​​Join us here on Sept. 10, 11 & 12 as we announce our NFF instructors for 2021 via Zoom

Below are some of our past instructors


Teaching sustainable traditions for 29 years

Michele Belson

Lunatic Fringe Yarns
Cloth From String
Learn to Weave Sustainable American Maid Washcloths on A Rigid Heddle Loom
Learn to warp and weave  on a Rigid Heddle loom and make a collection of soft, fun washcloths.  2plus hours of instruction on Zoom and a FaceBook support group will introduce you to the amazing world of weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom, or add to your weaving techniques.
 Virtual Marketplace our website is lunaticfringeyarns.com 

Crystal Estelle-Dobbs

Color-Texture-Fiber; themes of Crystal’s life. She believes crafting with fiber should be approached with the mindset of creating heirloom quality goods to be passed down to our ancestors. As owner of what was BollWeaver Yarns, Crystal has woven together her vast experiences teaching spinning, weaving, dyeing and knitting so her students can learn the skills to create heirloom goods.

Laura Doyle

Laura Doyle 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 has taught classes throughout Humboldt County and Northern California.  

Amy Fowler
Millinery by Amy Fowler
Amy Fowler pursued hat making as a hobby until 2016, when she left her career in operations and e-commerce to pursue millinery full-time. She completed an online millinery certification course with Hat Academy in 2017 and the Millinery Intensive summer course at London College of Fashion in 2018 and was awarded the Victor Thomas Jacoby Artist Grant in 2019. 
Amy Fowler 
Humboldt Haberdashery
A love of millinery and desire to expand her skills and studio were the driving forces behind Amy starting her own millinery supplies business, Humboldt Haberdashery, in 2014. Her mission is to provide an environment to encourage the development of all levels of skill, while providing convenient, relatable access to knowledge and materials.IG - HumboldtHaberdashery
Facebook - Humboldt Haberdashery
Pinterest - HumboldtHats - has tutorial boards

Rima Greer

Rime offers classes in sewing, designing and creating patterns, tatting and many other fabric and fiber related classes

Linda Hartshorn:

Linda 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.  When she’s not teaching, Linda weaves and dyes at her home in Northern California. 


Tracy Shapiro

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. 

April Sproule

Sproule Studios

Taught to embroider by her grandmother, April returned to her love of hand stitching in 2014 as she began incorporating embroidery into her textile art and upcycled clothing. From there, she developed a collection of Contemporary Hand Embroidery patterns, the Contempo Collection, and began teaching others her particular style of embroidery.  I enjoy experimenting with fabric dyeing, painting, block printing, machine quilting, and hand embroidery along with many other processes. Most of my work is inspired by nature, and I am finding simplicity to be much more alluring than complexity.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sproulestudios/
Sproule Studios Textiles Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sproulestextilegroup
Instagram: instagram.com/sprouleapril/
Website: https://sproulestudios.com/
Blog: https://sproulestudios.com/blogs/news

Ayala Talpai

Ayala brought felting needles to the attention of the fiber arts world.  she's keeping it simple, affordable and applicable anywhere fiber is found.  Here workshops are always lively and productive.

Janis Thompson

A whirlwind of artistic energy … Janis is always exploring and sharing information about her fibery adventures. She teaches at Eugene Textile Center, guilds, and at festivals in and around the Pacific Northwest

Harry Wells

Teaching and knitting are passions for Harry.  In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting full-time, including teaching a myriad of classes at knitting conferences and fiber festivals.  His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience.  He enjoys designing knitwear for both men and women, with an aesthetic that emphasizes texture and linear flow.  Check out his designs and blog at www.goodforaboy.com.

Hope Rose Wright

I fell in love with felting after taking classes from Carin Engen.  I have taught felting classes at the Mattole Valley Schools as well as the Natural Fiber Fair.  I also teach herbal classes.  Check out my website;  hopespringsbotanicals.com