Fiber-Friendly Craft Schools
Ready to learn to weave, quilt, knit, or spin? Or improve upon your basketmaking or embroidery techniques? The following craft schools offer endless fiber-art classes and workshops for all skill levels. Whether you want to get away or stay close to home, for a week, weekend, or just a day, you can develop your love for fiber arts at one of our nationís fine craft schools to craft your own summer adventures!
Above: A stunning array of dyed scarves dry in the sun outside of the fibers building at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Cookeville, Tennessee
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado. (970) 923-3181; www.andersonranch.org.
Appalachian Center for Craft, Cookeville, Tennessee. www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/home.
Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, Arkansas. (870) 269-8397; www.arkansascraftschool.org.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. (865) 436-5860; www.arrowmont.org.
The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, New Jersey. (201) 767-7160; www.tasoc.org.
Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut. (203) 775-4526; www.brookfieldcraft.org.
Center for Book Arts, New York, New York. (212) 481-0295; www.centerforbookarts.org.
CraftSummer 2011 at Miami University Ohio, Oxford, Ohio. (513) 529-1809;
Dillmanís Creative Arts Workshop, Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin. (715) 588-3110. www.dillmans.com.
Eugene Textile Center, Eugene, Oregon. (541) 688-1565; www.eugenetextilecenter.com.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. (207) 348-2306; www.haystack-mtn.org.
Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California. (951) 659-2171; www.idyllwildarts.org.
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina. (800) 365-5724; www.folkschool.org.
Lacis Museum, Berkeley, California. (510) 843-7290;
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois. (773) 769-4226; www.lillstreet.com.
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California. (707) 937-5818; www.mendocinoartcenter.org.
North Bennett Street School, Boston, Massachusetts. (617) 227-0155; www.nbss.org.
Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, Washington. (360) 678-3396; www.pacificnorthwestartschool.com.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina. (828) 765-2359; www.penland.org.
Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, New Jersey. (973) 948-5200; www.petersvalley.org.
Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (336) 723-7395; www.sawtooth.org.
Shake Rag Alley Center for Arts and Crafts, Mineral Point, Wisconsin. (608) 987-3292; www.shakeragalley.com.
Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, Tennessee. (931) 968-0210; www.shakerag.org.
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas. (210) 224-1848; www.swschool.org.
Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. (612) 625-1976; www.cce.umn.edu/Split-Rock-Arts-Program.
Susanís Studio in the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, California. (800) 790-6377; www.moyerdesign.com.
The Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (612) 436-0464; www.textilecentermn.org.
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