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Tom Knisely

Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four dec…

Sara Bixler

Sara is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center. Many of Sara’s students praise her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, spec…

Guest Instructors

Laverne Waddington

Laverne Waddington has been learning to weave on simple looms with indigenous teachers in South and Central America since 1996. In her home in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, she draws on ethnic design influe…

Lucy Lopez

Rodrick Owen

Rodrick Owen’s more than four decades of research into the braided textiles of pre-Hispanic Peru has helped raise awareness and appreciation for these gems of textile art. He trained at the Londo…

Brenda Radjkovich

Anne Marie Decker

Anne Marie Decker grew up surrounded by fiber arts. Nalbinding captured her imagination in 1991. Five years later she found someone to teach her the basics. She’s been…

Joan Ruane

First a professional teacher and then a spinner, Joan Ruane has been teaching spinning classes throughout the U.S., Canada, UK and New Zealand since 1980. Active in local and regional Guilds, she …

Gay McGeary

Gay McGeary has been researching and weaving coverlets for over twenty-five years. Nineteenth century coverlet patterns, weave structures and fringe techniques fascinate her. While the inspiration …

Temari Twins

While we refer to ourselves as twins, we are different in many ways, but our bond of friendship and passion for our craft bridges all differences and makes us true twins in spirit. We first encount…

Susan Weaver

Susan Weaver has been weaving and teaching hand weaving workshops for almost 30 years. She began her studies at The Mannings Handweaving School, in East Berlin, PA. Susan worked for a number of yea…

Tara Kiley-Rothwell

Tara is a registered SAORI instructor and stu…

Just Our Yarns

Suzi Ballenger

Suzi Ballenger began weaving in 1981 and has studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, was a visiting artist at the Penland School of Crafts in 2007, and is currently an MFA Candidate for Arti…

Jen Weber

Jen Weber has been a craft enthusiast all her life. Her background and love for mathematics and science has a clear influence on her fiber arts pursuits. Her passion for complex designs and symmetr…

Melissa Weaver Dunning

Melissa is a traditional hand-weaver and spinner with 36 years of experience working on antique equipment to produce 18th and 19th century style textiles. She began her traditional textile study w…

Henry & Roy Clemes

This class will be taught by the tag team of Henry and Roy Clemes. A lifelong woodworker and small business owner, Henry has been building fiber art equipment for over 45 years and drum carders for…

Roxanne Eklund

Roxanne Eklund has been in the creative arena for her entire career. 29+ years as shoe designer, and creator and owner of several branded footwear companies 14 years designer and partner in Three L…