Schools

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

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Alabama

Auburn University
Located in Alabama, they have a Textile Engineering Department.

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Academy of Art
Located in San Francisco.

ArtFibers
124 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, 415.956.6319

AVL Weaving School
Located in Chico.

Cal Poly Pomona
Apparel Technology and Research Center.

California Cashmere Company
One- to three-day fiber-grading classes to assist students in identifying and producing cashmere that satisfies a variety of end uses:. PO Box 1030, San Andreas, CA 95249, 209.754.5751

California College of the Arts
Locations in San Francisco and Oakland.

City College of San Francisco
Located in San Francisco.

College of Marin
From the College of Marin, some of their student's work from the Fiber Sculpture Class.

College of the Redwoods
San Francisco, CA.

Common Threads
Located in Solano Beach, CA they offer classes on dyeing.

College of the Redwoods
Ft. Bragg, CA.

Dharma Trading Co.
Located in San Raphael, this shop offers classes.

The Golden Fleece
Located in Santa Cruz, CA.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
With campuses in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and San Diego

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
Located in southern California, this program specializes on Native American art.

Knitter's Weekend With Nancy England
Nancy England, Knits By, PO Box 1686, Vacaville, CA 95696, 707.446.0269

Knitting by the Sea
Helga McDonald, Das Nadelhaus, PO Box 2688; Fort Bragg, CA 95437, 800.994.7909

La Jolla FiberArts Gallery
Located in La Jolla, CA, this gallery offers courses on surface design, spinning, kumihimo, and basketry.

Mendocino Art Center
Located in Mendocino, CA.

Pacific Textile Arts
Located in Fort Bragg, CA this was known as the Pacific Basin Center of Textile Arts in an earlier life.

San Joaquin Delta College
Located in Stockton.

The Sewing Workshop
Located in San Francisco.

UC Davis Craft Center
This site from UC Davis, lists a whole variety of textile classes: spinning, shibori, dyeing, ...

UC San Diego Craft Center
Located at the Revelle Campus, they offer a variety of textile classes.

Urban Eagle
Offers workshops on natural dyeing.

West Valley Community College
Located in Saratoga, they offer a course in Fashion Design and Apparel Technology.

The Weavers' Cottage
15559 West Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA 91351, 888.251.5033

Colorado

Colorado Knitting Camp
Sidna Farley, 2314 Kearney, Denver, CO 80207, 303.377.9661, sidnafar@aol.com

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Great Divide
Located in Divide.

Knitaway with Cheryl Oberle
Cheryl Oberle, 3315 Newton St., Denver, CO 80211, 303.433.9205, oberleknits@worldnet.att.net

Valley Folk Arts
Located in Colorado, this group offers a two-week-long retreat.

Connecticut

Ewephoric KnitterÍs Weekend A springtime, two-day retreat with classes taught by well-known teachers: Wool Connection, 34 East Main St., Avon, CT 06001; (860) 678-1710; wool@tiac.net; www.woolconnection.com Brookfield Craft Center
Located in Brookfield, CT, this school offers a series of textile classes (along with other crafts).

Isle of Ewe
Located in CT, Jody Hyman offers classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting.

Washington D.C.

Delaware

University of Delaware
A degree in Textiles, Design and Consumer Economics.

Florida

Lunasea Fiber Retreat Four-days of knitting, spinning, weaving, and beading each February in Florida: Lunatic Fringe, Michele Belson, 161 Ave. C, Apalachicola, FL 32320; (850) 514-1688; Lunatic@talstar.com; www.chgweb.com/lunasea.html

Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology
Located in Georgia, they have a School of Textile and Fiber Engineering.

University of Georgia Textile Science
Located in Athens, they have a Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors program.

Hawaii

Idaho

University of Idaho
Located in Moscow, ID.

Illinois

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
They offer a fiber program in Chicago, IL.

Textile Arts Center
Located in Chicago, IL.

T.L.D. Design Center and Gallery
Located in Westmont, IL.

Indiana

Knitting Today 8040 E. 500 South, Wolcottville, IN 46795, 260.351.2260

Indiana University
They offer a degree in Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design.

Iowa

Iowa State University
Located in Aimes, this school offers a program in textiles and clothing.

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

The Gathering: Northeast Handspinners Association Biennial Conference Workshops with teachers from around the country, galleries, fashion shows, and marketplace; held every other fall in a different Northeastern location: For 2000, contact Karen L. Hoedtke, RR 2 Box 520-A Masalin Rd., Lincolnville, ME 04849; (207) 643-2540; Klhspin@mint.net or Frnchill@tdstelme.net; www.mainespinnersregistry.org Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Located in Deer Isle, Maine, this school offers textile workshops.

Maryland

Workshops With Valentina Devine Two one-day workshops held annually in the spring: ErnestineÍs Knitting Studio, PO Box 694, Silver Spring, MD 20918; (301) 754-3865; ekstudio@aol.com; www.knit-crochet.com

Massachusetts

Bea Ellis Knitwear
Bea Ellis Knitwear, PO Box 1188, Marshfield, MA 02050, 888.900.WOOL

Colorful Stitches Couture Knitting Workshops
Catherine Lowe, 48 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240, 800.413.6111

Interlaken School of Art
Located inStockbridge.

