A Farm to Fiber Arts Experience!
Abigail Carter learned how to knit & sew from her mother and spent class days annoying teachers by knowing the answer even when she was “goofing off” knitting with two pencils. She later taught herself to crochet, and enjoyed making amigurumi critters. For the last four years, she’s been honing her spinning skills, taught by a lovely friend, and is so chuffed with the hobby that she can’t wait to share her knowledge! When she’s not at the wheel or spindle, you might find her hoarding a growing stash of fibers in need of processing, weaving on vintage looms, fiddling about with woodworking, or teasing her gremlin cat, Roxie.
Melanie D Sanford, principal with Conserving Threads, is a boutique firm in Dallas, Texas, specializing in the comprehensive consultation, conservation and installation services of historic textiles and related objects for private clients, historical societies, and museums. Conserving threads is also an online store providing plant-based fibers and yarns to hand-spinners, knitters, and fiber enthusiast. Ms. Sanford has over thirty studying textiles and fashions. She is a promotor of second-hand fashion, fashion-flipping, and likes to look and re-imagine.
Joyce Hazlerig is an award-winning fiber artist, specializing in needle felted sculptures. She has shown her work at indie craft shows all over Texas since 2008. She’s often found at a Renaissance Festivals doing felting demonstrations. She teaches workshops traveling all over the country and spreading the joy of felting to all she meets. email@example.com
Monique Mullis works in a beautiful Colorado State Park by day and is an avid, self-taught needle-felter by night. She started needle-felting over ten years ago and quickly learned what a fun, inexpensive, and addicting hobby it can be. Monique gets most of her inspiration from nature and likes to add her version of whimsy to all the projects she makes. Over the years, she has learned various applications of needle felting, from appliqué on wool to 3-D wool creatures. She continues to develop her personal technique called EZ Peazy felting, one that she shares with her workshop students. Monique does most of her felting for a hobby business she shares with her sister called The Felted Dog. Through this business, they have been selling felted wool items and needle felting supplies for the past ten years at art and fiber festivals. Monique has taught in person needle felting workshops at the Estes Park Wool Market, Sneffels Fiber Festival, and monthly felting classes held throughout Southern Colorado. In 2020, Monique's classes went virtual...just like everyone else. She was able to teach needle felting workshops for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, Texas Fiber and Fleece, Bandera Fiber Festival and Flagwool. While she enjoys perfecting her own skills and making art pieces, she is particularly passionate about introducing people to needle felting and giving them the skills and tools they need to make their own fiber creations.
Julie is a wife, mama of 4 and two bonus daughters, and MehMeh to 3 grandsons. She began crocheting 30 years ago while living in Maine. Grew up in Central Illinois with a southern soul. Currently residing in Seguin, TX. Julie crochets, knits, quilts and dabbles in needle felting.
As an artisan Marti has worked in a variety of media. Her discovery of felting and fiber arts brings together a melding of passions from sculpting, playing with color and the tactile art of creating. She has always been curious and finds the path of learning and experimenting to be a continual source of creative inspiration. Marti's approach to teaching is to explore and discover while having fun. The reward is seeing the excitement in students as they challenge themselves and succeed.
DawnO has been designing and teaching since 2015. She has been crocheting since she was a child. She took up knitting in 2006. Her designs are geared for beginners and advance beginner knitters. The crochet designs are created to make the knitter be wowed by the crocheters work.
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I’m a long-time textile artist currently studying fashion design…. but more importantly for this class, I’ve homeschooled my three kids for 8+ years and taught at a local homeschool co-op for 2 years.
Ellen Baize grew up enjoying sewing, knitting and crochet. But when her parents brought the first know Shetland sheep to Texas in 1991, she had the opportunity to ad to her love of textiles the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Today she raises Shetland sheep for breeding and quality Shetland wool. She sells breeding lambs, fleeces, roving, and custom mill spun Shetland yarns. She loves sharing her craft with young and old.