Art Centers:

Asheville BookWorks: Offering a full spectrum of hands-on workshops including, but not limited to, bookbinding, printmaking and decorative paper.

Art Station: A nonprofit arts center that was created to explore, teach, and share the arts with all people throughout the Atlanta area.  Today, housed in the Old Trolley Station in the heart of historic Stone Mountain Village, that dream is an ongoing reality.

The Foundry Art Centre: A dynamic, interactive interdisciplinary arts center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to bring together the arts, artists and everyday people through exhibitions, studio space, performing arts and educational programs.

St. Louis Artists’ Guild and Galleries: The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a resource and advocate for creative expression, serving the Midwest as a center that exhibits, supports and promotes the visual arts.

Surface Design Association: The mission of Surface Design Association is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as in the general public.


Southern Highland Craft Guild: The Guild represents over 900 craftspeople in 293 counties of 9 southeastern states. It has partnered with the National Park Service for more than fifty years and operates the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center.

Association of Michigan Basketmakers: The AMB was founded in 1981 to develop and perpetuate the art of basketry. AMB members represent a diverse range of experiences and skills. They create basketry from a wide variety of materials including reed, barks, wood splints, cane, waxed linen, beads, and gathered natural materials.

Basketmakers of Victoria: A non-profit organization established in 1986, aims to develop and advance interest in the art and craft of applying basketry techniques.

Basketmakers of Tasmania: Our aim is to perpetuate the art and craft of basketry by stimulating an interest in and appreciation of basketry and sharing our enthusiasm for this craft.


Australian Forum for Textile Arts, Ltd (TAFTA): Membership in TAFTA entitles you to a discounted rate for attending FORUM conferences, the supplementary Newsletter with each TEXTILE Fibre Forum magazine mailing, access to advice and assistance and the right to hire slide kits and videos. TEXTILE Fibre Forum is sold in selected news agencies in most states of Australia.

Lark Books: We make books that are beautiful, informative, and fun – books about crafts, home decorating, woodworking, cooking, and outdoor living, along with a few oddball titles that don’t fit anywhere at all. We also do craft books for creative kids.

Schiffer Publishing has a very wide selection of art, antique and craft related publications.

Schools of Arts and Crafts:

Appalachian Center for Craft: A satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University (TTU), students explore diverse options in professional craft studies. The Craft Center promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: A nationally renowned center of contemporary arts and crafts education. Workshops are offered for one and two weeks in the spring and summer, and one-week and weekends in the fall.

John C. Campbell Folk School: The John C. Campbell Folk School offers a unique combination of arts and crafts classes & instruction, rich history, beautiful mountain surroundings, and an atmosphere of living and learning together.

Penland School of Crafts: A national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops.

The Ranch – Center for Arts & Craft, Snohomish WA. Operated by Randi Harper and offering workshops in textiles, clay and metals.


Artist Book 3.0: The Artist Book 3.0 forum is for artists, curators, librarians, students, and researchers interested in artist books and the book arts.

Wood Engravers Network: Since 1994, a group of printmakers, especially interested in wood engraving, have gathered and formed an organization called the Wood Engravers’ Network. The group pursues communication, encouragement, and education in this historic, yet contemporary relief medium.

Places for Instruction:

Fibrearts Australia operated by Glenys Mann:  Offers several textile related workshops at various locations in Australia.

North Country Studio Workshops: North Country Studio Workshops invites established and emerging artists and craftspeople to take part in an advanced level arts education program. This professional development event of multi-media workshops offers a hands-on learning experience taught by faculty who have achieved significant recognition in their fields.

TAFTA Textile Fibre Forums Australia: The site will develop to support all the textile arts, as an additional resource to provide information to textile craftspeople.

Toscana Americana Workshops: The Artist Book 3.0 forum is for artists, curators, librarians, students, and researchers interested in artist books and the book arts.

Shakerag Workshops in Sewannee, TN: Offers two one week sessions every June.

The Baldessin Press is located near Melbourne, Australia is a wonderful place to learn and work on printmaking techniques in an impressive studio with the option of excellent instruction.