TradArts Studio & Classes

Fiber and Traditional Arts Initiative


Trad Arts Studio is Slater Mill’s initiative in fiber, textile, and maker arts.

tradarts_blackTrad Arts Studio is a place for public engagement and place-based presentations in fiber arts, folk craft and performance, convening of fiber art guild members, textile artists, and regional practitioners.

Classes and workshops, innovation showcases, designer salons and trunk shows, making and domestic arts hosted by Trad Arts Studio.

What better setting than the birthplace of the American textile industry, where anyone may enjoy these activities and engage in practices that hearken back to the early days of cottage industry.

Trad Arts Studio Summer 2017 – Winter 2018:


Worldwide Knitting in Public Day    June 10
 Visit to see how this day of knitting has grown!

Drop in and WEAVE!  August 2017
FREE, every Saturday in August, from 10:00 a.m. –  Noon.
Join Kathryn Migliaccio and Samantha Lavoie for this family-friendly, make-and-take workshop at Old Slater Mill.

Fiber art classes –  September 16 – December 9

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – Handweaving, with Suzi Ballenger  (10 weeks)

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m –  Chair Caning, with Steve Emma (6 weeks)
Hand-knitting, with Michelle Charest  (6 weeks)


January 19 – 21, 2018:

10th Slater Mill KNITTING WEEKEND & Fiber Art Marketplace.  Popular annual convening of knit and design professionals with knitters from our region, with a goal of enriching individual practice through classes and camaraderie. Friday evening salon and trunk show, Saturday luncheon, weekend classes, exhibition, and fiber market all weekend long.

Margery Fischer Winters exhibition.  Designer and former Vogue Knitting editor Margery Winters will show two large-scale fiber art sculptures during the Knitting Weekend festivities.

 March 2018, TBA:
Weekend workshop in Natural Dyeing, with Michelle Charest, Ph.D.

ONLINE ANYTIME: Our exclusive knitting e-book, Weekend Knitting from Knitting Weekend, features five designer patterns inspired by the birthplace of American industry. Thea Colman, Amy Christoffers, Bristol Ivy, Alicia Plummer, and Ellen Mason, contributors. Proceeds benefit the Old Slater Mill Association. Purchase on
For announcements and updates, visit and join our email list, or like us on Facebook:  You can also email info (at) slatermill (dot) org to be placed on the interested list.


We thank our sponsors:    
P.K. Johnstone


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Please call 401-725-8638 x.106, or email info (at) slatermill (dot) org for information, or to register.

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