Category:Fiber Arts

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Managed ByJohn Houghton and Bronwen Seap-Henhouse
HoursSame as membership hours
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Fiber Arts is the technical term for fine art that uses textiles (fabric). The Artisans Asylum Fiber Arts Lab maintains an Inventory of Tools, a Pattern Library, and a Fabric Inventory. We also host classes and a Fiber Arts Work Night.


See the current class list for current listings.

Fiber Arts Work Night

There is a group that meets in the Social Area weekly for a biweekly work night in a variety of fiber arts crafts, including:

  • Machine knitting
  • Hand knitting
  • Crochet
  • Sewing

Related fields and cross-collaboration include:

  • "Hacking" the knitting machine to accomplish other projects
  • Soft circuitry for wearable electronics
  • Weaving

Shop Rules

  • remove jewelry on hands- rings and bracelets
  • restrain hair
  • do not leave machines on and unattended or while changing thread and needles
  • no food or drink
  • if you are unsure of what you are doing stop *immediately* and ask for help
  • if the machine sounds abnormal *stop now*
  • clean up and put things away when you are finished
  • leave bobbins in the machine
    • part of cleaning up is putting a bobbin back in the machine
  • there will be different policies for the overlock
  • iron safety training because the iron is DANGEROUS
  • keep yarn contained to your space and not trailing over the floor
  • if pins and needles are dropped, pick them up immediately
  • fabric scissors are for thread and fabric *only*


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.


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