Su earned her B.F.A. in Fibers/Watercolor painting from the University of Northern Colorado The interlacement of yarn, color interaction and creating unique fabric has continued to intrigue her. Su teaches for guilds and conferences across the USA and Canada and leads the CW Tied Weaves Study Group. She has written widely: Understanding Rayon Chenille (2002), and numerous articles published in CW Journal, Handwoven and Weavers. Additionally, she is currently working hard on her next book, Understanding Tied Weaves. Su is currently the CW Liason for Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa, and has served on the CW Board and many guild boards around the country. Learn more at http://www.subudesigns.com/
Barbara J. Walker is passionate about weaving and interlacements. She is an active member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, holds HGA’s Master Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, and has conducted workshops and seminars in the US, England, and Canada. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally. She is an enthusiastic educator and has authored numerous articles in major weaving magazines. She published Supplementary Warp Patterning: Turned Drafts, Embellishments & Motifs in 2016 and Ply-Splitting from Drawdowns: Interpreting Weave Structures in Ply-Split Braiding in 2012. Visit her website at: http://www.barbarajwalker.com/
Marilou Schultz, Navajo or Dine, is originally from the Navajo reservation in Arizona. She learned weaving at a young age and has taught Navajo weaving for more than 20 years. The basic weaving techniques are still the same as our ancestors except for the material used for the loom weaving tools and sometimes the fiber used for weaving. As a weaver and educator, Marilou likes to experiment and share her knowledge with others. She participates in the Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Indian Market, New York Sheep and Wool plus the Maryland Sheep and Woool Festivals.
Learn more at http://navajorugsart.com/
Dawn Edwards is a felt/fiber artist specializing in fun, out-of-the ordinary felt hats. She lives and works from her home studio in Plainwell, MI, and sells her work under the name of Felt So Right through specialty retail, boutique and gallery shops throughout the United States.
Dawn teaches within the U.S. and also internationally. Her felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art show, magazines and books. Dawn recently won the Mad Hatter’s Society Annual Hatmaking Competition judged by Couture Milliner, Arturo Rios (http://www.arturorios.com/ ).
Dawn and good friend, Nicola Brown of Ireland, are the coordinators of ‘Felt United’, which is celebrated internationally and annually on the first Saturday of October, with the goal of connecting feltmakers around the globe…Everybody in their own way, all united by working on the same theme, same day, same joy…but different ideas. Learn more at http://www.feltsoright.com/
Jan Massie has been spinning for over 38 years. She is the owner of Just 4 Ewe
Fiber Studio/Gallery. Jan respects boundaries but takes great pleasure in nudging them. She is fascinated with color. That fascination started with her first box of crayons and continues today as evident in her colorful spinning and dying. Working with her hands, and meeting the challenge of stepping out of bounds, has be a lifestyle. Jan loves to learn new things and to push her mind and hands. Jan’s motto is “I don’t make mistakes: I make something else”.
Jan is a Master Dyer having successfully completed the Redding Method dye course. She teaches throughout the Untied States and offers online classes through Namaste Farms. In addition, Jan is an integral part of Fiberygoodness, teaching and conducing monthly live interviews. Jan published a video entitled, “Spinning Art Yarn – a creative process” which has sold internationally. Her spinning has appeared in exhibitions, art shows and in magazines. For more information see http://www.just4ewe.com/Just_4_Ewe/Home.html
Jappie King Black lives in Brockport, New York (and yes, Jappie is her real name). Born in Detroit, MI, she moved to Argentina as a child and lived with her parents in Wisconsin, Michigan and Mexico. She is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (Textile Design) and a MFA (in Fibers) from Syracuse University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the US, Canada and Africa. Jappie has received awards for her work in installation, sculpture and fiber. She has also been awarded residencies, individual and community grants working as an artist and teacher. Articles and photos of her work have appeared in a number of publications and books. From 2001 to 2010 she was a tenured professor at Kean University, in Union, New Jersey teaching Fibers and Graduate Seminar classes. In 2009 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture. Her artwork is in private, public and museum collections Find more about her at http://www.kingblack.com/