2021 Workshop Instructors

We held twelve informative workshops with six amazing teachers in September. All workshops were re-released in recorded format and recordings were available through the end of the year.

Watch the Instructor Panel

Questions? Email workshops@lambtown.org

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Abby Franquemont

Spinning Blended Fibers

Spindle Productivity

Plying Structures

Andean Weaving Lecture Tour

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle, finally realized her lifelong dream of returning to live in Peru, where she grew up spinning, weaving, and doing outrageous yarn tricks just like all the other kids in town. Confined by the pandemic to an ancient compound in the Inca sector of the town of Ollantaytambo, she spends her time spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, writing, developing online content, writing bios she hopes are entertaining, and daydreaming about when we'll all get to do things together again in person. 

Website: abbysyarns.com

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Brooke Sinnes

Approachable Indigo Dyeing

Natural Colors - Dyeing Protein Fibers with Raw Dyestuffs and Extracts

Brooke Sinnes 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.

Website: sinceresheep.com


Kira Dulaney

Successful Yarn Substitution Including Handspun Yarn

Seaming and Finishing for Knitting and Crochet

Kira Dulaney 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: kirakdesigns.com

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Robin Lynde

Weave a V Shawl with Double Weave

Robin Lynde has been weaving for 40 years. She teaches classes in weaving, spinning, and livestock management at her farm and at locations around California (and now digitally). She is an enthusiastic and patient teacher and presents material in an easy-to-follow and entertaining manner.  Robin sells her woven pieces at the Artery in Davis, CA and in on-line venues, and she has written many articles for Handwoven magazine.

Website: meridianjacobs.com


Roy Clemes

Color Play on the Drum Carder

Fiber Prep for Speed and Efficiency

Roy Clemes grew up working in his family’s woodshop and is the younger half of the Clemes & Clemes duo, making innovative, generational fiber art equipment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their company is known throughout the world for the high quality of their designs, especially their fiber preparation tools. In pre-COVID times, Roy and his father travelled coast to coast to vend and teach at fiber festivals around the country. They regularly consult and instruct spinners, felters, fiber growers, and professional fiber artists in the art of fiber preparation. You can find their company on Instagram @clemesandclemes and visit their website at clemes.com. Roy frequently contributes to PLY Magazine and is the president of Lambtown Festival, the largest sheep and wool show in California. He and his wife live in the SF Bay Area with their terribly cute toddler, two very spoiled sheep, and their latest arrivals, two rescue puppies.

Website: clemesandclemes.com

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Una Walker

Beginner Punch Needle

Una Walker is a Fiber Artist from La Grande, Oregon whose fashion and artwork has been exhibited nationally to rave reviews. As a sought-after fiber arts teacher, her classes range from beginning to advanced techniques in a variety of mediums. Una has taught at Estes Park Wool Market, Black Sheep Gathering, Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival and Stitches West and SoCal. She also teaches at a variety of guilds. In 2014 she gained her Oxford Teaching Certificate from the Oxford Rug Hooking School and in 2019 gained her advanced certification.

Website: woolywalkers.com