2014 Fiber Arts Festival Workshops

FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

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FRIDAY

Inkle Loom

Beaded Crochet

Introduction to Spinning


SATURDAY

Skinny on Lace

Rug Hooking

Zoom Loom Weaving

Rolags to Riches

Viking Knit

Taking the Mystery out of Charts

Everything’s Coming up Roses

Wavy Wedges

Stitch Card

Beginning Tatting


SUNDAY

Mixed Media Felted Art

Dye Your Own!

See Jane Knit

Needle Felt a Fairy


Denise Bell offers hand-dyed fine yarns and creates original designs, through her business Lost City Knits, named for the community nearest her Oklahoma farm.  Although Denise always created handwork growing up, she came to knitting in her mid-40′s and instantly became addicted.  She is very good at seeing things in patterns, which is why she gravitates toward designing lace.  When not knitting, dyeing or designing, Denise puts her pattern seeking abilities to work solving cryptic crossword puzzles, and because no one should be just one thing, she kayaks on lakes and streams near her eastern Oklahoma home.

GET THE SKINNY ON LACE

SkinnyOnLace

SEE JANE KNIT

SeeJaneKnit



Angela Schneider is a weaver, spinner, knitter, and enthusiast for all textile structures from the common to the esoteric.  She teaches math, computer science, color theory, and dance in addition to multiple fiber arts, and is a patient and encouraging teacher.  She helps students develop solid skills and understanding so they can enjoy the process while making quality goods.  Angela regularly teaches in Memphis and the surrounding region, and at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  She is a board member of the Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers and Southeast Fiber Forum Association, the editor for the “TWIST Journal” (Tablet Weavers International Studies and Techniques), and a member of Handweavers Guild of America, Complex Weavers and Memphis Association of Craft Artists.

WAVY WEDGES SCARF

wavy wedges

INKLE LOOM

Inkles on the loom

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BaaBaaLoop was created by Kim Oakley, an avid knitter and spinner who believes that when it comes to yarn and fiber “more is more.” Her passion for the art of embellishing is reflected in both her knitting and her hand spun yarns. Kim was a test knitter for the Nora Bellows Sunflower Project and is an experienced instructor in knitting techniques. BaaBaaLoop features one-of-a-kind hand spun yarns and hand knit designs.

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

knit roses



Jen Lambert is a fiber farmer.  She raises Angora goats, Angora rabbits, Shetland and Icelandic sheep, Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys, ducks, and 8 different breeds of chickens.  She shears and processes the fiber from her goats and sheep, then dyes and cards them into luxurious batts and rovings used by spinners and felters.  She also utilizes the feathers from her flocks for jewelry and mixed media pieces.

FROM ROLAGS TO RICHES – THE ULTIMATE BLENDING EXPERIENCE

rolag

MIXED MEDIA

mixed media



Janelle Schultz has been knitting, spinning and working in fiber arts for many years. She is currently the Greater Birmingham Alabama Fiber Guild president.  She owned a yarn and bead shop in Washington State but closed it when she moved to Alabama.  For years, she also has been a glass artist and enjoys using her fiber background to create beaded crochet Viking knit and other techniques to compliment her artwork.

VIKING KNIT

viking knit

BEADED CROCHET

beadedcrochet

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Lisanne Miller owns P is for Primitive in Canton Mississippi.  She first held a hook at the age of 14 and created a simple chair pad.  Years later she was introduced to primitive rug hooking and never looked back or put her hook down.  She has since been creating and designing whimsical pieces of modern day folk art.

Lisanne is a Master Craftsmen of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi and recently named one of the Top 40 Artists.  She serves as Regional Coordinator of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA) and President of the Magnolia Wool Dust Society.  Her rugs have appeared in several ATHA publications as well as the most recent book by Jessie Turbayne and Top 40 at 40.  She has been nominated as one of Martha Stewart’s 2013 American Made Companies!

Lisanne teaches across the United States including at John C Campbell Folk Art School, Hooked in the Mountains, Star of Texas, and Green Mountain Rug School among others.

RUG HOOKING

florwerpower



Brenda Harrower and her husband, Mike, have teamed up together to make tools for the fiber artist.  Brenda  contributes input on the details while Mike focuses on the overall designs.  Brenda also creates batts from a variety of sources including her own angora.

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF GRAPHS

CHARTSwave



Andi Bedsworth received an MFA in Costume Design from Tulane University and a BA in Theater with an emphasis in Costume Design from LSU.  She ran two costume shops for a total of 13 years and has designed costumes for many years. Andi now owns Art To Go LLC, a company that brings arts programming to local organizations and schools in the area. She also teaches sewing classes at Communiversity and Sit N Rock quilt shop. Working in mixed media, Andi places an emphasis on stitching and fiber art.

STITCH CARD

bird card

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Sky Loom Weavers was founded in 2006 by Peggy Barnette and Penny Nelson, in the small town of Cat Spring, Texas, located 75 miles west of Houston.  Their 20-year friendship and interest in the fiber arts was the foundation of Sky Loom Weavers.  Both Peggy and Penny create hand spun yarns, hand woven shawls and other products from a variety of natural fibers.

Penny learned to weave from her grandmother when she was 13 years old but drifted away from it over the years.  When knitting was no longer a challenge she took up spinning and the spinning brought her back to weaving.  Peggy has crocheted for many years and was totally entranced by spinning and weaving.  Sky Loom Weavers is the happy result of their shared passions for fiber.

Peggy  Barnette

ZOOM LOOM WEAVING

zoom loom

Penny Nelson

DYE YOUR OWN!

yarn dye



Beth Collier-Shafer has been spinning for almost 8 years.  She and her husband, Steve, own Three Creeks Farm, a small family farm in Charlotte, TN where they have sheep, goats, and a variety of other animals.  They sell their fleeces, roving and spinning related products.  Beth has done numerous spinning demonstrations, often dressed in 18th Century or Civil War era clothing, and enjoys sharing her love of spinning with anyone who will listen.  She also needle felts and does various types of dyeing including natural, food coloring and chemical dyes.

INTRODUCTION TO SPINNING

spinning-wheels

NEEDLE FELTED FAIRY

felted fairy



Roiana Buckmaster currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, where she is working with her husband and youngest son to start a fiber farm of heritage sheep breeds and angora bunnies. Roiana learned the art of tatting from Grandma Irene Buckmaster 27 years ago, and promised to teach others in return.

BEGINNING TATTING

tatted butterfly

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