Websites of Guild Members

Textile Studio
Ruxville Farm Fiber Arts
Loom on the Lake
Loom on the Lake Etsy Shop
The Beginning Shop and Friends - retail store for guild member Lori Secreti in Burnt Hills, NY
Crazy as a Loom
Conover Workshops

Local weaving classes

Kathleen's Fiber Arts is a shop that covers a range of fiber arts, including knitting, crochet,
weaving, spinning, needle felting, kumihimo and more!  Classes are held in a range of
disciplines, including weaving.  29 3rd Street, Troy.  518-326-0919.

Crazy as a Loom Weaving offers a basic weaving course at the studio in Queensbury, NY.  
Individual, personalized lessons with guild member Hilary Cooper-Kenny.  Approximately
12 hours of instruction, use of all equipment and materials.  Flexible hours.  Each student
will wind a warp, dress a loom, become familiar with the weaving process and complete a

Karin Demis teaches at the Heldeberg Workshop. F12  Weaving Studio: Beginning and
Advanced Session: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B. Grades: 4 & up. Students learn basic weaving
skills on a four shaft loom.  They choose their colors, set up a loom, choose a weft and
weave a project! Students who have previously taken a weaving course will be given a
review of basics, then may go on to explore new weaves and projects. Students are
encouraged to enroll for two or more weeks to further their skills and complete weavings
of their own design.

Weaving classes taught by Nancy Sharples.  Held at the Saratoga Art Center, 320
Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY.  For both the beginner and experienced weaver, this
class focuses on the diversity of weaving techniques. Working on a 4 or 8 harness floor or
table loom, projects might include a wall hanging, scarf, table runner, garment or  small
rug.  The Art Center is open for additional studio work on weekdays and Sat. Questions:
email the instructor or call (518) 587-9606.

classes. We have several traditional Macomber multi-harness (8-16 harness) floor looms
and lots of gorgeous yarns to choose from for your individual project. If you’re a beginner,
we will teach you how to warp and weave enjoyably and efficiently! If you have some
experience, tell us what skills you’d like to improve on and we will tailor instruction to suit
your needs. Project ideas include a scarf, table runner, dresser scarf, or weave sampler
(for those with weaving experience interested in color and weave effect.) We have taught
many people/employees over the last 20 years in business and love to train new weavers!
For more information or to sign up for classes, please contact Cecilia Lockwood at 518-
583-2129 or via email.

Sharon Kruppenbacher offers classes in her studio in Cobleskill.  Private or small group
instruction available.  Contact Sharon to make arrangements at 518-234-3014 or via email.

Eastside Weavers - Patricia Bohrer offers private instruction.  Contact Pat via email or call

Barbara Herbster is located in Manchester, MA, and teaches workshops aross the
country.  She currently has a class of 5 local members who are studying from
requirements for the WGB Ratings requirements.  Workshop pricing depends on number
of people and travel.  

The Adirondack Folk School offers classes in the arts, crafts and culture of the Adirondack
region.  Located in Lake Luzerne, NY, fibers arts classes are included in the roster.

Snow Farm, the New England Craft Program.  Classes and workshops in many different
mediums, including textile arts.

Vavstuga Weaving School - Swedish style weaving school in Western MA.  Also sells
Glimakra looms and equipment and yarns by Bockens and Borg.  Shelburne Falls, MA.

Vermont Weaving School - Dena Gartenstein Moses teaches various classes and
retreats.  Dena taught a great workshop on chenille scarves for the guild in April 2013.

The School for American Handweaving at Flat Rock Farm - Learn to weave on 18th
Century and other heritage looms at this peaceful farm with Stephanie Morton in Lyme,

Conover Workshops - Susan Conover offers classes in a wide range of fiber arts
disciplines. Classes include double-width weave, 8 shaft twill, walking wheel, and hand towels
with hanging loop.

Local weaving and yarn stores

A Touch of Twist
Common Threads Saratoga
Fiber Kingdom
Kathleen's Fiber Arts
The Spinning Room
Yarn Angel

Online resources

Weaving Today
Download a master yarn chart from Weaving Today
On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics
A resource guide to knitting and weaving by Paradise Fibers

Federal labeling laws for textiles