Lace Camp
Sandy Terp, Moonrise, 304 Swartley Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440, 215.822.7292

Pro Chemical and Dye
Located in Somerset, this dye house sponsors a whole series of guest workshops.

University of Mass., Dartmouth
Offers a degree in Textile Design/Fiber Arts major.

Webs
Located in Northhampton.

Worcester Center for Crafts
Located in Worcester.

Michigan

Central Michigan
A degree in Apparel Merchandising and Design.

Eastern Michigan
Through their art department, they offer textile courses.

Knitwise at the Grand Hotel
Nancie Wiseman, PO Box 22177, Sacramento, CA 95822, 916.394.9104

Lady Peddler
Held at Lake Algonquian, information on their Spring Retreat is now available.

Minnesota

Sugarbush Fiber Arts
Located in Grad Marais, MN.

Textile Center of Minnesota

University of Minnesota
Through their College of Human Ecology, a graduate program in Design, Housing, and Apparel

Mississippi

Missouri

Hillcreek Fiber Studio
Located in Missouri, they offer a variety of classes.

Montana

Nebraska

University of Nebraska
Through the College of Human Resources & Family Sciences, they offer textile courses.

Nevada

New Hampshire

Harrisville Design
Located in Harrisville, they offer a variety of classes.

New Jersey

Peters Valley Craft Education Center
Located in Layton, NJ, this school offers a variety of weaving, dyeing, and surface design classes.

New Mexico

La Lana Wools
Located in Taos, NM.

Northern New Mexico Community College
Located in El Rito, NM.

Taos Institute of the Arts
Intensive one-week, accredited workshops with special emphasis on the cultures and arts of the Southwest.

Tierra Wools
Located in Los Ojos, NM.

Wool Festival at Taos
Located in Taos, they offer workshops for dyeing, knitting, weaving, and spinning.

New York

Art, Design, and Visual Thinking
From Cornell, an interactive textbook by Charlotte Jirousek on this course.

Big Apple Knitter's Guild Annual Retreat
Roselle Siegel, 718.543.0993

Brookside-Saratoga County History Center
Located in Ballstone Spa, NY.

Buffalo State College
Located in New York, they offer a Fashion Textile Technology Program.

English Basketry Willows
Located in Norwich, NY, they offer various basketry classes.

Fashion Institute of Technology
Located in New York City.

Fiber Design Studio
Located in Warwick, NY, they offer spinning and weaving classes and are willing to rent equipment to those who aren't quite ready to make that commitment.

General Bailey Homestead Farm
Located in Greenfield Center, this farm offers a variety of textile classes.

Hayko Fine Rugs & Tapestries
Located in Astoria, they periodically offer courses on rug weaving.

Parson's School of Design
Located in New York City.

Rochester Folk Art Guild
Located in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region they offer an apprentice program.

Syracuse University
Located in New York, they offer an Environmental Arts, Consumer Studies, & Retailing Department and Programs.

Thousand Islands Craft School
Located in Clayton, they offer a strong library along with their classes.

North Carolina

Fiber Camp
Mary Stowe, Yarns Etc., 231 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401, 800.335.5011, yarnetc@earthlink.com

John C. Campbell Folk School
Located in Brasstown, NC, this school offers classes on many subjects, including spinning and dyeing.

Knitting Retreat on the Outerbanks
Pat Clockedile, 29 Alder Brook Ln., Yarmouth, ME 04096, 207.846.3582, sterlinc@msn.com

New World Textiles
Located in Black Mountain, they offer classes.

North Carolina State
The College of Textiles, located in North Carolina.

Penland School of Crafts
Located in North Carolina, this school offers a full range of textile classes. You might also enjoy Julia Benson's description of a class.

Southwestern Community College
Located in the south western part of NC, this school offers textile programs.

North Dakota

Ohio

CraftSummer
Located in Miami, OH.

A Knitter's Fantasy One-day mini knitting convention hosted by different Ohio guild each spring: Candy Kratsas; (330) 392-5602 Foothills School
Located in Aimesville.

Kent State University
A degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Oklahoma

Canterbury Farms
Located in Winchester, they offer classes for spinners and weavers.

Oregon

Mission Mill Textile Design Center
Located in Salem, OR.

Oregon College of Art & Craft
Located in Portland, they offer both short classes and longer program.

Oregon State University
Located in Corvallis, they have a Department of Apparel, Interiors, Housing and Merchandising.

University of Oregon
Through their craft center, they offer a variety of fiber classes.

Pennsylvania

Knitter's Day Out
Judith Sen, 1104 Peggy Dr., Hummelstown, PA 17036, 717.566.1624, NH3@juno.com

Knitwit Shop Knitting Retreat
Jonnie Lynn Mayer, 1 Byron St., Smethport, PA 16749, 818.887.9942, knitwit@penn.com

The Mannings Hand Weaving School and Supply Center
1132 Green Ridge Rd., PO Box 687, East Berlin, PA 17316, 717.624.2223

Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science
School of Textiles and Materials Technology.

