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Weaving Instruction

We frequently get calls for information about places to learn how to weave. Our librarian has compiled a list 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 would you please let us know so that we can correct it.

Tri-State Area   |   East Coast   |   Other Areas



Tri-state Area

Fashion Institute of Technology
Room B103, Seventh Ave. at 27th St., NYC 10001-5992
212-760-7650
http://www.fitnyc.edu/
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.

Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
718 369-0222

26 West 8th Street
New York NY 10011
646-225-6554
www.textileartscenter.com
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.

Loop of the Loom
SAORI Weaving Arts Studio
227 East 87th Street
New York NY 10028
212-722-2686
www.LoopoftheLoom.com
Loop of the Loom is the only weaving studio for children and adults in Manhattan which introduces the award winning SAORI creative weaving program.

The Yarn Company
2274 Broadway
New York NY 10024
212-787-7878
www.theyarnco.com
The Yarn Company offers supplies and classes for a variety of fiber techniques.

Weaving Hand
47 Hall Street 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718 855-5666
www.weavinghand.com
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.

Habu Textiles
135 West 29th Street Suite 804
New York, New York 10001
212-239-3546
http://www.habutextiles.com/
They occasionally give lessons.

The Weaving Center
32 Warren Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(Entrance at ground level around left to back of Convent)
914-332-1948
http://www.theweavingcenter.org

Fiber Design Studio
10 Wisner Trail, Warwick, NY 10990
845-987-1670
Beginning and more advanced weaving, spinning, and knitting

Newark Museum Arts Workshop
449 Washington St., P.O. Box 540, Newark, NJ 07101-0540
973-596-6607
1-800- 7MUSEUM
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/ArtsWorkshop.html

Aunt Jean's Handiworks
Clinton, NJ
908-713-0101
Call to join mailing list. Weaving classes

The Spinnery
33 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
908-996-9004
www.spinnery.net
Classes in weaving, spinning, knitting, basketry and more. They also sell new and used fiber equipment.

Guildford Art Center
P.O. Box 589,411 Church St., Guilford, CT 06437
203-453-5947
www.guilfordartcenter.org
Classes in a variety of crafts: fiber crafts include spinning, weaving dyeing, knitting, quilting, surface design.

Brookfield Craft Center
P.O. Box 122, Route 25, Brookfield, CT 06804
203-775-4526
http://www.brookfieldcraft.org/
Classes in a variety of crafts. Fiber crafts: weaving, felting, dyeing, knitting, also color theory, designing, beading, sewing

Great Neck Adult Education
516 441-4949
http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/gnps/pages/Adult/adult.html
Click "Course Selection," then "Fine Crafts to see Weaving classes.

Brennan-Maffei Tapestry
New York, NY
646-796-9798
http://www.brennan-maffei.com/
On-Going Tapestry Tutorial offered regularly on Wednesdays. Beginning to advanced students.

Peters Valley Craft Center
19 Kuhn Rd. Layton, NJ 07851
973-948-5200
www.petersvalley.org
Weaving, spinning, dyeing, surface design, felting, needlework, paper, book arts, and basketry. 3 - 8 days intensive study: beginner to advanced

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East Coast

A Yarn Express
Waltham, MA 02452
781-863-1449
www.yarnexpressonline.com
Weaving classes for adults and children.

Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers
3705 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
215-487-9690
pghw.org
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.

The Manning's
1132 Green Ridge Rd., P.O.Box 687, East Berlin, PA 17316
717-624-2223
www.the-mannings.com
Weaving classes include: beginning weaving, color and weave, overshot coverlets, countermarch loom class, how to finish weavings, beginning rag rug weekend, Theo Moorman workshop, and twined rag rugs. Other classes include cotton spinning, beginning spinning, book making, and beginning temari ball making.

Harrisville Designs
Center Village, PO Box 806, Harrisville, NH 03450
603-827-3996
www.harrisville.com
Summer & fall workshops in weaving, felt making, knitting, spinning & color in fiber

Vävstuga Swedish Weaving and Folk Arts
16 Water Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1119
413-625-8241
http://www.vavstuga.com/
Swedish style weaving school: weaving "basics, draw looms, linens, & more"

Vermont Weaving School
4 Signal Pine Rd, Putney, VT 05346
802-387-2656
http://www.vermontweavingschool.com
Classes, retreats and study groups for beginning and experienced weavers.

Thousand Island Arts Center - Home of the Handweaving Museum
314 John St., Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-4123
http://www.tiartscenter.org/

Penland School of Crafts
828-765-2359
www.penland.org
Basketry, beading, floor loom weaving (all levels), tapestry weaving, surface design, many other fiber techniques

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-5860
www.arrowmont.org
Fiber, baskets, paper, weaving, surface design

Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts
611 Route South, Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-8770
www.FletcherFarm.org
Weaving, dyeing, spinning, surface design

John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC
www.folkschool.org
800-365-5724
Sewing, spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, hooking, felting

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Other Areas

The Fiber Garden
Black River Falls WI
715-284-4590
www.fibergarden.com
Workshops in spinning, weaving, herbs, basket weaving

Carol Leigh's Hillcreek Fiber Studio
Columbia, MO
573-874-2233
http://hillcreekfiberstudio.com/
Workshops in spinning, natural dyeing, multi-harness, triangle frame loom, Navajo weaving"

Santa Fe School of Weaving
Santa Fe NM
505-982-6312
www.sfschoolofweaving.com
"Doubleweave and special projects. Beginners welcome."

Mendicino Art Center
Mendocino CA
800-653-3328
www.mendocinoartcenter.org
"Year-round workshops: Weaving, Spinning, Dyeing, Rug Making, Silk Painting, Surface Design. All levels."

Taos Arts School - Taos Arts Workshops
Taos NM
575-758-0350
http://taosartschool.org
Navajo weaving, natural dyeing, Knitting, Apache beadwork on moccasins, Apache coiled basketry

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
Washington Island, WI
920-847-2264
http://www.sieversschool.com
"Basketry, dyeing, felt making, handmade paper, knitting, quilting, spinning, surface design, wearables, weaving"

Carol Russell (wrote The Tapestry Handbook, a highly used beginning book)
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@verizon.net

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