BECOME A STUDENT
We welcome students of all abilities, whether you're a seasoned textile artisan or setting your hands on a loom for the first time. Weaving students coming to Marshfield for the first time, regardless of experience, enroll in Foundations I. Returning weaving students may enroll in Foundations II, Special Projects/Refresher Weeks, Guest Instructor Classes, and Focused Workshops. Fiber Preparation, Spinning, Dyeing, Fleece to Fulling, and the Warp Weighted Loom classes do not require prior attendance at Foundations I. Please refer to individual class descriptions for any class prerequisites.
Scholarships are available for all classes, with applications accepted year-round.
You can also register by mailing a Registration Form along with a check.
We strive to offer a welcoming and beautiful environment for all, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
Class is in session from 9:30am to 4:30pm, with a break for lunch. The studio is open for working from 8am to 8pm.
Materials: We have an extensive inventory of great weaving yarns for students. At the end of the class, we'll calculate a materials fee based on what you used in your project. We can accept cash, personal checks and paypal for these in-person payments.
Lodging is available near the school and in the Montpelier area. The closest options include:
Hollister Hill Bed & Breakfast, (802) 454-7725
Marshfield Inn & Motel, (802) 426-3383
Vermont Grand View Farm, (802) 917-2066
There are also many wonderful, local airbnb's.
Cancellation: We rely on advance planning to make sure our space, materials, and instructors are ready for the best class possible— but we understand that life happens. If you are unable to attend, a 100% refund is available up to 60 days before the class. A 75% refund will be issued for cancellation up to 30 days before. Cancellations within 30 days of the class are not refundable.
Covid-19: Masks are currently optional, and we will update our safety protocols as conditions change. Cancellations due to state health restrictions will not be penalized. Thank you for your cooperation to keep our community, students, and staff safe.
2023 at a Glance
January: Foundations I, Special Projects Week
February: Round Robin Rag Rugs, Foundations of Weaving
March: Foundations I, Special Projects Week, Warp Weighted Loom
April — closed for spring break
May: Fleece to Fulling, Warp Painting in the Style of Pompadour Silk, Foundations I, Foundations II, Latvian Band Weaving
June: Memento Mori, Shades of Red, Foundations I, Special Projects Week, Foundations II, Willow Lunch Basket
July: Foundations I, Special Projects Week,
Intro to Spinning, Secrets of the Great Wheel
August: Weaving & Sewing a Garment out of Hemp, Foundations I, Flax Processing, Spinning Linen, Mechanics, Making a Rigid Heddle, Dyeing w/Trees & Shrubs, Willow Backpack
September: Weft Faced Rugs, Weaving Between the Lines, Foundations I, Mushroom Dyeing
October: Wool Jacket, Foundations I, Full-Size Bedding
November: Foundations I, Foundations II, Special Projects Week, Warp Weighted Loom
December: Foundations I
Please scroll down for full class descriptions, dates, and cost.