Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild



Instructors' Biographies


The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Education Committee welcomes proposals from fiber instructors. New class proposals proposals may be submitted by email to or by mail to:

Education Committee
P.O. Box 889244
Atlanta, GA 30356

Please include: (1) an 80-word class description, (2) an 80-word biography, (3) a class outline, (4) a list of required supplies and equipment, (5) schedule preferences, (6) resume, and (7) any additional information that would be helpful to the committee.

Ann Doherty Ann Doherty has been weaving since 1990. She earned the City and Guilds Certificate in Weaving and Dyeing, Part 1 from the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1994. She teaches weaving at CHG and at Callanwolde Art Center.
Molly Elkind Molly Elkind earned an MA in Studio Art with a concentration in Fibers from the University of Louisville in 2002. Molly's mixed media embroideries, handmade paper sculptures, wall hangings, collages and artist books have been exhibited in juried shows locally and nationally, and she has been published in Arts Across Kentucky, Needlearts, SAQA Journal and Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot magazines. Her work is in several private collections. Molly also holds a B.A. and M.A. in English and has over twenty years of experience teaching students of all ages. Molly has taught art workshops and professional development sessions in schools, museums, community art centers and private classes since 1999. She also happily accepts commissioned projects and does liturgical work.
Susan Gilmurray Susan Gilmurray has a MFA in Weaving from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of Weaving Tricks and has taught at the Arts and Crafts Center of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She has lectured and given workshops on primitive weaving, finishes and macrame. Her exhibitions include a one woman invitational at the Museum of Art Carnegie Institue.
Kathi Grupp Kathi Grupp learned to weave as an art student at the University of Kentucky. She continued to learn more about weaving by taking classes through the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, John Campbell Folk Art School and the Callanwold Art Center. She is currently an active member of the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild and the Handweavers Guild of America. She has two young boys whom she can't get to try the loom...yet.
Kay Guilmet Kay Guilmet's degree is in art education and she has been weaving for over 30 years. She began weaving in Syracuse NY during the early 70's. She has toaught for CHG, at the Fine Arts Center in Gwinnett County and at the Callanwold Art Center. Her work has been featured in juried shows and she ahs won prizes with her work ar the Georgia National Fair. Her specialty is handwoven clothing.
Annie Hall Annie Hall had the good fortune to grow up in the foothills of North Carolina mountains at a time when people still made things. Her mother taught her to knit when she was three; also her gransmother let her s"help" Spin. She was allowed to weave on a neighbor's barn loom in a one-room log cabin. She picked cotton and ginned it at her aunt's farm. But mostly she was self taught. It wasn't until she was 21 that she found a friend to knit with and she was 45 when she bought her first spinning wheel. That's when her world changed. That sme year she joined the Peachtree Handspinners Guild. Since then she has studied with Beth Brown-Reinsal, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Anne Field, Priscilla Gibson -Roberts, Annermore Studio, Galina Khmeleva, Deb Menz and others. From 1997 to 2005 she taught knitting class at Emory University's adult education program and Callanwolde Fin Arts Center. She also taught at SEFF in 2001 and invarious years at Plying the Rts in Atlanta and Athens, Ga. I continue to teach spinning and knitting ar the John C. Campbell Fold School in Brasstown, NC.
Dinah Rose Dinah has been a fiber artist all her life. She began weaving in 1995 after seeing a weaver at a festival. Enthralled by the artist's ability to use color to express a mood in fabric, she knew with her background in fiber as a quilter that this was something she had to do. Weaving became the natural progression in her journey of exploring fiber and color. She is always looking for new ways of using color combinations she sees in nature in her work.
Carol Weber In 2001 a friend encouraged me to take a weaving class from Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet. Not know what I was getting into I tried it and I liked it. Over the years I have discovered that I really enjoy sampling and exploring the endless possibilities of weaving.


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