Carol Tropf is a teacher of students from pre-school through 8th grade for 31 years. She had spent 5 of her last 6 years in Blackford County Schools teaching art in elementary and Jr. high grades. These years in art education facilitated further exploration for her in many areas of art, but particularly in fiber arts and jewelry making. Since retiring in 2012, Carol has been pursuing her love of the fiber arts of needle felting, needle punch and rug hooking, jewelry making, antiquing, repurposing and painting furniture and old furnishings, decorating and sewing. Carol has been teaching needle felting for the past 4 years locally at the Arts Center in Hartford City, Hobby Lobby in Marion, Indiana, and in Lakeside Chautauqua, Ohio, for 2 weeks each summer.