my embroidery class

26 04 2007

I teach some after school classes in Richmond, va. Most recently, I taught a class on embroidery and soft sculpture. The kids made bears, pillows, and rag dolls. Here are some of the pictures of the work that was produced in the class. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

kumihimo as jewelery

20 04 2007

Tomorrow I have a class called Kumihimo as jewelery. We have openings still. The class meets from 10-4.
We will be making lovely kumihimo braids and turning them into jewelery. I will try to post pics tomorrow.
If you are interested, sign up through the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. It would be nice to meet other folks with fiber interests.

Remember also that I have a weaving and spinning “teaching studio” at Glen Allen now. I have 3 openings for new students on the looms, and can take many spinning students. I teach weaving for beginners, intermediate weaving, specialty weaves, spinning yarn from the spinning wheel beginning, intermediate, and advanced, drop spindling, then I teach workshops in felting and workshops on dyeing at my home in Goochland. My next dye workshop is Saturday, May 4, 2007. I have openings still, if you would like to join us, e-mail me

Pictures of the Purses, Pouches and Pocketbooks class

11 04 2007

As you know, I taught a felting class in Mathews, Virginia on making handfelted purses.
The class was offered as a parent/child class and it was largely teens/tweens and their moms and grandmoms.
We had a lot of fun and the felted results were good. Plus, we all got to work together to produce fun and lovely things.
Have a look at the pics.

My spinning students and their work

10 04 2007

This shot is blurry, but it’s a cotton chenille scarf i’m weaving with beads.

This is some yarn spun by one of my spinning students. It is spun from the lock, plied with various waste rovings.

More photos of work in my studios

10 04 2007

This is another shot of L’s shawl, and 2 pictures of B’s tapestry loom as we set it up.
Watch to see how her work progresses.

weaving in my studio

10 04 2007

Tonight i will post some pictures of work going on in the studio.
L’s double weave shawl, and my handspun and handwoven tallit.
I’m not sure what other pics I have, but I will post them as I come across them.
You can contact me also about lessons.

Current Happenings

1 04 2007

Hi, Have you been looking for a new post? Things have been really busy lately. The classes at Bay Schol have been great. I taught one on rug felting, and another felting class on Purses, pouches, and pocketbooks. We have also had several classes at the new studio. It’s going well.
I’ll try to post pictures, once I get my new camera figured out. I’m having some problems getting my new HP camera to interface with my computer.
I have a dye workshop coming up the first Saturday in May.
We will be dyeing wool and protein yarns from 10 am – noon. At noon, we will be dyeing cotton and other cellulose yarns and at 2 pm, we will be dyeing wool/protein rovings. If you are interested in vat dyeing (all one color), contact me in advance.

Each 2 hour session is $20.00, and you will need to bring your own yarn, or purchase yarn here. You are more likely to get what you want, if you reserve your yarn when you book your space in the workshop.

Also available, are private lessons in spinning yarn with the drop spindle, or spinning wheel, weaving, and felting. You can also book a group lesson for yourself and friends or family. I have great workshops in felting rugs; felting purses, pouches and pocketbooks; and hat felting; Can’t wait to hear from you!