Lessons, Workshops & Local Events

Let's Celebrate the Fiber Arts!

Private lessons in weaving, spinning, felting, rug hooking, dyeing.  Fee: $35 / hour.


 Rug Hooking and Punch Needle Workshop with Deana at Ribbon Candy Hooking

 Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10:00am to 4pm.  Fee: $125

 Welcome to the historic craft of rug making! Learn one of the most versatile, enduring, forgiving, and creative textile art forms. You will be following in the footsteps of your great, great ancestors; learning this uniquely North American scrap craft that was saved from extinction in the mid-20th century. Whether you would like to make enormous custom floor rugs, dynamic wall art, traditional designs or novelties…. this class will get you there.

Have you been wondering about the differences between punch needle and rug hooking? That’s why we’re covering both. You will receive both a hooking kit (including a hook), a punching kit (including a punch needle), as well as all of the yarns, and a hoop.

Whether you are a complete beginner or already proficient, you will learn tips and tricks that suit your level and take you to the next level. This class is about inspiration and building confidence. By the end, you will understand how to continue and complete your projects, how to personalize your designs, how to select patterns and supplies in the future based on any budget. Prepare to amaze yourself.

To Sign Up:  Please email susan@madriverfibermill.com, , Venmo or PayPal  (susan@madriverfibermill.com, or call (802) 496-7746. Full payment due at time of reservation.  Tickets can also be purchased on Eventbrite for an additional fee. 


October 8 & 9, 2021 Trunk Show with Mary Lee O'Connor of Hooked in the Mountains Wool.

On Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm, Mary Lee O'Connor will be here at the mill offering her beautifully hand dyed wools.  This is a rare occasion to see Mary Lee's art work first hand.  




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