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Fiber Expo Instructor Bio's

 

Introducing FiberExpo's

Fiber Artists, Instructors & Lecturers

 

Kathy McMinn

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Moskal

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 Schalk

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 sueschalk@gmail.com 

 

Katja Szarafinski 

 

Katja learned knitting in grade school in Germany and survived her teens in large part to an ambitious knitting project. Her plunge into raw fleece happened when her five children were young and funds for nice yarn nonexistent. Now the kiddos are grown and knitting and spinning on their own. Wetfelting is a special love of her daughter, Liese, and together they have taught classes at Gallery 49 in Jonesville, Michigan. They also hold bimonthly Fiber Arts Days  throughout the cold season at their home in Allen, teaching many aspects of fiber processing. 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Whitton
 
    
 

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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