Our 2022 Teachers
Gina Levesque (Wagoner, OK)
Artist and biologist Gina Levesque has been working in traditional fiber arts since a young girl. She has been dyeing with natural materials and researching their history for over twenty years. Gina has taken (and taught) many natural dye workshops throughout the country. Her fiber art business, Across Generations, provides supplies and beginning projects to those interested in inkle weaving, rug hooking, penny rugs, and natural dyeing.
Gina is teaching:
Introduction to Natural Dyes – Friday 1pm-4pm
Indigo Magic- Saturday 1pm-4pm
Beverly Anglin (Madison MS)
Beverly has been knitting since she was a small child. Her Norwegian Grandmother taught her many invaluable lessons and Beverly hopes to pass on some of that wisdom as she works, teaches and plays at her yarn shop. Her skills include knitting,crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, smocking, weaving and teaching.
A Canadian by birth and upbringing, she spent many years working as a Registered nurse. Retiring in 2016, Beverly is able to spend more time at her shop and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the art of stitching.
Beverly is teaching:
Finishing Fun – Friday 9am-12pm
Zoom Loom Weaving – Saturday 9am-12pm
Tunisian Crochet – Saturday 1pm-4pm
Katie Clark (Madison, MS)
Katie Clark has been crocheting and knitting for 30 years. For many years, she taught friends and family and anyone who would sit still long enough how to stitch. It finally occurred to her in 2009 to teach professionally and began offering classes at the Knit Studio in Jackson, Mississippi and the Bill Waller Craft Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
She now teaches regionally and writes patterns as Katie Clark Crochet which are available on Ravelry. Her first published pattern is available in the Spring 2019 issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine. She is a proud member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, Chimneyville Weavers and Spinners Guild, and the Crochet Guild of America. She lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband, daughter, two cats, and a ridiculous stash of yarn.
Katie is teaching:
Double Knitting – Friday 1pm-4pm
Learn Continental Knitting Saturday 9am-12pm
Making a Sweater that Fits – Saturday 1pm-4pm
Jonee Davis (Wheaton, MO)
Jonee has been active in the fiber arts since 1991. She first learned to weave then took up spinning. She is also an avid crocheter while dabbling in all the other aspects relating to fibers. She feels that we are never too young or too old to learn new things about the world of fiber arts and loves to share whatever knowledge she has with others. Jonee has a small hobby farm where she and her husband are the caretakers of dairy and boer goats, horses, alpacas, sheep, LGD’s, and all the other livestock that come with a farm.
Jonee is teaching:
Diagrams Made East for Crocheters – Friday 9am-12pm
Crocheted Socks – Friday 1pm-5pm
Learning to Twine – Saturday 9am-12:30pm
Jennifer Susannah Miller (Longmont, CO)
Jennifer is a yarn/color designer, creator of Theodora’s Pearls, nationally-known handpainted and handdyed fine fibers, featuring unusual and luxury fibers. She’s a popular knitting instructor, including basic and advanced technique, knitwear design, creativity, and color design. She teaches and lectures on creativity, working with colors, knitting design, lacework, and more.
Theodora’s Pearls, Jennifer’s hand-dyed line of yarn, is popular in discerning yarn shops nationwide. The line features unique and luxury fibers, including exclusive custom-spun bamboo, wool and wool-cashmere blends, silk, and more. Theodora’s vibrant colors appear as tonals, handpaints, speckle-dye, solids, and other color-applications.
Jennifer brings her background in marketing, psychology, counseling, art history, science, and metaphysics to the knitting classroom. Jennifer is dedicated to promoting creative confidence in every knitter, enhancing knitting skills, and encouraging new and innovative experimentation in yarn! Jennifer is dedicated to promoting creative confidence, enhancing knitting skills, and encouraging new and innovative experimentation in yarn. Her teaching is focused on accessing the creativity that we all hold. A self-taught artist, sourcing inspiration largely from the natural world, she shares her own creative journey as an example of how we all can express ourselves through beauty, harmony, and functionality.
Jennifer ‘s awards include features in the AIA Austin Tour of Homes and the Central Texas Parade of Homes; LaPlata County Fair 2015 Blue Ribbon. Jennifer was born in Dallas, Texas, and made Austin her headquarters for over 30 years. She now resides in Longmont, Colorado.
Jennifer is teaching:
Design your own Shawl Without Charts or Math – Friday 9am-12pm
Decorative Cast-on and Bind-off techniques – Saturday 9am-12pm
Marla Morris (Fort Worth, TX)
Marla started sewing at 5, and has had a lifelong love for textiles, making things by hand almost obsessively. She started knitting again in 2000, and beading again in 2002. She has taught many subjects including computers, sewing, knitting, weaving, beading, and has designed several patterns. She has been an Educator, Web Designer,Project Manager; as well as homeschooling her children.
She is also a specialty jewelry designer, making knitting/spinning and custom beaded jewelry.
Marla calls Fort Worth, Texas home, although she grew up in Missouri. Her sweet husband puts up with her crafting habits, and has promised her a workshop when they “retire.” They have six adopted daughters, aged 20-29, and two sweet dogs.
Marla is teaching:
Embroider Your Knitting – Friday 1pm-4pm
Spot Me Now Scarf – Saturday 1pm- 2pm
Bex Oliger (Columbia, MO)
Bex Oliger grew up in her mother’s (Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser, author of Continuous Strand Weaving Magic and Nature Provides) weaving and dyeing studio. She has been weaving, spinning, natural dyeing and knitting for over 35 years. Bex is currently a knitwear designer and owner of Hillcreek yarn Shoppe in Columbia, MO. She and her husband travel to Fiber Festivals across the country to vend and teach.
Bex is teaching:
Continuous Strand Weaving on a Frame Loom – Friday 1pm-4pm
Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time SocksSaturday 1pm-4pm
Donna Peyton (Madison, MS)
Donna is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. After living on the Mississippi Gulf and in Auburn, Alabama, Donna moved to the metro Jackson area in 2001. She has been knitting since 1993 and spinning her own yarn since 2009. A member of the Chimneyville Weavers and Spinners Guild, she has taught knitting and spinning classes for several years. She is a tech editor and pattern designer for The Degarge series of books by Cooperative press.
Donna is teaching:
Entrelac – Friday 9am-12pm
Fair Isle Knitting – Saturday 9am-12pm
Beginning Drop Spinning – Saturday 1pm-2pm