Fiber Artists, Instructors & Lecturers
After spinning for 20 years I decided to start processing fibers; which morphed into dyeing fibers and yarns. Luckily, I was able to take Redding Method Dyeing classes. Now I am a Redding Method instructor.
I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams of color!
I am a self-taught fiber artist and natural dyer with over a decade of experience. I’ve been selling fiber goods at girlwithasword.com for 7 years, and teaching for about 5 years. I teach a variety of classes at my own herb farm, and a variety of local art studios and fiber studios. I’ve also taught at other fiber fairs in the Midwest, including the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, NCFF, and the Mid Plains Fiber Fair. I’m more than happy to provide references upon request.
I live in central Iowa with my boyfriend and an embarrassing number of cats. I run an herb shop with my mom, we have been doing that for two wonderful decades. In my spare time I love to bike, kayak, pole dance, cook, and travel.
Kathy learned to knit in childhood, and took it up again after moving to a farm in Chelsea, Michigan in 1998. She volunteers at WaterlooHistoricalMuseum demonstrating spinning on a wheel and drop spindle, felting and weaving. She raises fiber animals: alpacas, llamas, angora goats and angora rabbits on her small farm.
Kathy is a member of Spinners Flock in Chelsea, MI. She is also co-owner of Criations by Leslie, Custom Embroidery and their web-site is http://www.criations.com
Sue learned to crochet from her aunt when she was a young girl. From there her interest in fiber and textiles has grown over the years and you can often find her doing demonstrations or at the local farmer’s market in Saline. Sue works with natural fibers from beginning to end, hand processing, spinning, dying, knitting or crocheting items, as well as weaving. She has won several awards for her weaving, hand spinning, and crocheted items from the Saline and Michigan State Fairs. Sue and her husband own Two Branch Ranch in Saline, MI and raise alpacas; she often holds classes at the farm on a variety of fiber related topics. Sue is also a member of the Spinner’s Flock hand-spinning guild in Chelsea, MI. Contact Sue at email@example.com
Elizabeth Whitton is a fiber lover who learned to knit, spin, dye, crochet, sew, and felt and then turned her love of wool into two thriving online businesses called Felted Sky Studio and Oh So Fleeting. A self-taught needle felter, she has a knack for designing beautiful small projects that she has made into kits suitable for beginners. Her kits include video instructions that are free to view on youtube. Her instruction videos have nearly 90,000 views and many positive reviews.
Teaching Resume: I have taught many people through my videos on youtube. I have also taught in-person classes at: Knitwits yarn shop (Crescent Springs KY), Cincinnati Waldorf School, Pins & Needles Retreat (Berea KY), and Mid Ohio Fiber Fair. This link should take you to my youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz-0_E1y5xBpgH9mnRwn3_w
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