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The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Education Committee welcomes proposals from fiber instructors. New class proposals proposals may be submitted by email to classes@chgweb.com 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.

 
Elaine Bradley Elaine Bradley has studied at Haystack, Penland, Chastain Art Center, and the John C. Campbell Folk School. Her work has been published in Weaver's and Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot. In addition to teaching frequently for CHG and other fiber guilds, she has taught at Arrowmont, Campbell Folk School, and HGA's Convergence.
Dell Christy Dell Christy was introduced to fiber art at the age of 6 when her grandmother taught her to do embroidery. Over the years since then she has learned knitting, tatting, sewing, quilting, spinning, rigid heddle weaving, tablet weaving and many other fiber crafts, and is self-taught in most of them. Dell attended the CHG Open House, won a discount on a weaving class as a door prize, took her first floor-loom class, and was hooked. She teaches beginning knitting and floor-loom weaving classes.
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 I first found my passion for weaving in 1964. I finally 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 my interest in tapestry weaving that I have actively pursued ever since, taking workshops with Tommye Scanlin, Pat Williams, Archie Brennan, and Susan Martin Maffei. Now retired, I would like to inspire others to see the creative possibilities in tapestry techniques.
Molly Elkind

Molly 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’s 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, 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 in private classes since 1999.   She also happily accepts commissioned projects and does liturgical work.

Christy Foelsch Christy Foelsch is a self taught local mixed media artist living in the Atlanta area. She is a single mother of three adult sons and the grandmother of a very smart grandson. Her passions include storytelling, knitting, weaving, felting, clay and music. During the school months she's busy teaching piano and is resident Storyteller at several Atlanta area schools, that also offer Kids Go Wild Storytelling Theatre as an after school Performing Art program. Her summers are filled with her outdoor nature camps, "Kids Go Wild" LLC, www.kidsgowild.me, that run from May through August. Christy began offering Adult classes / workshop at the request of her campers parents. Tapping into the creative has no age limits!
Cindy Fox Cindy began to explore weaving in the 1990s with basket weaving and later became captivated by floor loom weaving. She enjoys pursuing various weave structures and techniques and is partial to unique yarn combinations. As a member of CHG, she has served on the board as a past membership chair and chair of the 2006 Members’ Exhibit. Her handwoven pieces recently won awards at the 2010 Georgia National Fair.
Susan Gilmurray Susan Gilmurray has a MFA in Weaving from Carnegie Mellon University. She is 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 macramé. Her exhibitions include a one woman invitational at the Museum of Art Carnegie Institute.
Kathi Grupp Kathi learned to weave as an art student at the University of Kentucky. She continued to learn more about weaving by taking classes through the Chattahoohee Handweavers Guild, John Campbell Folk Art School and Callonwald Art Center. She is currently an active member of both 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 teaching weaving in Syracuse, New York during the early 70's. She has taught for CHG, at the Fine Arts Center in Gwinnett County, and at Callanwolde Art Center. Her work has been featured in juried shows and she has won prizes with her work at the Georgia National Fair. Her specialty is handwoven clothing.
Annie Hall

I had the good fortune to grow up in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains at a time when people still made things.  My mother taught me to knit when I was three; also in my childhood my grandmother let me “help” her spin, I was allowed to weave on a neighbor’s barn loom in a one-room log cabin, and I picked cotton and ginned it at my aunt’s farm.  But I was mostly self taught.  It wasn’t until I was 21 that I found a friend to knit with, and I was 45 when I bought my first spinning wheel.  That’s when my world changed.

That same year I joined Peachtree Handspinners Guild.  Since then I’ve studied with Beth Brown-Reinsal, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Anne Field, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Annemore Sundbo, Galina Khmeleva, Deb Menz,, and others.  From 1997 to 2005 I taught knitting classes at Emory University’s adult education program, and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.  I also taught at SEFF in 2001, and, in various years, at Plying the Arts in Atlanta and Athens, GA.  I continue to teach spinning and knitting at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

Laura Klein Laura Klein studies weaving with the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild. In addition, she is active in other fiber arts including spinning, dying, kumihimo, quilting and needle work. Laura is active in the canine sports of agility and schutzhund and spent many years teaching competative agiltiy students.
Judith Krone Judith Krone is a fiber artist who specializes in one-of-a-kind, hand-woven designs. Her love of historic Japanese textiles has inspired her to create contemporary fabric using ancient techniques. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her M.F.A. from the School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. She has won numerous awards and has exhibited her work throughout the United States. Judith also teaches at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Her work and techniques have been included in Handwoven Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Lynn Pollard Lynn Pollard learned to weave through the guild beginning in 1978 and has benefited from many wonderful workshop leaders and fellow guild members. In the 1980's, she returned to school to earn a Bachelors of Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech. She now produces one of a kind textiles including clothing and architectural textiles and does custom work that ranges from the reproduction of historical costumes to high tech textiles. She has exhibited locally and nationally, has won a number of awards, and has taught in local craft centers.
Tommye Scanlin Tommye Scanlin, professor emerita of art, North Georgia College & State University, has been weaving tapestry for over two decades. Her work has been included in numerous exhibits and in three Fiberarts Design Books. She teaches tapestry at John C. Campbell Folk School and also privately, through her studio in Dahlonega.
Christine Stanton Christine Stanton attended the Chelmsford School of Art for Fashion and Design in England. She is a studio weaver specializing in Handwoven Wearables. Her work is seen in exhibits and art festivals throughout the Southeast. Christine has taught classes for the CHG in weaving, including Mixed Warps, Weave a Winter Vest-Before Winter Arrives-Handwoven Felted Vest, Weave a Holiday Gift Scarf, and Handwoven Felted Fabric.
Dianne Totten Dianne Totten has a BS in Home Economics and has been sewing for thirty-plus years. Her interest in textiles led her to weaving. She has been a member of CHG for over 25 years. She has taught at John C. Campbell Folk School. Dianne's handwoven clothing has appeared in juried shows and been featured in Handwoven, Weaver's, and Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot magazines. She has won numerous awards for 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.

My interest in the Fiber Arts began with learning to sew at age 13.  Later I studied fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and worked in the industry for 3 small design studios. After working with milled fabric for so many years it is wonderful to find myself in a position to decide the look, hand and feel of the fabric I weave.
Ann Lynn Whiteside Ann Lynn began weaving as a child in the 3rd grade making potholders. That led, many years later, to a love and passion for weaving on inkle looms, crude peg looms, rigid heddle looms, backstrap looms, warp-weighted looms. and floor looms. She has been weaving for the past eight years in a concentrated study, taking many fiber workshops and weaving related classes. Ann Lynn volunteers at an inner city facility for mentally challenged students sharing her love for weaving. She has a passion for weaving and sharing that knowledge with others!
Mary Zurn Mary Zurn is an educational consultant who works with schools and teachers to integrate technology into classroom instruction. When Mary began weaving several years ago, she became a member of the Guild and began taking as many workshops and classes as she could fit into her schedule. She also enjoys teaching beginning weavers and passing on what she's learned.

 

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