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2023 Workshop Instructors

 

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We have expanded our education program and are offering thirty four workshops with eighteen wonderful instructors, in a variety of subjects including crochet, dyeing, felting, fiber prep, knitting, spinning, and weaving. With over 300 years of combined experience between these talented individuals, we are proud to offer a four-day schedule with a wide array of workshops

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Questions? Email workshops@lambtown.org

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Amy Ross Manko

Amy Ross Manko travels the country (and now the world) teaching, researching and writing about her favorite topic - Rare Breed Sheep! You may know her from her feature series in Ply Magazine too – “Sheep on the Edge”. When she’s not on the road, spreading the gospel of critically endangered livestock, she’s managing her historic farm with her son Drew, which raises 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 and provides love and shelter to fiber equipment in her small fiber studio in Hudson, Ohio.

Website: www.therossfarm.com

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Amy Snell

Amy Snell is a knitter, instructor, and designer with an eye for the unusual or unusually captivating. Her designs focus on color, contrast, and texture, often exploring unique stitch patterns and clever construction in ways that are interesting but accessible. Amy loves to help other knitters explore new techniques and expand the way they think about their knitting. Her goal is to make complex concepts approachable for all knitters, while sharing tips that improve your process whether you’ve been knitting for several weeks or several decades.

Website: www.deviousknitter.com

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Brooke Sinnes

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 for the past 19 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.

Website: www.sinceresheep.com

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Carson Demers

Pattern and structure have always fascinated Carson from crochet and knitting through human anatomy and physiology which led him to become a physical therapist. A set of unfortunate computer ergonomics related injuries left Carson unable to treat patients, perform many activities of daily living, and knit for two years. During that time, he devoted himself to further study of ergonomics. Carson brings over 20-years of ergonomic experience into his writing and classes with a goal of demystifying ergonomics, and teaching knitters, spinners, and other textile workers root-causes of their discomfort, speed, efficiency or lack thereof.

Website: www.ergoiknit.com

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Eva Szabo

Eva began her dye journey as the perfect storm liking nice things, being on a budget, and a lifelong love of DIY projects. She started off “just playing” but with some encouragement from friends and family, her “play” became more serious, launching Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks. Combining her love of science and lab equipment with her growing dye knowledge, Eva discovered a love of creating color for people who, like her, are afraid of wearing color. With the help of her children (affectionately known as the Dye Interns), she explored the world of neon and black light/UV reactive colors and they haven’t looked back. Despite this fun with neons, Eva’s heart lies in the moodier, broodier section of the color wheel and she refuses to give up her rich semi-solid, tonal, and low contrast variegated colorways.

Website: www.seismicyarn.com

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Hazel Spencer

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.

Website: www.hazelroselooms.com

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Henry Clemes

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.

Website: www.clemes.com

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Jacey Boggs Faulkner

Jacey Boggs Faulkner is the woman behind PLY Magazine but mostly she just loves spinning and teaching spinning. She also loves salted dark chocolate.

Website: www.plymagazine.com

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Jillian Moreno

Jillian Moreno, author of Yarnitecture: A Knitter’s Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want, loves to spin yarn and use it in a variety of ways. She is the Developmental Editor for PLY, the Catalyst for Knitty.com, and a columnist at Modern Daily Knitting. She enthusiastically encourages spinners to relax and be happy making and using their handspun. Keep up with her fiber exploits at jillianmoreno.com, Instagram, or on her Patreon.

Website: www.jillianmoreno.com

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Kavitha Raman

Knitting and crochet have been my hobbies for over a decade. I recently started designing and find that it is a powerful way to explore fibers and techniques. I tend to choose neutrals and textures more often than not. I used to work in Wireless Communication Technologies before becoming a stay at home mom to my two kids.

Ravelry page: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/kavitha-raman

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Kira Dulaney

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.

Website: www.kirakdesigns.com

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Linda Dean

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.

Website: www.lindadeancrochet.com/blog/

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Peeta Tinay

Peeta Tinay grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 1990 to 2000 at The Caning Shop in Berkeley California she was introduced and grew competent to techniques involved in the restoration of wicker furniture. Starting in 2008 she veered hard into making large scale intricate baskets and hasn’t looked back since. Peeta teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced level basketry workshops both nationally and internationally.

Website: www.tinaystudio.com

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Robin Lynde

Robin Lynde has been a sheep farmer, fiber arts teacher, and weaver for over thirty years. She raises Jacob sheep and is well known in the fiber community for her fleece and fiber products, her handwoven goods, and for her unique Farm Club. She teaches fiber arts classes at her Meridian Jacobs farm studio and around California. Robin welcomes groups to the farm, sharing her passion for wool and sheep and weaving. She sells her handwoven pieces online, at shows, and in a local gallery.

Website: www.meridianjacobs.com

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Sharon Mansfield

Sharon, along with daughter Hannah Arose, owns the Tin Thimble, a  a mother-daughter operated online fiber arts and creative sewing store, and in-person workshop space. We believe that there is great value in skilled hand work. Since 2007 we've encouraged the restorative, and confidence building, effects of working with ones hands.

Website: www.thetinthimble.com

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Siobhan Harlakenden

Siobhan is a fiber and sheep enthusiast with a special focus on the historical aspects of spinning and textile arts. She started teaching last year and it brings her great joy to share the threads of history with new generations in the hopes of keep this ancient art going for all the centuries forward.

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Stephenie Gaustad

Stephenie has been spinning, weaving and teaching for more than 40 years. She has taught at HGA Convergence, CNCH, PlyAway, Midwest Weavers Conference, Lambtown Festival, and more. She also frequently judges Sheep to Shawl competitions.

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Sunni Scrivner

Sunni Scrivner is the owner of Yarn in Eureka, California. She opened Yarn in 2008 and the business has steadily grown and changed over the years. She is a pattern designer for Sweet Shop Patterns and the founder and co-organizer of the Have A Ball Fall Crawl which is a virtual yarn crawl that includes yarn shops all over North America. In December of 2022, Sunni purchased Tributary Yarns from her friend Andrea Hilton, and Tributary Yarns is now dyed at Yarn.

Website: www.yarn-fun.com

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