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Fiber Arts

Lorraine Cathey is one of our featured artists in our upcoming Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. A fiber artist of 15 years, she is known for creating award-winning, heirloom mohair teddy bears and whimsical, needle-felted bears and gnomes. Also a watercolor artist, Lorraine’s love of painting led her to create needle-felted landscapes. She was recently […]


If you are looking for a unique class at the Folk School that incorporates visual art, mixed media, and performance into a week of puppet fun, check out David Stephens class Hand-and-Rod Puppet Construction (April 10-16, 2016). When David teaches his class, an infectious feeling of whimsy, fun, and joyful energy permeates the campus. David […]


Beyond the Sock with Master Knitter Charles Gandy

by Cory Marie Podielski on September 2, 2015

in Featured Teacher, Fiber Arts

You can envision Charles Gandy’s sculptural socks warming cold winter feet, or you could imagine seeing his socks in a fine art gallery. He has a show coming up at The Bascom Art Center in Highlands (see below for details) that explores this very topic. He is a TKGA Master Knitter and is a renowned […]


I stopped by the Wet Room to visit Kathy Hays’ recent class “Eco Printing Meets Felt Making” to see what they were creating. I talked to Kathy about her craft and the joys of eco printing. Enjoy our interview! CP: Tell me about where you’re from, what you do there, and about your craft. KH: […]


Felt is the oldest known fabric used by man. That stands to figure… felt is so easy to make, it was probably first discovered by accident. The recipe for felt, after all, is wool, moisture and agitation. Picture lining a sandal or shoe with raw wool to act as a cushion. Now picture walking around […]