Instructors Saff. Site. Aimee Abernathy is a knitter, spinner and weaver. Aimee has been knitting for 8 years, learning from a book shortly after being diagnosed with Lupus and credits knitting for keeping her sane in doctors offices, lines at the post office and long conference calls. Aimee is located in Charlotte, NC, where she enjoys teaching at Yarnhouse in No. Da and meeting new people. She has been lucky enough to take classes from such fantastic knitters as Wendy Johnson, Cookie A., Anne Hanson and Charlene Schurch. Aimee can also be found at fairieknits. In which we discuss stuff. And a big surprise Thanks to listeners, old and new, for joining us And Ellen sends a special thanks to Mary of The Knitting Dish for her. In Who Invented Knitting A Look into Knitting History, we will look at knittings twisted, but fascinating, history, from socks to guilds to modern day art. Starfleet Command Ii Orion Pirates Patch. Cast-On-Thanksgiving.jpg' alt='The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' title='The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' />Ravelry as funfairiegirl. Phylleri Ball, a fiber artist for 3. Her passion for dyeing results in the gorgeous palettes of Steam Valleys dyed fiber and yarn. As a shepherdess, her focus is raising fine fleeced Angora Goats sheep using sustainable farming practices. Vicki Bennett lives part of the year in Asheville, NC, where she teaches feltmaking and works in the garden of her mountain home. She lives the rest of the year in St. Petersburg, Florida where she teaches at the Morean Arts Center, exhibits and sells her craft at Florida Craftsmen Gallery. Her website is tan When not tangled up with wool her website is tangledupinwool. Joan Berner enjoys incorporating hand dyed fibers into woven and felted fabrics for her unique, one of a kind garments. Originally trained as a home economist and an expert seamstress, her hand dyed fiber business, Cloverleaf Farms, has been operating for over ten years. She became enchanted by weaving and felting classes and has recently graduated from the Professional Crafts Program at Haywood Community College. Joan has exhibited at several Handweavers Guild of America HGA Convergence Conferences, a number of HGA fashion shows, Gallery 8. Peters Valley Gallery Art to Wear Show. Finishing-School-A-Master-Class-for-Knitters-632105-f0f9efa4fc91f0fefccf.jpg' alt='The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' title='The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' />Her work is on exhibit at the Folk Art Center, Main Gallery until mid July. Jacey Boggs is known for her entertaining and instructive DVD Sit Spin, for her monthly workshops around the world, and for spinning fantastical textured yarns with a technical hand. She is a contributing editor for Spin Off magazine and is regularly featured as an author. She is on the board of Handwoven magazine. She blogs and podcasts at www. Her first book, Spin Art Mastering the craft of textured spinning, with Interweave, is due out this fall. Ann Brown lives on a farm in central Kentucky that has a cowcalf operation and raises Dorset, Karakul, Cotswold and English Leicester Longwool sheep. She bought her first flock with money she made selling her interest in a needlepointknittinggift shop, and then had so much wool she needed to find something to do with it. Ann makes and markets braided, felted wool rugs and chair pads, wrote THE SHEPHERDS RUG in partnership with Letty Klein and now travels the country doing workshops and festivals. Angie Buchanan is a fiber artist living in Greer, SC who raises alpacas and angora goats and incorporates their fiber into her work. She is a weaver, felter, dyer, and crocheter pretty much all things fiber. She started drawing and painting at an early age, and in 2. P/0470068175.01.SWCH_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg' alt='The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' title='The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' />1 nation electronics llc 101communications inc 1075776 ontario inc 1130 elo touchsystems inc 1213891 ontario ltd 136963 canada inc 184th air refueling wing. The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' title='The Knitting Guild Of America Master Knitter Program' />Professionally, she is a private tutor for children and young adults with dyslexia. By teaching fiber arts classes, she has found a way to combine her love of fiber with her love of teaching. Susannah Carter has been spinning for over 3. She has her own flock of BFL, Finn, Shetland, and a CorriedaleMerino that looks like Lionel Ritchie. Jean Castle learned to crochet from her grandmother when she was 5. In later years she began raising fiber animals to supply the kind of materials she wanted to work with when the local stores carried ONLY acrylic yarns. She has taught crochet at SAFF and other venues for many years and currently lives in Candler NC with about 1. Ginger Clark has been a fiberholic since learning to spin 3. She had a farm where she raised fiber animals, processed and dyed their fibers, and spun about one pound of worsted yarn daily for use in knitting, crocheting, and weaving. She is particularly fond of yarns that seamlessly grade from one color to another so the cloth knit or woven from them shifts colors smoothly. Rovings and batts with sharply contrasting colors present a special challenge for spinning a predictable yarn, a challenge that Ginger enjoys. She has developed methods of dealing with these rovings so the yarns she gets are predictable and not an unpleasant surprise. Vickie Clontzs love of fibers, wool and folk art shine through in each of her classes and the 7. Annies Keepsakes, which celebrated its 2. Vickies projects have appeared in magazines across the nation and abroad, and she brings an easy going style and award winning expertise to each of her classes and workshops. See more of Vickies work, on her web site at http www. Pat Cothran is a North Carolina Adoption Coordinator, and past member of the Board of Directors of Southeast Llama Rescue. She and her husband own Soggy Bottom Farm in western North Carolina, which is home to llamas, alpacas, a horse and a donkey, and five dogs. At an early age, Pat got involved in sewing, knitting, cross stitch, needlepoint, ceramics, and other creative endeavors. Her current fiber related interests include needle felting, repurposing wool, and creating items from raw materials using the Taravia. She enjoys participating in the annual pack llama trials near Asheville, NC, as a member of the Pack Llama Trial Association PLTA. Linda Sue Davis is the owner of The Tail Spinner, which is located in Eastern North Carolina. She has been active in the fiber arts all of her life, and teaches spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing, crochet, knitting, and other fiber related crafts. Rita de Maintenon is a retired educator, speaker and business owner who moved to Asheville in 2. She was raised in Germany and learned all dimensions of fiber arts while growing up. She has taught workshops for many years to encourage participants to create their own heirloom treasures and now concentrates on crochet heritage techniques like broomstick and hairpin lace, Tunisian, Aran and Irish crochet. Rita is a member of the Southern Highland Guild, Hand. Made in America and a Blue Ridge National Heritage Artist. Her business is Heirloom Treasures and her website is www. Cassie Dickson A member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Cassie Dickson is a traditional pattern weaver who specializes in the weaving of coverlets and the processing of the flax plant to linen cloth. She has been spinning, weaving and natural dyeing for over 3. Tina Feir learned crochet from a favorite aunt at the age of 1. Her fiber obsession bloomed in the late 9. Gate City Yarns in Greensboro NC. While Tina knits, crochets, weaves and felts, spinning is her passion. She is currently in the master spinners program at Olds College in Calgary, Alberta. Carla Filippelli has been weaving baskets and sculpture for over 2. She and her partner Greg have developed a free form style of weaving known as random weave and their fluid designs and shapes have evolved into functional baskets for homes and sculptural art for the wall. Represented by galleries and exhibitions nationwide, Carla and Greg are exhibiting artists in the US State Dept Artists in Embassies Program, available for private lessons and teach group workshops to area school students and craft schools. Cranberry Creek Studios, their business of over 2. Geri Forkner creates felted and woven works of art from her studio in Tennessee.
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