If you don't find the workshop you are looking for among West County Fiber Arts offerings, please consider one of these local schools.


Alisha Reyes – Fiber Circle Studio
8099 La Plaza, Cotati, CA (Suite H in the corner)

Fiber Circle Studio is a fiber maker space that offers workshops and provides equipment for weaving, spinning, fiber processing, sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting and felting. Visit www.fibercirclestudio.com for more information, or contact Alisha at 707-242-3400 or alisha@fibercirclestudio.com.

Fiber Circle Studio

Marta Shannon – Tactile Sensations
3820 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, CA

Marta teaches weaving for both beginning and advanced students at her studio in Petaluma, as well as other venues. For more information, contact Marta at martashannon@aol.com or 707-658-1707, or visit www.martashannon.com or the Tactile Sensations Facebook page. Private lessons available.

Marta Shannon weaving


Brooke Sinnes – Sincere Sheep
Napa, CA

Our primary focus is single-source, breed-specific and custom-made yarns and fibers. All Sincere Sheep yarn and fiber is dyed using color extracted from plants (and periodically from insects). We hold natural dye workshops at the Napa, California dye studio of Sincere Sheep. Visit our website at sinceresheep.com.

Sincere Sheep

Mimi Luebbermann – Windrush Farm
2263 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA

Hands on Learning, From Fleece to Finished Garment.
Call 707-775-3390 or email windrushfrm@gmail.com for more information and a complete listing of classes. Please also look for information on the Windrush Farm Facebook page. Photos by PaigeGreen

Windrush Farm photos by Paige Green


Charlie Kennard
San Anselmo, CA

Charlie is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and other traditional basketry techniques. He teaches classes for adults and teens; beginning and experienced weavers are welcome. For more information, email charleskennard@comcast.net. Upcoming workshops: download a PDF of fall 2018 – Spring 2019 workshops: charlie-kennard-basket-workshops

Charlie Kennard

Monique Risch Botanical Prints
Sea Ranch, CA

Join me at my studio in Sea Ranch for a hands-on workshop in learning how to coax plants and flowers to leave their color on fiber, exploring printing methods for the beginner or experienced eco-printer. Learn plant-based tannin chemistry and the relationship to iron on silk and cotton.
Visit moniquerisch.com for more information.

Monique Risch Botanical Prints


Jane Ingram Allen – Papermaking
3840 Finley Avenue, Studio 107, Santa Rosa CA

Award winning international artist and hand papermaking expert with 40 years of experience. Contact info@janeingramallen.com for more information about commissions, workshops, classes and artist in residency projects. Visit Jane's blog at: janeingramallen.wordpress.com for workshop information.

Jane Ingram Allen

Upcoming Workshop: "From Plants to Paper"
For information and to enroll, visit the Laguna de Santa Rosa website:
http://www.lagunadesantarosa.org/laguna_walks_classes.html#Papermaking.
Dates: October 20 and 21, 2018, Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 4 PM each day
Cost: $200, materials and supplies provided
Limited Enrollment: 10 students minimum and 15 maximum

Botanical Dimensions
3830 Doris Murphy Lane, Occidental, CA

We work to preserve biodiversity, respecting natural ecosystems and traditions of ecological knowledge. We appreciate, study, and educate others about plants and mushrooms that are felt to be significant to cultural integrity and spiritual well-being. We share what we learn. More information and current workshops can be found at botanicaldimensions.org or on our Facebook page.

Botanical Dimensions