Teachers

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

If you would like to have a site listed, please send email to: Rosemary Brock


Sharon Alderman
Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Sharon teaches classes for weavers or anyone interested in working with color. (And does a wonderful one-day workshop on the Swatch Collection from Handwoven.)

Ingrid Boesel
Located in Guelph, ON, Canada, Ingrid teaches complex weaving.

Beth Brown-Reinsel
Beth is better known as a knitter teacher, but I happen to know that she also spins!

Dotty Calabrese
Located in the Bay Area, Dotty teaches classes on polymer clay.

Beth Robertson
PO Box 7726, Myrtle Beach SC 29572, 843.957.1483, bethrbtsnmb@gmail.com. Lifeway Navajo Fiber Arts

Jason Collingwood
This weaver makes such wonderful rugs. And graciously shares his knowledge.

Sharon Costello
Located in Rensselaerville, NY, Sharon also offers felting classes.

Anne Field
Anne teaches spinning, dyeing, and weaving. She has literally "written the book" about learning to spin -- and has followed it up with an advanced book.

Stephanie Gaustad
Stephanie teaches spinning, dyeing, and weaving. She is an terrific teacher and I've taken several excellent classes from her.

Joanne Hall
Offers classes on a variety of weaving techniques, including tapestry.

Handweavers Guild of America
They have a whole series of tutorials, slide shows, and support for members. A terrific guide for spinning or dyeing is to get a copy of the Certificate of Excellence guides and use it to direct your learning.

Nancy Harvey
Nancy teaches classes (and writes) about tapestry weaving.

Linda Hendrickson
Classes on tablet weaving and ply-split braiding.

Bonnie Inouye
Bonnie Inoye teaches weaving, has an excellent book on multi-shaft weaving, and wove one of my favorite shawls.

Sara Lamb
Sara offers classes on dyeing, silk spinning, embellishments, and more.

Carol Lee
Located in Encampment, WY, Carol teaches spinning, dyeing, and weaving. She also holds the title of Master Spinner, issued in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, The Missouri Arts Council and the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Susan Lily
Located in Corvallis, OR, Susan teaches weaving.

Catherine Lowe
Catherine is the best knitting teacher I know. No discussion.

Judith MacKenzie
Judith teaches spinning, dyeing, and weaving. She is a thorough, supportive teacher and I've taken several excellent classes from her. Judith's site seems to be down. If you need to reach her, her email is: Judith MacKenzie. Also, Judith's studio burned down earlier. If you'd like to keep track of the status, please check http://www.rebuildjudithsstudio.com/.

Deb Menz
Deb offers a variety color blending and dye classes.

Kathleen Monaghan
Located in Anchorage, AK, Kathleen offers weaving classes for both adults and children. For more information, call Peggy Monaghan at 907.245.7311

Sara Natani
This Navajo Native American weaver teaches her craft in Shiprock, NM.

Paul O'Connor
At the Washington DC Convergence I got to hear Paul speak and he's the most amazing teacher. He made double weave sound easy and had the best handouts I've seen in years! rb

Peggy Osterkamp
Author the New Guides to Weaving, Peggy offers a variety of classes and seminars.

Celia Quinn
PO Box 1808, Homer, Alaska, 99603, 907.235.6069

Skaska Designs, Ltd.
A company that presents workshops and seminars featuring the Russian fiber art tradition of Orenburg cashmere lace.

Susan Spaulding
Located in the California Bay Area, Susan teaches weaving, spinning and textile arts, 510.547.7199.

SOAR
This is a two-day conference held each year in the United States and hosted by Interweave Press.

Jane Stafford
Jane offers a range of classes from beginning to advanced weaving, specializing in colour and design.

Stitches
There are several of these each year.

Suzanne Summersgill
14889 57A Ave., Surrey, British Columbia V3S 8W6 summers@direct.cam. Suzanne works from her home studio under the name Some Piece of Work. In her work she creates textiles by printing and dyeing with natural dyes, she uses natural and vintage cloth. Suzanne is happy to leave simmering dyepots and lengths of cloth to teach a workshop. She offers classes in: precision dyeing, natural dyeing, surface design, such as block printing, resist, screen printing. She also teaches at the local college in the textile department.

Peter and Jacque Teal
Peter literally wrote the book on wool combing. I understand Peter is no longer teaching (sigh), but I encourage you to drop him a note and thank him for his work on promoting worsted spinning.

Woodcross Farm, Foxhole Lane, Creech St. Michael, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5RA, England. 011-44-1823-442880, jmt1@clara.co.uk

Maureen Thomas
Maureen Thomas teaches quilting.

Carol Todd
Carol teaches a variety of classes on natural dyeing.

Lillian Whipple
Based in the bay area, Lillian is a charming, gracious teacher. And she does some of the most exquisite fine weaving I've ever seen.

Patsy Sue Zawistoski
PatsyZ teaches spinning.


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