Kid N Ewe and Llamas Too Fiber/Knitting Festival Boerne TX
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Instructor's Bio

 

Michele Harlass likes fibers in any form. She’s been spinning, knitting, weaving, sewing, crocheting and embroidering since she was a child. After pursuing a college degree in chemistry, she developed a fascination with colors and dyeing, which resulted in her famous hand painted fiber and yarn business.

Stephanie Carcano owns Froggy Fibers and Gifts in Lufkin, TX. Since learning to crochet years ago, she has expanded her skills to include weaving, spinning and felting, and received certification as a knit instructor. She has enjoyed teaching adults and children the fiber arts in camps, libraries and festivals.

 

Sally Ball of Yorkieslave Artworks, has been teaching felting classes and fiber workshops for the past five years. When not teaching, she enjoys spinning, dyeing, felting and weaving at her studio in Arkansas.


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Lyn Christoph and her husband, Mark, have owned and operated the Gulf Breeze Alpaca (and Sheep) Ranch at Lake Corpus Christi near Mathis since 2007. Soon after welcoming her alpacas home, Lyn developed skills in processing their fiber herself, starting with learning how to shear them. After learning how to shear and process her own fiber into batts, roving and yarn, Lyn opened her shop and studio where she teaches spinning, knitting and wet felting & needle felting. She offers handmade and commercially made items and yarn in her shop at the ranch. She and her husband also together offer tours of the ranch to groups and families throughout the year.

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Sony Hartley is 1/2 of the Knitting Lagniappe team. She has taught knitting & spinning at fiber festivals & LYS for years. As an art major her specialties are pottery, fiber & painting.

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Midge Jackson has been spinning and knitting for over 25 years.  Recently, she added weaving to her skill set. I really enjoy introducing others to the wonderful world of fiber arts, she says.  Midge was a founding member of the Wildflower Fiber Retreat and served on the committee for the spinning retreat and knitting camp for many years and is the only free lance knitting teacher in Smith County.

 

Laurie Schlitter has been spinning and weaving for more than thirty years and has yet to see a fiber she doesn't like.  She has raised her own sheep, rabbits, flax, and cotton.  A small handful of cotton provoked her to learn o spin it using the tahkli.  She has taught this class at several festivals and conferences, as well as to friends and relatives.  Now retired from university teaching, she continues to pursue her varied fiber interests.  Laurie is a member of the Brazos Spinners and Weavers Guild in Bryan/College Station.

 

Barney and Joyce Terrell of Golden Fleece Farm in East Texas raise and love Shetland Sheep.  Joyce is an artist and weaver.  Barney is an engineer who builds and markets triangle looms.  He is also an excellent teacher and weaver and has introduced hundreds of weavers to the joys of weaving on the triangle loom.

 

Pat Tittizer has been knitting since before she can remember and has been doing other fiber-y things since high school.  She has taught craft classes around the central Texas area for at least 20 years.

 

Sara Tittizer has played with "string" from before she can remember.  She enjoys learning obscure fiber-related techniques.

 

Misty Meier is the owner of Happy Ewe, a LYS just outside of Austin.  Her special fibery interest is in spinning and fiber prep.  She has been teaching spinning, crochet, knitting, and rigid heddle weaving for 5 years and is currently working on her textiles masters in spinning.


 

Cynthia Anderson, has taught needle felting for 10 years. She loves to work with all kinds of fiber, beads, buttons, vintage bits and pieces and creating wild, fun colorful fiber art. Truly, her world is fiber, crazy & art quilting, beading, alter art, embroidery, and jewelry design. She likes to embellish and create using different mediums in her work and loves creating form out of roving to see how far she can go with it.

 

 

Paula Rozell is a former Fiber Arts Teacher at Tyler Junior College.  She lives on a farm in Whitehouse, Texas. Of all of the looms which she uses, the Inkle is her favorite.  She loves the portability of these looms, as well as the colorful straps which she makes for belts, purse straps, and guitar straps.

 

Misty Urech is a knitter/spinner and co-owener of KNITTING LAGNIAPPE.   She has taught at many fiber festivals including Kid n Ewe.  She is a mom to 4 girls and loves all sorts of things crafty.