Helpful Sites

Weaving Classes

Weaving classes are offered by Barbara Gentry of Stony Mountain Fibers

Private lessons, contact Laurie Duxbury

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

Member Websites

Rivanna River Alpaca Farm and Fiber Studio, Ruckersville, VA

Stony Mountain Fibers, Charlottesville, VA

Wool2Dye4, Waynesboro,VA

Joan Griffin Tapestry Studio, Charlottesville, VA

Conference Websites

Handweavers Guild of America, Convergence

Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association, MAFA

Equipment and Materials

The Fiber Equipment & Barter Page

The Mannings

Woolgatherers Ltd.

Great Northern Weaving


R & M Yarns

For Halcyon's video on weaving with sock yarn, see:


Lunatic Fringe Yarns

Weaving Schools around the Country
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:

Kentucky Historical Society Churchill Weavers Collection 
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.

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

The Mannings Handweaving School
East Berlin, PA, There is always a full schedule of opportunities at The Mannings!

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

Vavstuga Weaving School
Vavstuga in Shelburne Falls, MA has announced their 2015 class schedule. 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.

Helpful Websites

DY Begay at the Fralin Museum in Charlottesville

Draft Archive

Ralph Griswold's Vast Publication Archive

Deb McClintock's Research

Bill Koepp's Helpful Terms

Library, Seminars, Study Groups

High-tech Glossary

Su Butler's site; Rayon Chenille a specialty

Interweave Press, Handwoven Magazine Publisher

A Resource Guide to Knitting and  Weaving

Marg Coe's Coeproduced Resources, Lots of great tips and worksheets

A neat trick using a texsolv heddle

Marg Coe's Hemstitching Info

Sleying Chart



Rug Weaving Only

For intermediate & advanced shaft-  loom weavers

Free Design Software; good for  beginners