Sally Anaya


Sally Anaya has been weaving baskets for over 28 years and teaching for 23 years. Her designs combine a conceptual basis with varying choices of materials and textures, while exploring specific techniques in bound weaves. Sally has taught for conferences and private workshops throughout the United States as well as internationally and her work has been shown in numerous juried shows and galleries. She has twice been awarded the HGA (Handweavers Guild of America Award) for her artistic endeavors and explorations in lattice twining. She is currently working on her book covering a history of bound weaves which will include a selection of her original patterns.



Lattice Tray – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Mini Rib – 3 hours Sunday AM


Deb Essen


Deb Essen has been exploring weaving for over 20 years and continues to revel in the beauty and diversity of handwoven cloth. Since 2011, she has run her business, dje handwovens, designing and selling kits for handweavers in shops across the United States. She teaches artists about business side art through the Montana Artepreurship Program run by the Montana Arts Council. In 2011, Deb was inducted into the Montana Circle of American Masters in Folk and Traditional Art. Deb is the author of “Weaving with Supplemental Warps: Techniques and Projects” on Interweave Press



Weaving with Supplemental Warp without a Second Beam – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

An Introduction to Supplemental Warps – 3 hours Sunday AM



Patrice George


Patrice George is an Assistant Professor in Textile Development and Marketing, at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. She founded Patrice George Designs in 1979, a textile studio in NYC specializing in design for dobby and jacquard woven textiles for the interior textile industry. Patrice is also a consultant to handweaving projects sponsored by UNIDO, CARE, and other NGO’s in Jamaica, Laos, and Mexico. In 1970 she received a BA in History of Art from the University of Michigan and in May of 2015 she received her MA in Fashion and Textile History: Museum Studies, at the Fashion Institute of Technology.



Leno Structures: Weaving with Doups on 4-8 Shaft Loom – 9 hours Saturday AM and PM,
Sunday AM


Joanne Hall


Joanne Hall is a weaver, teacher and author with a Masters’ Degree in Textile Design from the University of Minnesota. She taught at University of Montana and Cal Poly in California. Joanne teaches at her Elkhorn Mountains Weaving Studio in Montana. She studied weaving in Mexico and Sweden and developed a technique for weaving large tapestries on the floor loom.


Her classes encompass beginning weaving, tapestry, Swedish weaves and weaving on the drawloom. She teaches for art centers, weaving shops, guilds, festivals and conferences.


Her three books are “Mexican Tapestry Weaving”, “Tying-Up the Countermarch Loom” and “Learning to Warp your Loom”.



Introduction to Band Weaving – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Warping Accessories & Tool & Techniques for using them – 3 hours Sunday AM



Sarah H. Jackson


An early interest in art and textiles led me to the University of Kansas where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in textile design. I started weaving again in 2005 after an almost twenty year hiatus. Some of the things I did during that time include working for a publishing company designing and writing pattern instruction for knitwear, quilting, home schooling my son, and volunteering as a Stephen minister in my church. I am passionate about weaving (everyday, if possible!), color, and texture. When not weaving, I enjoy reading, gardening, and bike riding.
I have had numerous designs published in Handwoven magazine. In January, 2012, I joined their editorial team as a technical editor, and in January, 2015, I was offered the job of weaving editor.



Understanding the Design Process: Fabric to Wear – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

The First Cut is the Deepest – 3 hours Sunday AM



Syne Mitchell


Syne Mitchell was the creator of and WeaveCast, a podcast for handweavers. She loves sharing her passion for weaving with others and has taught all over the country. Her current focuses are creating innovative fabrics with rigid heddle looms, and using eTextile technologies.




Weaving with Handspun Yarns on the Rigid Heddle Loom – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Weave an Illuminated Book Mark – 3 hours Sunday AM



Gwen Powell


Gwen Powell started spinning on Mother’s Day 1981. She achieved the HGA Certificate in Handspinning Master in 1991. The Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild was founded by Gwen. Gwen has been teaching spinning, giving workshops and writing articles for fiber magazines since 1984. Passionate about fiber arts, the outdoors, and rose gardening, Gwen loves to share her knowledge. Currently she is finishing writing a book on using blending boards that she redeveloped with Clemes & Clemes.



Comprehensive Blending Board – Start to Finish – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Designing Yarns with Exotic Fibers – 3 hours Sunday AM



Robyn Spady


Robyn Spady is co-owner, designer, and weaver of Spady Studios in Bremerton Washington. She is a member of HGA’s public relations committee, as well as a member of Handwoven’s editorial advisory board. Robyn learned to weave in 1969 and has been going strong ever since. She passed the Level I certificate of Excellence from HGA in 2002, and passed the Level II examination in 2004. Her specialized study was “loom-controlled stitched double cloth”. She has numerous publications to her credit and has appeared in Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, and WeaveZine.



Taming of the Hue – Strategies for Color Neophytes – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Introduction the Fabric Analysis – 3 hours Sunday AM



Cameron Taylor-Brown


Cameron Taylor-Brown studied fiber arts at the University of California, Berkeley with Ed Rossbach and textile design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Since 1985, she has lived in Los Angeles where she is active in arts and education. Her work is widely exhibited and has been featured in American Craft, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot and Fiber Art Now. She teaches workshops at schools, guilds, museums and conferences throughout the United States.



Spice it Up: From Bland to Beautiful – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Cloth: The Weaves You Want and Why – 3 hours Sunday AM



Jette Vandermeiden


Jette Vandermeiden has an in-depth knowledge of weave theory and cloth structure has made Jette a widely respected teacher. She is a textile consultant on drawloom, Jacquard and damask to researchers at museums, television and individuals. Jette collects linen damask, studying the common use of design elements across time and geographical regions.  A series of YouTube videos to help weavers solve basic weaving problems (see is her latest project.



All Tied Up – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Linen Weaving – 3 hours Sunday AM



Kathrin Weber


Kathrin Weber has been filling her clothesline with colorfully dyed yarn for 34 years. She has a fearless approach to using color and a matching enthusiasm to share her color/dyeing /weaving techniques with other fiber artists. Kathrin lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC near Asheville. She teaches weaving and dyeing nationally through fiber conferences, guilds, and schools.



Not your Grandma’s Dyepot – 9 hours: Saturday AM/PM, Sunday AM


Heather Winslow


Heather Winslow is a fibre artist specializing in nature-inspired, classical handwoven clothing. I also enjoy knitting, hand dyeing, and spinning. I love teaching and do so locally, nationally, and internationally. I am the author of MORE ON MOORMAN: Theo Moorman Inlay Adapted to Clothing, and many articles in fibre magazines.


Shimmering Silk – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Fiber – Inspiration for Planning a Warp – 3 hours Sunday AM



Patsy Sue Zawistoski


Patsy Sue Zawistoski receives accolades for teaching techniques and her extensive knowledge of all aspects of spinning and spinning wheels. She is totally committed to teaching spinners efficient ways to create resource notebooks of their own yarns. Sampling and record keeping create invaluable yarn collections for choosing and repeating yarns when needed, says “Having taught spinning and weaving over 30 years, I continue my own fiber explorations, weave with my handspun, write, and teach across the USA, and international in Canada, NZ, and Australia”.



Make the Yarn – Spinners Decode and Match Mill Spun Yarns – 6 hours Saturday AM and PM

Fiber Artist, Can You Identify the Fiber – 3 hours Sunday AM