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Jack Mountain Bushcraft School

Location: PO Box 77 Ashland, ME 04732

Description: Our immersion programs integrate expedition leadership, bushcraft, primitive living skills, field ecology (edible and medicinal plants, mammals and their tracks, weather, the night sky, etc.), expedition canoeing and snowshoeing, natural crafting, off-grid homesteading, fly fishing, building your own gear (canoe paddles, pack baskets, bows, crooked knives, etc.) and living a simple, outdoor life.

Contact:,, 207-518-8804

Category: plant ID, off the grid, fishing, homesteading, survival, camping,

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Harrisville Designs

Location: 4 Mill Alley Harrisville, NH 03450

Description: Harrisville Designs continues to make high quality, natural 100% wool yarns for knitting and weaving along with beautiful carded fleece for felting and spinning. Floor Looms in several sizes and styles are finely hand-crafted in the woodworking shop which also creates their wonderful line of awarding-winning products for children.

Contact:, (603) 827-3996

Category: weaving, fiber arts, crochet/knitting,

Hancock Shaker Village

Location: 34 Lebanon Mountain Rd., Hancock, MA 01237

Description: Go back in time, forward in thought. Living history museum in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Contact:,, 413-443-0188

Category: fiber arts, spinning, weaving, carpentry,

Marshfield Schools of Weaving

Location: 589 Eaton Cemetery Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Description: The Marshfield School of Weaving is the nation's foremost school for textile techniques as used in 18th-century Britain and early America. Our instruction is founded on efficient, practical methods rooted in a tradition that reaches back to medieval England.

Contact:,, 802.426.3733

Category: weaving, spinning, fiber arts,

The Fiber Loft

Location: 9 Mass Ave, Rte. 111, Harvard, MA 01451

Description: The Fiber Loft was started in 1975 by Reba Maisel as a small weaving studio. It has since expanded to become a full-service knitting, spinning, dyeing, felting, and weaving shop. We carry an extensive selection of gorgeous yarns, representing most of the small and large manufacturers. We also carry local handspun and hand-dyed yarns and spinning fibers as well as unique yarns from across the country.

Contact:,, 978-456-8669

Category: weaving, fiber arts, spinning, crochet/knitting,

Sheep & Shawl

Location: 265 Greenfield Rd South Deerfield, MA 01373

Description: The mission of Sheep & Shawl is to create a market for natural fiber yarns, promoting local and regional fiber farmers and fiber artists, and to create a local community of knitters and fiber artists.

Contact:,, 413-397-3680

Category: weaving, spinning, crochet/knitting, fiber arts,

Web's: American's Yarn Store

Location: 75 Service Center Rd Northampton, MA 01060

Description: WEBS - America's Yarn Store is located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. A second-generation, family-owned business, WEBS has been the destination for knitters, weavers and spinners for over 40 years.

Contact:,, 800-367-9327

Category: weaving, spinning, crochet/knitting, fiber arts,

Soule Homestead

Location: 46 Soule Street Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346

Description: The mission of the Soule Homestead Education Center is to support and maintain a community-based nonprofit education center for the benefit of area schools and the general public while preserving and enhancing the historic Soule Homestead. Hands on learning opportunities include environmental programs, organic farming activities, traditional crafts, and cultural events.

Contact:,, 508-947-6744

Category: ecology, organic farming, gardening skills, fiber arts, spinning, weaving, quilting, food preservation, carpentry, basketry, sustainable agriculture

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