Craft Center member using sewing machine on fabric.
Fiber Arts

Fiber arts is a fun and diverse practice with deep historical roots. In the modern day we still see this art form in practice on the catwalk and in our grandparent’s living rooms, but with the right instruction, this art practice has something for everyone. With resources for knitting, sewing, felting, silk painting, and more, the Fiber Arts studio allows you to dip your toes into the world of textiles, or dive in headfirst.

Tools Available
  • Bernina sewing machines
  • Quilting tools
  • Fabric dyeing equipment

Studio Hours & Information

Open Studio Hours*: 

May 20 - May 26
Monday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

May 27 - June 2
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

June 3 - June 9
Monday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

June 10 - June 16
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The Craft Center will be closed from June 15 through July 7th. We will reopen for Summer Term on July 8th.

*Hours are subject to change and may vary from week to week.

Studio Announcements:

None. 


Orientation Registration - Open for Spring Term.  

Registration for Spring Term orientations will open on April 1, 2024 at 10am. Spots are limited for orientations and take place during Weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the term. 

Studio Orientation is required for all new studio users not registered for a workshop to become acquainted with studio policies and space usage. Users must have prior experience to take this orientation. Prior experience is defined as workshop or class experience within the past 2 years and a full understanding of the studio processes from beginning to end.

Fiber Arts Studio Orientation

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Student Price: $0.00
Non-student Price: $0.00


Workshops

Person sewing on machine

Sewing Machine Use

Student Price: $20.00
Non-student Price: $20.00

Instructor: Trina Duhaime

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Celebrate the first week of the term with this $20 Intro Special! If you need help with those rips or alterations, then this workshop is for you. We will introduce you to the not-very-mysterious workings of a sewing machine. Confidently hem your jeans, patch a skirt and more!

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Cassie Shammel embroidered butterfly

Expressive Embroidery

Student Price: $80.00
Non-student Price: $95.00

Instructor: Cassandra Shammel

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, April 8, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, April 22, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Practice your embroidery techniques in a free and expressive stitching style! Suitable for beginners or more experienced embroidery artists, this workshop will help you develop your embroidery artwork with advice from a stitcher who is also a professional tattoo artist (Cassie Shammel). We'll cover some basic stitches and answer your questions. Bring your own ideas, or work from provided reference work.

Seats available: 5

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Person is putting a sewing needle into a sewing machine.

Sewing Skills

Student Price: $160.00
Non-student Price: $185.00

Instructor: Trina Duhaime

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

You won’t need to shop for that perfect design if you can create your own! This workshop covers how to pick a pattern, fabric choices, and sewing machine operation, as well as zippers, buttons, and more. During the first session you’ll work with the instructor to choose a project and then work from start to finish

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Please be prepared to purchase materials for projects. 


This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Painted silk scarves

Silk Painting

Student Price: $110.00
Non-student Price: $130.00

Instructor: Sharon Braaten

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Use vibrant and colorful silk dyes to paint a design onto a silk scarf, using gutta resist and other techniques. We'll cover the fundamentals of this unique art form and end up with multiple finished scarves.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop does not provide enough experience to qualify for a full studio orientation.

Seats available: 2

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Knitting

Knit and Tea April

Student Price: $30.00
Non-student Price: $35.00

Instructor: Taylor Rutledge

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Learn the basics of knitting, or join us for some practice and guidance if you've already started. This is a low-key session with tea, conversation, and a relaxed atmosphere.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. Introductory materials included. No experience necessary. This workshop includes all listed dates and times. Please plan to attend all meetings. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 5

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Needle Or Thread Social Media

Tips & Tricks for Social Media (on Zoom)

Student Price: $30.00
Non-student Price: $30.00

Instructor: Hannah Austin

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Study with a craft influencer! Local artist Hannah Austin of Needle OR Thread has built a successful online craft business and presence using the power of social media. Learn from her techniques and practices, and ask questions to help develop your own process.

This workshop will meet remotely via Zoom. A link will be provided via email the day before the workshop.This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. No experience necessary. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 0

Embroidered fabric landscapes

Fabric Landscapes April

Student Price: $50.00
Non-student Price: $60.00

Instructor: Hannah Austin

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Create a 4" or 5" fabric collage landscape hoop with professional fiber artist Hannah Austin! Customize your own landscape using a large selection of curated fabrics and DMC floss. In this class we will discuss beginner embroidery stitches and composition of patterned fabrics to complete your own gorgeous landscape masterpiece.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Materials included for one completed landscape.

This workshop does not provide enough experience to qualify for a full studio orientation.

Seats available: 1

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Enhanced embroidery

Enhancing Your Embroidery

Student Price: $60.00
Non-student Price: $70.00

Instructor: Hannah Austin

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, May 6, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Monday, May 13, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Beads, metallic threads, and other embellishments can take your embroidery to the next level! Add movement, dimension, and dynamic composition with some new materials. Basic embroidery experience is helpful.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. Introductory materials included. No experience necessary. This workshop includes all listed dates and times. Please plan to attend all meetings. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 0

Arashi Shibori

Arashi Shibori

Student Price: $80.00
Non-student Price: $95.00

Instructor: Virginia Jurasevich

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Friday, May 17, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 24, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Shibori is a traditional Japanese resist dyeing technique. Arashi, meaning "storm", is a variation of shibori dyeing that uses poles and string to create complex and intricate patterns. We'll work through the basics of this technique to create beautiful, richly dyed fabric.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. Introductory materials included. No experience necessary. This workshop includes all listed dates and times. Please plan to attend all meetings. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 0

Embroidered fabric landscapes

Fabric Landscapes May

Student Price: $50.00
Non-student Price: $60.00

Instructor: Hannah Austin

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Create a 4" or 5" fabric collage landscape hoop with professional fiber artist Hannah Austin! Customize your own landscape using a large selection of curated fabrics and DMC floss. In this class we will discuss beginner embroidery stitches and composition of patterned fabrics to complete your own gorgeous landscape masterpiece.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Materials included for one completed landscape.

This workshop does not provide enough experience to qualify for a full studio orientation.

Seats available: 0

Knitting

Knit and Tea May

Student Price: $30.00
Non-student Price: $35.00

Instructor: Taylor Rutledge

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Learn the basics of knitting, or join us for some practice and guidance if you've already started. This is a low-key session with tea, conversation, and a relaxed atmosphere.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. Introductory materials included. No experience necessary. This workshop includes all listed dates and times. Please plan to attend all meetings. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 6

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.