Bartlett is both an artist-quiltmaker and
a knitwear designer. Leading a double life isn’t
as difficult as it sounds, she says, since both reflect
an aspect of her creativity and both are exciting.
Her book Slip Stitch Knitting was an Interweave
Press best seller.
Maggie Casey wrote Start Spinning–Everything
You Need To Know To Make Great Yarn. A spinner
since 1973, she holds part 1 of the Handweavers Guild
of America Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning.
Look for her workshops at Estes Park, Ply Away, Yarn
Fest and John C. Campbell. Her DVDs are: Start
Spinning, Big and Lofty Yarns and Getting
Started On A Drop Spindle.
Suzanne Connolly-Howes taught environmental
science and nature crafts to children and families.
Since retirement she has devoted time to art. She
creates whimsical animals, birds and insects with
felt, paints silk scarves and creates garden sculptures
with clay and mosaics.
was born with knitting needles in her fingers.
Sharon is an accomplished quilter, embroiderer and
knitter. Sharing her knowledge is one of her greatest
pleasures. Look for her work in Handwoven
and Interweave Knits.
Debi Dodge was the Superintendent
of the Handspun Yarn Show at the Boulder County Fair
for 10 years. She has been the judge at the Estes
Park Wool Festival and is a 3 time Medallion winner
for her designer yarns at the Taos Wool Festival.
Sara Goldenberg earned her MFA in
Fibers from Colorado State University. During her
time at CSU she created her own art as well as taught
multiple classes in the Fibers department. Sara assisted
Jane Patrick with her rigid heddle weaving book The
Weaver’s Idea Book. Sara has shown her
artwork throughout the U. S. and beyond. She is an
avid weaver, knitter and sewer and enjoys working
with nontraditional fiber materials.
David Johnson holds degrees in weaving
from Colorado State University and the Cranbrook Academy
of Art. His teaching experience includes positions
at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, the Appalachian
Center for Craft and Front Range Community College.
In addition, David has taught workshops at Penland
Sally Kuhn worked for yarn during
high school and college, helping with knitting, crochet
and needlepoint projects. An avid weaver since 1994,
you can see her woven triple weave pick-up cougar
in the main office of Smiley Middle School in Denver.
Kumihimo and ply split braiding are also addictions.
an all-around fiber-art fanatic with skills ranging
from knitting and crochet to spinning and weaving.
He picked up knitting as a kid for fun and later he
taught himself crochet to combat test-anxiety in college
while receiving his B.A.s in Evolutionary and Ecological
Biology and Studio Arts. Benjamin’s designs
and patterns can be seen in publications of Spin-Off,
Handwoven, The Twist Collective, and other industry
magazines. You can follow along with his other design
ventures on his blog at BenjaminKrudwig.com.
Murray has been needle felting since 2001
when she joined the Handweavers Guild of Boulder happy
to learn a fiber art that was slightly less complicated
than most. She has been designing her own characters
ever since and loves teaching felting to others to
see what they can create. She loves to make and sell
smiling characters for big and small. She has been
published in Wee Felt Worlds from Lark Publishing
and her business is All Good Wishes.
Judy Steinkoenig has been teaching
weaving classes since 1983 including Beginning Weaving
at Convergence 2004. You can see her weavings in Handwoven
magazine. This, plus being a knowledgeable and lively
speaker, keeps her in much demand up and down the
Chris Switzer is the author and publisher
of Spinning Llama and Alpaca and editor of
Projects for Llama and Alpaca. She began
weaving and spinning in 1971 and has been a member
of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder and the Northern
Colorado Weavers Guild ever since. She received a
BFA in Weaving from CSU in 1984. She raises alpacas
and paco-vicunas in Estes Park.
Margaret Tullis learned to tat and
crochet as a child from a sitter who found she could
keep her quiet with a shuttle or hook and a ball of
string. Later, by then a weaver and spinner, she couldn’t
resist basketry when the material fell from her Florida
trees. She has produced baskets and craft for mail-order
as well as installations and galleries. She loves
to learn and she loves to share.
Robin Wilton earned a BFA with concentration
in Weaving from Colorado State University. She has
been weaving for over 40 years. Known also as the
“Weaving Lady” Robin specializes in doing
programs about weaving and spinning to schools and
events. Robin has taught Inkle Weaving for shops and
weaving guilds throughout the Front Range for many