Spinning

Maggie Casey

Maggie Casey

Maggie Casey spends her days working and teaching at Shuttles Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, CO. She holds Part 1 of HGA's COE in Handspinning and is the author of Start Spinning, everything you need to know to make great yarn, an Interweave Press Book.

  • Drop Spindle Spinning (6 hours): Thursday
  • Teach Your Old Wheel (3 hours): Thursday
  • Start Spinning (6 hours): Saturday
  • Twist (3 hours): Sunday

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Stephenie Gaustad

Stephenie Gaustad

For better than 40 years Stephenie Gaustad has taught classes in textile arts: spinning, weaving, dyeing. Her articles have appeared in the pages of Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Spin Off , Jane Austen Knits, Knitwear and Ply magazines. Her replicate textiles hang in Pueblo Grande Museum, in Phoenix, Arizona. She illustrated The Alden Amos Big Book of Hand Spinning. Her most recent book, The Practical Spinners Guide to Cotton, Flax and Hemp, was released in the spring of 2014.

  • Productive Spinning (6 hours): Saturday
  • Small Spindles (3 hours): Sunday

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Galina A. Khmeleva

Galina A. Khmeleva

Galina A. Khmeleva, owner of Skaska Designs and author of Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls and The Gossamer Webs Design Collection: Three Orenburg Shawls to Knit, has earned the reputation as one of the most respected and knowledgeable lace knitting instructors in the country. As a former clothing and costume designer who worked with the aristocracy of St. Petersburg's music and theater society, Galina was a pioneer in breaking down barriers in the new Russia that allowed Russian women the opportunity to achieve ownership status in private companies. As the principal student to Orenburg's lace knitting elite, Galina brings the classic style and revered traditional knitting techniques of Russian lace to her classes. Her unique, inspiring and fun-loving teaching style has made her a guru of lace enthusiasts across the US. And as an added bonus, Galina's classes are an unforgettable cultural experience.

  • Plying Orenburg-Style (3 hours): Saturday

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Kate Larson

Kate Larson

Kate Larson loves using fiber arts as a bridge between art and agriculture. She is the author of The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015) and several videos, including "How to Spin Yarn to Knit". Her work has appeared in Spin-Off, Jane Austen Knits, and more. Follow her at KateLarsonTextiles.com.

  • Longwool Love (6 hours): Thursday
  • Chain-Plying (3 hours): Thursday
  • Knitting Yarn (6 hours): Friday
  • Gradient Yarns: A Spinner's Study in Shifting Shades (3 hours): Saturday
  • Finishing (3 hours): Saturday
  • Creativity Notebook (3 hours): Sunday

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Jillian Moreno

Jillian Moreno

Jillian Moreno is passionate about handspun yarn. She loves to inspire other spinners to think a little differently. Her book, Yarnitecture was published by Storey Publishing in 2016. She is the Editor of KnittySpin.com, the spinning little sister of Knitty.com. She is a regular contributor to Spin Off and Ply magazines.

  • Fractal Frolic (3 hours): Thursday
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (3 hours): Thursday
  • Adventures in Plying (6 hours): Friday
  • Yarnitecture (6 hours): Saturday
  • Fractal Frolic (3 hours): Sunday

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Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder of Nancy’s Knit Knacks, Nancy, has developed a line of tools and winding equipment. She has two published books as well as over thirty patterns published by a variety of magazines and books. Nancy is also a co-host for a retreat for sixty fiber enthusiasts.

Spinning Workshops
  • Spinning for a Purpose (6 hours): Thursday

Weaving Workshops
  • Bandweaving (3 hours): Sunday

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Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Beth Smith is so obsessed with fiber that she has fleece in every room of her house, including her bathroom.

She teaches the whys and how-tos of preparing and spinning as many breeds as a spinner can in her classes taught all over the world and in articles written for Spin Off, Knittyspin, and Entangled magazines. She also writes for Ply Magazine and serves as a member of the editorial advisory board.

She is the previous owner of the world famous online shop The Spinning Loft - renowned for its selection of raw wool, including rare breeds of sheep, available by the ounce (or more) for studying, sampling or just stashing. Almost everything she knows is in her two books, The Spinner’s Book of Fleece: A Breed-by-Breed Guide to Choosing and Spinning the Perfect Fiber for Every Purpose and How to Spin. Both are published by Storey Books.

  • Spin So Fine (3 hours): Thursday
  • Going Steady (3 hours): Thursday
  • Who's the Fairest (6 hours): Friday

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