Tuft the World (TTW) is a place for makers! We offer tufting classes and adult and youth fiber-based workshops. Our studio space includes a 50’ long screen-printing table, large work tables, and a large washout sink for ink and dye-based projects. Located in the Bok Building, Tuft the World is surrounded by a community of other makers and creative events. Stop by and visit us, along with any of our neighbors!



TTW staff includes experienced educators and crafters. Providing access to quality fiber and textile-based workshops, to makers of all ages, is at the core of our educational mission. We believe that creative thinking is the seed of growth, and that everyone is innately creative.

Vivien Wise received an MFA in Fibers and Material Studies from the Tyler School of Art in 2020, and a BFA in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Originally from Chicago, she is an avid quilter, bicyclist, and lover of breakfast. Vivien has taught workshops at the Abington Art Center, Vox Populi Gallery, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Chicago Public Library, and Tyler School of Art, among others. Vivien was previously the Assistant Director of a Farm & Wilderness summer camp in Vermont and is currently the Education Coordinator at Tuft the World. You can find her IRL at the Tuft the World Studio or online at www.vivienwise.com

Grace is a multimedia artist with a B.S. in Community Development from the Tyler School of Art. Her interests include community arts, fiber arts and video art. Grace is drawn to and has closely studied how humans utilize public spaces: the merging of culture, ecology, and design into creative placemaking/storytelling. Through her process of understanding public engagement, she explores themes of empowerment, interconnection of past and present, and coexistence. Grace is currently the Education Studio Assistant at Tuft the World.

Eliza is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus in community building and relational drawing. In 2020 she received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. As an emerging artist, Eliza uses physical media to delineate self identity within a larger collective body. She wears many hats as a product designer, machine technician, and teacher here at Tuft the World. Her goal is to share knowledge and to promote accessibility to all fields of education.
Elissa is a life long maker and expert dabbler. She received her BA in Environmental Studies and Theatre at Albright College in 2014 and strives to incorporate sustainability and entertainment concepts in her work. She is currently the Wood-shop coordinator at Tuft the World.