Workshops & Textile Adventures

Have you been itching to take a class? How about finally taking the adventure that you have dreaming about? Browse these featured workshops and textile adventures to get started!  Please send any more ideas to to submissions@fiberartnow.net. Looking for more? See our Fiber Destinations resource.

Featured ResourcesFAN_GeorgiaAlpacaFest

Georgia Alpaca Fiber Fest, Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Columbus, GA This event will introduce fiber artists to the wonders of alpaca! September 12-14, 2014 www.gafiberfefst.com

Eugene Textile CenterEugene Textile Center, Eugene, OR www.eugenetextilecenter.com, 541-688-1565, courses in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, and surface design.

Heartfelt Silks

HeartFelt Silks, Stillwater, MN; www.heartfeltsilks.com Wet felting and nuno felting classes for all skills levels and ages with fiber artist Robbin Firth. HeartFelt Silks teaching & retail studio at Seasons on St. Croix Gallery in Hudson, WI carries felted accessories, garments, wall art, as well as felting kits, hand-dyed fabrics, and Palm Washboards — innovative handcrafted tools for wet felting.

Midwest Felting Symposium

Midwest Felting Symposium, www.midwestfeltingsymposium.com, The Midwest Felting Symposium is a biannual event for felting enthusiasts, featuring workshops from an international cast of instructors, lots of vendors, extracurricular activities and a gallery of felt art. The 2014 Midwest Felting Symposium is July 28 – August 3

NEFSNew England Felting Supply, Easthampton, MA, www.feltingsupply.com, 413-527-188 Take felting classes from world-renowned teachers at New England Felting Supply, which occupies the center of a 1920’s vaudeville theater!

PuchkaPeruPuchka Peru, Peru; www.puchkaperu.com Cultural and textile adventures, featuring workshops with knitters, tapestry weavers, spinners, embroiderers, braiders and gourd engravers. Includes Machu Picchu and the Colca Canyon.

ProChemical and DyePro Chemical & Dye, Fall River, MA; http://www.prochemicalanddye.com, Classes offered in many fiber-related areas, including textile painting, dyeing, batik, clamp-resist dyeing, kakishibu, and more!

 

Quilting by the LakeQuilting by the Lake (QBL), Auburn, NY, Schweinfurth Art Center, http://www.quiltingbythelake.com, The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center promotes wider appreciation of quilts as an art form and encourages individual development of quilters through exhibits, classes, workshops and programs in design and techniques emphasizing creativity, originality and design excellence.

FAN_QSDSQuilt Surface Design Symposium, Columbus OH, www.QSDS.com, 614-486-4402 The Quilt Surface Design Symposium has been critical to the non-traditional quilt movement in providing education for all those interested in exploring their own potential in the medium. QSDS provides  the very best teachers available worldwide to give workshops annually from May-June.

StrongFeltStrongfelt Studio, Asheville, NC, http://www.strongfelt.com, Learn to craft fine felt with Lisa Klakuluk, including patterning, illustrating, texturing, sculpting and more.

Terry JarrardTerry Jarrard-Dimond, Artist & Teacher; terryjarrarddimond.com, http://www.quiltingbythelake.com, July: Quilting by the Lake, July, 2014. September: Crow Timber Barn, http://www.nancycrow.com

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Other Resources

Designs by Alison, Chicago, IL;  http://designsbyalison.textiledesignsbyalison.com
Art Retreat Tamarindo, Costa Rica; ww.artretreattamarindo.com.
Saterglantan, Sweden; http://www.saterglantan.se

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