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We frequently get calls for information about places to learn how to weave. Our librarian has compiled a list (in alphabetical order) that appears below. To the best of our knowledge this list is up to date but some information may have changed. If you find that something on the list is inaccurate, please let us know so that we can correct it.
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Aunt Jean's Handiworks
38 Center St
Clinton, NJ, 08809
Call to join mailing list. Weaving classes
Brookfield Craft Center
P.O. Box 122, Route 25, Brookfield, CT 06804
Classes in a variety of crafts. Fiber crafts: weaving, felting, dyeing, knitting, also color theory, designing, beading, sewing
Fashion Institute of Technology
Room B103, Seventh Ave. at 27th St., NYC 10001-5992
Classes from beginning through computer aided weaving and surface design for full time and continuing education students. They are fashion industry oriented, but you can learn a lot as long you keep this in mind.
Fiber Design Studio
10 Wisner Trail, Warwick, NY 10990
Beginning and more advanced weaving, spinning, and knitting
Great Neck Adult Education
Click "Course Selection," then "Fine Crafts to see Weaving classes.
Guildford Art Center
P.O. Box 589,411 Church St., Guilford, CT 06437
Classes in a variety of crafts: fiber crafts include spinning, weaving dyeing, knitting, quilting, surface design.
135 West 29th Street Suite 804
New York, New York 10001
They occasionally give lessons.
Lion Brand® Yarn Studio
34 W. 15th St, New York, NY 10011
They offer a wide variety of educational programming, from beginning level classes in both knitting and crochet to workshops in all sorts of knitting, crocheting, and yarncrafting techniques, including weaving (rigid heddle weaving only), dyeing, and felting.
Loop of the Loom
SAORI Weaving Arts Studio
227 East 87th Street
New York NY 10028
Loop of the Loom is the only weaving studio for children and adults in Manhattan which introduces the award winning SAORI creative weaving program.
Peters Valley Craft Center
19 Kuhn Rd. Layton, NJ 07851
Weaving, spinning, dyeing, surface design, felting, needlework, paper, book arts, and basketry. 3 - 8 days intensive study: beginner to advanced
33 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Classes in weaving, spinning, knitting, basketry and more. They also sell new and used fiber equipment.
Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
The main goal of the Textile Arts Center is to provide support to fiber artists, and everyday people interested in working with fiber, by acting as a resource facility and creative meeting place.
The Weaving Center
32 Warren Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(Entrance at ground level around left to back of Convent)
47 Hall Street 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Weaving Hand is an organization that embraces global weaving traditions, fosters working partnerships with an international community of weavers, and operates as a healing arts studio.
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Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Fiber, baskets, paper, weaving, surface design
A Yarn Express
Waltham, MA 02452
Weaving classes for adults and children.
8 Martin Rd.
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Peggy Hart, blanket weaver and weaving instructor, is available for lectures, workshops and appearances. Contact her through her website blanketweave.com
Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts
611 Route South, Ludlow, VT 05149
Weaving, dyeing, spinning, surface design
Center Village, PO Box 806, Harrisville, NH 03450
Summer & fall workshops in weaving, felt making, knitting, spinning & color in fiber
John C. Campbell Folk School
Sewing, spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, hooking, felting
Penland School of Crafts
Basketry, beading, floor loom weaving (all levels), tapestry weaving, surface design, many other fiber techniques
Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers
3705 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
We offer Weaving, Spinning, Basketry and Dyeing on a fairly regular basis, and also occasionally offer Embroidery, Knotting and a variety of other fiber related classes.
Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center
435 Popps Ford Rd, York Haven, Pennsylvania
redstoneglen.com/ | Find them on Facebook
Weaving classes include: beginning weaving, color and weave, overshot coverlets, countermarch loom class, how to finish weavings, beginning rag rug weekend, Tom Knisely and Sara Bixler workshops, and twined rag rugs. Other classes include cotton spinning, beginning spinning, book making, and beginning temari ball making.
Thousand Island Arts Center - Home of the Handweaving Museum
314 John St., Clayton, NY 13624
Vävstuga Swedish Weaving and Folk Arts
16 Water Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1119
Swedish style weaving school: weaving "basics, draw looms, linens, & more". Their online store sells fiber, tools, weaving books & supplies.
Vermont Weaving School
4 Signal Pine Rd, Putney, VT 05346
Classes, retreats and study groups for beginning and experienced weavers.
Carol Leigh's Hillcreek Fiber Studio
Workshops in spinning, natural dyeing, multi-harness, triangle frame loom, Navajo weaving
Author of The Tapestry Handbook, a highly used beginning book, Carol teaches traditional tapestry & Navajo tapestry techniques, and also color & 2-D design; classes held at the South Orange Community Center in South Orange, NJ, or at The Spinnery in Neshanic Station, NJ; classes are offered in sessions of 4 or 8 weeks. For her current schedule, e-mail: ckr 'at' verizon (dot) net
The Fiber Garden
Black River Falls WI
Workshops in spinning, weaving, herbs, basket weaving
Lambspun of Colorado
(970) 484-1998 • (800) 558-5262
Lambspun of Colorado has ongoing weaving classes of all types in Fort Collins, CO.
Mendicino Art Center
Year-round workshops: Weaving, Spinning, Dyeing, Rug Making, Silk Painting, Surface Design. All levels.
Santa Fe School of Weaving
Santa Fe NM
Doubleweave and special projects. Beginners welcome.
Sievers School of Fiber Arts
Washington Island, WI
Basketry, dyeing, felt making, handmade paper, knitting, quilting, spinning, surface design, wearables, weaving
Taos Arts School - Taos Arts Workshops
Navajo weaving, natural dyeing, Knitting, Apache beadwork on moccasins, Apache coiled basketry
Online learning: Warp and Weft: Learning the Structure of Tapestry. A class in three parts.
Cyber-Fiber: the Weavolution online classroom
Take a weaving class from the comfort of your own home.
On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics
University of Arizona
An exhaustive archive of historical weaving information and drafts.
Most documents are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). The documents on this site come from a variety of sources. Most are digital facsimilies of paper documents.
Handweaving.net is a digital weaving archive with drafts, historic weaving documents, and more. This website contains 61743 hand weaving drafts, many of which are public-domain. You can purchase CDs of the archive at http://store.handweaving.net/