Touchstone Center for Crafts
Locasted in Farmington, PA.

University of the Arts
Located in Philadelphia.

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design

South Carolina

Clemson University
For over a 100 years Clemson has a School of Textiles, Fiber, and Polymer Science located in South Carolina.

South Dakota

Tennessee

Arrowmont School of Crafts and Arts
Located in Gatlinburg.

Texas

Texas Women's University
Fashion and Textiles Department.

Utah

Vermont

Beau Monde Fiber Arts Studio
They offer beginning and advanced classes.

Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts
Located in Ludlow, they offer classes in weaving, dyeing, spinning, and surface design.

Frog Hollow Craft Center
Located in Middlebury.

Green Mountain Spinnery
Margaret Wilson, Brickyard Ln., PO Box 568, Putney, VT 05346, 800.321.9665

North Country Studio Conference
To be held at Bennington College.

Virginia

The Art League School
Located in Alexandria, VA offers textile courses.

Richmond Art Center
This art center offers classes year round on weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry. 510.547.7199.

Saville Hill Farm
Located in the Shanandoah Valley, this farm also offers workshops on spinning.

Springwater Fiber Workshop
A non-profit orgranization founded in 1985 and Located in Alexandria, VA.

Institute of Textile Technology
Located in Charlottesville.

Saville Hill Farm
Located in Lexington.

Washington

Coupeville Art Center
Located on Whidby Island, WA, they offer a summer program.

Madrona Fiber Arts
This group hosts an annual retreat in Gig Harbor.

Seattle Knitting And Fiber Arts Expo
Arlene H. Vrany, K.M. Productions, PO Box 12606, Mill Creek, WA 98082, 425.745.3516

Tacoma Community College
Located in Tacoma, they offer courses on fiber and surface design.

Windward Old School
Located in Washington, they offer classes on a variety of textile techniques (among other things).

West Virginia

Augusta Heritage Center
Located in Elkins, they offer a variety of workshops and classes.

Wisconsin

Blackberry Hills
Located in St. Croix Falls, WI, this farm offers a series of workshops and classes for spinners.

The Fiber Garden
Located in Black River Fall.

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp
Schoolhouse Press, 6899 Cary Bluff, Pittsville, WI 54466, 715.884.2799

Mielke's Farm
Andrea Mielke, 2550 Co. Road II, Rudolph, WI 54475, 715.344.4104, mielkes5@voyager.net

Sievers School of Fiber Arts
Jackson Harbor Rd., Washington iIsland, WI 54246, 414-847-2264

Stone School Craft Guild
Located in East Tray, this school offers classes on quilting and dyeing.

University of Wisconsin
A degree program in Apparel Design and Manufacturing.

Wyoming

The Academy of Spinsters
Located in Encampment, WY, they offer classes on spinning, weaving, and dyeing.

Australia

Canberra School of Arts Textiles
Located in Australia.

Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria
Located in Australia, this guild site lists their classes and workshops.

The National Wool Museum
Located in Australia, the museum offers a series of wool-related classes for students.

RMIT University
A textiles program in Australia.

Brazil

Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial

Textile Engineering of State University os Maring‡ - Brazil

Canada

Cegep de Saint-Hyacinth
Located Saint-Hyacinth, Quebec.

The Centre des Metiers d'art en Construction Textile (CMACT)
Located in Montreal, Canada, this school offers either individual programs or you can work toward a college degree.

Haliburton School of Fine Arts
A branch of the Sir Sandford Fleming College.

Kootenay School of the Arts
Located in Nelson, BC, they offer a fiber program.

Nova Scotia Center for Craft and Design
Located in Nova Sotia, Canada, this school offers courses for a variety of textile areas.

The Tartan Lady
Located in Courtenay, BC, Canada in a B&B, Patricia Magee teaches how to weave tartans.

Denmark

Danish Weaving Center
Haderslev, Denmar

England

The Royal School of Needlework
Located in Surrey, they offer classes in embroidery and needlework.

Wern Mill Textile Craft Workshops

Iceland

Louise Heite
Located in Iceland, the Wool Camp offers a retreat to cover weaving, spinning, and knitting.

New Zealand

Louise Heite
They offer several degree programs, including Fashion and Design and Craft Design.

Scotland

Orchil
Located on the Isle of Arran, this school offers courses for a variety of textile arts.

Sweden

Textilia: Center for Contemporary Fiber Art
Located in Sweden, this school offers courses for all textile arts.

United Kingdom

Leeds University
School of Textile Industries.

London College of Fashion
Located in, well, London.

Manchester Metropolitan University
The Hollings' campus offers several programs.

Royal College of Art
They have a School of Fashion and Textiles.

The University of Huddersfield
Located in West Yorkshire, they offer a Department of Textiles.

The University of Manchester
They offer both undergraduate and graduate programs.

West Dean College
Located in Western Sussex, they offer a program on tapestry.


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