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.

Terri Bryson I have enjoyed working with fiber related projects as long as I can remember. As a child I was fascinated with sewing machines, constucting garments and quilts with other women in my family. My job when I was very small was to sit under my grandmother's sewing machine and work the readle as the adult women fed quilts through. When I was older, I got a child's rigid heddle loom and a potholder loom. As an adult, I have taken classes and workshops through the Guild. I have rarely met a loom I didn't like. I enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.
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.
Nancy Dugger Nancy Dugger found her passion for weaving in 1964. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in Textile and Surface Design in 1994 and began a career in carpet design. A workshop with Pat Williams rekindled her interest in tapestry weaving that she actively pursued, taking workshops with Tommye Scanlin, Pat Williams,Archie Brennan, and Susan Martin Maffei. Now, retired, she would like to inspire others to see the creative possibilities in tapestry techniques.
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.
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 taught 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 has 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 grandmother let her "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 same 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 Fine Arts Center. She also taught at SEFF in 2001 and in various years at Plying the Rts in Atlanta and Athens, Ga. She continues to teach spinning and knitting ar the John C. Campbell Fold School in Brasstown, NC.


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