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Fresh Faces in Fiber Arts

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 20, 2013

in Featured Teacher, Fiber Arts, New & Noteworthy, Quilting, Sewing

Our Fiber Arts building will be buzzing with new students and instructors next year. New instructors bring new ideas, classes, and techniques to our Fiber Arts curriculum. Get acquainted with these new Fiber Arts instructors:

Using the big stitch hand quilting technique by Jo Glover.

Using the big stitch hand quilting technique by Jo Glover.

Feb. 7-9 Big Stitch Hand Quilting with Jo Glover
Jo has been teaching hand quilting for 20 years. Following a trip to Japan, she coined the term “Big Stitch.” It merges sashiko and utility quilting with the rocker motion of traditional hand quilting. Jo has taught at conferences, shops, and guilds throughout the U.S. and Scotland. Read more about Jo’s upcoming class…


 

Sweater by Jessica Kaufman

Sweater by Jessica Kaufman

May 18-24 Design It, Knit It, “Ravel” It! with Jessica Kaufman
Design and knit a seamless sweater with a colorful stranded yoke with Jessica a North Carolina native and former Host and Work/Study. Techniques include knitting in the round, working short rows for a tailored fit, designing and charting the stranded yoke, and body shaping. Get comprehensive help with gauge, silhouettes, knitting with two colors, the Magic Loop method, and more. Read more about Jessica’s upcoming class…


 

Creative Spinning with Melissa Yoder Ricks

Creative Spinning with Melissa Yoder Ricks

May 25-30 Creative Spinning – Building on Tradition with Melissa Yoder Ricks
A North Carolina native and Duke graduate, she has been spinning since 1990, and enjoying life as a full-time fiber artist and proprietor of Wild Hare Fiber Studio since 2008. Melissa has taught classes and workshops in spinning at her studio in Virginia, as well as for various yarn shops and at events such as the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF). Read more about Melissa’s upcoming class…


 

Embellished textile by Jennifer Reis. Photo by Jennifer Reis.

Embellished textile by Jennifer Reis. Photo by Jennifer Reis.

June 22-28 Embellished Textile Assemblage with Jennifer Reis

Jennifer is an actively exhibiting and award-winning artist. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the prestigious Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. Her work has been shown at the Woman Made Gallery, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the National Quilt Museum, and other locations. Jennifer conducts workshops and lectures on embellished textiles, art history/appreciation, and professional practice for artists. Read more about Jennifer’s upcoming class…


 

June 29-July 5 Pioneer Quilts with Cindy Brick

Cindy is an editor, designer, and writer who travels the world teaching about quilting and quilt history. A former editor for “Quilter’s Newsletter,” she is also an AQS-certified and PAAQT personal-property appraiser and professional quilt restorer, and she has judged a number of national competitions, including the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and IQA (Houston). She has written many articles and six books on quilting. She lives and works in Castle Rock, Colorado. Read more about Cindy’s upcoming class…


 

June 29-July 5 Start Spinning with Maggie Casey

Maggie has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years! She holds Level I of HGA’s Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. She teaches spinning in her shop, Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, and at SOAR, Estes Park Wool Market, and the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Maggie is the author of Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn and she has several DVDs. Read More about Maggie’s upcoming class…

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