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 the online form here  or download and submit our instructors form:

Potomac Fiber Arts Guild Instructor-Expertise Form 2018

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: Maria Simonsson
Website: Simonsson Art

Joanne Strehle Bast
Description: Off-loom beadwork stitching of jewelry & non-jewelry items
Location: Anywhere
Contact: Joanne Strehle Bast
Website: JBast

Marilyn Harrington
Description: On and off loom weaving using beads
Contact: Weaving Ivory

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

Anja Caldwell
Description: Classes for children and adults
Location: Local schools and Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, MD
Contact: Anja Caldwell
Website: Knit2Give

Marilyn Harrington
Description: Beginning to advanced
Contact:  Weaving Ivory

Nimi Rao
Description: Private or group classes in beginning to advance levels
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: Nimi Rao

Julie B. Booth
Description: Adult-child classes.  Dolls and animals using fabric-wrapping techniques
Location: Rockville, MD
Contact:  Julie B. Booth
Website: Thread Born

Candace Edgerley
Description: Immersion, low-water immersion
Contact: Candace Edgerley

Ann Graham
Description: Cotton, hemp, silk, wool
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Contact: Ann Graham
Website: Eriphina
Blog: Talking Door Studio

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

Soozie Brendler
Description: Embroidery/Crewel
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: Soozie Brendler

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

Soozie Brendler
Location: Instructor or student home or another mutually agreeable location.
Contact: Soozie Brendler

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

Jill Robin Newman
Description: Felting, Fiber Sculpture, Jewelry, Wearable Art, Paper mâché, Collage and other Paper Crafts
Location: 10107 Gary Road,Potomac MD, 20854
Website: Zazzy Peacock
Contact: Jill Robin Newman

Mandy Sahm
Description:Wet Felting with kids and adults
Location: Arlington VA
Website:  Instagram @mandysahm
Contact: Mandy Sahm

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

Jill Robin Newman
Description: Felting, Fiber Sculpture, Jewelry, Wearable Art, Paper mâché, Collage and other Paper Crafts
Location: 10107 Gary Road,Potomac MD, 20854
Website: Zazzy Peacock
Contact: Jill Robin Newman

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: Renate Maile-Moskowitz

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

Marla Rudnick
Description: Woven or knitted metal
Location: Instructor or student home
Contact: Marla Rudnick

Jill Robin Newman
Description: Felting, Fiber Sculpture, Jewelry, Wearable Art, Paper mâché, Collage and other Paper Crafts
Location: 10107 Gary Road,Potomac MD, 20854
Website: Zazzy Peacock
Contact: Jill Robin Newman

Jeanne Bohlen
Description: Knitting
Location: Bethesda, MD
Contact: Jeanne Bohlen

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

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

Marilyn Harrington
Description: Beginning to advanced
Contact: Marilyn Harrington

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

Nimi Rao
Description: Private or group classes in beginning to advance levels
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: Nimi Rao

Laritza M. Rodriguez
Description:  Beginner, intermediate, and advanced techniques. Individual instruction and groups of 2-10. All classes are a minimum of three hours. Students must provide the materials and a place to meet. Many years of experience teaching groups with success.
Locations: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
Contact: Laritza M. Rodriguez

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

Lynn White
Description: Knitting  and Sewing for Children
Contact: Lynn White
Location: Berwyn Heights

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

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
“Tree of Life” project – Needlepointer in Residence

Jill Robin Newman
Description: Felting, Fiber Sculpture, Jewelry, Wearable Art, Paper mâché, Collage and other Paper Crafts
Location: 10107 Gary Road,Potomac MD, 20854
Website: Zazzy Peacock
Contact: Jill Robin Newman

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

Cindy Grisdela
Description: Quilting, beginner to advanced, particularly improvisational techniques and free motion quilting
Contact: Cindy Grisdela
Location: Reston, VA
Website: https://cindygrisdela.com

Lynda Poole Prioleau
Description: Art quilting, machine, embellishment, fiber structures
Location: Northern VA, DC, and MD
Contact: Lynda Poole Prioleau

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

Lynn White
Description: Knitting  and Sewing for Children
Contact: Lynn White
Location: Berwyn Heights

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: Renate Maile-Moskowitz

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

Laritza M. Rodriguez
Description: Spinning with supported spindles. Individual instruction and groups of 2-10. All classes are a minimum of three hours. Students must provide the materials and a place to meet. Many years of experience teaching groups with success.
Locations: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
Contact: Laritza M. Rodriguez

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

Candace Edgerley
Description: Blockprinting on fabric; fabric painting techniques
Contact: Candace Edgerley

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

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

Joan Griffin
Description: Small group beginning and intermediate weekend tapestry classes 4 times a year in my Charlottesville, VA studio .
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Contact:  Joan Griffin
Website:  http://joangriffintapestry.com/

Tea Okropiridze
Description: Beginning, intermediate and advanced Tapestry weaving .
Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom weaving
Location:
Alexandria, VA (Art League School)
Washington DC (Smithsonian Associates)
Glen Echo, MD, (Glen Echo park)
Manassas, VA (Artists Studio)
Contact: Tea Okropiridze
Website: http://tea.giatkabladze.com/

Laritza M. Rodriguez
Description: Introduction to tatting, beginner and intermediate. Individual instruction and groups of 2-10. All classes are a minimum of three hours. Students must provide the materials and a place to meet. Many years of experience teaching groups with success.
Locations: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
Contact: Laritza M. Rodriguez

Cathleen M Zaret
Description: Textile conservation, and mounting for display.
Locations: Potomac, MD
Contact: Cathleen M Zaret

Nimi Rao
Description: Knitting, crochet
Location: Rockville or mutually agreeable location
Contact: Nimi Rao

Jill Robin Newman
Description: Felting, Fiber Sculpture, Jewelry, Wearable Art, Paper mâché, Collage and other Paper Crafts
Location: 10107 Gary Road,Potomac MD, 20854
Website: Zazzy Peacock
Contact: Jill Robin Newman

Joan Griffin
Description: 2-day small group classes for beginning and intermediate tapestry weavers
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Contact:  Joan Griffin
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: Marilyn Harrington 

Tea Okropiridze
Description: Beginning, intermediate and advanced Tapestry weaving .
Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom weaving
Location:
Alexandria, VA (Art League School)
Washington DC (Smithsonian Associates)
Glen Echo, MD, (Glen Echo park)
Manassas, VA (Artists Studio)
Contact: Tea Okropiridze
Website: http://tea.giatkabladze.com/

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