Resources – Schools & Museums

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Weaving Schools around the Country

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gaitlinburg, TN
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. Fabulous selection of high end traditional and contemporary arts. Year-round workshops and classes.

Historic Eastfield Foundation – Southern Rensselaer County, NY
Includes a terrific variety of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops.

John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Always has something interesting going on in a wide variety of fiber and other arts and handcrafts.

Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, NC
Offers an awesome selection of classes and the textiles workshops look fantastic.

Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ
Workshops in fiber arts as well as a variety of other handcrafts in paper, woodworking, ceramics, and metals.

Red Stone Glen – Near York, PA
Tom Knisley and daughter Sara Bixler now offer a full schedule of fiber arts workshops at Red Stone Glen!

Vavstuga Weaving School – Shelburne Falls, MA
Vavstuga offers weaving workshops in traditional Scandinavian techniques with Becky Ashenden. Check it out!

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum – Decorah, Iowa
Lots of great historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Also offers textile study tours to Norway and other countries.


Museums with Fiber Arts Collections

Kentucky Historical Society Churchill Weavers Collection – Frankfort, KY
An interesting collection of luxury handwoven goods dating from 1922. Read about the history of handwoven goods, changing fashion and innovation of this handweaving studio.

National Museum of the American Coverlet – Bedford, PA
NMAC offers changing exhibitions, generally showing 50 or more coverlets at a time, along with special events, classes, and a Shop.

Thistle Hill Weavers, The Studio of Rabbit Goody – Cherry Valley, NY
Specializes in creating accurate historic reproductions, working from surviving examples, documented patterns, and period weavers’ drafts.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Gallery – Winterthur, DE
A premier museum of American decorative arts, with a collection of objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860.