres.
Alison Irwin, Handweaver
383 Arbutus Avenue
Duncan, BC V9L 5X6 Canada
Alison offeres classes, ideas, and help for both beginner and more experienced weavers in her Maple Bay studio. Alison will also travel; ask about guild rates. Download free instructions for her Text Tiles from Handwoven Mmagazine's website-only project at www.handwovenmagazine.com.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN 37728 US
Art classes and craft classes for everyone from the novice to the professional. Craft education is the reason and being for Arrowmont, and for over 50 years the school has dedicated its resources to nurturing the creative talents of individuals. Courses are one and two weeks (or a weekend) in length and require students to be in attendance Sunday through Friday. Fax: 865-430-4101
Art Workshops in Guatemala
4758 Lyndale Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55409 US
(612) 825-0747 website
Art Workshops in Guatemala strives to provide a new and renewing experience for creative souls. Through contact with a world so different from our own we expand our horizons - not only artistically - but also in many other ways. Fax: (612) 825-6637
PO Box 1026
Gentry, ARKANSAS 72734 USA
Teaching arts of Cowboy style mohair cord items in public since 1992, Darin Alexander also hand-plies mohair for a variety uses. Born of traditional saddle cinch making techniques, the possible projects are endless. ArtCords DVDs present principles of design and constructive technique for making several styles of cinches and girths, also lovely as wall hangings. Becoming proficient, one can make other items such as hat-bands, belts, and furniture. Mr. Alexander provides personal training, workshops, and seminars. ArtCords provides an assortment of supplies for novice and advanced cord artists along with cinches and girths for those who appreciate the best for their horse, mule, or as home decor. We ship international, so visit the ArtCords website and secure online store today!
Astoria Fiber Arts Academy
1296 Duane Street
Astoria, OR USA
Contact information on the website. The Academy features two communal work areas - one for looms, another for hand-held crafts. Classes and tours are held regularly. The retail shop holds yarns and finished pieces.
Georgianna provides textile arts education to adults and children through demonstrations, hands on workshops, and in the classroom. Weaving, Spinning, and Natural Dye Retreats offered with special attention to details. Local programs offered in Garden Valley Idaho. All those with a desire to learn are invited.
Behind the Scenes Adventures
PO Box 4144
Davis, CA 95617 US
Behind The Scenes Adventures are specialty trips-small groups of friendly folks with common interests in traditional festivals and celebrations, ethnic textiles and indigenous costume, archaeology, cultural history, art and architecture. Turkey in May, 2006 and South America in April, 2007.
Black Sheep Newsletter
Rich and Peggy Lundquist
25455 NW Dixie Mtn. Rd.
Scapoose, OR 97056 US
Published quarterly for growers, spinners and textile artists interested in black sheep, wool and other animal fibers. $15 per year, $28.00 per 2 years. Back issues available.
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