Weaving Teachers

– Michigan: November 2005

Compiled by Marion Marzolf for MLH Education Committee
(For corrections/changes/additions contact:  camidei@emich.edu)

Ann Arbor area

Whitmore Lake –Forma

111 Northfield Church Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Sarah Kaufmann, teacher  — all levels.

Call Forma for current list of classes and dates.

Howell — The Spinning Loft

 Howell, MI.
Betty Forsythe and Giesela Bosch, teachers – all levels.

Brighton  —  The Weaving Bed & Breakfast

weekday classes of 2-5 days.

Gisela Bosch, teacher


Hartland Museum/Library

Summer weaving demonstrations Saturday afternoons

Grand Ledge

Cindy McCormick, rag rugs instruction

Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan University Art Department – Fiberarts

Times vary/spring/summer – short courses in dyeing and Jacquard weaving.
Professor Brooks Stevens

South Michigan

Eaton Rapids – Old Mill Yarns

109 Elizabeth St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Marilyn Kempf, Leslie Johnson, Linda Griffith, teachers – all levels.

Kalamazoo – Great Northern Weaving (rugs)

451 D Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Emma Schering, teacher      gnwemma@aol.com
Note: They have a large supply of Maysville Cotton Warp for rugs.  Handwoven
Sept/Oct. 2005 reports that Great Northern Weaving bought out Edgemont Yarns.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

314 Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Gretchen Huggett, all levels and woven shibori.  Also private weaving instruction
269/372-3354   freyja786@aol.com

Detroit Area

Bay City – Rivertown Textiles

1001 S. Henry St., Bay City, MI 48706

JoAnn Bachelder, teacher – all levels


Detroit/Birmingham — BBAC
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

1516 S. Cranbrook Rd (at 14 Mile) Birmingham, MI 48009
Sue Walton, teacher – all levels.

Detroit – College for Creative Studies

313/664-7452  ext: Fiberarts
Fiberarts Department
201 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48249
Mollie Fletcher, weaving all levels – evening and Saturday classes (adult ed )

Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint 48503
Alice Foster, teacher  —  Floor-loom weaving to resume in Jan/Feb. 2005

Central and Northern Michigan

East Lansing – City of E. Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts

300 E. Bailey, East Lansing, MI.   Alice Foster Slocum, teacher – all levels.

East Lansing — Alice Griswold – private instruction – all levels.
East Lansing —  Woven Art

New shop address: 325A Grove St., E. Lansing, 48823.    T-Fri. 11-6; SS 12-4.
Write to: 210 Abbott Rd., Suite 332, East Lansing 48823
all levels of weaving plus knitting, crocheting, spinning, and dyeing instruction—over 20 classes offered. Email: Nancy@McRayweaving.com

Grand Rapids – Threadbender Yarn Shop

2767 44th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509    Julie Anderson, teacher – all levels.

Alpena – Kati Meek


Lake Orion – Heritage Spinning and Weaving


47 E. Flint, Lake Orion, MI 48362

Marquette – Needleworks

219 W. Washington, Marquette, MI 49855
Sherrie Jaqua, owner and teacher – beginning weaving and Inkle weaving.

Midland – Arts Midland Galleries and Schools,
Midland Center for the Arts

1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640
Susan Dudzik, teacher – all levels.

Rockford – Jochen Ditterich,

teacher – all levels.
5373 Sunfish Lake Ave., Rockford, MI 49341-0457

Weaving and Fiberarts courses at Michigan Colleges, Universities, Art Schools

Central Michigan University     BFA, MA, MFA

Professor Sally Rose, Fiber Design, Art Department

College for Creative Studies    BFA crafts/fiber

Professor Mollie Fletcher, Fiberarts Program, Crafts Department

Cranbrook Academy of Arts  MFA

Professor Jane Lackey, head of Fiber Department

Eastern Michigan University    BFA, MA, MFA

Professor Pat Williams, head of Fiberarts Program, Art Department

Finlandia University  BFA

Professor Phyllis Fredendahl,  head of Fiberarts. Art & Design Department

Grand Valley State University   BFA

Professor Ann Keister, Art & Design Department  (surface design class only).

University of Michigan  BFA, MFA

Professor Sherri Smith, head of Fiberarts, School of Art and Design

Wayne State University    BFA, MA, MFA

Professor Urban Jupena, head of Fibers Program, Art Department

All of these schools offer BFA degrees, usually with Fiber specialization.
Graduate degrees are offered at: CMU, EMU, UM and WSU. Cranbrook is MFA only.

Specific program and course information is available from the schools and some information is on each school’s website.