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Guild Member Instructors

The instructors listed below are members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild who are also available to teach classes in their area of expertise. The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild does not certify or train instructors. They are listed here as a benefit of membership, and as a resource to the public. If you are a Guild member and want to be listed here as an instructor, please fill out the Instructor Form on the membership page.

Patricia Kessler
Description: AR103, 3 credits: Formal class on introduction to art elements and design principles
Location: Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
Contact: ppkessler@gmail.com
Website: patriciapowellkessler.blogspot.com
reformschoolart.blogspot.com

Maria Simonsson
Description: 5 hour workshop-participants make a bird sculpture; 5 hour workshop-participants make a simple fiber vessel
Location: metro DC and beyond
Contact: mariasimonsson@mac.com
Website: www.simonssonart.com

Barbara Weber
Description: 1.) Basketry, beginning to advanced. 2.) Weaving with Paper. 3.) Silk Fusion Over Paper Baskets.
Location: Lorton, VA
Contact: barbweber1@verizon.net

Joanne Strehle Bast
Description: Off-loom beadwork stitching of jewelry & non-jewelry items
Location: Anywhere
Contact: jbast@jbast.com
Website: www.jbast.com

Marilyn Harrington
Description: On and off loom weaving using beads
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

Soozie Brendler
Description: Bead Crochet Jewelry, Crochet – beginner – advanced – finishing
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

Anja Caldwell
Description: Classes for children and adults
Location: Local schools and Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, MD
Contact: anja@knit2give.com
Website: http://knit2give.com/

Margaret Fisher
Contact: m@margaretfisher.com
Website: www.margaretfisher.com

Marilyn Harrington
Description: Beginning to advanced
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

Nimi Rao
Description: Private or group classes in beginning to advance levels
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: nimirao@aol.com

Julie B. Booth
Description: Adult-child classes.  Dolls and animals using fabric-wrapping techniques
Location: Rockville, MD
Contact: threadborn@gmail.com
Website: www.threadborn.com

Lisa Check
Description:  Dyeing of yarn, roving and fleece with commercial and natural dyes
Location:  Home, Frederick, MD
Contact:  goatherd@flyinggoatfarm.com
Website:  http://www.flyinggoatfarm.com

Candace Edgerley
Description: Immersion, low-water immersion
Contact: edgerley@hotmail.com

Ann Graham
Description: Cotton, hemp, silk, wool
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Contact: eriphina@gmail.com
Website: www.eriphina.com
Blog: Talking Door Studio

Priscilla Stultz

Description:  Silk scarves
Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA
Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com
Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

Shirley T. Waxman
Description: Hand painting on silk, abstract and defined
Location: Potomac, MD
Contact: shirleywaxman@verizon.net
Website: www.shirleywaxman.com

Soozie Brendler
Description: Embroidery/Crewel
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

Shirley T. Waxman
Description: Yemenite embroidery: meaning, history, folklore
Location: Potomac, MD
Contact: shirleywaxman@verizon.net
Website: www.shirleywaxman.com

Soozie Brendler
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

Renate Maile-Moskowitz
Description: Felt Art, Felt pedagogy, Felting for Museums, teaching artists, children of all ages and levels
Location: Arlington and Rockville
Contact: renatemm@verizon.net

Maria Simonsson
Description: One day or multiday workshops in 3-D fiber construction
Location: Anywhere
Contact: mariasimonsson@mac.com
Website: www.simonssonart.com

Renate Maile-Moskowitz
Description: Fiber Fundamentals-starting with all fibers: cotton, wool, silk, flax, milkweed and exploring the properties and potential to create
Location: Arlington and Rockville
Contact: renatemm@verizon.netleo.

Julie B. Booth
Description: Exploring hand stitches. Using hand stitching and applique to create stories (all levels)
Location: Alexandria, VA
Contact: threadborn@gmail.com
Website: www.threadborn.com

Marla Rudnick
Description: Woven or knitted metal
Location: Instructor or student home
Contact: marlasrud@netscape.net

Jeanne Bohlen
Description: Knitting
Location: Bethesda, MD
Contact: toomuch@jeannebcreations.com

Soozie Brendler
Description: Knitting – beginner – advanced – finishing
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com

Anja Caldwell
Description: Classes for children and adults
Location: Local schools and Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, MD
Contact: anja@knit2give.com
Website: http://knit2give.com/

Margaret Fisher
Contact: m@margaretfisher.com
Website: www.margaretfisher.com

Marilyn Harrington
Description: Beginning to advanced
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

Debra M. Lee
Description: Workshops and weekly classes for all levels
Location: MD, DC, Northern VA
Contact: debra@debramlee.com
Website: www.debramlee.com

Nimi Rao
Description: Private or group classes in beginning to advance levels
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: nimirao@aol.com

Marla Rudnick
Description: Metal knitting: learn how to make stunning metal jewelry using fiber technique
Location: Instructor or student home
Contact: marlasrud@netscape.net

