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.
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.
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.

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.


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