Chelsea Fehskens: Chelsea has learned about the fiber world from farm to yarn living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Raising Finnsheep, learning to shear and self-taught processing, dying and spinning wool opened the world of fiber. When she is not chasing three kids she can be found teaching, sewing project bags, and processing wool. www.cottontailfarmva.etsy.com
Cindie Bennett: Cindie Bennett
is primarily a crochet instructor and designer. She has taught at many fiber festivals along the east coast. She is also an instructor at Michael's Craft Store. She is a Certified Crochet
Instructor through Craft Yarn Council. Cindie Bennett has published multiple crochet designs into popular crochet magazines. www.cindiebennettcrochet.com www.instagram.com/
Dixie Faries: Dixie Faries has been knitting and crocheting for over 50 years. Over the last 15 years, she has taken classes with numerous knitting and crochet designers to enhance her skills. Her greatest love is knitting, and tackling new techniques and processes is a passion. Dixie has taught beginning and intermediate techniques to informal knitting groups over the past 10 years.
Dorothea Pierce has been knitting for over fifty years and spinning for over thirty. Her absolute favorite thing to do, EVER, is teach people how to spin and knit. She has taught 3 days spinning workshops, five-minute knitting tutorials, and everything in between. She annually captains a wildly popular Tour de Fleece team and writes a blog for beginning knitters and spinners. In her spare time, when she isn’t knitting or spinning, she raises chickens and weaves on an antique loom.
Jean Elizabeth Glass: Jean Elizabeth Glass has been knitting for longer than she cares to admit. She was brought to knitting by friends who told her that she could knit with beads thus marrying two wonderful crafts and making her smile. beadbiz.org
Jill Duarte: Jill Duarte, PhD, is the owner of HipStrings, a fiber arts company which brings a modern twist to the ancient fiber arts. She spends her days obsessing about fiber and digging into the why of spinning. She is inordinately fond of fiber blends, short stapled fibers, and learning something new every day. http://www.hipstrings.com
Jill Newman is a fiber artist who creates original felted wool jewelry and abstract art using both needle felting and wet felting techniques. She enjoys teaching and sharing her love of felting and mixed media in the Washington, DC area. Jill is a resident artist at Artists & Makers 2 in Rockville, MD, where she offers classes and parties at Zazzy Peacock Studios. Jill also exhibits and demonstrates at various local craft shows, galleries, and juried exhibitions, including the 2017 and 2015 Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibitions, the 2017 Celebration of Textiles at the GW Textile Museum, and Fiber National 2016 and 2018 at the Workhouse Arts Center.
Kimberly Radcliff: www.thenaturalspinner.com