Resources – Local Fiber Arts Resources

To have your classes, farm, shop, website, blog, guild, etc listed here, please email details to
Local Fiber Arts Instruction:

Raw fleece selection and scouring, fiber prep (especially combing) , spinning and knitting. Individual or group instruction. Kimberly Radcliffe, website The Natural Spinner and YouTube channel.   Email

Weaving – Tapestry:  Joan Griffin Tapestry – For beginning or intermediate tapestry classes, contact Joan Griffin at

Weaving – General:  Laurie Duxbury – Private Weaving instruction, Workshops, contact Laurie at or

Weaving – General: DeeDee Greer – Beginning Weaving and Computer Design. Contact DeeDee at

Knitting, Sewing:  Ewe Fine Fiber Goods – Various classes and workshops, contact Deren Bader at

Knitting, Spinning, Weaving, Sewing:  Pine Camp, Richmond VA – Various classes in fiber arts and other handcrafts through Richmond Parks & Rec. For more info, visit their website HERE.

Knitting, Spinning, Weaving, Sewing, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Printmaking:  Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA – Get more information and see the class/workshop schedule HERE.

Our Members – Local Fiber Farms & Fiber Arts Makers:

Anselm Tapestries – Keswick, VA
Klaus Anselm, tapestries, woven in wool on cotton warp reflect lasting inspirations from our travels. Nature and contemporary design. Lasting impressions of the beauty and grandeur of the Grand Canyon and images of the Southwest with the stunningly simple compositions of sky, country and architecture have greatly influenced my work. I also find enjoyment in architectural and geometric designs, pushing the envelope in the use of perspectives and color composition.

Calluna Farm Studios – Raphine, VA
Candy Hargett, Handspun Yarns, Handwovens, & Fibers, Spinning & Weaving Classes & Retreats ~ all day … everyday…

Cynthia Wood Spinner – Amherst, VA
Cynthia Haney, is a wood turner and makes drop spindles, crochet hooks, nostepinne, niddy-noddy, wpi tools, diz w/ threaders, etc.

Deborah Watson, Fiber Artist – Felter – Crozet, VA
Deborah Watson, Hand felted Wearable Art and other creations designed and made on our farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hope of Glory Farm – Scottsville, VA
Judi Bisson, Black, Brown and Gray Huacaya Alpacas, sheep, English Angora bunnies and a cashmere goat.

Joan Griffin Tapestry – Charlottesville, VA
Joan Griffin creates handwoven contemporary tapestries on commission, and teaches tapestry weaving in her Charlottesvile studio.

Kami Watson Felting – New Market, AL
Kami Watson, specializing in Fine Wool and Silk creations.

Lagniappe Farm Alpacas – Charlottesville, VA
Merian Burkett Ownby, raises alpacas and creates everything from raw fleece to finished wearables.

Lucky Leap Farm – Ivy, VA
Stephanie Helvin, Angora and Dairy goats, goats milk soap, fiber.

Row House Farm – Rockingham, VA
Melanie Rowan, Breeder of colored Leicester Longwool sheep. Email:

Fiber Arts Blogs & Websites:

The Natural Spinner ~  Kimberly Radcliffe

Lucky Leap Farm – Stephanie Helvin

Other Virginia Fiber Arts Guilds:

Clotho’s Handspinners – Richmond, VA
Spin-ins, informational programs, and events.

Fiber Guild of the Blue Ridge – Purcellville, VA
Weaving, Knitting, Spinning, Felting, Crocheting.

Handweavers Guild of the New River Valley – Shawsville, VA
Weavers at every level of expertise who share a common interest in the art and craft of hand weaving.

Tavern Spinners & Weavers – Heathsville, VA
Spinning and Weaving. Tavern Spinners & Weavers also coordinates the Skein & Garment Competitions at Fall Fiber Festival.

Waterford Weavers Guild – Waterford, VA
Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing.

Williamsburg Spinners & Weavers Guild – Williamsburg, VA
Spinning, Weaving and related fiber arts.