Fiber Destinations Resource

Here are residencies and schools for fiber artists. Do you know another resource that isn’t listed here or know of fiber destinations outside the US? Please send it to Looking for more? See our workshops and textile adventures resource.

Featured Resources

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN;, 865-436-5860 A national art education center. 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.

College of Visual & Performing Arts, New Bedford, MA Undergraduate and graduate degrees in fibers!

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts  Mt. Vernon, WA;, 360-466-0110 Offers a comprehensive course schedule for artists of every level. Our internationally acclaimed faculty conducts certificate, diploma, and tutored courses in textile art, color studies, machine embroidery, paper and feltmaking, multimedia art, and dozens more. Courses offered on location or online.

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA;, 800-653-3328 x10 Offers two- to four-day classes in dyeing, quilting, image transfer, felting, basketry, fabric painting, tapestry, doll making, fabric collage and more.

Pacific Northwest Art SchoolPacific Northwest Art School, Couperville, WA;, 866-678-3396, Courses offered on the beautiful Whidby Island in felting, dyeing, shibori, and more!

Penland School of CraftsPenland School of Crafts, Penland NC;, 828-765-2359, Courses in weaving, surface design, embroidery, basketry, sculpture, applique, shoemaking, shibori, screenprinting, tapestry, sewn-product development.

Peters Valley School of CraftsPeters Valley School of Craft, Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area, NJ;, Internationally-renowned center for craft. Peters Valley’s programs include adult summer workshops.  youth programs, opportunities for artists, special studio programs, public exhibitions, demonstrations, and outreach. PV maintains studios in 8 disciplines: Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fiber Surface Design, Fiber Structure, Fine Metals, Photography, Special Topics and Woodworking.

Pro Chemical and Dye, Falls River, Massachusetts. (800) 228-9393;
Offering of 2-5 day workshops for beginner to advanced students led by internationally known artists to explore techniques of  working with fibers and surface design possibilities.

Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program; Williamsburg, MA,, 413-268-3101, Courses in batik, felting, screen printing, shibori, silk painting, weaving, machine embroidery and more, all located on a historic farm in Western Massachusetts.

Touchstone Center for CraftTouchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA (724) Located in the scenic Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, Touchstone has been providing amazing creative experiences to novice, intermediate, and advanced makers since 1972. From late April through September, Touchstone offers over 130 weekend, extended weekend, and weeklong workshops in wide range of traditional and emerging craft forms including fiber arts, mosaic arts, blacksmithing, ceramics, and much more. See the Current Touchstone Course Catalog to learn more!


Appalachian Center for Craft, Cookeville, Tennessee.
This division of Tennessee Technical University provides spacious stuios, student housing and a hands on workshop program of week long summer programs for all skill levels.

Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, Arkansas. (870) 269-8397;

FAN_ReourceEmptySpoolsArt Quilt Tahoe, Nevada City, California. (530) 887-0600;

CraftSummer at Miami University Ohio, Oxford, Ohio. (513) 529-1809;

Dillman’s Creative Arts Workshop, Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin. (715) 588-3110;

Empty Spools Seminars, Pacific Grove, California. 5-day quilt seminars.

Fletcher Farm School for Arts and Crafts. Ludlow, Vermont.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. (207) 348-2306;

Hudson River Valley Fiber Art and Quilt Workshops, Greenville Arms Inn, New York,

Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California. (951) 659-2171;

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina. (800) 365-5724;

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California. (707) 937-5818;

Madeline Island School for the Arts, La Pointe, Wisconsin. (715) 747-2054.

Nancy Crow Workshops, Ballmore, Ohio, and international itineraries.

North Bennett Street School, Boston, Massachusetts. (617) 227-0155;

Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, Washington. (360) 678-3396;

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina. (828) 765-2359;


Quilt Surface Design Symposium. Columbus, Ohio. (614) 486-4402

Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY.

Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, Tennessee. (931) 968-0210;

Sievers School of Fiber Arts, Washington Island, Wisconsin. (920) 847-2264;

Snow Farm, New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, Massachusetts. 413-268-3141

Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas. (210) 224-1848;

Susan’s Studio in the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, California. (800) 790-6377;

The Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (612) 436-0464;

The Textile Center of New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan.  718-369-0222;

Vavastuga Swedish Weaving and Folk Arts, Shelbourne Falls, Mass.

Do you know another resource that isn’t listed here or know of fiber destinations outside the US? Please send it to

*The original Fiber Destinations Resources list was graciously created by author Trudi Van Dyke for Fiber Art Now magazine, article titled Fiber Destinations, Volume 2, Issue 2.

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3 Comments on “Fiber Destinations Resource”

  1. akismet-8dbd43ab8f57c007d45eeed067944a98
    December 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Maybe I missed this in your listing Box 1000, LaConner, WA 98257

    Phillippa K. Lack Master Silk Painter, Silk Painters International My silk art enriches your life. See it at Creativity is KEY!

  2. March 28, 2014 at 1:26 am #

    What a WONDERFUL LIST. There is something for everyone. Thanks

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