Upcoming events

Improv Weaving Workshops!  


Let the loom guide your hand! What is it like to weave without a pattern, without preconceptions? Immerse yourself in the joyful free weaving style based on the Japanese philosophy of Saori, which teaches that every thing, every piece of wool, blade of grass, missing thread, or skipped pattern line has its own beauty and dignity. Be inspired by the abundance of traditional and unusual materials that can be used in weaving. Make up your own composition as you go and create a wall hanging that is uniquely your own by using freeform weaving, knotting, loom-controlled patterns, and whimsical touches.

Upcoming dates:


mber 4, Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Richmond Art Center
Register at https://reg126.imperisoft.com/RichmondArtCenter/ProgramDetail/3337333231/Registration.aspx (tools and materials fee is paid on the day of the workshop) 



Learn to weave on a 4-shaft loom!


October 6 and 7, 10 am - 5 pm

Sign up for this intensive whole weekend workshop to learn how to set up a 4-shaft table loom, warp and thread it, and weave either a scarf, a set of tea towels, or a wall hanging of your design from start to finish. Vera will teach basic weaving for the new weavers and give individual hands-on help with projects for intermediate weavers. This is a 2 day back-to-back class! Saturday AND Sunday 10 - 5.

Location: Fiber Circle Studio, Cotati

Register at https://www.fibercirclestudio.com/workshops  (You may bring your own loom and/or materials, or any/all can be provided by the instructor. Please make the proper selection at checkout!)

Can't make it to a workshop? 

email info@thefono.com to schedule a lesson for a date that works for you. 

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Come and create with us! You unwind, sip, and hang out with friends while weaving, felting or painting something beautiful. Our artists will guide you the process with step-by-step instructions. 

Private Classes

Let us throw you a party!

If you are interested in private fiber arts classes in The Fono studio in Kensington or in your home, contact vera@thefono.com 

Throwing a party? Building a team? We'll come a bring a great activity for your guests. Creating together will brighten your event, raise new topics for conversation, and give your guests a beautiful handmade keepsake to take home.