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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

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

Rae Cumbie

Rae Cumbie is Creative Director at Fit for Art Patterns which offers patterns for modern wardrobe basics that focus on fit and artful design. Her coaching, blog posts and articles for Threads and …

Karen Wattai

I have been a fiber fan for as long as I can remember - have always enjoyed needlework and crafting with my mother and grandmothers and designing pieces. I taught myself tatting about 30 years ago …

Amy Tyler

Amy Tyler, Interlochen, Michigan

Catherine Ellis

Catharine Ellis has been a weaver and a dyer for over 40 years. After three decades of teaching the Fiber Program at Haywood Community College in NC she is now dedicated to studio work, focusing on…

Lorraine Felker

Lorraine has been weaving baskets since 1998 when she took a basket weaving class with some friends and absolutely loved it. At those same friends’ urging, she started teaching basket-weaving cla…

Kathy Eckhaus

“Happy” Kathy Eckhaus is a member of the Magdalena Rug Hooking group from Perry County, PA and has been hooking rugs for many years. She is a weaver, photographer (including photos for …

Terry Newhouse Flynn

Terry Newhouse Flynn is a textile artist and art educator who creates garments, accessories, and sculptures that combine her interests in woven, braided, and knitt…

Rodrick Owen and Terry Newhouse Flynn

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…

Nancy Farr Benigni

Nancy Farr Benigni studied Fiber Art at Kent State University, and has been weaving since college days. She has also worked in other media, including silkscreen and batik. She has worked extensivel…