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fiber animals, and
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Maine Alpaca Assoc
Sue Black has presented several workshops dealing with old textile crafts such as using a lucet, tape loom, and Inkle loom. She lives in Sweden Maine in an 1815 farmhouse and has a masterís degree in American and New England Studies from USM.
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 dyers. She teaches classes in all the above fiber disciplines. A self-proclaimed fiberholic, she has been weaving for 28 years, spinning for 23 years, and knitting all her life.
Sandi Cirillo a retired art educator, currently lives in Searsport, Maine and has been a fiber artist for over 20 years. Her passion is working with natural and manmade textural materials to create one-of-a-kind mixed media pieces of art. Sandi also teaches many fiber workshops throughout the Northeast and in North Carolina. She also teaches drawing classes at Senior College in Belfast, Maine.
She enjoys introducing adults and children to the joys of fiber art. You can see examples of her work on her website, especially-for-ewe.com as well as a listing of upcoming workshops she will be teaching. Sandiís work is in many private collections and she exhibits locally and nationally. Influences for her drawings and fiber artwork come from her love of hiking and photographing the natural world and for her love for the beauty of coastal Maine
Hatie Clingerman has been raising sheep & goats for over 30 years. She has been knitting, spinning and felting for as long. Hatieís expertise as a fiber artist has earned her numerous awards. She specializes in creating handmade knitted and felted garments for a range of clients. Her designs have been featured in Wild Fiber, Knit-N-Style and Spin-Off magazine. She has also designed for Cashmere America, Springtide Farm, Dancing Goat Fibers and Cherry Hill Yarns.
While Hatie is a highly skilled knitter, spinner and felter,her design work is noted by the use of embellishments on the finished piece. Hatie can take a simple design and turn it into something spectacular through the use of silk, feathers, beads and other "treasures" that inspire her.
Linda Clutterbuck - Her obsession with fiber began a long time ago. Linda is a life-long knitter, a beginning weaver, has been spinning for ten years, and is in the 5th year of the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners spinning certificate program. Retired from the Community College System, Linda hopes to spend her retirement learning about and playing with fiber: spinning, dyeing, knitting, and weaving
Michelle DeLucia has an MA in Clay/Pottery from Skidmore College. She is a full-time garden designer, Master Gardener and a Certified Herbalist. She has taken many classes over the years with prominent felting fiber artists and teaches a variety of fiber-related classes at her studio and at a number of fiber events and also travels to other states to teach.
Always taking the organic approach she especially enjoys the process of natural dyeing from growing and harvesting the plants to creating the range of colors that only plants can give. She felts her merino wool into hats, mittens, scarves, handbags, vests and jackets. Felt is like clay, there are no boundries to what you can create. She lives in Brownfield, ME with a collection of mostly Merino sheep, rescued goats, Angora rabbits and a few other non-fiber animals. She believes in organic farming, growing most of her food and loves to share her wisdom in raising fiber animals for profit and for fun.
Her motto ~ Support your local , independent farmer and shop locally !
Dana Fadel Originally from Louisville, KY, Dana Fadel moved to Portland to pursue her love of weaving through an internship at the Portland Fiber Gallery. She's been weaving for four years and is continually inspired to weave more. She also loves to embroider and crochet, but has yet to learn how to knit.
Amy Felske has been making dolls for over 20 years. She lives in Irasburg, Vermont and Montreal, Quebec, traveling between a country and city life. She is a member of Mountain Fiber Folk, a fiber cooperative in Montgomery Center, Vermont. Dragons, mermaids, fairies and trolls emerge from her imagination and are translated into dolls that range from quirky to elegant. She combines fabric, fibers, natural elements and beads to create dolls that reflect her visions of a fantasy world. She loves teaching dollmaking, giving classes and workshops whenever possible, to pass along her passion for creating.
Susan Perrine is a long time weaver with production weaving experience in industry, for herself and other craftswomen. Her Woven Twig Structures have been built at schools, fairs and festivals in the northeast including, Nantucket, MA, Providence, RI and Belfast, ME
Linda Whiting -Working in one medium or another, Linda Whiting has been "making things" all her life. "pinestar studio" represents her many interests in the fibers arts as a teacher, knitter, dyer, tapestry weaver, spinner and owner of sheep. In addition to learning new techniques and creating she enjoys meeting new people and encouraging them to take pleasure in learning fiber arts.