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The instructors listed below are members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild who are also available to teach classes in their area of expertise. The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild does not certify or train instructors. They are listed here as a benefit of membership, and as a resource to the public.  If you are a Guild member and want to be listed here as an instructor, please fill out the Instructor Form on the membership page.

 

2D Design | 3D Fiber | Basketry | Beading | Crochet | Dyeing | Doll-making | Embroidery |  Felting | Fiber Sculpture | Fundamentals | Hand Stitching and Applique | Jewelry | Knitting | Metal WorkNeedlepoint | Quilting | Sewing | Silk | Silk Painting | Spinning | Surface Design | Wearable Art | Weaving

 

2D Design

Patricia Kessler
Description: AR103, 3 credits: Formal class on introduction to art elements and design principles
Location: Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
Contact: ppkessler@gmail.com
Website: patriciapowellkessler.blogspot.com
reformschoolart.blogspot.com

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3D Fiber

Maria Simonsson
Description: 5 hour workshop-participants make a bird sculpture; 5 hour workshop-participants make a simple fiber vessel
Location: metro DC and beyond
Contact: mariasimonsson@mac.com
Website: www.simonssonart.com

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Basketry

Barbara Weber
Description: 1.) Basketry, beginning to advanced. 2.) Weaving with Paper. 3.) Silk Fusion Over Paper Baskets.
Location: Lorton, VA
Contact: barbweber1@verizon.net

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Beading

Joanne Strehle Bast
Description: Off-loom beadwork stitching of jewelry & non-jewelry items
Location: Anywhere
Contact: jbast@jbast.com
Website: www.jbast.com

 

Marilyn Harrington
Description: On and off loom weaving using beads
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

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Crochet

Soozie Brendler
Description: Bead Crochet Jewelry, Crochet - beginner - advanced - finishing
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

 

Anja Caldwell
Description: Classes for children and adults
Location: Local schools and Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, MD
Contact: anja@knit2give.com

Website: http://knit2give.com/

 

 

 

Margaret Fisher
Contact: m@margaretfisher.com
Website: www.margaretfisher.com

 

Marilyn Harrington
Description: Beginning to advanced
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

 

Nimi Rao
Description: Private or group classes in beginning to advance levels
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: nimirao@aol.com

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Doll-making

Julie B. Booth
Description: Adult-child classes.  Dolls and animals using fabric-wrapping techniques
Location: Rockville, MD
Contact: threadborn@gmail.com
Website: www.threadborn.com

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Dyeing

Lisa Check

Description:  Dyeing of yarn, roving and fleece with commercial and natural dyes

Location:  Home, Frederick, MD

Contact:  goatherd@flyinggoatfarm.com

Website:  http://www.flyinggoatfarm.com

 

 

Candace Edgerley
Description: Immersion, low-water immersion
Contact: edgerley@hotmail.com

 

Ann Graham
Description: Cotton, hemp, silk, wool
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Contact: eriphina@gmail.com
Website: www.eriphina.com
Blog: Talking Door Studio

 

Priscilla Stultz

Description:  Silk scarves

Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA

Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com

Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

 

Shirley T. Waxman
Description: Hand painting on silk, abstract and defined
Location: Potomac, MD
Contact: shirleywaxman@verizon.net
Website: www.shirleywaxman.com

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Embroidery

Soozie Brendler
Description: Embroidery/Crewel
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

 

Shirley T. Waxman
Description: Yemenite embroidery: meaning, history, folklore
Location: Potomac, MD
Contact: shirleywaxman@verizon.net
Website: www.shirleywaxman.com

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Felting

Soozie Brendler
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

 

Renate Maile-Moskowitz
Description: Felt Art, Felt pedagogy, Felting for Museums, teaching artists, children of all ages and levels
Location: Arlington and Rockville
Contact: renatemm@verizon.net

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Fiber Sculpture

Maria Simonsson
Description: One day or multiday workshops in 3-D fiber construction
Location: Anywhere
Contact: mariasimonsson@mac.com
Website: www.simonssonart.com

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Fundamentals

Renate Maile-Moskowitz
Description: Fiber Fundamentals-starting with all fibers: cotton, wool, silk, flax, milkweed and exploring the properties and potential to create
Location: Arlington and Rockville
Contact: renatemm@verizon.net

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Hand Stitching and Applique

Julie B. Booth
Description: Exploring hand stitches. Using hand stitching and applique to create stories (all levels)
Location: Alexandria, VA
Contact: threadborn@gmail.com
Website: www.threadborn.com

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Jewelry

Marla Rudnick
Description: Woven or knitted metal
Location: Instructor or student home
Contact: marlasrud@netscape.net

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Knitting

Jeanne Bohlen
Description: Knitting
Location: Bethesda, MD
Contact: toomuch@jeannebcreations.com

 

Soozie Brendler
Description: Knitting - beginner - advanced - finishing
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

 

 

Anja Caldwell
Description: Classes for children and adults
Location: Local schools and Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, MD
Contact: anja@knit2give.com

Website: http://knit2give.com/

 

 

 

Margaret Fisher
Contact: m@margaretfisher.com
Website: www.margaretfisher.com

 

Marilyn Harrington
Description: Beginning to advanced
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

 

Debra M. Lee
Description: Workshops and weekly classes for all levels
Location: MD, DC, Northern VA
Contact: debra@debramlee.com
Website: www.debramlee.com

