Welcome to the Fiberworks Studio at Richland Library Main. Library customers can attend classes as well as complete an orientation to work independently.
Find a Class
- Blocking board and pins
- Cutting mats/rotary cutters/rulers/shears
- Drop Spindles
- Irons and ironing mats
- knitting and crochet notion and needles
- Needle Felting Supplies
- Sewing Machine
- Drafting Paper
- Kromski Loom
- Sewing notions
- Industrial Sewing Machine
- Kromski Spinning Wheel
Approval Required for Use of:
- Batiking Supplies
- Dye Vats
- Yarn Swift Baller
- Spinning Tools
Rules & Procedures:
- The workshop is open to Richland Library customers 18 years and older.
- Please bring your own materials and supplies needed for your projects.
- Customers may not use any Library fabric or programming supplies without direct approval from Studio Services (anything in the black cabinet)
- Fabric scissors are for fabric only.
- Sewing machines should be reset to neutral and unthreaded after each use.
- One guest is allowed in the space per reservation and the door should remain closed.
- Customers may not leave items without pre-approval.
All Richland Library customers interested in using the Fiberworks Studio will need to attend an orientation.
Orientations are for those who want to gain full use of the Fiberworks studio, and is designed for those who already know how to operate the equipment they intend to use (sewing machines, etc.) or are gaining orientation to basic equipment (yarn swift and baller, cutting mats, etc).
Please note, wait times for orientations vary from one to three weeks depending on availability.
The Fiberworks Studio is reservable to those who have gone through orientation for the space. There are two slots available at any time, guaranteeing each person one large central table, access to one sewing machine, and access to one pressing station. You must have gone through orientation on any specific tools you use. Each slot is allowed one guest. Guests may not use equipment. IDs are required to sign in to the room. The entire room may still close for programs and appointments with staff. Once certified to use the space, you may reserve the space online or by calling 803-929-3445.
If you have a fiber arts project for which you would like assistance or advice, or you’re interested in scheduling a one-on-one beginner sewing or knitting appointment e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment. Please note, wait times for appointments vary from two to four weeks depending on availability.
Meet the Instructor:
Fiber Arts Coordinator
Claire is a seamstress, knitter, cook, gardener, and perpetual craft dabbler. Although she was born in New York, she grew up in Columbia and considers it home. Claire has a background in art history and moonlighted in her college theater department’s costume department. She’s interested in where and why we have historically drawn lines between art and craft.