Fiber Art Resources: My Favorites
Karen Borga’s Favorite Fiber Resources
Discover the best fiber resources with Karen Borga’s curated list. From top-rated must-attend festivals to extensive courses, this collection features Karen’s personal favorites in the fiber arts world. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, these resources are sure to inspire and enhance your fiber journey.
FIBER EVENTS Directories
Regional Fiber Calendar of Events – Looking to find Fiber Festivals to purchase fleece, yarn, and lots of fun stuff? You just might find me here.
Upcoming Weaving Conferences – https://heddlecraft.com/upcoming-weaving-conferences.html
COURSES – Karen’s Recommendations
Camaj Fiber Arts – Loved this course. Very comprehensive. Mary Egbert is the wool scouring Queen, but also teaches spinning, dyeing, carding, and combing! If you are new to fiber arts, or just some parts … you will get a ton out of this course.
Craftsy.com – If you are new to fiber, Craftsy is a great source of education. I learned how to use my Rigid Heddle by watching Deborah Jarchow’s Start-Up Class. They also have Spinning Wheel classes with their membership. Often you can sign up for less than $5, after a year the price will increase. At that time, you can decide if it is worth the full price. I think it is!
LongThreadMedia.com – They publish great magazines – Handwoven, Little Looms (Rigid Heddle & More), Spin & Piecework. I subscribe to all of them because I get the whole past library and their online courses – which are amazing!
ART YARN ARTISTS
https://www.thisyarn.com/ Some cute patterns for Art Yarn
FIBER GUILDS & ASSOCIATIONS
Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) – https://weavespindye.org/
Mid Atlantic Fiber Association – https://mafafiber.org/
South Jersey Spinners and Handweavers Guild – https://sjgsh.net/index.htm
Shore Fiber Arts Guild – https://shorefiberarts.org/
Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild – https://cvfg.org/
GREAT WEAVING CONTENT WEBSITES
Documents on Weaving and Related Topics – https://www2.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/weavedocs.html
Complex Weavers – https://www.complex-weavers.org/
Handweaving.net – a repository of nearly 70,000 drafts in digital format https://www.handweaving.net/
Janet Dawson – lots of different calculators for weavers! – https://weavingwithjanetdawson.com/weaving-calculators/
Retail Fiber Sources
Gist Yarn – Weaving Supplies & Gorgeous Yarns!
Woolery.com – Love this online store for my weaving/spinning/carding supplies!
Knit Picks – You can get undyed yarn & Fiber here
Paradise Fibers – Spinning Fiber & Yarn
Camaj Fiber Arts – Great Roving and Bits to put in your Batts!
Wool2Dye4.com – Gorgeous undyed yarn.
DHG Shop – Great shop for felting fibers. (In Italy but shipping is inexpensive & fast)
Wholesale Bulk Fiber Sources
Dharma Trading Co. – I bought my first acid dyes from here. Inexpensive to start with. They also have great customer service. Always a plus.
ProChem Dyes – Recommended by Frost Yarns – Professional Yarn Dyer