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Celebrating fiber,
fiber animals, and
fiber arts

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Meet the 2016 Workshop Instructors

Instructor bio: Debbie Bergman is the owner of Purple Fleece, a shop located along the mid-coast in Stockton Springs, Maine, that carries equipment and supplies for weavers, spinners, knitters, felters, and dy-ers. She teaches classes in all the above fiber disciplines. A self-proclaimed fiberholic, she has been weaving for more than 30 years, spinning for over 25 years, and knitting all her life.

Instructor Bio: Janet Conner is a career artist and educator who special-izes in traditional American wool crafts. She has exhibited throughout the United States, and taught in the US, Canada, and Bermuda. Her background in restoration of antique hooked rugs has provided the op-portunity to contribute to the book Finishing Hooked Rugs, from Stack-pole Publications. She continues to find her greatest joy in teaching, and loves working with beginners!

Instructor Bio: Jackie Ottino Graf is a fiber fiend from Searsmont who spends much of her time teaching Fiber Art workshops around the coun-try. She also works in the yarn industry developing colors and designing yarns for her own line as well as several well known yarn companies. She loves working with natural dyes because of the complexity of colors and the science of it all. Her favorite natural dye is Cochineal and her favorite wool is Cormo.

Instructor bio: Julie Yarbrough is a lifelong artist. She received much of her art training attending art school at the University of Texas at Arling-ton. Julie discovered felting about 20 years ago and has been obsessed with the possibilities ever since.
Felting and sculpting soft, fluffy wool, painting beautiful, lustrous silk, forming and sculpting clay all are passions we pursue here at the studio. Most days find us Painting silk or up to our elbows in warm soapy water, massaging wool into some kind of creation or covered in wet, slick clay sculpting or throwing. Whichever we choose to do we do it with gusto and joy.

Instructor bio - Jan Winsor has a BS in Elementary Education with a mi-nor in art. She worked in an elementary school for 13 years keeping art in the background as a hobby. It was at school that she met members of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists who introduced her to fiber arts. A lifelong animal enthusiast, fiber was a perfect medium. She was able to com-bine her love of art, teaching and animals all in one endeavor to make it her full time focus. She now has her own flock of sheep to provide wool for her fiber products and artwork. You can see some of her farm ani-mals and fiber art pieces at www.FourWindsFarmMaine.com