Learn with Laura Berlage, MFA

Laura offers a wide range of classes and courses live online or as self-studies.

Learn more about her teaching practice, pedagogy, differentiators, mediums, and class offerings.  She is also open to designing curriculum specific to your organization or group.

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Since 2020, Laura’s teaching practice has pivoted to being online via Zoom.  This transition allows her to work from home on her remote sustainable farm in northern Wisconsin, while reaching students across the country as well as Canada and beyond–building community across borders and social strata to liberate the creative soul.  

From a humble start, Laura’s classes and courses have blossomed into a beautifully immersive teaching practice that serves nearly a dozen different organizations, as well as offerings she hosts directly.  As a saught-after interdisciplinary arts educator, Laura’s passion and dedication for her fields of interest have garnered her a reputation for the highest quality and caliber.

With a personable nature, storyteller’s style, and inclusive attitude, Laura has built a class community of trust and mentorship that is both supportive and nurturing.

Special attention to detail for project kits and support materials fosters a successful learning experience from start to finish.  With hundreds of classes to more than 1,000 students via Zoom now under her belt, Laura’s process has become honed and confident within the field of bringing fiber arts and creative education to the online sphere.  She helps you feel like you’re right there with her in the cozy Fiber Loft of her farm, with adorable updates about lambing season or exciting news about what’s coming up next.

Depth and breadth of skills, process discipline, the “why” of each step, and practice-earned pro tips are signatures of Laura’s teaching style.  Her dedication to study, improvement, diversification, and excellence bring a roundedness to her curriculum that crosses genres, cultures, and eras.  Her interdisciplinary approach means students have a real master leading her class, with over 25 years of arts training and experience.

Learning with Laura is not just about the “how to’s” of the medium.  During the class, she weaves in intersectionality with history, mythology, biology, culture, creative process, ballads, and more.  “I never thought I’d learn so much about [add the subject here]” is a common comment during a course, as layered depth and meaning-making connect hands, minds, and hearts on the learning journey.

Featuring wool from her farm’s sheep, Laura’s disciplines and mediums offered as classes and courses continue to grow, with new releases each month.  From easy-to-learn projects in needle felting to in-depth studies in tapestry weaving and so much more, Laura’s class offerings leave something for everyone, as well as challenge continuing students with divers and upper-level opportunities, giving them reason to come back for more.

"Laura is one the finest instructors I have ever had. Her knowledge, love for, and storytelling are amazing and she is a treasure to people like me who want to learn." ~WGM Review

Meet Your Instructor

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Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, Wisconsin. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming ideas into form and overlapping narrative and visual. Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm – especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with engaged, hands-on teaching for small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.

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"Demonstrating the piece live is very helpful.  That combined with the videos on Laura's website make the process easy to do independently in the virtual setting. "

John Doe


"I enjoyed today's class SO much! I've never come away from a tapestry class feeling relaxed until today. You are a fantastic teacher and create a lovely atmosphere. I've been looking forward to this class for months, and it's really exceeded my hopes. I love your stories and history bits!"

John Doe


"Laura's instructions (written, video and live) are very detailed and are done in a way that has allowed me to be successful in every class or kit I have done.  I have been blown away by what I was able to create."

John Doe


"I deeply appreciate y'all providing Textile Weaving as an online class. I am disabled and immunocompromised, and the opportunity to learn from such an expert in the material is not often afforded to people such as myself, who struggle to leave my home and make it to in-person classes."

John Doe


"I love all the different strategies Laura shares (the in-class instruction, extra videos, and detailed written instructions). Also, her stories are great, a really lovely part of each class." 

John Doe


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