Damascus Fiber Arts School provides an inclusive community space for weaving and learning the art and craftsmanship of fiber arts. In addition to Open Studio days, we have classes and workshops in tapestry, weaving on a Navajo-style loom, spinning, Ravenstail twinning, and more.
The Summer Workshop Schedule is online and open for registration. Workshops include Weaving Words with Phoebe McAfee, Painting with Yarn, Soumak Tapestry with David Johnson, Natural Dyeing Using Local Mushrooms, Lichens and Plants with Cheshire Mayrsohn, Hachure in Contemporary Tapestry with Elizabeth Buckley, Beginning Spinning and Spinning Beyond the Basics with Christine Thomas-Flitcroft, two 3-Day Beginning Tapestry Workshops with Janet Dorow and Margaret Jeppesen, and two future workshops, to be announced soon, The Power of Color with Linda Gormley and Collage as a Tapestry Design Tool with Amy Belgan. We may still get a basketry class, so check in again.
New Weavers!!! Sign up for one of the 3-day Beginning Tapestry Workshops. There is one in June and August. Small groups, plenty of personalized instruction, no pressure. You will love it!
Three of the projects completed by weavers who attended Elizabeth Buckley’s workshop on weaving Transparency.
Visit our School Shoppe while you are in the area. We have a selection of yarn by Harrisville and Brown Sheep, and we carry the Faro line from Glimakra. We have Al Snipes weaving forks, Joy Moss tapestry bobbins, copper pipe looms, some books, and beautiful photographic greeting cards by Jon Layne.
Need space in a building for a fiber-related activity? Have a group of friends who want to learn more about a fiber-related topic? Having trouble with a fiber related technique? See our Create Your Own Workshop, Hosted Fiber Events, and Independent Study options.
Call for Volunteers!
Want to volunteer? Go here to see what opportunities are available.
Lecture Tour Videos
The Summer Lecture Tour videos for 2020 and 2021 had an amazing group of speakers. You can still view the videos (and donate if you like).
Click here to view Public Inspection of Damascus Fiber Arts School 501(c)(3) Form 990-T.