The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


A third-generation fiber artist, Althea Bilodeau expresses her love of fashion and color through textile creation and design.  Each...read more

Robin Blakney-Carlson is a felting instructor and fiber artist at Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. Her ...read more

Sharon Blatz is local to the Hudson Valley. She has taken her love of teaching (she is a related service provider in a local school district)...read more

Jacey Boggs Faulkner loves spinning, writing about spinning, and teaching spinning.  She’s been doing all three for over a decade and i...read more

Combined, Katie and Cindy have 71 years as public school teachers and administrators.  They met when they were assistant principals in the same h...read more

Sue Charbonneau has been exploring the world of rug hooking for about 30 years. She has taken lessons from Vivily Powers, Jeanne Benjamin, Donna...read more

My  Memaire taught me how to crochet at age seven and to knit at age nine.  Driven by a constant urge to craft, I spent my early years...read more

Judith Durant is a knitter and bead worker as well as author and editor of several books on both subjects. Trained as a theatrical costume desig...read more

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile prod...read more

Liz Gipson is passionate about yarn—growing it, spinning it, making it do tricks, and then sharing this passion with others. In particular, Liz...read more

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a ...read more

Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last 30 years. She is craft person in residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug ...read more

Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years.  She exhibits her wo...read more

I am a shop owner but also an avid spinner and teacher. In 2009 my book Spin Control hit the shelves. It's a book with a lot of knowledge<d...read more

Shannon makes up half of the DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz behind the design studio of Shibaguyz Designz.   Shannon's award winning cro...read more

Jackie Ottino Graf has been obsessed with fiber arts since  learning  to knit in high school home ec.  She works in the yarn industry ...read more

Jennifer Raymond (née Crowley) is a knit and crochet instructor who teaches along the East Coast.  Her classes feature a high energy style, a...read more

Esther is a full time fiber artist from Mebane NC.  She is known as a creative art yarn spinner and for her unique fiber preparation. Es...read more

Linda Scharf is an artist and has been active in the contemporary handspinning movement for over 10 years, teaching spinning and related arts. See m...read more

Lyn Slade is a needle felting artist and author. She has exhibited her needle felted fine art in solo and group exhibitions in museums and public bu...read more

Beth has been a fiber addict for most of her life. She learned to knit as a child, and since then has pursued a large variety of fiber arts. Spinnin...read more

Carolann Tebbetts has been felting for 7 years using a variety of techniques. She is in her fourth year of teaching in various venues focusing on th...read more

Mary Underwood is a spinner, weaver, and frequent traveler to Mongolia, where she documents nomadic textile traditions, and generally returns ...read more

Kristen Walsh, daughter and granddaughter of artists, has dabbled in creative things her whole life.  She has been exploring fiber for ...read more

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft en...read more

Julie Wilson and her family own a farm in Fines Creek, North Carolina. In 1990, two sheep came to the Wilson family. Since then, Jehovah Raah Far...read more

After a less than stellar year of college in the late 1960s I started making and selling jewelry which continues to this day. I was taught to knit b...read more

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentrati...read more