The Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild is happy to promote any local classes and workshops on our website to spread the information to those interested in learning new fiber skills! Scroll this page to see the current instructors and classes. If you have a class or workshop you would like posted, please contact the webmaster, Christine Miller, to have your information posted.
Kaki learned to weave at Lily Bohlin School of Weaving in Victoria, BC Canada in 1976. She holds 2 MFAs in Fibers and Metals and taught both areas in upper level education for over 20 years. She also exhibited as a practicing artist, winning awards in each. She transitioned into the jewelry industry for a 2nd career before retiring last year.
Kaki and her husband have remodeled their 2-story home to include a teaching studio on the 1st floor. Glimakra floor looms, rigid heddle looms, Ashford table looms, a large layout table, sewing machine, supplies, and a Mac with the full WeaveIt Pro application are all available for student use.
Regarding teaching, Kaki says “I am simply a facilitator of information sharing. I always learn as much from my students as they will learn from me.”
For more information you can contact her: 940 703-1522, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine is a retired art educator and has been weaving for 45 years with experience in clothing, functional textiles, art concept, and fiber sculpture. She weaves on a variety of looms including rigid heddle, multi-shaft, and computer aided. She has been weaving with wire for the last 25 years and manipulates the woven metal to create sculptural forms. In addition to weaving, she has experience in basketry, collage, crochet, dying, felting, knitting, jewelry, and sculpture. She leads professional development workshops for art educators and fiber groups, gives presentations to groups, schools, and organizations, and is available as a visiting artist for k-12 schools. Christine leads group classes, teaches weaving with wire workshops, and is available for private instruction.
For more information, you may email her at email@example.com.