Claudia Segal
Description: Beginner to advanced classes; weekly drop-in meeting with other knitters
Location: NW Montgomery County
Contact: weaveonstudio@me.com
Website: www.lotsaknots.net

Marla Rudnick
Description: Learn how to make stunning metal jewelry using fiber techniques
Location: Instructor or student home
Contact: marlasrud@netscape.net

Soozie Brendler
Description: Needlepoint/Embroidery/Crewel: instruction and finishing (washing and blocking)
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: soozie.brendler@gmail.com
“Tree of Life” project – Needlepointer in Residence

Eileen Doughty
Description: General techniques and landscape design
Location: Vienna, VA
Contact: artist@DoughtyDesigns.com
Website: www.DoughtyDesigns.com

Ann Graham
Description: Piecing, patchwork, design
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Contact: eriphina@gmail.com
Website: www.eriphina.com
Blog: Talking Door Studio

Lynda Poole Prioleau
Description: Art quilting, machine, embellishment, fiber structures
Location: Northern VA, DC, and MD
Contact: matlynddsqn@aol.com

Lois T. Smith
Description: 1.) Develop confidence while enjoying free motion quilting.   2.) Learn paper piecing while creating a New York Beauty block.
Location: Rockville, MD
Contact: LTSquilt@verizon.net

Priscilla Stultz

Description:  Beginning, improvisational, using photos as inspiration
Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA
Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com
Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

Priscilla Stultz
Description:  Garment construction:  fitting or designing jackets or vests
Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA
Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com
Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

Shirley T. Waxman
Description: Prayer shawl, laws, construction, embroidery
Location: Home, Potomac, MD
Contact: shirleywaxman@verizon.net
Website: www.shirleywaxman.com

Renate Maile-Moskowitz
Description: “Silk, Sericulture and the Art of It,” Growing, raising processing and creating art pieces from the understanding of the source and its properties
Location: Arlington and Rockville
Contact: renatemm@verizon.net

Clara Graves
Description: Abstract and representational painting on silk using either dye or silk paint, all skill levels
Location: Silver Spring
Contact: claragraves@claragraves.com
Website: www.claragraves.com

Lisa Check
Description:  Beginning spinning with wool and mohair
Location:  Home, Frederick, MD
Contact:  goatherd@flyinggoatfarm.com
Website:  http://www.flyinggoatfarm.com

Julie B. Booth
Description: Fabric painting/printing techniques (all levels)
Location: Alexandria, VA; Rockville, MD
Contact: threadborn@gmail.com
Website: www.threadborn.com

Candace Edgerley
Description: Blockprinting on fabric; fabric painting techniques
Contact: edgerley@hotmail.com

Ann Graham
Description: Fundamentals. silkscreening, resists (all), discharges
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Contact: eriphina@gmail.com
Website: www.eriphina.com
Blog: Talking Door Studio

Clara Graves
Description: Many techniques for painting on silk, beginner to intermediate
Location: Silver Spring
Contact: claragraves@claragraves.com
Website: www.claragraves.com

Patricia Kessler
Description: ADS 337: Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Dec.7, 2pm – 4:30pm. For quilters.
Location: Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
Contact: ppkessler@gmail.com
Website: patriciapowellkessler.blogspot.com
reformschoolart.blogspot.com

Priscilla Stultz
Description:  Resists:  soy wax, Elmer’s Glue, oatmeal, instant potatoes, etc.
Description:  Thread painting:  techniques used in creating thread-painted items for surface design
Location:  Home, Fairfax, VA
Contact:  quilter73@hotmail.com
Website:  http://www.priscillastultz.com/

Nimi Rao
Description: Knitting, crochet
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: nimirao@aol.com

Lisa Check
Description:  Private classes on a shaft or tapestry loom
Location:  Home, Frederick, MD
Contact:  goatherd@flyinggoatfarm.com
Website:  http://www.flyinggoatfarm.com

Joan Griffin
Description: 2-day small group classes for beginning and intermediate tapestry weavers
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Contact:  joangriffintapestry@gmail.com
Website:  http://joangriffintapestry.com/

Marilyn Harrington
Description:
1. Beginning and intermediate Floor Loom Weaving
2. Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
3. Triaxial Weaving: Off-Loom Weaving with 1 warp and 2 wefts.
Location: Northern VA, Lorton, Alexandria
Contact: weavingivory@verizon.net

Tea Okropiridze
Description: Tapestry Weaving
Location: Alexandria, Manassas, Northern Virginia
Contact: teopila@yahoo.com
Website: http://tea.giatkabladze.com/

Anne Sanderoff-Walker
Description: Beginning weaving on a shaft loom
Location: Gaithersburg, Rockville, Montgomery County
Contact: sanderoffwalker1@verizon.net
Website: www.annesanderoff-walker.com

Claudia Segal
Description: Rigid heddle weaving – the basics and beyond
Location: NW Montgomery County
Contact: weaveonstudio@me.com
Website: www.lotsaknots.net

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