Green Sheep Studios is excited about opening
Our new location at #7 14th SW in Hickory, N.C. Having enjoyed three years in Old Fort, N.C. and having spent three long years searching for the perfect location in Hickory, we are so excited to open our doors to the public and share our love and passion for all things fiber, especially weaving and dyeing, spinning and … well, as we said, “all things fiber”! We are so totally excited about our studio located inside of the historic Del Mark building. A day spent in the sun-filled studio, with hard wood floors and the rhythmic sound of the looms is a day of mental restoration and creative bliss!
But weaving is not all that we do here, and even in our weaving we have many types of looms, and degrees of difficulty. We offer “sit and weave” workshops, that are more cathartic than anything! Come and work out your frustrations of the day, week, year… oh no.. Lifetime?!! Seriously, weaving brings a certain peace that my grandson describes as to being “like ironing or washing dishes…only weaving is fun!” We offer weaving workshops and classes for both the beginner and the advanced. You can take a workshop in anything from weaving on a floor loom to weaving on a Navajo style loom to tapestry weaving to card weaving and more!
We also like to dye things, and we say, “Come dye with us! We Live to Dye at Green Sheep Studios!” Dying is so gratifying, and we teach workshops ranging from basic dying to advanced techniques, such as Japanese Shibori. We love to dye with natural materials, too.
There’s so much to do at Green Sheep Studios! We know you will find something you love, from sewing, to smocking, knitting and crochet, there really is something for everyone, almost every age (we are still trying to figure out how old a baby has to be to operate the most basic weaving loom!), and for men and women alike!
Owner Susan Walker has a lifetime of experience in fiber arts, thanks to her mother and grandmother, who taught her to weave, knit, crochet, and sew at a very early age.
In 2009, Susan enrolled in the Professional Crafts degree program at Haywood College in the Fiber Concentration and spent the next 2 and half years learning both the craft and the business of being a Professional Fiber Artist. During that time she competed in fiber
Please check out our calendar page for our spring and summer workshop and class special, and for our summer day camps for children and teens, from ages 12-15.
We have philanthropy work in Namanga, Kenya, and about our local philanthropy, “Weave It Forward” and “Ten Sheets in the Wind”. We love volunteers, and have been leading teams to Africa for almost 15 years! Come volunteer with us, either locally or internationally!
We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on. Our website is new and is always under construction, so please forgive the “mess” as we grow and find our “glow”!