Ayala Talpai

Felt Folk:  Hollow Parts Method   Sunday



Laura Doyle with Katrina Weaver

Wildcrafted Baskets   Sunday

Tracy Shapiro

Scandinavian Plaited Basket   Saturday

I grew up immersed in nature in beautiful sunny southern California. I've always enjoyed artistic explorations of all kinds. I began natural dyeing as an off shoot of being a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher and have been dyeing for almost thirty years. Once I learned how to use a felting needle I never looked back and have been enjoying creating people, animals and especially elemental beings ever since. I find working with natural dyed fibers adds a special quality to the things I create; simple puppets for a preschool story or an earth mother for a special display. I enjoy helping others get started in their fiber explorations

TRACY SHAPIRO is a traditional fiber artist, historian and teacher, whose passion for the craft started young. She was privileged to study with traditional craftsmen and combined these studies with a degree in Social History. With the mission of bringing this traditional knowledge to others, she has lectured, demonstrated and taught widely. In her work, Tracy enjoys taking traditional forms in new directions and helping her students find their own artistic voice. She is the owner of Redwood Coast Arts and Crafts School.

Ayala’s first workbooks started this proliferation of needlefelting. She has instructed all ages and abilities, all over the place…WHAT FUN!

Laura has taught basket weaving to hundreds of people over many years.  Creating unique baskets from wildcrafted local plants, Laura shares her enthusiasm for weaving and harvesting.   She is currently teaching classes throughout Humboldt County and Northern California.  Katrina Weaver will be team teaching with Laura this year.

Color-Texture-Fiber; a theme in Crystal’s life since 1974. Owner of the former shop, Boll Weaver Yarns, she challenges herself to discover how to emphasize the unique qualities of the materials she works with. Currently she weaves together her experience teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing and knitting; nurturing an environment of exploration while helping others develop skill and technique.

LINDA HARTSHORN is known for unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Linda shares her positive, fun and supportive style in workshops all over the country.  Linda teaches weaving for the Ink People Center for the Arts and weaves and dyes in her home in Northern California.


 Born in to a family of "makers", Janis will guide you through color, texture and technical adventures
with finesse and style!  As the staff dyer for Eugene Textile Center, Janis specializes in COLOR!
She does something with color every day to stoke her creative fire.  At her home studio in
Eugene, Oregon.... she is always dyeing something, rug hooking, spinning, carding batts with
lots of sparkles and thinking up new ways to engage people in her love of all things fiber!  
Janis teaches for ETC, NWRSA, BSG, Guilds and Conferences all over these United States.

She is also on the committee to produce the Black Sheep Gathering in Oregon.

I teach demos at the Fiber Fair: “Felting Over a Bar of Soap” and “Wet Felting a Jar Cozy”. Everyone loves the "Soap Pods" I make and use to sell my soap out of, so now I am teaching a class at the Fiber Fair. I have been teaching Herbal Medicine Making classes for many years.

Crystal Estelle

Color Exploration   Saturday

Foundation of Handspinning  Sunday

Tricia Lambert

Needle Felted Fall Figure   Saturday


Linda Hartshorn

Natural Dyeing Red   Saturday

Beginning Inkle Weaving   Sunday

Hope Wright

Wet Felting a Seamless Vessel    Saturday

Janis Thompson

Rug Hooking   Saturday

Acid Dyeing   Sunday  

Teaching sustainable traditions for 28 years