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.
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.
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 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 gransmother 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 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.
Crystal Perry Crystal Perry learned the needle arts from her paternal grandmother, who was born in Oslo Norway. Crystal never saw her just watch TV -- she was always making something by crochet or knitting. Crystal's maternal grandmother was a seamstress who made mens suits and the fully lined winter coats in Columbus Ohio. Crystal was taught how to knit , crochet and sew at the age of 7. She made her wedding dress at the age of 17. Crystal has been practicing the needle arts for more than 55 years, and teaching ithem for around 10 years. Crystal has taught at the Mable House Art Center, Hobby Lobby (2 of them) and Marietta High School Continuing Education Center. Her formal education is a degree in Mechanical Drafting, and she has been able to use some of those principles in her needle arts. She has over 40 years in the engineering field.
Dianne Totten Dianne Totten, a member of CHG for 38 years, teaches weaving at the John C. Campbell Folk School and nationally/internationally for guilds and conferences including Convergence, and for CHG. She has been published in Handwoven, Weavers, SS&D, Complex Weavers Journal, and Vävmagasinet. She has won numerous awards for her work.


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