Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild

A Community of Weavers, Spinners & Fiber Artists

2006 Interweave Press "Fiber Heart" Award Winner

Rag Rug in progress At the Fiber Guild studio, we gather informally to work on projects and spend time together. In addition, we offer an abundance of organized workshops where, for a very low fee, we share and learn new talents. Most workshops are filled by our members, but sometimes there is room for a visitor, at an additional cost.
The class sign-up sheets are in the three ring notebook on the black round table in the studio. Samples are available to look at on the long table against the wall. Please remember to put your deposit of $5.00 for half day or $10 for a full day in the envelope behind the sign up sheet. This deposit goes to the guild for use of the facility and equipment in the studio. Your place in the class is not guaranteed until the deposit has been paid.

If you would like to teach a class please fill in a teacher's proposal form on top of the gray file cabinet or e-mail Joan Ruane ( if there is a class you would like her to find a teacher for.

March 2018 (yes, 2018)

Sakiori and Zanshi with Tom Knisely
Wed & Thurs 21 & 22 March, 9 am - 5 pm
Fees (studio fee included): $110 for members, $125 for non-members.
Payment is due in full at registration.
Refund Policy: If the class is cancelled by BFAG, a full refund will be given. If a student withdraws from the class, a refund will be given if a replacement student can be found.
NOTE: registration is currently open for members. Registration for non-members will open 15 Nov.
Maximum 20 students.
Click HERE for an idea of what the class will be like.
Equipment: BFAG only has 9 4-harness looms available. If students can, bring your own loom. Tom said that ridged heddle looms can be used; however the sett is generally 20 epi. He suggested that 2 10-epi ridged heddles could be used. Falma is researching how that would work. Ashford does make a 15-epi ridged heddle, which Tom said would work.
Materials: Students need to bring silk, rayon, or tencel material. It is time to visit second hand stores. For Zanshi, students will also need broken warp threads, thrums, and other scraps.

Before the Class: Tom will provide warping instructions before the class. As soon as that arrives, we will share with those who are signed up.

Coming from out of town? Be sure to check the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce web site for lodging and dinning suggestions:

Last Updated: 24 May 2017

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