Tracy Burns teaches Rug Hooking at her home in Connersville, IN as well as Art Centers in the surrounding area. Tracy’s work has been exhibited at the
Indiana State House, Richmond Art Museum-Richmond, IN, Blackford County Arts Center- Hartford City, IN, Arts Depot-Union City, IN, ArtSeed Exhibition-New Albany, IN, Henry County Arts Center-New Castle, IN, Whitewater Valley Arts Association Gallery-Connersville, IN, Haan Museum of Indiana Art-Lafayette,IN, and Sauder Village International Rug Show, Archbold, OH. Tracy has demonstrated the art of Rug Hooking at the Indiana State Fair, Sauder Village, Archbold, OH, AirVenture -Oshkosh WI, Haan Museum of Indiana Art, Lafayette, IN, Kendallville Apple Festival-Kendallville, IN, Jay County Fiber Festival-Portland IN, Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, Wayne County Historical Museum, as well as the Franklin, Jay and Wayne County Quilt Shows.
Christina Coghill is a lifelong crafter. Christina learned to spin over 20 years ago. Spinning soon lead to processing fiber and to dyeing. Christina is a certified Redding method Dyeing instructor. Redding Method Dyeing is a technique that master dyer, master spinner, and shepherd, Natalie Redding invented and perfected. This method of dyeing will blow your mind! Gone are the measuring spoons, premixing of dyes, and Dye pots that turn out muddy. You will learn how to use various protein fibers and how each type dyes differently. This knowledge will assist you on dyeing colorways using minimal dyes, and should you make a mistake you will learn how to save your fibers. If you want to create eye catching bright colorways that are easily reproduced, you will want to learn this dyeing technique. Redding Method Dyeing teaches you how to dye bright vibrant colorways that are beautiful and colorfast!
Kylee Eller owns Westwind Farm and Fiber that is located just outside of Yorktown. She raises Shetland sheep, a variety of goats and chickens, and rabbits on her farm. In June 2019, she opened her family’s farm to the public for farm visits, field trips, tours of their on-site cottage style fiber mill, and hosting a variety of different fiber arts classes. Kylee is passionate about educating the public on the importance of preserving heritage type farm animals and sharing her family’s farming lifestyle with others through agricultural education. Kylee teaches a variety of fiber arts classes at her farm using the Shetland sheep wool processed in the mill on her farm. She loves to spin yarn and is a novice knitter.
Patti Hodge raises alpacas and angora goats in Whiteland, IN. She has been felting for 15 years and has taught classes for the last 10 years. She loves to explore and experiment with fibers and felting techniques. She enjoys sharing her discoveries and introducing novice and experienced felters to this wonderful old-world textile art.