Leslie Amick is a budding artist who took the stage last year as our felting sculpture teacher. Leslie has a whimsical view of nature. Her classes are structured to get you from start to finish with a solid understanding of creating structural art.
Abigail Carter learned how to knit & sew from her mother and spent class days annoying teachers by knowing the answer even when she was “goofing off” knitting with two pencils. She later taught herself to crochet, and enjoyed making amigurumi critters. For the last four years, she’s been honing her spinning skills, taught by a lovely friend, and is so chuffed with the hobby that she can’t wait to share her knowledge! When she’s not at the wheel or spindle, you might find her hoarding a growing stash of fibers in need of processing, weaving on vintage looms, fiddling about with woodworking, or teasing her gremlin cat, Roxie.
Darlene stumbled upon the joy of weaving when she found a loom and natural yarn at an estate sale. Teaching herself to weave, it quickly turned into a passion. Creating unique wall hangings, she loves working with natural fibers including cotton cord which she also uses in macrame leaves. Her weavings are all one of a kind, created organically, with texture created from the various techniques and the variety of fiber thicknesses used. Darlene wants to share with you her love of weaving and fiber, to help you create your own piece of art and to discover for yourself the love of fiber art.
Karen Davis has been a fiber enthusiast since 2000 and fiber artist since 2004. She specializes in spinning, weaving, wet-felting and needle-felting with fiber from her own animals including alpacas, angora rabbits and llamas. In addition, in homage to her Danish heritage, she creates one-of-a-kind Viking weave necklaces and bracelets with wire-wrapped semi-precious stones. Her love of animals and nature led her to a career teaching high school biology, specifically AP Biology. She is happy to discuss animals and/or biology with you!!
Angelia Mathias is an Austin based fiber artist specializing in spinning and dye arts. She has a passion for fiber. Her classes are structured to help get your creativity fueled so that you can spin without fear. Understanding wool and the tools for processing is key to moving forward.
Joyce Hazlerig started Needle Felting in 2008, in 2010 she won Living Felt’s Alice in Wonderland contest with her psychedelic Cheshire cat, who glows under black light! She teaches needle felting and fiber art workshops across the country. Most recently she has become a Sarafina Certified Instructor and her original winged dragon tutorial, “Here There Be Dragons” is featured on feltingtutorials.com a platform sponsored by Living Felt. Joyce is known for her fantasy woodland style, her creations come live with their own whimsical magic.
Joyce has demonstrated at various Renaissance Festivals and shows her creations at indie crafts throughout Texas. She is an instructor at DFW Fiber Festival and Texas Fleece and Fiber Festival.
She creates her art near Bastrop/Smithville Texas and lives in the piney woods with her husband and a bunch of talented musicians, mini goats and a variety of animals.
Julie has been raising fiber animals since middle school. Her college studies focused on Secondary Education and costume design. Raising fiber animals naturally led to spinning and weaving and then into teaching. Julie has taught throughout the United States, including Wisconsin Sheep & Wool festival and Oregon Flock & Fiber. Julie’s ranch, Tangled Yarn Farms, nestled in the Sky Islands of southern Arizona, specializes in Navajo heritage Angora goats, Angora rabbits and heirloom cottons. Her teaching style reflects her love of natural luxury fibers and joy in learning.
My name is Taryn Kail and I'm a rug maker, rug hooking pattern creator and a Certified Oxford Instructor for the art of Punch Needle Rug Hooking. I also have more than 30 years of digital art and development experience that serves me now in my pattern creation.
Much of my work is made with the Oxford punch needle on monk's cloth or primitive linen. My favorite yarn to work with is a 3-ply or 4-ply hand-dyed 100% wool rug yarn sourced from fellow punch needle or rug hooking artists and businesses.
Each piece and pattern are my own original work inspired by the flora and fauna of the Texas Hill Country.
I am a Certified Oxford Instructor and I
am proud to have the opportunity to share this craft locally. Check my website
and Instagram for information about
future classes and workshops.