 

Nimi Rao
Description: Private or group classes in beginning to advance levels
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: nimirao@aol.com

 

Marla Rudnick
Description: Metal knitting: learn how to make stunning metal jewelry using fiber technique
Location: Instructor or student home
Contact: marlasrud@netscape.net

 

Claudia Segal
Description: Beginner to advanced classes; weekly drop-in meeting with other knitters
Location: NW Montgomery County
Contact: weaveonstudio@me.com
Website: www.lotsaknots.net 

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Metal Work

Marla Rudnick
Description: Learn how to make stunning metal jewelry using fiber techniques
Location: Instructor or student home
Contact: marlasrud@netscape.net

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Needlepoint

Soozie Brendler
Description: Needlepoint/Embroidery/Crewel: instruction and finishing (washing and blocking)
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com
"Tree of Life" project - Needlepointer in Residence

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Quilting

Eileen Doughty
Description: General techniques and landscape design
Location: Vienna, VA
Contact: artist@DoughtyDesigns.com
Website: www.DoughtyDesigns.com

 

Ann Graham
Description: Piecing, patchwork, design
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Contact: eriphina@gmail.com
Website: www.eriphina.com
Blog: Talking Door Studio

 

Lynda Poole Prioleau
Description: Art quilting, machine, embellishment, fiber structures
Location: Northern VA, DC, and MD
Contact: matlynddsqn@aol.com

 

Lois T. Smith
Description: 1.) Develop confidence while enjoying free motion quilting.   2.) Learn paper piecing while creating a New York Beauty block.
Location: Rockville, MD
Contact: LTSquilt@verizon.net

 

Priscilla Stultz

Description:  Beginning, improvisational, using photos as inspiration

Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA

Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com

Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

 

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Sewing

 

Priscilla Stultz

Description:  Garment construction:  fitting or designing jackets or vests

Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA

Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com

Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

 

 

Shirley T. Waxman
Description: Prayer shawl, laws, construction, embroidery
Location: Home, Potomac, MD
Contact: shirleywaxman@verizon.net
Website: www.shirleywaxman.com

 

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Silk

Renate Maile-Moskowitz
Description: "Silk, Sericulture and the Art of It," Growing, raising processing and creating art pieces from the understanding of the source and its properties
Location: Arlington and Rockville
Contact: renatemm@verizon.net

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Silk Painting


Clara Graves
Description: Abstract and representational painting on silk using either dye or silk paint, all skill levels
Location: Silver Spring
Contact: claragraves@claragraves.com
Website: www.claragraves.com

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Spinning

 

Lisa Check

Description:  Beginning spinning with wool and mohair

Location:  Home, Frederick, MD

Contact:  goatherd@flyinggoatfarm.com

Website:  http://www.flyinggoatfarm.com

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Surface Design

Julie B. Booth
Description: Fabric painting/printing techniques (all levels)
Location: Alexandria, VA; Rockville, MD
Contact: threadborn@gmail.com
Website: www.threadborn.com

 

Candace Edgerley
Description: Blockprinting on fabric; fabric painting techniques
Contact: edgerley@hotmail.com

 

Ann Graham
Description: Fundamentals. silkscreening, resists (all), discharges
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Contact: eriphina@gmail.com
Website: www.eriphina.com
Blog: Talking Door Studio

 

Clara Graves
Description: Many techniques for painting on silk, beginner to intermediate
Location: Silver Spring
Contact: claragraves@claragraves.com
Website: www.claragraves.com

 

Patricia Kessler
Description: ADS 337: Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Dec.7, 2pm - 4:30pm. For quilters.
Location: Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
Contact: ppkessler@gmail.com
Website: patriciapowellkessler.blogspot.com
reformschoolart.blogspot.com

 

Priscilla Stultz

Description:  Resists:  soy wax, Elmer's Glue, oatmeal, instant potatoes, etc.

Description:  Thread painting:  techniques used in creating thread-painted items for surface design

 

Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA

Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com

Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

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Wearable Art

Nimi Rao
Description: Knitting, crochet
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: nimirao@aol.com

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Weaving

Lisa Check

Description:  Private classes on a shaft or tapestry loom

Location:  Home, Frederick, MD

Contact:  goatherd@flyinggoatfarm.com

Website:  http://www.flyinggoatfarm.com

 

 

 

Joan Griffin

Description: 2-day small group classes for beginning and intermediate tapestry weavers

Location:  Charlottesville, VA

Contact:  joangriffintapestry@gmail.com

Website:  http://joangriffintapestry.com/

 

 

Marilyn Harrington
Description:
1. Beginning and intermediate Floor Loom Weaving
2. Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
3. Triaxial Weaving: Off-Loom Weaving with 1 warp and 2 wefts.
Location: Northern VA, Lorton, Alexandria
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

 

Tea Okropiridze
Description: Tapestry Weaving
Location: Alexandria, Manassas, Northern Virginia
Contact: teopila@yahoo.com
Website: http://tea.giatkabladze.com/

 

Anne Sanderoff-Walker
Description: Beginning weaving on a shaft loom
Location: Gaithersburg, Rockville, Montgomery County
Contact: sanderoffwalker1@verizon.net
Website: www.annesanderoff-walker.com

 

 

Claudia Segal
Description: Rigid heddle weaving - the basics and beyond
Location: NW Montgomery County
Contact: weaveonstudio@me.com
Website: www.lotsaknots.net  

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