Home is another word for Damascus Fiber Arts School. The school becomes a home away from home for its students, many of whom attend twice a week 40 weeks or more a year. Since it was built in 1874, this historical building has been the home of one form of school or another, and a fiber school since 1967. To skip to Class Schedule, click link: Class Schedule Spring 2017.
The Damascus Fiber Arts School is located in the small town of Damascus, Oregon, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Portland. Damascus is on the route to Oregon’s scenic Mt. Hood and the historic Timberline Lodge. www.timberlinelodge.com
Summer Workshops Scheduled for 2017
We are pleased to announce a multi-workshop schedule for this summer. First time ever! Please join us for one or more 2, 3,4 or 5 day workshops. Summer schedule is listed in chronological order on this page: Summer Term 2017
In 2005 Audrey Moore, who has taught Navajo style weaving here for 40 years, took over the Damascus Pioneer Craft School, changed the name to Damascus Fiber Arts School, and continued to teach. Terry Olson, once her student, now teaches alongside her, specializing in Tapestry Technique, woven on a variety of wooden and copper looms. Terry has been weaving for 24 years and teaching for 14 alongside Audrey at the school. Terry’s website is http://www.terryolsontapestry.com/.
The school also offers classes in knitting, spinning, dyeing and Ravenstail twining. Weaving classes are held during the day, Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 3pm, from October through June. Knitting class is Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm. Spinning workshops will be on two Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Two Acid Dye Basics workshops will be scheduled for two Saturdays each term, beginning at 9am. Ravenstail twining continuing instruction for previous students will be held the first Thursday of each month. For new students, there is a 4 week Thursday class mostly in October. Spring Schedule 2017
Our school shoppe carries weft and warp yarn from Glimakra-USA and Mirrix Looms, as well as a selection of wooden weaving tools and small copper looms. If you don’t see what you need, we can order it.