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Mad Hatters Textile Studio and Workshops – Plymouth, England – I am a textile, mixed media and ceramic designer maker having recently completed studying for MA Contemporary Design. I have a studio space set within a historic setting in South West Devon, England where I develop my own range of design works as well as the studio being a fascinating creative, aesthetically stimulating space for workshops and master classes to inspire and encourage others to reach their own creative potential.
Ottowa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild – Ottawa, Canada – The OVWSG offers workshops on topics of interest to weavers, spinners and other textile artists. Our courses range in difficulty from absolute beginner to advanced techniques. Class sizes are small, most workshops have a maximum of 6 students.
DIY Textile School – Amsterdam, Netherlands – DIY Textile School offers a two-year program and various courses and workshops aiming to advance the personal creative development of anyone with a passion for textiles and textile art. Our principle view is that everyone has an inner creative voice. We use textile techniques to give expression to this voice. Inspiration and creativity are of primary importance.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, TN – Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education. The School offers weekend, one- and two-week workshops for the beginner to advanced artist, taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty.
Aya Fiber Studio – Stuart, FL – Aya Fiber studio is a working and teaching studio and offers workshops in many different fiber areas with world renowned instructors. On the Florida coast, the venue is beautiful as well.
The Chicago Weaving School – Chicago, IL – Instruction at The Chicago Weaving School is flexible and adaptable to your learning style, but always with the intention of leading and guiding you through this amazing practice.
Fiber College of Maine – Searsport, ME – Fiber College of Maine is an annual fiber festival whose sole reason for being is to celebrate the fiber arts in all forms. Each year, the weekend after Labor Day, fiber artists, crafters, and students gather together for a weekend of casual fiber classes, time with friends old and new, live animals, and good food.
Fine Line Creative Arts Center – Geneva, IL – Fine Line is one of only a few regional art centers in this country. Internationally known artists teach a variety of workshops. The membership draws from the Chicago area and surrounding states.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts – Deer Isle, ME – Haystack is an international craft school offering intensive studio workshops , residency, and conferences, providing opportunities for program participants to investigate materials, technology, craft, art, and the creative process. The school’s retreat setting in Deer Isle, Maine and award-winning campus provide the ideal location for a transformative and interdisciplinary learning experiences.
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops – Greenville, NY – The Greenville Arms 1889 Inn has been home to a program of creative art workshops since 1982 at our scenic location in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains region. We have presented fiber art and quilt art workshops since 2006.
John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC – This center provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. The Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.
Madeline Island School of the Arts – La Pointe, WI – Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country. The school is located o Madeline Island, the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.
Mendocino Art Center – Mendecino, CA – Mendocino Art Center is an educational institution that fosters engagement, exploration and excellence in the arts. We create, teach, exhibit, and preserve art; and cultivate a vibrant regional arts environment to ensure access to all people, enrich each visitor’s experience, and preserve the community’s artistic heritage.
Pacific NorthWest Art School – Coupeville, WA – Come escape the ordinary by taking a workshop on the mystic isle of Whidbey. We have been offering exceptional visual art workshops in painting, fiber arts, mixed media and photography for 29 years.
Penland School of Crafts – Bakersville, NC – Penland is an international 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.
Peters Valley School of Craft – Layton, NJ – We are stewards of the CREATIVE PROCESS: from preparation, to incubation, to illumination, to verification. We strive to develop the creative abilities of all of our participants through this focus on process.
Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center– Newberry Township, PA – Empowered by a knowledgeable teaching staff our goal at Red Stone Glen is to inspire and guide students to develop their skills at the highest level while relaxing in a serene and welcoming atmosphere. Our teaching staff strives to give their students the most comprehensive and enriching experience possible when studying at Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center.
Sievers School of Fiber Arts – Washington Island, WI – We welcome all levels of students to spend uninterrupted time learning from knowledgeable and encouraging instructors who have the ‘extra’ qualities of warmth and joy in sharing what they love.
Susan’s Fiber – Columbus, WI – From 1979, Susan’s Fibers supplies tools, materials, classes and retreats.
Textile Center – Minneapolis, MN – Textile Center’s mission is to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber art. They offer a variety of classes including those led by guest artists.
The Southwest School of Art– San Antonio, TX – The imagination can be freed working with textiles, where fiber art techniques such as shibori, batik, silk-painting, or block-printing can be adapted from global traditions, cultural symbolism, or the human imperative for mark-making. And our 50 floor looms, located on the two floors of the Priest’s House on the Ursuline Campus, are considered to be the largest teaching collection in the U.S., and are enjoyed by an active community of adult student weavers.
Vävstuga Weaving School – Shelburne, MA – The creation of Vävstuga is inspired by the many weaving schools throughout Sweden and the dedicated and talented people who have made them happen. Our goal is to perpetuate this amazing kind of education for generations to come.
Weaving and Fiber Arts Center – Rochester, NY – This large, beautiful studio is the educational arm of the Weavers Guild of Rochester, Inc. We are a non-profit studio devoted to teaching weaving, knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing, lace-making, crocheting, tatting, sewing, card-weaving and any number of other fiber arts courses year-round, amounting to hundreds of classes yearly that draw students from all over upstate New York and beyond. We are a 501(c)3 organization run entirely by volunteers and we have been in existence since 2002.
Weaving in Beauty – American Southwest – The sources of instruction listed here offer instruction either by Navajo (Diné) people or by persons very well versed in Navajo (Diné) weaving techniques and culture.
Wildcraft Studio School – Portland, OR and White Salmon, WA – WildCraft Studio School is one of the first schools in the country to make curricular connections between the seemingly disparate practices of traditional craft, textiles, Native American arts, foraging, and herbal medicine.