About the Studio
VisArts’ fiber studio is home to both wet and dry fiber processes—everything from spinning and weaving to fabric dyeing and pattern-drafting happens in the space.
Tools and Equipment
- Six eight-harness floor looms
- Dress forms of various sizes
- 10 baby lock sewing machines
- 2 sergers
- 4 large work tables
- 2 sewing tables
- 8 spinning wheels
- Warping mills and boards
- Embroidery hoops
- Frame Looms
- Irons and Ironing boards
- Miscellaneous sewing supplies
- Drafting tools
- Quilting rulers
- Dye Kitchen
An assortment of scrap fabric, yarn and thread is available to all open studio users.
(804) 353-0094, ext. 226
This session, the following people are volunteering their time as studio monitors in the fiber studio:
- Théo Bignon
- Amanda Bryant
- Molly McManus
These hours are for the winter session, which runs from January 2 through March 18. Please note that there are no open studio hours past 5 p.m. on First Fridays. Times are subject to change.
Do not use any equipment you are unfamiliar with. Keep scrap fabric folded and organized.
Collect all sewing pins and needles with the magnetic sweeper.
Looms are for students in classes only.
Leave sewing machines with foot down, needle down and spool pin down. Bundle cord when returning foot pedal to bin, do not wrap tightly.
Use proper protection when dyeing.
White handles scissors are for fabric only. Use rotary cutters on cuttings mats only. Always return mats to flat surface after use.