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2022 Workshop Instructors
We are offering eighteen workshops with eleven wonderful instructors, in a variety of subjects including dyeing, felting, fiber prep, knitting/crochet, spinning, and weaving. With over 200 years of combined experience between 11 talented individuals, we have put together a schedule with a wide array of workshops that we are really proud to offer!
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Alisha, creator and owner of Fiber Circle Studio, began knitting at age 17 and quickly dove into the rabbit hole of fiber arts, exploring weaving, spinning and dyeing. She now owns a yarn shop, makerspace and has an in-house hand dyed yarn line. Much of her time is spent working in fiber arts, as well as mothering her two young sons.
Amy Ross Manko
Amy travels the country (and now the world) teaching, researching and writing about her favorite topic, Rare Breed Sheep! When she's not on the road, spreading the gospel of critically endangered livestock, she's managing her historic farm with her son Drew, raising 9 breeds of heritage and rare breed sheep, as well as cattle, draft horses, mini-donkeys and poultry. She is the owner of Ross Farm Mercantile Inc., her studio in Hudson, Ohio, and provides love and shelter to homeless fiber equipment in her small studio there.
Brooke is the owner of Sincere Sheep, a yarn brand focused on single-source, breed-specific, and custom-made yarns that are naturally dyed. She has been teaching natural dyeing, knitting, spinning, and weaving off and on for the past 18 years. Brooke finds it continually rewarding that through naturally dyed textiles we have an intrinsic link to our past and future. Like a thread throughout human history, dyes, colors and textiles have created a connection around the world to culture, geography, commerce and family.
Hazel is owner, with her husband Randy, of Hazel Rose Looms, and has been making small weaving looms since 2000. She taught art, including weaving & other fiber arts, to all grades at the local K-8 school for 17 years. She has been teaching weaving on the internet and at her booth & at fiber fairs for many years. Making clothing & other useful items for the home is her favorite use of her hand woven fabric.
A lifelong woodworker and small business owner, Henry has been building fiber art equipment for almost 50 years and drum carders for over 40 years. He and his son have introduced many innovations to the fiber arts community and their equipment is known for being not only thoughtfully engineered but visually pleasing and durable as well. They regularly consult and instruct spinners, felters, fiber growers, and professional fiber artists in the use of drum carders for fiber prep.
Kira has been teaching fiber arts classes and hosting crafty events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2002. As a teacher, her focus is on providing valuable information in a stress-free environment, and supporting students through the learning process. She is also the designer behind Kira K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns and kits featuring clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear.
Linda enjoys fiber crafts as relaxation and rejuvenation time. She believe that the work through of a piece is just as important as the finished product; if you don’t enjoy the journey the destination isn’t as wonderful as it could be (and it may never get finished!). Linda has been teaching various fiber crafts for over a decade, is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor, and teaches regularly at her local yarn shop just east of Sacramento and at Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno. This is all balanced with restoring the home that Linda’s great-grandfather built with her husband and kids.
Sharon, along with daughter Hannah Arose, owns the Tin Thimble, a creative fiber arts store that specializes in felting and dyeing workshops. They’ve been in business since 2007 and are proud to have taught thousands of students the joy of creating with wool, silk and other fibers!
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