The Fiber Lab is an independent study group that provides individual instruction, exposure to contemporary art, experimentation with material and technique and a membership to a maker community.

-  Individual tutorials of a myriad of fiber techniques including needlefelting, sculptural crochet, weaving, embroidery and more
-  Introduction to alternative materials
-  Access to studio tools, books and materials
-  Materials included for instruction of new techniques and experimentation
-  Gentle peer group consults for feedback and information exchange
-  Mentoring
-  Nurturing environment that encourages risk taking and experimentation

Lots of time for individual instruction. This is an opportunity for those who are new to working with materials as well as the fiber enthusiast who is looking to add to their repertoire of skills. 

New Schedule for Fall 2019
Due to overwhelming interest I’m excited to be adding a second session (Group B) on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm.
This session is of particular interest to those who are new to FiberLab so we can experience from the beginning all the experiments we’ve accomplished in the Saturday session over the past few years.

All levels welcome to both class times. Having two class times allows for easy make-ups too!

Session 1
Group A
- Saturday 10 am - 1 pm - September 7, 21, October 12
Group B - Monday 6:30 - 9:30 pm - September 9, 23, October 7

Session 2
Group A
- Saturday 10 am - 1 pm - November 16, December 7, 21
Group B - Monday 6:30 - 9:30 pm - November 18, December 2, 16

Miller Street Studios
11 Miller Street, Somerville MA
Cost: $280.00 per three class session
All Levels Welcome!

Please contact me if you're interested in joining us! Or signup with Paypal using email: jodi@jodicolella.com

TERMS: Includes one-to-one consult prior to the start of the class and email support during session. Sessions register in groups of three classes. There is a free class offered in June for anyone who needs a makeup for a missed class throughout the year. Refunds or credits not available for missed classes. Payment in full in advance to reserve a seat. Class size minimum of 5, maximum of 8. Participants have access to in-studio tools while in studio. We have a borrow system for books and many of the tools.

fiberlab goes to rhinebeck!!

A fiber frenzy daytrip to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival
We're chartering our own mini-bus for FiberLABbers and friends.
- Visit sheep and goats
- Meet the farmers who nurture the flocks
- See sheep sheering
- Meet makers of all fibers
- Eat some amazing food
- Experience maple syrup cotton candy
- Watch a pumpkin throwing contest
... and so much more.

October 19, 2019
Leaves studio at Miller St. Somerville at 6:15, is home by 9:15 pm
Includes bus and driver, ticket to the fair, water on the bus and lots of commraderie.

If interested please sign up soon to save your space. We need a minimum of 18 to reserve the bus!!
Please reserve your space

Read more about FiberLAB from this great article by Jennifer Nelson at WTP Central.