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Celebrating fiber,
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Meet the 2017 Workshop Instructors

Christina Boucher- I live in the woods with my family on our homestead where we grow our food and make things with our hands. Spinning is a daily meditation for me. I find taking the time to do everything by hand and enjoying the slowness of the process to be deeply satisfying.

Janet Conner is an avid rug hooker whose work has been shown internationally and in several publications. A career educator, she taught art for 30 years in public school before retiring to be a full time fiber artist. She is a member of Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, ATHA, Saco Valley Fiber Artists, and Maine Fiberarts. Explore her art, publications, and available kits on
Website : www.jconnerhookedrugs.com


Jackie Ottino Graf is a fiber fiend from Searsmont who spends much of her time teaching Fiber Art workshops around the country. 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.


Anna Mathis is an international award winner for her textile designs, a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and has recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Adult Education at the University of New Brunswick. Anna is passionate about sharing her craft through teaching and selling fiber arts supplies, and has recently been expanding her practice by exploring wearable art; creating unique felted necklaces, scarves, skirts and vests.
Website: www.ploomefiberarts.com


Leslie Mcfarlane is a fibre artist who lives in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia Canada Previously owned a fine sewing and needlework shop that specialized in teaching many types of hand machine embellishment. Since discovering the beauty of working with wool to produce felt, her primary focus. On creating one of a kind fibre art pieces that showcase many types of embellishments. I love what I do I am honored to be able to share skills and inspiration with those who participate in my workshops.


Janet SciglianiGarcia - I started my journey in fiber arts in the mid 70s. Dyeing and felting are my favorite crafts. I have taken assorted fiber-related classes all over the U.S: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Vermont -with "known" and "unknown" instructors. I began teaching 3 years ago.


Jan Winsor has a BS in Elementary Education with a minor in art. She worked in an elementary school for 13 years keeping art in the background as a hobby. A lifelong animal enthusiast, she found fiber was a perfect medium for her. She was able to combine 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 fiber art work at
Website: www.FourWindsFarmMaine.com


Julie Yarbrough is a lifelong artist. She attended university with a focus on graphic design and practiced graphic design for many years before moving to Maine and becoming a ceramic artist with her own studio. She has been captivated by the charm of silk painting & needle felting for about 20 years and has taught in the US and abroad.
www.kickthemoonstudio.com