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Boston Area Beekeepers Association

Location: 01841

Description: Evolving from the Boston Beekeepers Club (est. 2011), the Boston Area Beekeepers Association (BABA) was formed in 2013 to bring together beekeepers from the greater Boston area. There is no formal membership application or any fees for attending BABA events unless otherwise specified. In transitioning from a local club to a regional association, BABA aims be an inclusive and accessible beekeeping hub for beekeepers and bee enthusiasts in and around Suffolk County and Metro Boston.


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Nifty Homestead

Location: 900 1st Ave South, Suite 205A Seattle, WA 98134

Description: Nifty Homestead was founded to help aspiring and expert homesteaders learn and grow. We post resources on gardening, raising animals, natural building, sustainable energy, and tons of other topics related to homestead living.

Contact:, ,

Category: Milling , Carpentry, gardening, Urban Farming, Off the Grid, Plant ID, Aquaponics, Poultry, Beekeeping, Goats, Permaculture, Soapmaking, Quilting, Knit, Fiber arts, Weaving

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,

Saunderstown Weaving School

Location: 85 Kelley Road Saunderstown, RI 02874 USA

Description: Established in 1974 by Norma Smayda, the Saunderstown Weaving School will allow you to greatly expand your weaving horizons. Instruction is individualized for beginning and advanced students, with each student weaving projects of choice. Instruction includes designing the projects, warping the loom and weaving. There is a strong emphasis on traditional weaves, the works of Weaver Rose and Bertha Gray Hayes, and Scandinavian techniques, as well as design and weaving theory.

Contact:,, (401) 294-3676

Category: weaving, fiber arts

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,

Vermont Weaving School4 Signal Pine Road Putney, VT 05346

Location: 4 Signal Pine Road Putney, VT 05346

Description: At the Vermont Weaving School, we work individually with each student, in a group setting, teaching in a way that best compliments your own learning style. We begin with a three day retreat, covering the basics of weaving. Our advanced beginning program meets monthly, over six months and is designed to develop proficiency while covering a wide range of weaving topics. Additional offerings include bi-monthly ongoing classes and topic retreats with guest teachers.

Contact:,, 802.387.2656

Category: weaving,

A Place to Weave

Location: 49 Pleasant St, Waltham, MA 02452

Description: A Place to Weave will provide: 1. A community environment small enough to meet the needs of each weaver. 2. Instruction in theory for weavers who desire further knowledge and a place for practical study. 3. A place and time for project-oriented students to weave. 4. Access to patterns, equipment and supplies to meet the needs of project-oriented weavers.

Contact:, 781-863-1449

Category: weaving

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,

Vävstuga Weaving School

Location: 16 Water Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1119

Description: The creation of Vävstuga is inspired by the many weaving schools throughout Sweden and the dedicated and talented people who have made them happen. Our goal is to perpetuate this amazing kind of education for generations to come.

Contact:,, 413-625-8241

Category: weaving, 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

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

Location: 24 Eliot Street Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Description: The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. We offer classes and workshops in woodworking, sewing and fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and other crafts.

Contact:,, 617.524.3313

Category: carpentry, cabinetry, knitting, crochet, fiber arts, quilting, weaving, basket making,

Brookfield Craft Center

Location: 286 Whisconier Road (Route 25) Brookfield, CT 06804-0122

Description: Brookfield Craft Center is recognized as one of the finest professional schools for creative study in America, dedicated to teaching traditional and contemporary craft skills, and fostering the appreciation of fine craftsmanship. Students can explore blacksmithing, bladesmithing, ceramics, fused glass, flameworking, jewelrymaking, woodturning, weaving and fiber arts. Other areas of special interest include business, marketing and photography for artists; decorative arts; drawing and painting.

Contact:,, 203-775-4526

Category: pottery, fiber arts, glass work, jewelry, carpentry, blacksmithing,


Location: 411 Church Street P.O. Box 589 Guilford, CT 06437

Description: GUILFORD ART CENTER is a non-profit organization that inspires and promotes community participation in the visual arts through education, exhibitions, and outreach. The School annually serves over 2,000 students, from preschool-aged through senior citizens, in four semesters of approximately 400 classes annually, including ceramics, jewelry, metalsmithing, weaving, glass, drawing and painting, blacksmithing, and stone carving.

Contact:,, 203-453-5947

Category: pottery, jewelry, metal, blacksmithing, weaving, glass, painting, sewing,

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