The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Stacey Backenroth is a fiber artist, photographer and educator. Receiving her B.A in Art and Art History from Brooklyn College, Stacey received trai...read more

A former high school English teacher, Diane brings 32 years’ experience teaching needle arts to her classes, lectures and workshops. She has taugh...read more

For over 50 years, ever since my mother taught me how to crochet and tat, my passion has been fiber. When my dear sweet husband, Gary, entered the tin...read more

Harold Gardner has been a broom maker and interpreter at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY, for over 10 years. <a target="_blank" r...read more

As an interpreter and Museum Teacher at the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY, I have had opportunity to learn a variety of skills and ...read more

Going out onto the land, harvesting materials from nature, and weaving a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is a pro...read more

Hetty Gunderud is rarely seen without yarn or fleece close by.   Born and raised in London, England and the suburbs,  I started...read more

I am trained as a Textile Designer and worked 26 years designing Jacquard Upholstery fabrics.  Was an owner of a yarn shop in Elkin NC f...read more

Donna's Bio:A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teac...read more

Wendy Jensen has been an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts for 25 years.  She exhibits her wo...read more

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, s...read more

Shelli Martinez is a DC-based multi-medium artist and designer. She specializes in fiber arts, illustration, and other creative services. When she's...read more

Sue Muldoon is the owner of Redux For You, a seatweaving, furniture restoration and upcycling business. She is a business member and webmaster...read more

Nica Rabinowitz, the Founder and Creative Director of the Fiberhouse Collective began her studies in textile and fashion design at Parsons the Ne...read more

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for seventeen ye...read more

Coming soon.amy@vividfiberarts.com...read more

I have been an avid rug hooker since 1977, being taught by my husband’s Grandmother. My enjoyment of this wonderful art has spurred me on...read more

Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, dyeing, felting, kumihimo and working with exotic fibers.  Over the past 40...read more

Marilou Schultz, is a renowned Navajo weaver from the Navajo Nation, specialized in both traditional and contemporary weavings using han...read more

Mary Scott Huff is the author of six knitting books: The New Stranded Colorwork, Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, Fun and Fantastica...read more

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nanc...read more

ABOUT SOCKMATICIAN   Nathan Taylor, (aka Sockmatician on Ravelry, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter) is obsessed with double-knitting! He ha...read more

Jennifer and Melissa VanSant are sisters from Massachusetts.  Growing up with entrepreneurial parents who ran a cottage industry busin...read more

I made my first basket late one afternoon after a challenging day as an elementary teacher…it was a disaster!  However I found this craft en...read more

Leslie has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.  After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA, she closed her stu...read more

Joe Winter is sculptor and educator based in New York City. He is currently on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence college and has also taught at the ...read more

Emily has loved fiber, jewelry, and sparkily things since she can remember. After receiving her BFA from Adrian College where she studied meta...read more

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentrati...read more