– Michigan: November 2005
Compiled by Marion Marzolf for MLH Education Committee
(For corrections/changes/additions contact: email@example.com)
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
Betty Forsythe and Giesela Bosch, teachers – all levels.
Brighton — The Weaving Bed & Breakfast
weekday classes of 2-5 days.
Gisela Bosch, teacher
Summer weaving demonstrations Saturday afternoons
Cindy McCormick, rag rugs instruction
Times vary/spring/summer – short courses in dyeing and Jacquard weaving.
Professor Brooks Stevens
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
314 Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Gretchen Huggett, all levels and woven shibori. Also private weaving instruction
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
201 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48249
Mollie Fletcher, weaving all levels – evening and Saturday classes (adult ed )
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
Professor Jane Lackey, head of Fiber Department
Eastern Michigan University BFA, MA, MFA
Professor Pat Williams, head of Fiberarts Program, Art Department
Professor Phyllis Fredendahl, head of Fiberarts. Art & Design Department
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.