Teaching sustainable traditions for 27 years


Instructors

2017


Check back here this summer as we compile our 2017 list of instructors


Kathy Meyers

Beginning Crochet - Left Handed Too

Continental Knitting


Fifty one years ago I learned to crochet and it has been a blessing ever since.  I've taught five year olds to adults in schools, churches and craft stores.  I'm left handed but taught myself to work right handed.  I find knitting to be pure pleasure.  It's relaxing, fulfilling and satisfying.  What chocolate and massage do for the body, knitting does for the mind.  For me a day without knitting is like an unsharpened pencil; there's not point to it.  Sharing knowledge and finished projects is a pure joy for me.




   Instructors  2016

Crystal Estelle-Dobbs
Worsted Spinning  
Weaving an Ojos de Dios 


Color, texture, and fiber  are a theme of Crystal's since 1974.  Owner of CE Designs, she plies her love of textiles as an independent fiber art consultant and textile teacher at the Blue Ox Historic Park.  A spinner, dyer, weaver, knitter and designer, she weaves together these crafts as she explores the art of fiber.







Laura Doyle
Basket Weaving 

                                                                    
 Laura Doyle has been producing the Natural Fiber Fair for many years. She has taught basket weaving to hundreds of people over the past 20 years. Creating unique baskets from wild-crafted local plants, Laura shares her enthusiasm for weaving and harvesting. Currently, teaching classes throughout Humboldt County and Northern California.







Linda Hartshorn
Organic Indigo Easy 1-2-3
Intro to Inkle Weaving  

                                                               
Linda Hartshorn is a weaver and dyer, known for unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwovens.  Linda has over fifteen years of teaching experience and enjoys leading workshops all over the country.  She recently opened Lost Coast Weaving Studio in northern California, where she holds classes and creates her own work.  Visit her website at:  www.lindahartshorn.com





Terry Heintz

Felted Japanese Knot Bag


Six years ago Terry took a wet felting class....and she has been an enthusiastic, full time felter since.  During this time she has studied with some amazing felters, learning many fun techniques.  All aspects of felting are magical to her.  There will always be never ending possibilities to discover.





Pat Spark

Fabulous Felting Needles

Ruffles, Ridges, and Roses Oh My!  Textured Surfaces for Fine Felt


Patricia Spark is the author of "The Watercolor Felt Workbook-A guide to Making Pictorial Felt", "Making Faces, Using Wet and Dry Felting Methods", "Fundamentals of Feltmaking", and "Scandinavian Style Feltmaking".  She has taught feltmaking for 40 years.  Pat is currently represented by Gallery Calapooia, Albany, OR.






 Tracy Shapiro
Appalachian Market Basket
Great Wheel Spindle Spinning
   A really Long Draw


Tracy is a traditional fiber artist, historian and teacher whose passion for fiber arts has led her on a life long journey of discovery. Learning first from her family elders she has explored several cultures and has been privileged to study with several traditional craftsmen. With the mission of bringing this traditional knowledge to others, she has lectured, demonstrated and taught widely. In her own work, Tracy enjoys taking traditional forms in new directions and helping her students find their own artistic voice.